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DeKalb Business Radio Spotlights the RAISE Forum at Emory University

ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwired – December 18, 2015) – On November 6, 2015, DeKalb Business Radio set up shop at the first ever RAISE (Retention and Advanced Investment for the Southeast at Emory) Forum for investors at Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business. Host Jason Becknell interviewed innovators and thought leaders from around the southeast as they came to DeKalb County to find the millions of dollars they need to grow their brands.

RAISE believes Atlanta can become the next hub for Entrepreneurship and is doing all it can to ensure the success of growing businesses in the Southeast with the highest potential. The Forum was organized to identify the region’s leading entrepreneurs seeking funding. RAISE is working to keep early-stage companies in the Southeast, funding them locally, and building a strong, collaborative culture in the region.

“By coming alongside the best companies to find the right backers, provide training, perfect their presentations, and introduce them to active investors, we’re increasing their chances of success,” explained Dr. Klaas Baks, Executive Director of the Emory Center for Alternative Investments & Associate Professor in the Practice of Finance at Emory University.

During the Forum, the selected entrepreneurs with post-revenue companies presented to the RAISE panel of investors, seeking an investment between $1MM and $5MM and the opportunity to learn from major university and regional business leaders. Negotiations continue to be managed between the presenters and investors as a result of the Forum.

The intention of the RAISE Forum is to bring more resources and coordination to the funding process, establish greater ties in the Southeast for the Southeast, enable more collaboration between government and the process, and create more and better outlets for good companies to get funding. Organizers are planning another RAISE Forum for the Spring and hope to make this a twice a year event at Emory.

To learn more about the RAISE Forum and hear interviews from participants of the event, tune in to DeKalb Business Radio.

About DeKalb Business Radio:

Broadcasting live from beautiful downtown Decatur, DeKalb Business RadioX is the voice of business news in DeKalb County. Each week on DeKalb Business Today, hosts Matt Holms and Jason Becknell interview top business leaders and entrepreneurs to help them get the word out about their businesses and help them connect with other industry leaders. DeKalb Business Today airs on Fridays at 10am Eastern.

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Business RadioX® interviews dozens of innovative entrepreneurs and successful leaders each week. Its mission is to help local businesses Get the Word Out about the important work they’re doing for their market, their community, and their profession. With a pro-business slant and a long-form interview format, guests don’t have to worry about being ambushed or talking in “sound bites.” Guests have enough time to tell their whole story and to share their insights and experience without interruptions. Business RadioX® hosts are business professionals interviewing their peers, drilling down on the critical issues, and delivering practical information to an engaged business audience. Business topics that are frequently covered include: Law, Finance, Healthcare, Technology, Trade Shows, B2B Marketing, Venture Capital, Training and Development and other issues impacting the business community. For more information, visit: