Invest Augusta Conference

Augusta,GA is booming with business growth. The Invest Augusta Conference showcases the companies, investors and business leaders who are making it happen. 

The Conference is an opportunity for industry leading cyber and tech companies to build relationships and grow their footprint in the Augusta market. Speakers from US Cyber Command, Fort Gordon Cyber District, Augusta University, Chamber of Commerce, Morris, Manning & Martin, and more will focus on building businesses and growth opportunities.


2018 Conference Speakers

​​Brigadier General Jen Buckner

Brigadier General Jen Buckner

​Brigadier General Jen Buckner, Deputy Commanding General, Joint Task Force ARES, U.S. Cyber Command, will be the closing keynote address for the 2018 Invest Augusta Conference.

Todd Boudreau

Todd Boudreau

Todd Boudreau serves as the Deputy Commandant of the U.S. Army Cyber School. Todd manages all aspects of U.S. Army Cyber Regiment training and leadership development efforts.

​John Yates

John Yates

John Yates is a partner ​at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP. Their law firm has represented hundreds of tech companies and provides legal services for IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, and Internet law.

Sue Parr

Sue Parr

Sue Parr is the President & CEO of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce and a leader in the Augusta community. Sue spearheads many business initiatives in the Augusta region.

Tony Lever

Tony Lever

Tony Lever is the founder of Invest Augusta® and an authority on small business startups in the Cyber District. Tony is a key figure in the region regarding business and the growing cyber movement.

Dr. Tom Clark

Tom Clark Augusta GA

Dr. Tom Clark is the Executive Director for the CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon. Tom promotes and advocates for the "Fort Gordon Cyber District" to stimulate investment in cyber growth.

Dr. Anthony Robinson

Anthony Robinson

Dr. Anthony Robinson is the Director in Augusta for Rural Sourcing, Inc., a national IT company. Also, he is a leader in the Augusta community regarding entrepreneurship and innovation.

​Dr. Rick Franza

Richard Franza Augusta

​Dr. Rick Franza is the Dean of the college of business at Augusta University. Rick ​works with the business community and is a key figure with regards to connecting business and academia.

Jeff Amerine

Jeff Amerine

Jeff Amerine is the founder of Startup Junkies Consulting. Jeff is a venture capitalist specializing in early-stage investments. Jeff also teaches entrepreneurship at the University of Arkansas.

Rick Allen

Rick Allen Augusta GA

Congressman Rick Allen serves Georgia's 12th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. Congressman Allen will appear at the Invest Augusta Conference via video.

​​​Susan Moser

​Susan Moser is a partner at Cherry Bekaert and founder of the firm’s government contractor services group​. ​Susan assists government contractor and technology clients around the globe. 

John Cates

John Cates is General Counsel for Meybohm Real Estate. John specializes in the underwriting, financing, structuring and closing of complex private equity investments and venture deals. 

​Sounil Yu

​Sounil Yu ​is the Director of Research & Development for information security programs at Bank of America. ​He leads their innovation initiatives to reduce risk in information security. 

Invest Augusta 2019

The Invest Augusta Conference will focus on cyber, tech, and business in Augusta,GA.

Who Attends the Conference?

The Conference is attended by C-suite executives, entrepreneurs, investors, cyber service providers, health care professionals and business development leaders.

Conference Details

Date:  ​May 9th - 2019

Time: 9AM - 4:00PM - Doors open at 8AM for networking

Location: The Legends Club ( MAP )

Number of Attendees:  225

Sponsoring Organization: Invest Augusta

Primary Contact:  Tony Lever

Food and Beverage

Lunch is included in the ticket price for the Conference. We will also have beverages and snacks available throughout the day.


Platinum Sponsors

​​​Augusta Global

Augusta Global

Gold Sponsors

​​​​Wireless Technology Forum

Silver Sponsors

​Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

​Augusta Technical College

Augusta Tech

​Rural Sourcing