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Biz Launch 2016

Georgia Startups: GET IN THE GAME


Think your startup’s a beast? We're giving away $50,000 in cash to the baddest startup in Georgia and $350,000 in legal, marketing accounting and other professional services to the top 4 startups at Georgia's premier annual launchpad competition: Business Launch 2016. 


HireIQ, Khush (acquired by Smule), Monsieur, Pindrop Security (investors include a16z) and ScoutMob are just some of the companies that made their debut at Business Launch. 


Application Deadline: 5 PM, February 18, 2016.

The Deets

The Business Launch Competition is presented in a tournament format with two levels of competition. There will be a preliminary round from which teams will be selected to compete in a final round. This annual contest is brought to you by TAG in collaboration with Venture Atlanta and the Atlanta Metro Chamber.


Preliminary Level

  • All applicants attend and informally pitch the Selection Committee at the Meet ‘n’ Greet on Tuesday, February 22. Bring your game.
  • The Selection Committee will select the teams who will move on to the final round.
  • Selection is based on your application and quick pitch (1-2 minutes) at the Meet ‘n’ Greet.

Final Competition

  • The finalists compete on Tuesday, May 3 to win a $50,000 prize.



  • Startups in the Information Technologies sector based in Georgia
  • Applicants must be legal residents of the State of Georgia
  • Startups may not have raised more than $500,000 in funding


Why Apply?

  • $50,000 non-equity cash prize
  • Level up your pitch with pro help
  • Power-up with one-on-one mentoring from some of Atlanta’s top investors and startup founders
  • Raise your profile
  • $350,000 in non-cash prizes
  • You can’t win if you don’t play


Application Deadline: 5 PM, February 18, 2016. 

Apply Here





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