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Techstars Startup Week Atlanta Begins Today

Join Us for a Week of the Best Celebration of Entrepreneurs in the World

The Five-Day Celebration of Atlanta Entrepreneurship Starts Today 

ATLANTA, Nov. 9 — Starting today, Techstars Startup Week Atlanta will bring together local entrepreneurs, leaders, startups, students, and community members for five days of panels, programming and networking to build momentum and opportunity around Atlanta’s unique startup community. This fully virtual event, sponsored by Techstars and Truist, begins today and runs through Friday, November 13.  

Techstars Startup Week Atlanta is a celebration of the region's innovation and startup ecosystem, with five days of events, all free of charge. Get to know the community, and learn from and connect with entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, investors, and other innovation leaders.

Attendees can participate, for free, in as many, or as few, of the sessions as they would like during the course of the five-day, virtual event. Each day will feature content focused around the following themed tracks:

  • Corporate Innovation, presented by Truist

  • Creative Industries

  • Entertainment/Sports

  • Inclusive Innovation

  • Social Impact

  • Tech/FinTech, presented by Invesco

Techstars Startup Week Atlanta Details: Monday, Nov. 9 through Friday, Nov. 13

“Over the last several years, it has been exciting to see the startup community grow in Atlanta and across the southeast. Truist is proud to partner with Techstars to connect entrepreneurs, leaders, and students and to provide such valuable content, free of charge,” said Scott Case, Chief Information Officer at Truist. “It’s a great opportunity for attendees to hear from experts, learn important tips to further their goals, and continue to strengthen this ecosystem of innovation.”

With more than 65 events planned for the week, Techstars Startup Week Atlanta includes a wide variety of speakers, including: Nathan Meyer of Truist, Andre Fluellen of Beyond The Game, Jay Bailey of the Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Donie Lochan and Dave Dowsett of Invesco.  

“Techstars Startup Week Atlanta will be a week-long celebration of what makes Atlanta’s startup community special. At our best, we are collaborators, creative, and committed to change—and that is what Startup Week will showcase across the six exciting tracks of Tech/FinTech, Corporate Innovation, Inclusive innovation, Creative Industries, Esports / SportsTech, and Social Impact,” said Kylan Kester, lead organizer of the event. 

The Techstars Startup Week Atlanta track captains and core team, all members of Atlanta’s entrepreneurial community, include: Kylan Kester of Accenture; Anita Morea of Truist; Noelle London of Accenture; Travis Kupp of Truist; Delroy Dennisur of Maven; Sheoyki Jones of Invest Atlanta; Ryan Bell of Comcast / Boomtown Accelerators; Blanca Garcia of BCG Consulting; Joey Womack of Goodie Nation; Sydney Hulebak of WeWork Labs; Unshu Biyani of Emory Impact Investing Group; Adam Marx, a branding consultant; Aly Merritt of SalesLoft; Anjali Bhole of Accenture; De'Havia Stewart of Accenture; Ryan Peppenhorst of Accenture; Briana Wills of Accenture; Nolan Jones of Accenture; Paul Ford of emerging Companies & Venture Capital at Perkins Coie LLP; and Shayne Veramallay, co-founder and managing partner at CARBON Group Global and director of startup and investor services at Perkins Coie LLP.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Techstars Startup Week Atlanta is being held in a fully virtual format, which will present new and innovative opportunities for learning, professional and personal growth, and networking with hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders.

About Techstars:

The Techstars worldwide network helps entrepreneurs succeed. Founded in 2006, Techstars began with three simple ideas—entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone, collaboration drives innovation, and great ideas can come from anywhere. Now we are on a mission to enable every person on the planet to contribute to, and benefit from, the success of entrepreneurs. In addition to operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds, we do this by connecting startups, investors, corporations, and cities to help build thriving startup communities. Techstars has invested in more than 2,200 companies that today have a combined market cap valuation of more than $29 Billion.


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