I don't usually post Press Releases on my blog, but this one is worth it - A day of expert advice for free!
ATLANTA – – The Start-Up Council, a group of industry experts committed to supporting the next generation of emerging companies, last week announced a call for entries for the Q1 2010 Start-Up Council Roundtable to be held on Wednesday, March 24. Created in 2006, the Start-Up Council is a forum providing gratis counsel to entrepreneurs launching new businesses by providing guidance on public relations, funding, legal, business development, outsourced manufacturing, marketing and branding. Entries will be accepted until March 1. Applications can be found at http://www.techspartacus.com/page/startup-council and submitted via email to email@example.com or faxed to (404) 214-0729.
“The Start-Up Council has advised some exciting early-stage companies who are now taking off, experiencing their own success. We look forward to spending time with the next round,” says Genna Keller, principal at Trevelino/Keller Communications Group, the founding member of the Start-Up Council. “Particularly in this economic environment, we think it important to offer emerging companies a business resource for all aspects of growing a company, including potential funding sources.”
Each quarter, the Start-Up Council offers consulting with each individual firm, in a roundtable format, to discuss issues critical to a start-up’s business strategy and launch including brand identity, market strategy, venture capital, business development and public relations. Should companies wish for in-depth counsel, each entity in the Start-Up Council can be engaged individually – each providing a well-defined offering with a set of associated fees.
ABOUT THE START-UP COUNCIL
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, Morris, Manning and Martin, Carter Allen, P.C., Flourishing Business, Fourth Quadrant, LaunchFN, Marsden & Associates, CGA Tech Counsel, The Enfuse Group, Moreland Group, AcuityCFO, Ask Remco, Brandikon, BChord, Realistic Solutions, Hothouse Inc., Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP and Nvestor Relations. Affiliate supporters include ATDC, General Catalyst Partners, HIG Ventures, Imlay Investments Inc., and Noro-Moseley Partners.
NOTE: This is my first year to participate in the Start-Up Council. I am looking forward to the exchange of ideas and being able to help Atlanta's hottest new companies get a jump start on their Marketing initiatives. I'll be sure to write about the experience afterward.