The Start-Up Council was created out of a belief from founding partners that the next generation of emerging companies is on the horizon. So, what if an environment existed where you could gain valuable insight into brand identity, public relations, marketing strategy, business development, venture capital, financial services, legal, and outsourced manufacturing without financial or contractual commitment. In that spirit, the Start-Up Council exists as a forum for fostering start-up success.
Semi-annually, the Council hosts early stage companies who go through a simple application process to earn one of 15 spots to present their business vision, go to market strategy and value proposition. Our expert council, consisting of professionals with extensive experience working with entrepreneurs, provides real-time feedback on brand, market priorities, funding recommendations, staffing suggestions, business model modifications and concept validation. Should a concept gain the enthusiastic support of the Council, we’ll pass it along to our community of angel investors and venture capitalists. Interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application. Think it would be cool to be on the Council, we’re always looking for other experts with entrepreneurial experience.
In the coming months, we intend to launch new initiatives to support a growing start-up community in Georgia and the Southeast.