The Georgia Capital Expo
THE FUTURE IS NOW!
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... will be 2023. That's because today the Technology exists to do everything VIRTUAL that we identified in the physical Capital Expo Trade Show. This includes includes an industry exclusive, multi-hosted venue that Pavilion Event Producers create, brand and manage, plus e-Booths their Entrepreneurs create and manage. Yes, the eBooths have all the function and features of a physical booth at a trade show. More importantly, the Georgia virtual Capital Expo has a shelf life that is more then 3 or 4 days and, in fact, is the qualifier for launching an annual physical event for the Georgia Entrepreneur Ecosystem.
The Ritz Group is proud to be one of the founding Sponsor/Partners in the virtual Capital Expo and to lead the effort to make this technology platform 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
Georgia Capital Expo
GEORGIA CAPITAL EXPO: Georgia Capital Expo is a Virtual Trade Show for the Georgia Entrepreneurial Ecosystem that replicates an annual physical Trade Show.
The Capital Expo Virtual Platform is unique, in that it hosts multiple Trade Shows, called Pavilions, on one platform. Pavilion owners have their own Virtual Space they create and mange. Pavilion Event Producers brand their LOBBY, Aisles, Exhibitors and Auditorium. They approve Exhibitors and set sponsor pricing for their Lobby, Aisles, and Auditorium. Pavilion Owners examples are Venture Atlanta, TIE, Ritz Group, The Farm, or a University. It is anyone who incubate Entrepreneurs.
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 SHOW within the Georgia Capital Expo and 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 make it a no charge event for Entrepreneurs, students, and non-profit organizations. The funding for the Virtual Capital Expo will be provided by 5 to 10 corporate sponsors active in supporting our community Entrepreneur Ecosystem. Sponsors can also Sponsor specific Events, Lobby's, Ailes and Auditoriums. This money is posted directly in the Pavilion Owners Direct Deposit Account. The Capital Expo GOAL is to share 75% of that revenue with participating Event stakeholders.