RAISE Forum Launches to Fund Post-Revenue Startups in the Southeast

Emory-Sponsored Event Matches Investors and Startups Seeking Funding between $1 Million and $5 Million

ATLANTA (August, 17, 2015) The Southeast has a history of innovation, and though Atlanta

consistently tops the list when it comes to entrepreneurship, there is a notable lack of investment in

locally-grown startups that are post-revenue. RAISE (Retention and Advanced Investment for the

Southeast at Emory) Forum, presented by Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, is scheduled for

November 6 in Atlanta at Emory University. This event, which has a healthcare bias, is the first of its kind

to bring together startups and investors from across the Southeast with the goal of closing the region’s

funding gap and providing new and strategic investment opportunities to a broader pool of startups.

Call for Startups

The Forum is accepting applications from post-revenue startups based in the Southeast (Georgia,

Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina) that are seeking funding between $1

million and $5 million. Eight to 10 startups will be selected to present to active investors at the

November event. To be considered as a presenting startup, the company must agree to remain in the

Southeast for five years, as well as participate in a six-week training course which will prepare applicants

for investor presentations.

“We are deeply committed to helping startups grow in Atlanta and across the Southeastern U.S.,” says

Charlie Goetz, Distinguished Lecturer at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. “RAISE Forum

nurtures investment in business, but also across the region as a whole.”

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