Dave Payne
Jan 30 · 5 min read

Applications are open January 7th to April 7th 2019 for Techstars Atlanta in partnership with Cox Enterprises.

For those who don’t know me, I’m Dave Payne, the Managing Director of Techstars Atlanta. Prior to Techstars I founded a venture-backed startup and startup hub in Atlanta. My official background is here. My unofficial background is here.

We’ll consider great founders located anywhere in the world, but our particular focus is startups in the American South, so we have scheduled Meet and Greets all over the Southeast during the first quarter.

We want to speak with tenacious founders with unique insights regardless of industry or vertical.

If this sounds like a fit, come join us in Ponce City Market for 90 days of rapid acceleration, mentorship, coaching & support!

You can find an overview of previous Techstars Atlanta classes here, here & here.

Let’s Talk!

The best way to learn about Techstars and get into our program is to engage with us while applications are open. We’ve provided lots of ways to do this.

Over the next nine weeks we’ll be visiting sixteen cities across the Southeast.

If we aren’t able to meet-up in person when we are nearby, we’ve also scheduled lots of Open Office Hours in Atlanta. Office Hours are one-on-one time with program staff to share details of what you’re working on and learn more about the accelerator.

If nothing else works, please email Dave directly at dave.payne@techstars.com and we’ll schedule a time to talk on the phone.

And when you are ready, you can find the Techstars Atlanta application here.

We look forward to meeting you!

If you are interested in any of these sessions, please click the link below each event and fill-out the Techstars Atlanta Office Hours form and choose the specific session in the drop-down. We’ll email you with exact location and time details closer to the time of each event.

Techstars Atlanta 2019 Schedule

Southeast Meet and Greet Tour

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Date: February 4th — 7th

Location: Edney Innovation Center

Please schedule a meeting here (be sure to note Chattanooga)

Charleston, South Carolina

Date: February 11th–13th

Location: Harbor Entrepreneur Center

Please schedule a meeting here (be sure to note Charleston)

Greenville, South Carolina

Date: February 18th–19th

Location: NEXT Innovation Center

Please schedule a meeting here (be sure to note Greenville)

Charlotte, North Carolina

Date: February 20th–21st

Location: Hygge

Please schedule a meeting here (be sure to note Charlotte)

Nashville, Tennessee

Date: February 25th–27th

Location: Three One Three

Please schedule a meeting here (be sure to note Nashville)

Louisville, Kentucky

Date: February 28th

Location: Nucleus

Please schedule a meeting here (be sure to note Louisville)

Raleigh, North Carolina (more on event here)

Date: March 4th — March 5th

Location: HQ Raleigh

Please schedule a meeting here (be sure to note Raleigh)

Durham, North Carolina

Date: March 6th — March 7th

Location: American Underground

Please schedule a meeting here (be sure to note Durham)

Birmingham, Alabama

Date: March 18th — March 20th

Location: Innovation Depot

Please schedule a meeting here (be sure to note Birmingham)

Memphis, Tennessee

Date: March 21st

Location: Start Co.

Please schedule a meeting here (be sure to note Memphis)

New Orleans, Louisiana (for NOEW2019)

Date: March 25th — March 28th

Location: Launch Pad. Group Techstars Overview session is 10 to 10:30 am on March 27th in the large conference room with one-on-one office hours from 10:30 to noon afterwards.

Please schedule a meeting here (be sure to note New Orleans)

Orlando, Florida

Date: April 1st

Location: StarterStudio

Please schedule a meeting here (be sure to note Orlando)

Tampa, Florida

Date: April 2nd

Location: Tampa Bay Wave

Please schedule a meeting here (be sure to note Tampa)

Miami, Florida

Date: April 3rd — 5th

Location: CIC Miami

Please schedule a meeting here (be sure to note Miami)

West Palm Beach, Florida

Date: April 3rd — 5th

Location: 1909

Please schedule a meeting here (be sure to note West Palm Beach)

Open Office Hours

Techstars Atlanta will be hosting five Open Office Hours sessions around Atlanta during the first quarter.

Open Office Hours are a way to meet one-on-one with us in Atlanta. Meetings can be in-person or remote.

During each of these days we might also do open sessions where anyone can join before individual office hours with founders. These will be posted here once we plan them, so please stay tuned. Either way, please sign-up for each event to get details ahead of time.

Atlanta Tech Village (group session then one-on-one meetings)

Date: February 22nd

Time: 11–11:30 am in the Pitch Practice Boardroom with office hours noon to 3 pm afterwards.

Please schedule a meeting here (be sure to note ATV)

Techstars Atlanta Office at Ponce City Market (group session then one-on-one meetings)

Date: March 1st

Time: Noon–2pm

Please schedule a meeting here (be sure to note PCM)

Switchyards (group session then one-on-one meetings)

Date: March 8th

Time: 11:30 am–12:30 pm in the Green Grass Room (3rd floor) with office hours afterwards until 2:30 pm.

Please schedule a meeting here (be sure to note Switchyards)

Georgia Tech at ATDC (group session then one-on-one meetings)

Date: March 22nd

Time: Group Techstars Overview session is noon to 12:30 pm in ATDC Conference Room 2235 with one-on-one office hours from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm in ATDC Conference Room 2565.

Please schedule a meeting here (be sure to note ATDC)

Techstars Atlanta Office at Ponce City Market (group session then one-on-one meetings)

Date: March 29th

Time: 2–4pm

Please schedule a meeting here (be sure to note PCM)

#DoMoreFaster!

Techstars Atlanta 2017 Demo Day at the Tabernacle

Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network, founders connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporations to grow their companies. Techstars operates four divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships, and the Techstars Venture Capital Fund. www.techstars.com

Dave Payne

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Startup founder & investor playing for the love of the game. Managing Director of Techstars Atlanta. Before that Switchyards & Scoutmob.

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