The Forrest Four-Cast: April 16, 2017
If you are a Central Texas-based startup, then know that end of day on Friday, April 21 is the deadline to apply for Austin A-List. This project is spearheaded by the Austin Chamber of Commerce, with some assistance from SXSW. Click here to read the rules then nominate your new company (or the company of one of your friends) via this short form.
Founded in 2010, the Austin A-List increases visibility and recognition of the city’s most promising, cutting-edge innovators and high-growth startups to help recruit additional venture capital investment and top talent to Austin. Over the last seven years, winners have reached nearly $1 billion ($987.84M) in funding
Winners? Listed alphabetically, Austin A-List honorees in 2015 and 2016 include Bitfusion.io (2015), Civitas Learning (2016), CognitiveScale (2015), Epic (2015), Everfest (2015), Embark (2016), ENTvantage Dx (2015), ESO Solutions (2016), Factom (2016), Firefly Space Systems (2016), Green & Grow (2015), IdealSpot (2016), Illumitex (2015), NSS Labs (2016), Neogenis Labs (2015), OJO Labs (2016), Re3D (2016), Silvercar (2015), SpareFoot (2015), Spark Cognition (2015), Trend Kite (2016), Volusion (2015) and The Zebra (2016)
The ceremony to honor winners of the 2017 Austin A-List occurs Thursday, May 25 at ACL Live. Whether you are a startup or an investor or you are considering entering the founder game or just someone who enjoys great networking opportunities with some of the city’s most innovative thinkers, make plans to attend this inspiring and fun-filled evening.
Hugh Forrest tries to write four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts generally cover technology-related trends. When not attempting to wordsmith or meditating, he serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW in Austin.
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