The first StartupLounge.com Capital Connections event is really shaping up! With very little promotion we’ve managed to get RSVPs from a dozen investors and over 40 entrepreneurs. That number is going to climb quite a bit here soon, as we ramp up our marketing efforts.
There are at least 5 or 6 attending companies that I think have a very good story to tell (in terms of traction.) I don’t know all of the attendees, so I don’t really know their stories yet.
If you are a Georgia entrepreneur, a high-net-worth individual investor interested in doing angel investments, or are a venture capitalist looking to scout the Georgia market for early stage entrants, you’ll definitely want to make this event.
Admission is free (as it should be – shame on people that charge for capital networking!) However, you will need to apply for attendance, be approved, and then RSVP with the # of people in your party.
To reiterate: service providers and job seekers will not be allowed to attend this event. We are taking some fairly exhaustive measures to make sure that the focus of the event remains on putting ideas and capital in the same room – free from as many distractions as possible. We define a “service provider” very broadly. It is anyone who charges a fee to conduct a service that would logically be aimed at any of our attendees. Service providers include consultants, attorneys, capital brokers, agents, marketers, etc.
This first event will be held on Wednesday, May 16th, from 6-8pm, so mark your calendars. You can read more about the event here.