ATLANTA, GA - September 28, 2010 - Venture Atlanta announced its lineup of 20 presenting companies. Venture Atlanta, which takes place at the Georgia Aquarium on October 12 – 13, is Georgia’s largest investor forum to feature businesses spanning clean tech and healthcare IT to Internet and enterprise software. Some of the other industries being represented include wireless, e-payments and electric vehicles.
"We had an overwhelming number of top-tier applicants for this year's conference," said David Calhoun, Venture Atlanta Selection Committee Chairman and a Partner at Morris, Manning & Martin. "Georgia's technology industry remains vibrant and is an area for strong job growth and innovation. This year's presenting companies, as well as the showcase companies, reflect Georgia's success in developing innovative emerging companies."
The Morris, Manning & Martin clients selected to present at the 2010 conference include Blue Ridge, Bluechip Athletic Solutions, FX Bridge Technologies Corporation, Ingenious Med, JouleX, Port Network, SmartSoft Mobile, SolidFire, The Rubicon Group, Wavee US, and WellCentive. Morris, Manning & Martin is proud to serve as legal counsel to 11 of the 20 presenting companies.
In addition to the 20 presenting companies announced, an additional 25 companies will be invited to participate in Venture Atlanta's early-stage showcase, being held on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. The early-stage showcase offers a unique, one-on-one opportunity for investors to interact with 25 additional entrepreneurs and seed-stage companies prior to Venture Atlanta's main event.
“This is the leading investor forum in the Southeast, if not the U.S., and Morris, Manning & Martin is proud that such a significant number of our clients will be presenting this year,” said John Yates, Chair of Morris, Manning & Martin’s Corporate Technology Practice. “The quality of this year’s presenting companies is a testament to the strength of our technology and venture capital communities.”
For more information on Venture Atlanta 2010, or to register for the event, please visit www.ventureatlanta.org.
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