Atlanta's Premier Startup Competition


With 500+ startups, a full day of pitching, and 1 day of competition, Atlanta Startup Battle is a unique opportunity for early-stage startup growth and investment. Throughout the competition, the top participants develop their ideas with seasoned mentors and present to active VC investors from Atlanta and Silicon Valley, all in an effort to help Atlanta identify and support the next generation of outstanding tech companies. This year we are joining forces with Venture Atlanta to put on the biggest startup event in the southeast which allows the finalists to get nationwide exposure for their startup and more.

Event Schedule

The Atlanta Startup Battle gives meaningful experiences to its finalists. The top 20 semifinalists will go a full day of pitching where they will constantly refine their pitch in front of mentors in the tech ecosystem and will conclude with pitching to cofounders Allen Nance & Paul Judge. We will then choose 5 finalists to take the stage at Venture Atlanta on October 22nd. They get to pitch to real VC investors with $1B+ worth of portfolio investments and $200M of early-stage investment capital and make long-lasting networking breakthroughs.

Saturday, Oct 3


8:00am-6:00pm
PITCH DAY
*Private to Finalists & Sponsors*

The Top 20 semifinalists go through a day of pitching to seasoned mentors in the startup ecosystem ranging from previous Atlanta Startup Battle winners to previous VP’s.

As they refine their pitches, they will finally take the stand in front of TechSquare Labs founders Paul Judge & Allen Nance. This is the chance for startups to show the founders what they’ve been working on.

Thursday, Oct 22


5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
THE MAIN EVENT

The Top 5 finalists will pitch to 2,000+ Angels, VC’s, engineers, startups, and more to win a $100,000 investment. We announce the winner virtually amidst the Venture Atlanta stage and celebrate a future technology leader with drinks(it’s BYOB of course) and music.

Investor Judges

Jacquelyn Dimonte
Katie Schwartz
M. Cole Jones
Niko Bonatsos
Eliot Durbin

Hyde Park Venture Partners

Salesforce Ventures

Riise Ventures

General Catalyst

Boldstart Ventures

Past Investor Judges

Kobie Fuller
Bryan Janeczko
David Payne
Karen C. Houghton
Thiago Olson
Michelle Jarrad
Mark Buffington
Kirby Harris
Michael Neril
Sig Mosley
Alex Estevez
Andrew Dorman
Jen Bonnett
Ryan Gembala
Alan Taetle
Dave Gould
David Hall
Garrad Gardiner
Katie Schwarts
Sean Banks
Tom Noonan
Alica Vilma
Blake Patton
David Cummings
Eliot Durbin
Esteban Reyes
Arul Murugan
Jamie Hamilton
Minsoo Chi
Jane Karwoski McCracken

Past Investor Judges

Michelle Jarrad
Mark Buffington
Kirby Harris
Michael Neril
Sig Mosley
Alex Estevez
Alan Taetle
Dave Gould
David Hall
Garrad Gardiner
Katie Schwarts
Sean Banks
Tom Noonan
Alica Vilma
Blake Patton
David Cummings
Eliot Durbin
Esteban Reyes
Andrew Dorman
Arul Murugan
Jamie Hamilton
Minsoo Chi
Jane Karwoski McCracken
Jen Bonnett
Ryan Gembala

Investor Judges

Dan Dreschel – BIP Capital

Duriya Farooqui – Point A

Chris Lyons – Andreessen Horowitz

Sanjay Parekh MailMosh

 

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TechSquare Labs


The battleground is TechSquare Labs, a 15k square foot investment fund and innovation hub at the epicenter of Technology Square, Atlanta’s fast-growing startup arena.

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Thanks to our Sponsors

Our sponsors are key players in the development of the future of Atlanta’s technology ecosystem, and make this event possible.