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Recap: 2020 Southeast CEO Summit #SECEOSummit

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2 min read · Oct 19

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Lakshmi Shenoy

This year our CEO Summit looked a bit different – but in doing it virtually, we were able to partner with 13 venture funds to bring together startups from across the Southeast looking at raising an institutional round of funding in the next year. 50 startups participated in bite-sized sessions over the course of 3 days. Thanks to Build In SE for partnering on this event!

Day 1:

We worked with Atlanta-based startup Civic Dinners to bring together founders and investors on the theme of Grief & Gratitude—exploring the self-discovery we’ve made this year and what we’re grateful for now more than ever.

Day 2:

We hosted three sessions with founders and leaders who have successfully built and scaled tech ventures from around the country. Thanks to Slingshow for helping us relieve our Zoom fatigue!

Here are some of the highlights from those discussions:

Investor Panel with Lo Toney (Plexo Capital), Victoria Treyger (Felicis Ventures) and Erik Rannala (Mucker Capital), moderated by Monique Villa (Mucker Capital, Build In SE):



We hosted a Fireside Chat with Matt Salzberg, Founder and Chairman of Blue Apron:



We ended the day with Access Sessions with Jan Seale (former Trunk Club and Havenly), Brian Murphy (ReliaQuest) and Anthony Kennada (Front):



Day 3:

Build In SE curated office hours with top investors from around the country for participating startups, including Bain Capital, Emergence Capital, Greycroft, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mucker Capital, NEA, Foundation Capital, Foundry Group, Revolution, B Capital Group, Radian Capital and others.


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