Investor & Entrepreneur Resources
This resource center is continually updated and designed to engage both entrepreneurs and investors. Perhaps you don’t know where to begin in the relocation of your company to Georgia. Or you need to find a sample business plan. Do you want to find out if there is a program in town specifically for female entrepreneurs? This page answers those questions and points you to the proper organizations.
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The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) is a start-up accelerator that helps Georgia technology entrepreneurs launch and build successful companies. Go to this website for great resources for legal documents, sample business plans, mentors, fundings, sales and marketing tips and more.
The Atlanta CEO Council facilitates professional networking and promotes entrepreneurship–and has become the Southeast's most prestigious invitation-only organization where decision-makers cultivate relationships and develop business partnerships. Become a member, go to atlantaceo.org.
Founded in 1984 to foster closer professional relationships among the members of the Southeast private equity community through the exchange of information and ideas, the Southern Capital Forum has grown into the largest trade association for private equity investors in the Southeast. Membership in the Southern Capital Forum is comprised of private equity investors and groups that provide products or services to private equity investors and to others that have a special interest in private equity.
This organization focuses on Entrepreneur Education, Business Management and Advisory and Wealth Leadership. A membership organization that hosts monthly events with topics specifically designed for the growing needs of entrepreneurs.
The state of Georgia not only provides a great backdrop for growing your business in terms of low real estate costs, great tax incentives, the largest airport in the world but also a strong technology community to help your company grow. This website is ideal to finding information about small business grants, sources of funding, expanding your business, relocation, etc.
The Gwinnett Technology Forum (GTF) provides technology professionals with a unique opportunity to interact and stay abreast of the technology issues, ideas and industry leaders impacting their business and customers. The Forum also provides an environment for stimulating and informative interchange that benefits service providers and non-technical business people responsible for making technology-related decisions.
The Metro Atlanta Chamber simply stated is focused on jobs, connections and growth. This site is designed for those who want to get involved in the Georgia community and who may need assistance in relocating, or working with additional government entities.
The MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta is a volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide educational programs and services that promote and strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship at the intersection of business and technology in the Southeast. This is a strong membership organization who organizes many events specifically designed for entrepreneurs like “Run it by the Pros” and connecting young talent in Atlanta.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) dedicates its energy and resources to providing support to small businesses and small-business owners across the nation. The SBA helps companies with acess to capital, entpreneurial development, government contracting and advocacy.
StartUp Chicks is an organization that has been created to connect, inspire and assist entrepreneurial women. The organization hosts monthly meetings with topics specifically designed to education its audience of female entrepreneurs. The website provides an arena for entrepreneurial women to connect and learn from others.
StartupLounge.com is an Atlanta-based non-profit (and grassroots) organization with a mission to support the investment process in the development of emerging high-growth companies in Georgia and the southeastern United States. Entrepreneurs interested in connecting with local angel investors and venture capitalists should become members of this group. Their website includes many helpful resources and tips as well as archived podcasts where they have interviewed many entrepreneurs and investors.
The Technology Association of Georgia supports its members by generating opportunities for personal, professional and business growth. TAG acts as a primary catalyst to foster a rich growth environment for technology development in Georgia. TAG hosts 100s of events and has members across all sectors in Georgia’s technology industry. This website is for anyone who wants to become involved in Georgia’s technology community.
The Technology Executive Roundtable is the organization where Atlanta’s technology executives meet to exchange, challenge and test their ideas through candid talk about complex issues. Monthly TER meetings feature speakers and panels of local and national experts covering topics such as strategic alliances, crisis management, non-conventional financing, M&A, intellectual property protection and other issues of interest to senior executives intent on company growth.
The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a global, not-for-profit organization created for the advancement of entrepreneurship. TiE Atlanta hosts monthly events for networking and education and programs that include mentoring and business planning.
VC Experts.com, Inc. serves the needs of the global private equity and venture capital communities with the Internet's most comprehensive collection of fully annotated model legal forms, expert commentary on industry best practices by industry leading professionals, and online tutorial sessions
(WiT) Women in Technology offers superior events and programs to educate and connect women in the technology field. With such events as Women of the Year and WiT Connect they truly bring the community together. This is not a membership based organization. They offer monthly meetings and thought leadership programs as well as a Careers in Action and Girls Get IT program.