Learn the best ways to impress investors, accelerators, and pitch competition producers, and increase your likelihood of getting selected.

About this event

Roughly just 1% of venture-backed founders are black, 9% are women, and 2% are latino. There is a massive gap and we want to change that by spending time assisting you craft your story and make your applications for funding opportunities standout.

Our goal through Creating Momentum is to help you drive the most impact by capturing the audience's attention, building meaningful relationships with investors and securing funding opportunities.

We're calling for all diverse founders in Dallas to join us for an interactive session to learn about:

  • The mindset investors, accelerators, and pitch competition organizers are looking for when selecting startups
  • Examples of how good founders describe their startup's opportunity, winning applications, etc.
  • General information on Venture Atlanta such as application deadline, things they look for, etc.


+ Jason Caplain: Jason is a General Partner and Co-Founder of Bull City Venture Partners. Prior to co-founding BCVP, Jason co-founded Southern Capitol Ventures. Previously, he was at Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) in their finance group through the successful IPO in 1999. Before joining Red Hat, Jason was at Harrison Hurley and Company, an investment banking and business-consulting firm headquartered in Providence, RI. He currently serves on the board at Spiffy and is a board observer at Circonus, Levitate, ServiceTrade and ReverbNation. He is also on the board of Venture Atlanta and on the Investment Advisory Board for the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) consistently the most active seed investor in Virginia.


Moderated By: Venture Atlanta's Diversity & Inclusion Committee


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About The Creating Momentum Initiative//

Venture Atlanta's Creating Momentum Initiative powered by Metro ATL Chamber and Goodie Nation consists of a multi- city virtual tour to help diverse founders in Tampa/Orlando, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Birmingham, Nashville, New Orleans, Charlotte and Washington DC learn about how to best describe themselves in the way that gets accepted in accelerators, pitch competitions and funding opportunities.

About the Presenting Organizations//

+Venture Atlanta is the region’s largest annual venture conference gathering together more than 1,000 entrepreneurs, investors, leaders and students for a high-caliber, 2-day conference.

+Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) is a 160-year-old organization that represents businesses, colleges and universities, and nonprofits across Atlanta's 29-county region transforming it into a top tech market that is attracting next-generation talent.

+Goodie Nation is a nationwide support nonprofit for tech-focused social entrepreneurs and diverse founders.