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2016 SUITE OF SERVICES
Abraxas Business Services - Financial Services
Arpeggio Advisors - 409a Stock Valuation
AR|PR - PR Services
ATDC - Incubator Space
BizSummits.org - Executive Coaching
ControlScan - IT Services: Security Review
Covello - Consulting: Business Strategy
Croft & Bender - Financial: Capital Advisor Services
DLA Piper - Legal Services
Fountainhead Consulting Group - Business Consulting Services
GlobalSpeak - Media Services
Goodwin Growth Works - Consulting: Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) Implementation
Hypeptoamus - Website Feature
iFusion Marketing - Marketing Services
iFive Alliances - Consulting: Alliance Execution
Innovergent - Consulting: BPM, Financial, Forecasting
Jabian Consulting - Consulting: Strategic Management & Technology
Jim Jubelirer Results Group - Gazelle Coaching Quickstart
Leapfrog Services, Inc - IT Services
Listk.com - Technology Services
Metro Atlanta Chamber - Video Marketing Services
Management Psychology Group - Executive Coaching
Martin Tilson - Capital Advisors
Miller & Martin PLLC – Legal services
Nelson Mullins - Legal Services
Noro-Moseley Partners - Financial Services
Pitch & Present - Training: Pitches & Presentations
Porter Keadle Moore, LLC - Consulting
Sig Moseley - Lunch with Sig Moseley
Smith. Gambrell & Russell LLP - Legal Services
Social Espionage - Social Media & Content Marketing Strategy
TAG - Small Premier Membership
TAG HUB Magazine - Ad Space
TAG Radio - Interview with TAG Radio
Tech Talent South - Web Development
TechCXO - CXO Services
Trevelino/Keller's Groovy Studios - Marketing Services
Venture Atlanta - Spot at Venture Atlanta
Vitale CFO - Financial Services
vLink Solutions - Video Marketing Services
WeWork - Dedicated Desk Space
Abraxas Business Services
Abraxas Business Services is a merger and acquisition advisory and business brokerage firm. The focus of Abraxas is to work with business owners in the lower middle market that have developed companies that are attractive to strategic buyers, private equity groups, and/or individual investors. Abraxas will be providing consultation to the winners in the areas of optimizing the value of the business and defining exit strategies for the owners. Contact: C. David Chambless, firstname.lastname@example.org
$10,000 Value - Financial Services: M&A Advisory, Business Broker
Arpeggio Advisors advises clients on making the right multimillion dollar decisions when they are involved in a transaction and offers painless compliance with valuation-related tax and accounting requirements.
A Section 409a valuation is required by the Internal Revenue Service to demonstrate that stock options granted to employees and others qualify (or do not qualify) as deferred compensation. Most companies issuing options or similar securities to compensate employees and advisors must complete a 409a valuation at or about the time of issuance.
$10,000 Value - Accounting: 409a Stock Option Valuation
Studies show entrepreneurs that have success-ful PR programs are more successful obtaining venture capital and customers. However, cutting through the clutter in today’s media environment can be hard. AR|PR's Starter Upper package comes with complete social media strategy booklets, targeted media lists, consultations and how-to videos. Let's #makenews!
$3,000 Value - Public Relations Services
The Atlanta Technology Development Center (ATDC) located in Technology Square on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology, and will offer a seed space scholarship and membership for 1 year for the Biz Launch winner. In addition the winner is invited to participate as a featured FastPitch company at the annual ATDC Showcase on May 12: http://atdcstartupshowcase.com
$2,500 Value - Incubator Space - Contact: Johanna Kaiser
$1,000 – FastPitch slot- Contact Betsy Plattenburg
BizSummits.org is an invitation-only group comprised of the very best executives (by industry or function) who meet monthly by teleconference to discuss relevant and timely topics to promote growth. BizSummits.org was created by execs who wanted to take the next step beyond conferences and events by creating and open forum where it is possible to share best practices, experiences and insights. Biz Launch finalists receive $5000 in services.
$5,000 Value - Executive Coaching
ControlScan will provide up to 12 hours of an experienced security expert’s time. The winner can specify the area(s) of focus for ControlScan’s evaluation of security and suggestions for improvement. Examples include physical security, company policies, and internal network infrastructure. If the winner has a presence on the Internet, the time can also be spent evaluating the security of the website or web application via penetration testing. Contact: Joan Herbig, email@example.com
$2,500 Value - IT Services: Security Review
covello is a collaboration engine connecting corporations and startups to inspire new thinking, create experiences and build products. Whether it's an ideation session or full product/app development we've worked with AT&T, Coca Cola, Chic Fil-A, partpic and HubLogix to name a few. Visit covello.co for details. We're excited to provide our startupLadder services; helping startups...start-up through business development, discovery and growth planning. This includes access to our lab to help with product development and access to our extensive network of relationships with business and industry leaders who are willing to connect with your startup and potentially become your first customer. Contact: M. Cole Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
$4,000 Value - Business Services
DLA Piper brings a long history representing emerging technology companies, and is a market leader in emerging growth and venture capital. We provide insight that allows us to develop entrepreneurs into leaders of successful businesses, including advice concerning business problems you should anticipate and how to overcome them. For 2015, the Atlanta office of DLA Piper was ranked #1 for VC deals by PitchBook. Contact: Brian Gordon, Brian.Gordon@dlapiper.com, advisor to dozens of venture-backed startups that have raised over a half a billion in funding. DLA Piper will provide legal services to the contest winners.
$10,000 Value - Legal Services
Fountainhead Consulting Group
Fountainhead Consulting Group, Inc. has a consistent track record of showing people how to achieve the goals, hopes and dreams for their business. We are able to do this because we as a business planning firm developed a unique, step by step methodology called the Structure of Success™ that is built upon our experience with over 1,200 businesses. By employing this simple, straightforward, and extremely effective methodology, you will have the tools to achieve the objectives for your business, and most likely in less time than you currently spend on your business. Business Launch finalists will receive consulting services.
$12,000 Value - Consulting Services
Since 1998, globalspeak, creator and the exclusive producer of the digital video distribution network, TAG TV and TAG Radio (www.tagtvonline.com), has pioneered cutting-edge new media marketing and interactive video communications platforms. Hundreds of subsequent public as well as private sector client projects have resulted in a spectrum of innovative and highly effective Web Media 2.0 custom solutions for any marketing, communication or collaboration challenge. The winner will be offered 20 hours of new media marketing consulting including requirements analysis, strategic and creative consultation as well as new media design overview with company or product video plan. Contact: Frank Baia, email@example.com
$4,000 Value - Media Services
Goodwin Growth Works
We help entrepreneurs get everything they want out of their companies with a system for fast, sane growth that will last the life of their business. We do this by implementing simple, practical tools that get the leaders to crystalize their vision for where they are going and how they’re going to get there, then gain traction by building discipline and mutual accountability into everything they do, and finally, form a healthy, functional leadership team – not just a team of strong leaders. The initial implementation takes 2-3 days; to see if you’re the right team for this service, schedule a 90-minute introduction by calling Lynda Martin, 404-697-5212.
$12,000 Value - Consulting: Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) Implementation
Hypepotamus generates awareness about Atlanta’s in-novative tech & creative com-munity to retain local talent by connecting them with opportunities. Hypepotamus.com is the go-to source of news, events, job listings and resources for the flourishing Atlanta tech industry. We showcase students, innovators, compa-nies and venture capitalists that are proud to call it home. The Biz Launch winner will be featured on the Hypepotamus web-site. Contact: Tricia Whitlow, firstname.lastname@example.org
$1,000 Value - Website Feature
iFusion Marketing is a collective of high-energy, seasoned marketing strategists, content development experts, media strategists, social search and social PR professionals. Team members embrace the iFusion values of integrity, resourcefulness, continuous optimization, and a sense of curiosity that allow each member to excel on behalf of our clients. We’re fans of innovation and committed to helping grow emerging to mid-market technology and technology-related companies. Ours is a fun and fast-paced culture. The iFusion office is located at the Atlanta Tech Village, the technology and innovation hub in the heart of the Buckhead business district.
$4,000 Value - Marketing
Paul Terlemezian has over 20 years of alliances and direct selling experience in the high technology and training industry. His specialties include positioning, creating and managing revenue producing alliances for training, technology and consulting companies. Paul will bring all his skill to the table to help your start up form the most strategic alliances, learn to refine your pitch and achieve the most from every meeting with a potential client or investor.
$5,800 Value - Training
InnoVergent specializes in helping small and medium sized businesses improve workflows and streamline accounting processes. We empower growing companies like yours with cloud based software for business intelligence, financial management, CRM and project management. Your business issues are the same as those of much larger companies, but you often cannot attack these issues with the same level of resources or expertise that larger organizations have at their disposal. We can help. InnoVergent’s mission is to work within the SMB market to deliver quality services that change these businesses positively. InnoVergent will offer a 2 hour consultative meeting with each of the 4 finalists to review opportunities in Business Process Improvement, focusing on financial management and forecasting.
$5,000 Value - Consulting: BPM, Financial, Forecasting
Recognized as a Top Workplace and a Fastest Growing Company by Inc. Magazine for four consecutive years, Jabian Consulting is a strategic management and technology consulting firm that applies senior level consulting specialists to our clients’ top priority projects. Jabian takes an integrated approach to creating and implementing strategies, enhancing business processes, developing human capital, and better aligning technology – ultimately helping clients drive business value by increasing revenue and decreasing operational costs. Jabian will offer the winner a Strategic Planning Workshop where we will cover critical strategic imperatives such as, assessing their market, identifying opportunities for expansion, maximizing effectiveness of their technology investment, and providing direction for long-term, sustainable growth. The workshop will also include discussions with authors of Jabian’s award-winning thought leadership publication, The Jabian Journal. Contact: Nigel Zelcer, email@example.com.
$15,000 Value - Consulting: Strategic Management & Technology
Jim Jubelirer Results Group
Jim delivers the Gazelle Coaching Quickstart which will include a core-workshop coaching/assessment session; on-line Organizational Health Check for up to 10 members of your team; attendance at The Four Season Executive Workshop; post-workshop 30 day follow-up to ensure you are getting results; the ground breaking book Mastering the Rockefeller Habit; and a complete set of Execution Tools to improve your business results.
$2,500 Value - Coaching Services
Leapfrog Services, Inc
Leapfrog Services, Inc. is a TAG member and provider of managed IT services including netowrk administration, highly available help desk, data backup and diaster recovery. Donated services may include technology assessment and planning, network implementation and administration, help desk, field service, hosting and data backup. Delivery of services must begin by June 3, 2014. Contact: Clair Arnold, Claire.Arnold@ribbet.net.
$15,000 Value - IT Services
Headquartered in Atlanta, ListK is a leading technology company focused on building the best B2B email and lead generation technologies. With over 10 years of experience, we have built proprietary solutions that have helped some of the largest data companies and end-users harness the power of the email channel.
$5,000 Value - Technology Services
Metro Atlanta Chamber
The remarkable marketing and communications team at The Metro Atlanta Chamber will produce one in-kind promotional video for the Biz Launch winner. At The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC), we are laser-focused on our mission to be the catalyst for business partnerships and coalitions across our 29-county region that will drive growth and prosperity. In the spirit of shared responsibility for economic vitality, our plan and actions build on our region’s existing business strengths and foster a network that brings the right people together to create jobs and enhance our quality of life.
$5,000 Value - Video Marketing Services
Management Psychology Group
We help people make their lives better by helping them make their organizations better. By asking the right questions and by providing accurate and valid information, we help them make better decisions about their companies, their people, their leadership style and their careers.
$20,000 Value - Executive Coaching
$3,000 Value - Capitol Advisors
Miller & Martin PLLC
Since 1867, Miller & Martin PLLC has helped businesses and individuals achieve their goals practically and efficiently. Today, we are a leading Southeastern law firm with attorneys in three offices that serve clients in more than 50 industries and practice areas. Our clients range from individuals to multi-national corporations. BizLaunch finalists will receive corporate transactional legal services.
$7,500 Value - Legal services
Nelson Mullins providers creative solutions to complex legal and business problems while offering value-added services to clients. Nelson-Mullins is offering a "pick your brain" session to the winning company with Douglas Spear, partner.
Through seven investment funds over 30 years, Noro-Moseley Partners has created a strong brand which has enabled the venture capital firm to attract successful entrepreneurs and build long-term relationships with potential portfolio company customers, strategic partners, management talent and value-added co-investors. Our strategy is built on four key pillars: Focused Sectors within Information Technology & Healthcare; Alignment with World-Class Centers of Excellence in our market; Proprietary Strategic Relationships and Networks for sourcing, company building and driving exits; Pattern Recognition from decades of experience and deal flow. As a venture capital firm, we can provide advice and assistance regarding capital raises and company growth strategies for early stage companies.
$10,000 Value - Financial: Capital Advisor
Pitch & Present
Pitch & Present Consulting is an Atlanta based company dedicated to helping individuals and organizations with business pitches and formal presentations. Clients include startups, growth stage companies, Fortune 500s, and leading practitioners in law and government. Pitch & Present will meet with the top finalists for presentation coaching. Contact: Marc Dorfman, Marc@PitchAndPresent.com
$1,000 Value - Training: Pitches & Presentations
Porter Keadle Moore, LLC
Porter Keadle Moore, LLC (PKM) is an Atlanta-based CPA firm, offering services to clients nationwide. At PKM, we understand that the successful start-up of a new business requires expertise in many areas and key decisions made during the initial years have long lasting effects on an organization. In addition to our audit, tax and systems practices, PKM offers a unique package of advisory and consulting services such as merger and acquisition analysis, capital planning and budgeting, strategic planning, enterprise risk management, equity offerings and fraud and forensic accounting to aid startup companies through the early impressionable years and beyond. Whether you are looking for a long-term integrated strategic solution or just project based advisory services, PKM has a wealth of resources to meet your needs and will be offering 20 hours of consultation to the Biz Launch winner.
Contact Arvil Stanford, firstname.lastname@example.org
$6,000 Value - Consulting
Our winner will get the chance to have a one-on-one lunch with Sig Mosley and pick his brain for all things related to start up business.
Actual value: Priceless
$2,500 Value - Lunch
Smith. Gambrell & Russell LLP
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP is a full-service law firm, with nearly 200 attorneys. Our intellectual property (IP) practice includes 30 attorneys practicing across the full spectrum of IP disciplines, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, and litigation. Our patent attorneys all have technical or scientific backgrounds, including several with advanced degrees. We represent a wide variety of clients in IP matters, from small start-ups to large multi-national companies .
$5,000 Value - Legal Services
Are you confused by social media? Social media ‘marketing’? Social ‘influence’ marketing? Desire a distinctive digital footprint for your brand? Interested in utilizing the social media channels within your marketing strategies? Want to understand the power of your social media presence in your personal brand? Social Espionage is offering a is offering a three-hour "Pick My Brain Session" to the winner, to help you focus on branding & social media marketing strategy of your business. Contact: Dorothea Bozicolona-Volpe email@example.com
$1,000 Value - Social Media & Content Marketing Strategy
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is a membership organization dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of the state's technology industry. Our mission is to provide members with a rich and broad professoinal development curriculum and the opportunity to create strategic alliances.
$4,100 Value - Small Premier Membership
TAG HUB Magazine
Published quarterly, HUB Magazine reaches a potential 21,500+ subscribers via print and digital distribution. The magazine offers compelling content focused on building, celebrating, connecting, influencing and promoting technology in Georgia.
$5,000 Value - Ad Space
The Technology Association of Georgia hosts a weekly interview of leaders in the technology community on TAG Radio. It features on TAGtv.com, which gets almost 30,000 unique visitors a month. TAG also blasts a link to the video to its 16,000 person database. TAG will be conducting interviews with each of the finalists on TAG Radio.
Tech Talent South
Tech Talent South's mission is to grow tech talent in the Southeast and empower folks with the skills they need to drive innovation. Our intensive 8-week bootcamps prepare students for a career in web development (computer programming) and empower aspiring entrepreneurs with the skills they need to build and launch web-based businesses.
$10,000 Value - Web development
TechCXO is an executive professional services that provides experienced CFOs and senior professionals to deliver project and part-time financial and strategic services to technology, life sciences and technology-enabled service companies. TechCXO combines deep practical experience, comprehensive resources and best-of-breed practices to deliver objective, high-value and management consulting services for private, venture-funded and publicly-traded technology businesses through all stages. our offering has expanded beyond CFO services, to include sales, marketing, operations and technology C suite services. We will offer the winner services across our offering.
$5,000 Value - Financial services
Trevelino/Keller's Groovy Studios
Groovy Studios was launched by Trevelino/Keller out of a demand for great creative that could be delivered more efficiently and affordably than the market. Since launching Groovy Studios and winning no less than 35 awards, the agency has expanded its services into four core areas: web services, content development, creative design and digital marketing. Interested in a more integrated marketing and public relations strategy, we’re happy to provide recommendations. For more information, visit us at www.trevelinokeller.com.
$5,000 Value - Marketing Services
Venture Atlanta is the premier technology conference in Georgia that connects Georgia's entrepreneurs with the capital they need to grow their business. With the shared goal of bringing the premier venture capital event to the state of Georgia each year the Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber and Technology Association of Georgia joined forces in 2008 to create Venture Atlanta. Venture Atlanta evolved from the Atlanta CEO Council’s ION Venture Forum (previously called the Atlanta CEO Venture Forum). The annual non profit event is held every October as the forum for Georgia’s top technology innovators and top-tier investors.
Vitale CFO provides financial and operational consulting services to companies in their early and growth stages for fund-raising, financial reporting, budgeting, cash flow management, and strategic planning. To help you execute against your plan, we help you set targets and metrics for your team, plan your resources, define your financial strategies, and track performance. Contact:Judi Vitale jvitale@VitaleCFO.com
$5,000 Value - Financial services
Today’s marketers are facing an ongoing challenge producing and publishing all forms of content – including video. vLink Solutions addresses the challenge through a proven formula that CREATES and CURATES video content. vLink Solutions’ proprietary video marketing platform answers the question that most video production companies fail to address: “What to do with the video after its produced?” vLink’s platform hosts thousands of videos with millions of views recorded. With enhanced features like video-centric marketing automation, deep dive engagement reporting and third party integration, the vLink platform simplifies the distribution and management of video content. Each of the final 4 companies in the competition will receive an ideation and strategy session with vLink Solutions valued at $2500 plus $1000 production credit to use toward the resulting video concepts. This session will help determine if and what kind of video marketing is appropriate for the startup and to identify marketing strategy for the video. The production credit will be applied toward an in-studio session where the finalists will be able to produce 3-5 five short videos.
$14,000 Value - Video Marketing Services
WeWork is a platform for creators that provides beautiful workspace, an international community, and awesome services on flexible terms so that companies can focus on building their businesses. WeWork will offer each finalist dedicated desk space.
$4,800 Value - Dedicated Desk Space
Does your company have products or services to offer for theBiz Launch Finals Competition? Let us know.
Your offer can be anything that you feel a technology startup could benefit from - accounting services, staffing, marketing and public relations are our top categories! You'll get name recognition at the event and throughout the year when Business Launch marketing is released.
Contact Lowell Pratt or Ben Mathis to discuss!
Lowell Pratt: 404-526-6032, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Mathis: 404-526-6048, email@example.com
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