Over $4.3 billion in funding awarded to date, Venture Atlanta is the Southeast’s leading tech investor event
ATLANTA – September 16th, 2019 – Acivilate announced today that it has been chosen out of hundreds of applicants as one of the top 36 rising star technology companies in the Southeast that will present on stage at Venture Atlanta 2019. The 12th annual Venture Atlanta, the Southeast’s premier event for connecting technology innovation and investment capital, will be held October 16-17 in the heart of downtown Atlanta. With representation of over 200 national investor funds, an expected attendance of over 1,000 technology entrepreneurs, premier investors and key executives from across the country, Venture Atlanta has served as a launching pad for hundreds of companies over the past twelve years, connecting them with game-changing capital and opportunities to drive significant growth.
“Acivilate looks forward to sharing how our Pokket℠ platform can support state and local criminal justice agencies in implementing bipartisan reform,” said Louise Wasilewski, CEO of Acivilate. “There are major efficiency improvements to be found in facilitating coordination across agencies that will result in better public safety outcomes, reduced administrative burdens for overworked officers and in second chances for justice-involved people.”
Acivilate was chosen as one of 36 selected presenting companies from a large pool of applicants that represent the region’s most innovative tech businesses. Acivilate manages privacy barriers to connect justice agencies with human services providers to cut the number of people returning to incarceration. Pokket is unique in being used by inmates in prison, and ex-offenders in the community. Pokket is designed to bridge gaps between jurisdictions, for example, to enable county jails to coordinate with state probation agencies.
“Venture Atlanta has become the authority for recognizing technology innovation across the largest footprint in the Southeast, connecting the region’s best and brightest innovators with top-tier investors and other leaders in our technology ecosystem that helps drive success and results with over $4.3 billion in funding awarded to date,” said Allyson Eman, executive director of Venture Atlanta. “This year, with over one-third of the presenting companies coming from outside of Georgia, we’re thrilled to be showcasing the largest line up yet companies from emerging technologies to venture-stage companies. These companies reflect our region’s incredible pool of talented people, inspiring innovation, and continued opportunities for growth within our technology community.”
During the two-day event, presenting companies and conference attendees will engage with regional as well as national venture capitalists, investors, and other key players in the current technology landscape. The conference results in funding, national investor exposure, and invaluable relationship-building with successful technology executives. In addition to hearing from the 36 presenting companies and lineup of over a dozen expert speakers, attendees will have an opportunity to network with over 40 selected Venture Atlanta “startup showcase companies” to watch that represent the most exciting emerging technologies in the Southeast. These innovators will be highlighted with dedicated tables at the conference to provide sneak peeks into their plans and products. Atlanta- based independent investment management firm, Invesco, is this year’s premier sponsor. Techstars will help kick off the conference on October 14 with Techstars Atlanta 2019 Demo Day in partnership with Cox Enterprises.
To learn more about Acivilate or Pokket, visit www.acivilate.com. For additional information about Venture Atlanta, to register for the event or to view the conference schedule, please visit www.ventureatlanta.org.
About Venture Atlanta
Venture Atlanta, the Southeast’s technology innovation event, is where the region’s most promising tech companies meet the country's top-tier investors. As the Southeast's largest investor showcase helping launch more than 350 companies and raise over $4.3 billion in funding to date, Venture Atlanta connects the region’s top entrepreneurs with local and national venture capitalists, bankers, angel investors and others in the technology ecosystem who can help them raise the capital they need to grow their businesses. The annual nonprofit event is a collaboration of three leading Georgia business organizations: Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). For more information, visit www.ventureatlanta.org. For updates, follow us on Twitter, and visit our blog.
About Acivilate, Inc.
Acivilate, a Georgia based C Corporation, is the developer of Pokket℠ , a leading reentry collaboration platform for prisons, jails, probation, parole and social services organizations. Acivilate transforms second chances by supporting justice agencies in reducing recidivism and empowering justice-involved individuals to graduate from the justice system. The Pokket secure enterprise software platform incorporates educational and psychological principles to support individuals’ transitioning from institutionalized thinking and behaviors to self-sufficiency in the free world.