If your company is in the Southeast or Mid-Atlantic regions, there are two events hosted by national law firms that you should be aware of and keep on your quarterly calendar. Interesting, that they are both scheduled on the same day next month, September 13.
1) DLA Venture Pipeline Presentation
Just got an email yesterday from DLA Piper announcing their inaugural DLA Venture Pipeline presentation. A panel of Harry Weller from NEA, Tim Meyers from Updata, John Hurley from DLA and Jeff Leavitt also from DLA will discuss challenges facing company fundraising and how companies can best overcome them.
The morning event is exclusively for VCs and entrepreneurs seeking funding over the next 12 months.
It is invite only so if you're not on the invite list, here is the person to contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is co-sponsored by the ATDC.
2) Cooley Godward Capital Call
This event in Reston, VA is well established, always attracts a good crowd of VCs. Only a handful of 4 or 5 companies present to an attentive audience over lunch.
Co-sponsors include: PWC, SVB, Comerica and Deloitte.
Attendance is just for VCs, accredited investors and private equity investors.
If you have a company that would like to be considered to present at a future lunch (they are very selective), here is the person to contact: email@example.com.
UPDATE: One of my readers very nicely suggested I add to this list and include the ION Venture Forum, hosted by the Atlanta High Tech CEO Council 10/17-18. The event's goal is to showcase the hottest startups in Georgia. Thanks for the tip Leslie.