Aventis Systems is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the five-week CapVenture program presented by the Technology Association of Georgia. We will be writing about some of the lessons learned in these sessions over the next few weeks. CapVenture is a “unique and powerful training program to educate and equip early stage company executives for smarter and more productive capitalization of their business.”
Since our founding in 2008 by serial entrepreneur, Hesam Lamei, the Company has maintained ongoing efforts to learn and grow within a sustainable community of entrepreneurs. Our goal is not only to be a strong resource for the technology infrastructure that runs small businesses, but also to give back to the community in which we’ve thrived, and share our entrepreneurial spirit with other growing businesses. For these reasons, Aventis Systems is currently sponsoring CapVenture, a five-week Georgia startup program presented by the Technology Association of Georgia....
This event helps startups obtain funding, acquire their first customer, pitch to investors, and even build an advisory board to help identify the right vision and strategies for their company. Each week, community mentors and local organizations come together to support the new visionaries within the community. These participating companies are undergoing steps to take their businesses to the next level and are meeting some of the best resources within their community. Today, we would like to share a few interesting ideas we’ve learned thus far in the series.Whether you’ve been in business two weeks or five years, having a network of quality resources is essential to your company’s continued growth. There are countless organizations within your community to help you with any challenges you may encounter. You may find mentors and allies within your community who can provide indispensable advice on what it takes to overcome these challenges and turn them into real opportunities.
Atlanta now has more than twenty-one startup networks and over twelve accelerator and incubator organizations throughout the metro region to help you take your business to the next level. Georgia’s startup resources include educational institutions with large-scale technology research, world-renowned supply chain logistics, and low-cost real estate. These resources make the State of Georgia an attractive destination for starting and building a business.
More than ever, cities across the U.S. are becoming ecosystems for startup activity by aggregating valuable local resources. City-funded economic development organizations are purposefully bringing together entrepreneurs and their community. Each city’s unique industries, niche markets, and local experts inevitably drive startup trends in innovation and technology within that region. Atlanta’s natural resources and entrepreneurial ecosystem make it an attractive place for healthcare, infrastructure, and marketing startups, as the region is flush with expertise and knowledge in these particular verticals. For example, in 2011, Invest Atlanta opened Startup Atlanta, a roundtable of key entrepreneurial organizations dedicated to building Atlanta as an ecosystem for entrepreneurs. Their goal is to make Atlanta a nationally and internationally recognized epicenter for entrepreneurship.
All cities can create their own communities and ecosystems for entrepreneurship. By aggregating your city’s natural economic resources you can aid in bringing new visionaries to a community. The key to discovering or building these entrepreneurial ecosystems is to engage with organizations within your community and promote a vision for growing business.