6th Annual 'Startup Riot' Event for Entrepreneurs and Investors to be Held in Atlanta

Jan 22, 2013, 08:47 ET from The Creative Momentum

ATLANTA, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlanta's 6th annual Startup Riot event on February 20th at the Tabernacle is a day-long opportunity for emerging entrepreneurs to present their companies to investors and marketing professionals in 3-minute segments – speed dating for startups. Some of the benefits to top presenters include prizes like a $5,000 cash investment, $1,000 in custom web design services from The Creative Momentum and meetings with investors. Applications for presenters can be found at http://startupriot.com/show/present-atlanta and are due by January 31st. Investors and other business attendees must register by February 7th at http://startupriot.com/show/attend-atlanta.

Startup Riot has been covered by CNN, the Washington Post and the Atlanta Journal Constitution. One example of Startup Riot's success is Pardot, a company specializing in marketing automation solutions, ranked #172 on the Inc. 500 list. In 2012, the AJC named Pardot as the "#1 Small Business to Work for in Atlanta." Startup Riot founder Sanjay Parekh says, "I sold my company, Digital Envoy, in 2007 and was looking for a way to give back to entrepreneurs."

Keynote speakers include T.A. McCann, the founder and CEO of Seattle-based Gist, Inc. and now vice president at Research in Motion, and Adam Rich, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Thrillist.com, which serves over 3 million subscribers.

Business presenters can also register for "Founder Fables" on Tuesday, February 19th at the Tabernacle where 10 founders do 30-minute "off-the-record" talks to help prepare company founders. They will share their challenges, how they overcame them and offer priceless information on how they succeeded. You can register for this separate event at http://founderfables.com/register/.

There is still time to sponsor both Startup Riot and Founder Fables. Event sponsor Michael White, co-founder and VP of Customer Relations for The Creative Momentum, says, "We want to show our support for Atlanta's entrepreneurs and even offer some of our custom web design services because we have never seen anything like this. Our clients are looking for an opportunity to jumpstart their company and Startup Riot is a perfect fit."

SOURCE The Creative Momentum