The Mission

Showcasing the top 10% of women- and minority-informed founding teams building stellar businesses today in the Southeast and connecting them face to face with sophisticated investors who understand early stage companies. We are a 501(c) nonprofit organization.

 

Is your startup ready to fly?

We're looking for high velocity tech startups from minority and women founders . . .

+Headquartered in the Southeast
+With growing monthly revenue (min $30K MRR) OR over 1000 daily active users
+With a scalable business model
+Who have not raised money from a VC before or graduated from a national accelerator

Meet Mission Control

Lisa Calhoun
Founding Partner
Valor Ventures

Tiffany McKenzie
Founder
Vibe Ride

Melissa McGhie Proctor
CMO
Atlanta Hawks & Phillips Arena

Ryan Wilson
Founder
The Gathering Spot

Theia Washington Smith
Founding Executive Director
The City of Atlanta's Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative

Dwayne Marshall
Director of Programs & Partnerships
Southeastern Council of Foundations

Meet Professional Investors

Nasir Qadree
Head of Education
VilCap
WASHINGTON DC
"Proverb"

Peter Johnson
Vice President
Jump Capital
CHIGAGO
"J-bird"

Kyle Schlotman
Partner, CIO
Connetic Ventures
COVINGTON
"Cone o' Silence"

David Jones
General Partner
Bull City Ventures
RALEIGH
"Gentleman Jones"

Andrew Kangpan
Associate
ffVC
NEW YORK
"Man of the plan."

Greg Robinson
Managing Director
4490 Ventures
MADISON, WI
"Curdalicious"

Jon Bassett
Managing Partner
NextGen
AUSTIN
"Wheels"

Lisa Calhoun
Founding Partner
Valor Ventures
ATLANTA
"1st Lady"

Erin Dasher
Principal
Tech Square Ventures
ATLANTA
"Dash"

Chad Hall
Managing Director
Seraph
ATLANTA
"Eagle"

Kristina Montague
Managing Partner
The JumpFund
CHATTANOOGA
"The Full Monty"

Johnson Cook
Managing Partner
Boom Ventures
Atlanta
"Rocketman"

Thank You Startup Runway 2017 Early Sponsors

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