Past Events

December 15, 2020

VIDEO CONFERENCE: Economic Forecast for 2021

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Join us this session where we’re learning about the relative strengths and possible weaknesses in Atlanta’s economic outlook for 2021.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Economic forecast for 2021
  • Impact on Atlanta and our technology community
  • Past and current economic trends

November 17, 2020

VIDEO CONFERENCE: Tech Leadership Lessons for 2021

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Join us this session where we’re bringing together a panel of Atlanta’s most decorated technology leaders who will lead a world class roundtable discussion on keys to success in 2021.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Thoughts about future tech trends for 2021
  • Success stories from each panelist
  • Lessons learned from John Imlay, one of Atlanta's tech icons
  • How to grow your company in the COVID-19 world and post-pandemic

October 13, 2020

VIDEO CONFERENCE: Accelerating Black Entrepreneurship in Atlanta/How to Increase Diversity in your Tech Company

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Join us as we feature a panel discussion on accelerating Black entrepreneurship in the Atlanta tech community. The panel will cover key factors in building a successful business and the unique challenges Black entrepreneurs face. This process intends to help more Black business leaders succeed and help drive economic progress for all Black Americans.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What’s the current state of Black entrepreneurship in the Atlanta tech community?
  • What were your key factors in building a successful business – and what unique challenges have you faced?
  • How can our community intentionally promote and support Black entrepreneurs?
  • What are the unique advantages to retaining Black leaders to a company and how should tech companies go about attracting talent?
  • What are the ways Atlanta tech companies can promote diversity on their boards of directors and advisory councils?
  • What steps should VCs take to increase funding and support of tech companies led by diverse leaders?

September 21, 2020

VIDEO CONFERENCE: The New Normal in Marketing: From disruption to delivering results

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Join us in this session where we’re bringing together CMOs from some of Atlanta’s leading companies to tell us firsthand how they are refocusing their strategies, managing their message, challenging their leadership to step up, and changing the way they communicate internally – and how these moves are positioning their organizations for a stronger recovery and a fruitful future.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Moving towards racial justice - helping your leaders acknowledge the situation, speak up well and be authentic
  • Communicating during a global pandemic - creating clarity and building resilience while catalyzing positive change
  • Communicating with employees through leadership to inspire and inform effectively
  • Adjusting how and what you market in a COVID-19 world
  • Creating relevant and receptive solution-oriented messaging
  • Shifting to a digital-first strategy

August 18, 2020

VIDEO CONFERENCE: Maintaining a Thriving Culture Working Remotely

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Join us in this session, where a panel of four leaders of technology companies will address the challenges of maintaining a thriving culture while working remotely. Our panelists represent companies ranging from 80 employees to 1,200 employees; venture-backed, private equity-owned and a public company. In addition, Mark McClain is the author of a new book on culture entitled Joy and Success at Work: Building Organizations That Don’t Suck (The Life Out of People).

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Productivity
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Community
  • Monitoring Remote Employees
  • Vision, Mission & Values
  • Human Resources: Hiring & Firing
  • Technology/Cybersecurity
  • Adjusting leadership style for a remote workforce

July 21, 2020

VIDEO CONFERENCE: Increasing Value for Funding, Leadership and Sales

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Zoom Chat with David Kurkjian - Principal, MasterMessaging

Join us in this session where you will discover a proven framework that has the biggest impact on emotional decision making in these three key areas:

  • Funding: How to increase your valuation
  • Leading: How to increase employee engagement
  • Selling: How to increase revenue 

June 16, 2020

VIDEO CONFERENCE: Top 10 Issues for a Successful M&A Tech Deal (and how to achieve the highest valuation!)

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KEY Topics to be addressed include:

  • When and how to sell to a strategic buyer
  • Investment by PE/growth equity funds
  • Selling a controlling interest - pros & cons
  • What's the right Deal Structure?
  • Working Capital Adjustments - what are they?
  • Escrows and Earn-Outs - pros & cons
  • Representations & Warranties & insurance
  • Target Indemnification
  • Joint and Several Liability

May 19, 2020

VIDEO CONFERENCE: Tech: How to Survive and Thrive Through COVID-19

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The Keys to surviving and thriving include: 

  • People
  • Cash
  • Growth
  • Investor Relationships
  • Planning the return to work

April 21, 2020

VIDEO CONFERENCE: Top 10 Most Important COVID-19 Legal & Regulatory Issues for Tech Companies & Investors

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What tech companies and investors need to know about the CARES Act and: 

1.         New Loan Programs available for tech companies

2.         Employment issues & reductions in force

3.         Insurance protection & recovery

4.         Data privacy issues

5.         Contract breaches & force majeure clauses

6.         Rental & lease payment deferrals

7.         Healthcare insurance considerations

8.         Telemedicine – new rules

9.         Tax deadlines & extensions

10.        COVD-19 Financial Statement & Accounting Implications

March 17, 2020

MEETING CANCELLATION: TER has elected to cancel our March 17th meeting as a precautionary measure given the public health situation created by the Coronavirus

February 18, 2020

TOP 10 Key Accounting, Legal & Tax Issues Impacting SaaS Companies in 2020

January 21, 2020

Lessons Learned from a Cyber Event

“I have found TER to be an excellent forum to connect with leaders of growth technology companies in the Atlanta technology community. The expert panels are topical and provide practical information for small and large companies. The roundtable members are a fantastic resource with a diverse range of expertise.“

Jeff Byrne
VP of Finance