September 26–October 20, 2023
are gathering for a paradigm shift.
As the home of culture-defining music to unicorn startups and gold-standard Fortune 1000 corporations, metro Atlanta has solidified its reputation as a global hub of creativity, talent, and influence. InnovATL2023 is where the worlds of innovation collide — a time when the movers and shakers across industries converge to share stories, celebrate successes, and grow impact.
This fall, InnovATL2023 will spotlight the rising stars in metro Atlanta’s innovation ecosystem. Join us for events amplifying entrepreneurs, innovators, creators, and influencers pushing metro Atlanta to the next level of global innovation.
Founders and funders connect at one of the nation’s largest venture capital conferences.
Avant South at Georgia Tech
Discuss and explore AI advancements with keynote speakers, breakout sessions, panel discussions, a research expo, and more.
Honor hip-hop culture and Atlanta’s impact in music, tech, entertainment, and beyond.
ATLANTA STARTUP AWARDS
Recognize and celebrate Atlanta’s rising-star tech companies, startup pioneers, and disruptive innovators.
Techstars Atlanta Powered by Cox Enterprises: Atlanta Demo Day
Founders and entrepreneurs gather to share stories and discuss the future of innovation.
Atlanta Design Festival
Connect with the brightest creative leaders and organizations and explore installations, film screenings, panels, and more.
Full Events List
Atlanta Transit Authority & ArtzyBella Community Art Activation
October 14-20, 2023 | 9:00 am–7:00 pm
ArtzyBella and MARTA Artbound are collaborating on Safe/Lee Bike Lanes! We welcome Fall with an immersive community art activation that will celebrate the West End community. We’d love for you and your team to help Artbound improve the safety of the streets in the West End community using public art at Safe/Lee Bike Lanes. We’ll have music, refreshments, great vibes, and swag bags!
Demo Day at Georgia State University
October 19, 2023 | 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon of innovation at the Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund Demo Day! Witness the culmination of hard work, creativity, and determination as early-stage entrepreneurs showcase their ideas in a high-stakes business pitch competition. During the event, participate in an interactive showcase and networking cocktail reception.
To Angel or Not: Learn from the Experts
October 19, 2023 | 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Whether you're an experienced angel investor, new to investing in startups, or an entrepreneur looking to learn about angel investing, this event is for you! Join us for drinks, light appetizers, and networking. Accelerate your startup or investing journey in this engaging session led by seasoned investor, Joe Beverly and seasoned entrepreneur, Michael Burke and moderated by ATA board members Elizabeth Woodcock and Jesse Bockstedt.
InnovATL2023 Closing Party
October 19, 2023 | 6:30 pm–9:30 pm
Please join us to celebrate the closing of InnovATL2023 right on the Atlanta BeltLine! Featuring a signature cocktail and a chance to network with all the who’s who from Atlanta’s innovation ecosystem, don’t miss this chance to be a part of this year’s first annual closing party. Come out for one last celebration of our innovation community. All are welcome! Hosted by: The InnovATL Steering Committee, Atlanta Beltline, Catalyst by Wellstar, Startup Atlanta, and Venture Atlanta.
France-Atlanta Event Series: Smart and Sustainable Mobility Panel
October 20, 2023 | 10:30 am–12:00 pm
Delve into the key aspects of building sustainable smart cities. Our esteemed panel of experts will explore innovative logistics partnerships, the role of sustainable mobility, and the importance of fostering bilateral collaboration in research and innovation between France and Georgia. Discover how these critical elements contribute to the development of smart cities and shape our future. (Invitation only – see event site to request invite)
France-Atlanta Event Series: Launch of La Synapse Lunch & Networking
October 20, 2023 | 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
La Synapse is a transatlantic deeptech accelerator connecting brilliant minds in France and the USA to work together towards solving human, social and environmental grand challenges. The activity of La Synapse will involve 10 cutting edge technological fields across 7 US locations, among which the Consulate General of France in Atlanta, and will operate through immersion programs, learning expeditions and expert meetings on the two ways bridge between the US Southeast and France. (Invitation only – see event site to request invite)
Climate & Innovation Business Forum
October 20, 2023 | 1:00 pm–5:30 pm
Hosted by the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and the Drawdown Georgia Business Compact, the Climate & Innovation Business Forum will convene stakeholders from various sectors to explore strategies for driving innovative climate solutions. Attendees are invited to participate in discussions on harnessing the potential of climate technology, forging innovative collaborations, and mobilizing capital for environmental and social impact.