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    Atlanta Startup Council is back. Call for Entries is now open.

    Written by Anne Marsden on April 19, 2012

    startup council 300x82Once a year, a group of super talented business leaders gather to provide a day of advice, guidance and support to Atlanta's most promising new companies - for free. On Tuesday, May 15, the Start-Up Council will hold its next roundtable, and we are now accepting applications.

    The Council is a group of industry experts committed to supporting the next generation of emerging companies. In this distinctive roundtable setting, multi-disciplined experts answer questions and discuss various issues that may impact a start-up’s business strategy and launch.

    The Council’s newest members include executives from Atlanta Technology Angels (ATA), a local investment organization.

    An increase in activity among emerging businesses strongly indicates that 2012 will be a year of growth for start-ups in Atlanta. In just 18 months, ATA has grown their investor & sponsor base from 25 to 90, a promising statistic for those looking to get their start-ups off the ground in Atlanta. In addition, new crowdfunding legislation is currently making its way through the House and the Senate. Crowdfunding would mean any start-up can publicly announce that it’s raising capital (on Facebook or even in a local paper) and raise up to $1M each year.

    Start-Up Council, founded in 2006, is comprised of industry experts across a variety of verticals, who provide guidance to entrepreneurs in the areas of public relations, social marketing, funding, legal, business development, outsourced manufacturing, marketing and branding.

    Over the past five years Start-Up Council has successfully advised more than 40 companies. Entries for the upcoming event on May 15 will be accepted until Monday, May 7.

    Applications can be found at here and submitted via email to


    The Start-Up Council, a group of industry experts partnering to serve the start-up community, offers a consulting day "off the clock" to provide funding, accounting, legal, marketing and business development, branding and public relations expertise. Additionally, each entity in the Start-Up Council offers service packages geared to and priced for emerging companies. Start-Up Council members include Trevelino/Keller, Atlanta Technology Angels, Ask Remco, BChord, Gray Consulting, Flourishing Business, Frazier & Deeter, LaunchFN, Madison Marketing, Marsden & Associates, Moreland Group, Morris, Manning and Martin, New Clarity, Nvestor Relations, Object 9, Paymetric, Realistic Solutions, and Vitale CFO. Affiliate supporters include Kinetic Ventures, Intersouth Partners, Kennesaw State University, and Noro-Moseley Partners.

    Topics: B2B Marketing, Business Development

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