Meet Atlanta's Inclusive Innovation Leaders

The Atlanta Startup Runway Showcase is November 7 at 4:00 pm.

TK Petersen
The Gathering Spots

Lisa Calhoun
Founding General Partner

Theia Smith
Founding Executive Director
Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative
City of Atlanta

Timothy Howe
Senior Director
of Corporate Strategy
Cox Enterprises

Plus Special Guests

Alex Gonzalez, Director of Innovation, Metro Atlanta Chamber; Jay Bailey, Executive Director of RCIE; Brian Cayce, Gray Ghost Ventures; Susan Nethero, Director, Golden Seeds; Jeannie Tarkenton

Founder, Funding University

Your Fall Startup Runway Showcase Ticket Includes:

Networking with informed leaders from Atlanta’s inclusive innovation economy.

Asking questions of the area’s top investors in our Investor AMA panel.

Meeting minority- and women-led startups competing for the $10K grant.

Winding down over cocktails with investors and our Startup Runway Finalists.

Get Your Ticket Now for the Atlanta Inclusive Innovation Event of the Season

Ask Top Atlanta Startup Investors Your Questions

Robin Bienfait

Partner, Valor Ventures

A.T. Gimbel

Partner at Atlanta Ventures

Aaron Hurst

Managing Director, Endeavor Atlanta

Scott Lopano

Associate, Tech Square Ventures

Hunter Hartwell

Principal at Forté Ventures

Fall 2018 Startup Runway Finalists Competing for a $10K Grant

Shakeia Kegler

GovLia is a cloud-based platform that simplifies state and local government procurement processes to help increase small business participation in order to foster economic opportunity and growth for diverse companies and communities. We also connect small businesses with the necessary tools and resources to assist them in the government purchasing process.

Richard Bailey

GrpFit is a health and fitness startup using technology to improve the health of the Black community. With 32M Black adults in the United States, we are disproportionately affected by several health issues, so we've developed the GrpFit app to provide all the tools and resources needed for people to start, share and complete their fitness journey.

Dara Schaier

BOOP makes cardboard furniture that's lightweight, easy and sustainable.

Farah Allen

The LABZ is a collaborative workspace that provides automated tracking, rights management and protection of your digital assets during and after you create. Backed by Blockchain, store your music and share securely with The LABZ.

Yasser Boumenir

Electronics manufacturing of the future - 'electronics factory-in-a-box'.

Damola Ogundipe

Through our SaaS platform, we use natural language processing technology to reduce the time and cost of analyzing legislation and regulations for organizations that need to respond to quickly changing policy environments.

Nick Chandarana

Making computing power cheaper for all developers. Distributed Fog computing platform that provides simple, affordable and location friendly processing for applications and IoT. We save companies 30-50% on their cloud costs, increase their security and drastically reduce trip latency for critical IoT devices.

Hojung Kim

Homecooked is a social dining platform that organizes small communal meals at the homes of local chefs. Events are organized around shared passions and interests.

Sabina Saksena


Cytilife's Smart Campus solution is the first of its kind, that is helping schools and students drive retention and graduation rates by addressing issues such as, campus engagement and experience, mental health, time management, quality and personlaization of services, that account for 85% of retention issues and $16.5 BN lost annually by higher ed.

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Startup Runway Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit. Our mission is connecting the top 10% of women and minority-led tech companies with the region's top investors.