David and I were in Atlanta this week and attended the second quarterly Capital Connections event which is run by Michael Blake and Scott Burkett.
As a reminder, the event is exclusively for investors and tech entrepreneurs. It has been free to attend.
Capital Connections is always very informal and some companies bring laptops and demo their technology. It was great to meet so many new people and with badges clearly marked, I could easily identify the entrepreneurs and the industry they were focused on.
The quick highlights before I leave for the weekend are that 300+ registered and it was once again packed. I met entrepreneurs running companies from seed stage all the way to an internet retailer doing $2m in revenue.
I think the investor attendance was a little light this time around which was disappointing. I know a bunch of VCs that were planning to be there, but couldn't make it for a variety of reasons. Next time.
I really think this event is worthwhile and we need more events like this. We continue to be a proud supporter and once again appreciate all the time Scott and the team put into making this happen.. I know they worked really hard. Stuff like this is very positive especially for the Atlanta entrepreneurial community and I look forward to the next one.
Have a good weekend!