Technology Executives Roundtable

About TER Membership

The Technology Executive Roundtable is the organization where Atlanta’s technology executives meet to exchange, challenge and test their ideas through candid talk about complex issues.

Monthly TER meetings feature speakers and panels of local and national experts covering topics such as strategic alliances, crisis management, non-conventional financing, M&A, intellectual property protection and other issues of interest to senior executives intent on company growth.

The goal of TER is to provide a unique forum for members to share, challenge and test their ideas freely so that they are better equipped to run their individual companies. With that goal in mind, the following membership qualifications serve to create that environment by properly selecting the peer group to participate.

There are four TER membership categories. Please review the requirements to see if you’re eligible to join TER.

1. Executive Members

  • Top two executives with P&L responsibility (such as CEO, CFO, COO and President) from a technology company.
  • A technology company is defined by having its primary source of revenue be from the sale or license of hardware, software, biotech or telecommunications products or from providing services using proprietary technology. Companies providing non-proprietary services are generally not eligible.
  • The company must meet one of the following performance metrics: $1MM in funding – OR – 10 employees – OR – $1MM annual revenue run rate. The candidate must be recommended by a current TER member.
  • The cost for an Executive Member is $400 per year.

2. Scaling Members

  • The CEO of an early-stage scaling technology business. The CEO must be doing this full time, with a business plan, product, executive summary, and financial model.
  • A technology company is defined by having its primary source of revenue be from the sale or license of hardware, software, biotech or telecommunications products or from providing services using proprietary technology. Companies providing non-proprietary services are generally not eligible.
  • The company must meet one of the following performance metrics: $250K in angel or friends & family funding – OR – 3+ full time employees – OR – $500K revenue run rate. Furthermore, the company should be at $1MM in revenue – OR – $1MM in funding – OR – 10 employees within 12 months to remain a member.
  • The candidate must be recommended AND sponsored by a TER Member.
  • The cost for a Scaling Member is $400 for just the CEO until the company meets the Executive Member criteria. At that time, the second company executive may be added.

3. Serial Entrepreneur Member

  • The candidate has met TER criteria for membership in the past, and likely to again in the future. The candidate’s current role cannot be in conflict with services provided by a TER Sponsor.
  • The candidate must be recommended by a current TER member.
  • The cost for a Serial Entrepreneur Member is $400 per year.

4. Investor Member

  • The candidate must be a part of an organization actively investing in technology businesses in Atlanta or the Southeast. Banks, agents, brokers and other non-direct investors are not eligible.
  • The candidate must be recommended by a current TER member.
  • The cost for an Investor Member is $400 per year.

Nomination/Application Process

Membership requires nomination for membership by a TER member in good standing, completion of an application, approval by the Board and payment of the annual membership fee, which includes the cost of all meetings.

If you are interested in becoming a member of TER and believe that you meet the membership qualifications, please complete the member application.

Guests

Members are encouraged to invite guests to attend TER meetings who meet the membership qualifications. These prospective members can attend a meeting, paying a guest fee of $50 per meeting before joining is a requirement to attend future meetings.

Renewals

Current members must qualify on their annual renewal date. The Board reserves the right to grandfather existing members and make exceptions to new members as it deems appropriate in its sole discretion. TER members who leave their company and are in transition may continue to attend meetings for a six-month period by paying the guest fee per meeting attended. Individuals with a career that includes multiple successful executive positions within the technology field may be granted an individual membership as a serial entrepreneur, subject to constraints on the number of such memberships allowed at any one time.

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