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What is it?

BIP Capital has learned from and worked with some of the brightest and most talented entrepreneurs, operators and investors in the Southeast. For over a decade, we have built relationships through the ups and downs of building outstanding companies. These relationships have been instrumental in our growth, and we want to share their Warrior Spirit with those in our ecosystem.

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07/20/2017

July 20th

HELPING STARTUPS BUILD FROM THE GROUND UP - IT STARTS WITH THE PITCH

Have you applied to Venture Atlanta in years past with no success? Hear from BIP Capital's Mark Buffington, Paul Iaffaldano, and Cres Ferrell as they discuss what Early Stage Investors are looking for in an executive summary as well as what it takes to capture their attention for follow-on meetings.

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MARK BUFFINGTON MARK BUFFINGTON
PAUL IAFFALDANO Paul Iaffaldano
CRES FERRELL Cres Ferrell
09/28/2017

September 28th

Risk and Reward in Venture Capital

Mark Buffington is widely considered to be among the Southeast’s best venture investors, with over 10 years of hands-on experience with early-stage ventures. Mark is also a successful entrepreneur himself, having founded several different companies. With this perspective, he will walk us through how he and the BIP Capital team breakdown a potential investment, from leadership and strategy to product and market size.

MARK BUFFINGTON Mark Buffington
11/16/2017

November 16th

BE THE VC: HOW A VC LOOKS AT A POTENTIAL INVESTMENT

Hear a pitch from a company BIP Capital is reviewing, and walk through the analysis and diligence process with the BIP Capital team.

BIP CAPITAL TEAM bip capital team
01/25/2018

January 25th

AM I READY TO RAISE VENTURE MONEY?

As a Vice President at BIP Capital, Cres is on the front lines looking for new investment opportunities. Based on the thousands of companies he has seen, as well as 2 of his own (one bootstrapped and one venture-backed), Cres will share his experience on what it takes to raise money from
venture firms.

CRES FERRELL cres ferrell
03/22/2018

March 22nd

TALENT WINS: HOW TO ATTRACT (AND SCREEN FOR) EXCEPTIONAL TALENT

Christy is currently the CEO of AchieveIt, and has spent the last year and a half building and scaling her team, while experiencing explosive growth. Mark runs talent acquisition for BIP Capital; in this role he helps portfolio companies find the right "A players." Christy and Mark will walk through their method for hiring exceptional talent, including what to look for, and what to avoid. Hint: Run a process.

CHRISTY JOHNSON Christy Johnson
MARK FLICKINGER Mark Flickinger