The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), the state of Georgia’s globally recognized technology incubator, is now accepting applications from financial technology (FinTech) companies for its upcoming virtual 2021 ATDC Venture Showcase made available to venture capitalists April 19-May 28.
Building on the success of its previous Venture Showcases held across the United States during the past four years, ATDC and its co-hosts will invite investors to create their own “demo day on-demand” via a virtual event platform. The success of previous ATDC Venture Showcases is one reason the incubator’s portfolio companies raised more than $200 million in 2020.
To be eligible, applicants must be Georgia-headquartered FinTech companies intending to raise a Seed to Series B round in the next 12 months. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on March 26, 2021. Companies may apply using this link: 2021 ATDC FinTech Venture Showcase (https://forms.gle/UdK6g8ZhDquXYaFs5).
The 12 companies selected for the Virtual Showcase will be notified on April 2, 2021, after the selection committee has reviewed all applications.
The ATDC Venture Showcase series is co-hosted by Aprio, DLA Piper, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Morris, Manning & Martin, Silicon Valley Bank, and Venture Atlanta.
The effort is ATDC’s 10th Showcase to meet investors based outside Atlanta since launching the initiative in February 2017.
“Even amidst this unprecedented time that has changed the day-to-day way the startup ecosystem operates, we continue to foster relationships between our Georgia startups and investors across the country,” said ATDC Investor Relations Manager Brad Schweizer.
“These virtual showcase events allow us to connect highly curated startups with tailored investors who are eager for new investment opportunities — all from the comfort of their remote working space.”
The initiative is an offshoot of ATDC’s highly successful Investor Connect program. That effort allows funders — from angels to venture capitalists and corporate investors — to interact with the highly vetted, market disruptive, investor-ready companies in ATDC’s Signature and Accelerate portfolios.
About the Advanced Technology Development Center:
The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), a program of the Georgia Institute of Technology, is the state of Georgia’s technology startup incubator. Founded in 1980 by the Georgia General Assembly, which funds it each year, ATDC’s mission is to work with entrepreneurs in Georgia to help them learn, launch, scale, and succeed in the creation of viable, disruptive technology companies. Since its founding, ATDC has grown to become one of the longest running and most successful university-affiliated incubators in the United States, with its graduate startup companies raising $3 billion in investment financing and generating more than $12 billion in revenue in the state of Georgia. To learn more, visit atdc.org.