2007 ION News
The Sweet 16: Georgia's Hottest Growing Technology Companies to Present at ION Venture Forum
ATLANTA – Oct. 13, 2006 – The Atlanta CEO Council, an exclusive organization for C-level executives, announced today that it has selected 16 Georgia-based technology companies to present at its annual investor showcase Oct. 17-18.
A selection committee comprised of ION Venture Forum organizers and local technology industry executives chose the 16 companies from a pool of more than 40 applicants. The selected companies now have the opportunity to present their business plans before a national audience of top-tier venture capital investors.
The selected companies are: Broadband National, BroadRiver, ContactAtOnce!, Emcien, Hotel Booking Solutions, ICM Corporation, IDology, Invirtus, Nexidia, Recordant, RentBureau.com, Rentmoney.com, ThePort Network, Trusted Network Technologies and Vendormate.
Over 100 top-tier investors have already registered for this year's showcase. Participating investors include representatives from leading venture firms from the Southeast and the nation. Some of the registrants include: Sierra Ventures, Intel Capital, JMI Equity, Arcapita, H.I.G. Ventures, Imlay Investments, Noro-Moseley Partners, Atrium Capital, Battery Ventures, and Grotech Capital Group.
"As in previous years, the companies submitting applications were top-notch," said Ashish Mistry, president of the Council. "We had a strong pool of applicants from which to choose. We're looking forward to the presentations at the upcoming Forum and hope that many of these companies can connect with investors to fund their growth."
In the Forum's five-year history, over $250 million has been raised by presenting companies. The event's success stories include companies like: Allconnect, CardioMEMS, CipherTrust, EG Technology, EZ Prints, JBoss, Jacket Micro Devices, Oversight Systems, PurDigital Media, QCept Technologies and Vistascape.
The ION Venture Forum kicks off Oct. 17 with "The Georgia Tech Innovation Experience" - an advanced look at technologies and companies in development at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) and VentureLab - and an invitation-only dinner. These events will be open to investors only.
The Oct. 18 schedule, which is open to all registrants, will include networking sessions, a panel discussion with a group of Georgia's premier chief information officers (CIOs), and presentations from Georgia's most promising early-stage technology companies.
About the Atlanta CEO Council
September 28, 2007