Venture Atlanta Names Startup Presenters for 2015 Conference

Join more than the 800 technology entrepreneurs, investors and senior technology executives from across the country at the 2015 Venture Atlanta Conference.

The 2015 Venture Atlanta Conference, the Southeast’s premier technology innovation event, announced the companies selected to present on Oct. 20-21 at the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta.

This year’s presenters comprise the strongest roster yet of both early- and later-stage companies. They showcase the opportunity within the region’s technology community.

Venture Atlanta has served as a launch pad for many of today’s successful technology companies, including several in the Advanced Technology Development Center’s (ATDC) incubation program from NexDefense to SalesLoft to Springbot, among others.

This 2015 presenting companies reflect a diverse group of technology firms across many sectors and stages and include several from ATDC:

Early-Stage (Full listing here)

Venture Spotlight Companies (Full listing here)

  • Azalea Health
  • Lumense

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Puga Sankara
Puga Sankara is the co-founder of Smart Gladiator LLC. Smart Gladiator designs, builds, and delivers market-leading mobile technology for retailers, distributors, and 3PL service providers. So far, Smart Gladiator Wearables have been used to ship, receive, and scan more than 50 million boxes. Users love them for the lightweight, easy-to-use soft overlay keyboard and video chatting ability, data collection ability etc. Puga is a supply chain technology professional with more than 17 years of experience in deploying capabilities in the logistics and supply chain domain. His prior roles involved managing complicated mission-critical programs driving revenue numbers, rolling out a multitude of capabilities involving more than a dozen systems, and managing a team of 30 to 50 personnel across multiple disciplines and departments in large corporations such as Hewlett Packard. He has deployed WMS for more than 30 distribution centers in his role as a senior manager with Manhattan Associates. He has also performed process analysis walk-throughs for more than 50 distribution centers for WMS process design and performance analysis review, optimizing processes for better productivity and visibility through the supply chain. Size of these DCs varied from 150,000 to 1.2 million SQFT. Puga Sankara has an MBA from Georgia Tech. He can be reached at or visit the company at Also follow him at
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