11:45am – 1pm: Lunch + Networking
1-1:15pm: Welcome – Brandon Branham, Curiosity Lab Executive Director and City of Peachtree Corners Assistant City Manager and CTO
1:20 – 1:50pm: Session 1 – How to Build a Long-Term Business Plan & Well-Rounded Team
Hear from HR, Legal and Business Development Industry Leaders on how a strong business plan and robust team go hand in hand when launching your startup.
Jim Schutz – Troutman Pepper – Partner
Shane Matthews – ATDC – Professional Advisor
Justin Daniels – Baker Donelson – Corporate M&A Counsel, Blockchain, Cybersecurity
1:55 – 2:25pm: Session 2 – Making the Jump from “Start-Up” to Revenue
Unicorns, program leaders and industry-leading consultants come together to help entrepreneurs know how and when to make the official jump from the start-up to revenue stream phase.
Kurt Baumberger – Shadow-Soft – EVP, Strategy & Innovation
Justin Robinson – Pipedream – Strategy & Partnerships – Co-founder of Drizly
Andrew Armour – ITAD Tech – Co-Founder & President
2:30 – 2:50pm: BREAK
2:55 – 3:25pm: Session 3 – Raising Capital
Venture Capital groups and Curiosity Lab partners discuss their $25 million Series A-1 funding and how to navigate raising capital.
Clayton Tino – Beep, Inc. – CTO
3:30 – 4pm: Session 4 – How to Craft a Winning VC Pitch
Seasoned VCs gather for this panel to discuss how to compile and tailor your pitch, in addition to best practices around preparation and follow-ups.
Christy Brown – Female Founder, CEO of Dr. Noze Best, Investor, Startup Accelerator
Jacey Cadet – Atlanta Ventures – VP of Marketing and Community, leads Pitch Practice weekly
Caroline Ford – ATDC – Investor Connect Catalyst
Christopher Lindenau – Fusus – CEO
4:05 – 4:35pm: Session 5 – Curiosity Lab Start-Up Program Resources
Curiosity Lab start-up program leaders share information around each of the programs offered to all start-ups in our ecosystem, and which resources may be best to use based on the stage of your start-up.
Val Chang – Curiosity Lab – Operations Manager
Francois Giraud – OVHcloud US – Startup Program Lead USA
Bob Siegel – ATDC – 5G Connected Future Startup Catalyst
Nick Marcarelli – Shadow-Soft – Vice President
Tiana McNeil – T-Mobile – IoT Lab Program Director
Taujuanna Ware – CEO at Exquisite Marketing, Founder of Single Mom Network & Community Lead at Meta For Developers: Atlanta
4:45pm: Closing Remarks – Brandon Branham, Curiosity Lab Executive Director and City of Peachtree Corners Assistant City Manager and CTO
5pm: OVHcloud US Happy Hour & 1-Year Anniversary Celebration
Close out the learning day with happy hour and nibbles. Network with panelists, VCs, industry leaders and Curiosity Lab startup program leads. In honor of Curiosity Lab partner OVHcloud US’ one-year anniversary at Curiosity Lab – this is a happy hour you will not want to miss!