The Georgia Capital Expo
Imagine... a football sized convention center that is the Annual Meeting place for the entire Georgia entrepreneurial ecosystem with thousands of visitors, who can walk the floor for 3 or 4 days to find out what's happening from every major organization, incubator, accelerator, co-working space and university.
Imagine... walking the Aisles of Venture Atlanta, TAG, TIE, Tech Square, Ritz Group, The Farm, Tech Stars, AIM, Weworks, ATV and our leading Universities to visit the exhibit booths of the Entrepreneur companies they incubate, mentor or host.
Imagine... going to the Break-Out rooms of each of the hosts and seeing videos, a summary of their programs, training materials to understand their focus and what they believe is their "sweet-spot" in delivering value to our ecosystem
Imagine... the Sponsor benefits vs. today's piecemeal exposure to one or two major venues, while the remainder fight to make it on their own.
Imagine... the benefits to the State Government responsible for fostering Georgia's Entrepreneurial Community, not to forget the benefit to Start-Up Atlanta, Invest Atlanta and each Metro Chamber of Commerce, as well as the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Alpharetta, Marietta, Savannah, Macon, and Augusta.
Imagine... the information exchange from product and service providers, investors, as well as strategic relationships formed with each other and with Georgia's Corporations looking for technologies or targeted market solutions.
Imagine... the insight gained from early stage entrepreneurs, from students and inventors who are about to begin their journey to build their business and make their mark on the world.
Imagine... the tremendous amount of money, time, effort, staffing and coordination required to pull-off an event of this magnitude and of course set-up the infrastructure to repeat every year.
Imagine...Doing this Event DIGITALLY year around as a pre-requisite for some date in the future conducting the physical event once a year.
THAT YEAR... can be 2022. That's because today the Technology exists to do everything we identified in the Physical Capital Expo Trade Show. This includes includes multi-hosted venue and their e-Booths with a Virtual Capital Expo. Yes, and the Virtual Capital Expo has a shelf life that is more then 3 or 4 days and in fact is the qualifier for launching a physical event.
The Ritz Group is proud to be one of the founding Sponsor/Partners in the Virtual Capital Expo and to lead in its technology platform as another Georgia FIRST for Entrepreneurs. What follows is a description of the major components of the Virtual Capital Expo Event Platform.
For more information on how your company, organization or group can participate, please do not hesitate to contact us
A Tutorial of the Capital Expo Features
The Capital Expo Virtual Platform is unique in that it hosts multiple Event Producers on one platform and has a MAIN LOBBY where the visitors select the Venue they want to enter. Event producer examples are Venture Atlanta, TIE, Ritz Group or The Farm.
Each Event Producer sets up their own Venue, to include their Aisles, Lounge, Auditorium Content and Sponsor Pricing.
The virtual goal is identical to the physical goal. Feature the Event Producer, their programs and their Exhibitors - organized by categories, called Aisles they define.
It is their Trade SHOW within the Trade Show and of course visitors can SEARCH the venue or "swipe left" on each aisle displaying the most popular or featured Exhibitors.
The goal with Capital Expo is to be a no charge event for Entrepreneurs and students, as well as the Event Producers. The funding for the Virtual Capital Expo will be provided by 5 to 10 corporate sponsors active in supporting our community ecosystem. Additional Sponsors can also Sponsor specific Events, their lobby, exhibit halls, Auditorium. The Capital Expo Goal is to share 75% of that revenue with the sponsored Event.