March 28, 2018 | Atlanta, USA
Aventure Aviation was a panel judge of the 2018 Atlanta Metro Export Challenge, a JPMorgan Chase and UPS-powered grant program created to support the exporting programs of metro Atlanta companies.
Talha Faruqi, Aventure′s VP of Operations, represented Aventure to help determine the winner in this "Shark Tank"-style pitch competition.
"As the 2017 winner of the Metro Export Challenge, I can appreciate the difficulty of standing in front of a host of people, with $20,000 on the line and only minutes to pitch the vision for your company," stated Mr. Faruqi. "The tenacity of all the competitors to make their case was a reflection on how Metro Atlanta ranks among the top US metros for export," he added.
The first round of judging took place February 19–20, with the final round held on March 28. Winners are expected to be announced in September.