Techstars Atlanta Concludes Inaugural Program with Demo Day

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Techstars Atlanta Concludes Inaugural Program with Demo Day

More than 800 investors and supporters attend to learn more about the participating startups
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Monday, November 14, 2016 - 8:30am

CAMPAIGN: Cox Enterprises

CONTENT: Press Release

November 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Techstars Atlanta, in partnership with Cox Enterprises, concluded its inaugural program with Demo Day at the Tabernacle. More than 800 investors and supporters attended the event to hear presentations from each of the class participants.

Techstars Atlanta provides 90 days of rapid acceleration to boost entrepreneurs’ early stage business and product development efforts through focused education, mentorship and funding. Demo Day kicked off the 2016 Venture Atlanta Conference to offer investors a three-day startup showcase.

“Techstars has brought some great companies to Atlanta,” said Cox Enterprises Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Alex Taylor. “We want to do everything we can to continue making our hometown a welcoming place for startups and entrepreneurs.”

The program received applications from around the globe, including 69 countries and six continents. Of the six companies that relocated to Atlanta for the program, four are planning to set up permanent operations in the city.

Learn more about the companies and view their presentations:

  • Bark (Savannah, GA): Your family’s watchdog for children’s internet safety
  • Borrowing Magnolia (Atlanta, GA): How the modern bride does the dress
  • Drizzle (Los Angeles, CA): Drizzle helps publishers monetize premium content and recover lost revenue from ad blockers
  • Fitspot (Los Angeles, CA): Fitspot lets you book one-on-one sessions with certified fitness trainers when and where you want
  • Joonko (Tel Aviv, Israel): A real-time, AI diversity and inclusion coach for your company
  • LaaSer (Atlanta, GA): Making 911 work the way you thought it already did
  • Preesale (Brussels, Belgium): Preesale provides event organizers with powerful analytics on sales, real-time communication with customers, and ticket proceeds from events as they are purchased
  • Real Meal Delivery (Atlanta, GA): Fresh, made-from-scratch meals prepared daily by our chef and delivered to your door - just order by 4PM each day
  • Sequr (Atlanta, GA): A SaaS solution for residential and enterprise physical access control
  • Splitty (Tel Aviv, Israel): Splitting your hotel stay into multiple reservations to get you the lowest rates on your room
  • UCIC (Waterloo, Canada): Ask and see live photos or videos from anywhere in the world, right now

Applications for Techstars Atlanta’s second class will open in 2017.

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About Cox Enterprises:
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of $18 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms). The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, Savings.com and Valpak. Through Cox Automotive, the company's international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America.

To learn more about Cox's commitment to people, sustainability and our communities, please visit CoxCSRReport.com.

About Techstars:
Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live. With dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs and thousands of community programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world's most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO. Techstars provides access to tens of thousands of community leaders, founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners, allowing entrepreneurs to accelerate the pace of innovation and do more faster. Techstars supports every stage of the entrepreneurial journey – from early stage grassroots community development to more formal opportunities that provide education, experience, acceleration, funding, and beyond.

Keywords: Innovation & Technology | Alex Taylor | Cox Enterprises | Techstars

CAMPAIGN: Cox Enterprises

CONTENT: Press Release