Tonight we had the Atlanta Tech Village Holiday Showcase sponsored by the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) and BDO with 20+ startups on display and 200+ attendees. Some of our guests of honor included the CEO of InterContinental Exchange, CEO of Coca Cola Enterprises, CEO of Cousins Properties, CEO of AT&T Mobility, CEO of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and more. We also had the opportunity to briefly honor Sam Williams for his 17 years of service as the MAC CEO and recognize Hala Moddelmog as the incoming CEO.
Here were a few takeaways from the event:
- Entrepreneurial excitement in Atlanta continues to grow
- ~20% of the attendees had never been to the Village before (events are one of the best marketing vehicles for the Village)
- 5 people I met were from out of town and came to the event to learn more about the facility and community
- People are surprised by the variety of technology companies in the Village (video games, B2B SaaS, health IT, etc)
Overall, it was a great event and a big thanks goes out to the Village staff and MAC staff for doing a wonderful job.
What else? What are some other thoughts on the Atlanta Tech Village Holiday Showcase?