2015 Conference Schedule

Monday, October 19, 2015

6:00–9:00 Venture Atlanta Alumni Dinner
For Technology Investors and Venture Atlanta Past Presenters
Invitations will be sent to invited guests.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

7:30-10:30 Invitation Only (Event will not be held at the Aquarium)*

“How to Attract and Work with Strategic Investors”

*For Technology investors and entrepreneurs only. Please contact Christian.devlin@cbre.com for an invitation.

11:00 Registration Opens to All Attendees at the Georgia Aquarium
11:00–6:00 Exhibition Area Open
12:00 Opening Remarks and Conference Kick Off
12:30–1:30 Seated Lunch

FinTech and Payment Processing Panel – Why is FinTech and Payment Processing so hot in Atlanta? Hear from the experts.

Eric Byunn – Managing Partner, Centana Growth
Tony Catalfano – President and CEO, Worldpay US
Scott Thompson – CEO of Shoprunner and Former CEO of Yahoo and President of PayPal
Richard Diamond – Managing Director, Head of Technology Services, JP Morgan
Moderated by: Rob Frohwein, Kabbage

1:30–2:15 Networking Break
2:15–3:20 Early Stage Company Presentations
3:20–4:00 Networking Break with Snacks
4:00–5:00 Venture Spotlight Presentations
5:00–6:00 Private Equity Panel

Bud Watts – Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
Scott Stevens – Managing Director, William Blair & Company
Chris Solomon – Director of Capital Markets, WCAS
Alex Estevez – Venture Partner, Accel Partners
Moderated by: Jeff Leavitt – Partner, DLA Piper

6:00-7:30 Cocktail Party
6:45 Announcement made for those attending VIP Dinner
7:00-10:30 VIP Dinner (Invitation Only)
Location: American Spirit Works
Transportation provided for out of town guests
Fireside Chat:
Jeff Sprecher – Chairman and CEO, Intercontinental Exchange Chairman, New York Stock Exchange
Garvis Toler – Global Head of Capital Markets, NYSE Group

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

7:30-9:00 VIP Breakfast – Investors and Presenting Companies Only
9:00 – 9:30 Conference Opens to All Attendees

Continental Breakfast and Gourmet Coffee Bar

9:30 – 9:40 Opening Remarks
9:40 – 10:40 Keynote Speaker: Niraj Shah, CEO of Wayfair.com
Interviewed by: Catherine Clifford, Senior Writer, Entrepreneur.com
10:45 – 11:40 Early and Venture Spotlight Company Presentations
11:40 – 12:25 Lunch Set Up and Networking
12:30 – 1:30 Closing Keynote and Lunch
Lori Greiner, The Warm Blooded Shark™
1:30 Closing Remarks and Drawings
1:30 NEW! Ponce City Market Progressive Tour! Investors MUST RSVP to Allyson Eman at aeman@ventureatlanta.org. Only 20 spots available. Transportation will be provided from the Aquarium to Ponce City Market.

Progressive Tour of Ponce City Market, Atlanta’s Fabulous New Live/Work Tech Playground

  • The Chelsea Market-inspired development houses some of the city’s most exciting tech companies with every space unique to its occupant. With only 20 spots available, an RSVP is a must.
  • The tour will stop at some of Atlanta’s fast-growing and nationally renowned tech brands including Mailchimp, athenahealth, HowStuffWorks and Cardlytics. A cocktail reception at Kabbage, pioneer in the small business loans 2.0 category, is the tour’s final stop.