Winners of 36|86 Southern Series Event in Atlanta Announced

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the nation’s top public accounting and consulting firms, is proud to be a sponsor of Launch Tennessee’s 36|86 Southern Series (“The Southern Series”), and congratulates the winners of its recent mini-series event in Atlanta, Georgia.

Held on Thursday, April 16th at the Atlanta Tech Village, The Southern Series event featured pitches from ten of the Atlanta, Georgia, region’s top startup companies. Representatives from some of the country’s leading investment firms were on hand to hear the pitches, followed by a networking reception.

Companies selected from the Atlanta, Georgia, Southern Series event are:

  • Florence Healthcare, a data management company specializing in increasing document workflow for clinical, pharmaceutical and healthcare professionals;
  • PartPic, creator of a mobile app allowing consumers to find and purchase automobile parts with visual technology;
  • Rivalry, creator of a software platform that assists sales managers and representatives in coaching teams within a sales organization; and
  • RootsRated, an online community used for connecting outdoor enthusiasts with local experts and retailers to find the best outdoor activities in over 30 cities.

The four companies will join winners from The Southern Series mini-series events in Arlington, Virginia, and Columbia, South Carolina, at the inaugural 36|86 conference. Held June 8-10, 2015, at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, Tennessee, the conference will feature 36 companies vying for cash prizes, including $36,000 given to the overall winner. Attending companies will also have the opportunity to network with the country’s leading entrepreneurs, investors and media representatives. Tickets to attend the 36|86 conference cost $199, and are available for purchase at

Created by Launch Tennessee, 36|86 brings together Southeast-based startup companies, business leaders, media and strategic investors to celebrate entrepreneurship and southern culture. 36|86 also helps with The Southern Series’ mission of recognizing the best entrepreneurs in the Southeast U.S. region, and connecting them to peers from around the world.

For information about how Cherry Bekaert guides innovative companies in the Technology, Health & Life Sciences, and Industrial sectors, please check out the Firm’s new specialty practice, THInc.