On Tuesday, May 23 the Austin Chamber and Opportunity Austin, in partnership with SXSW, held the 12th Annual A-LIST Awards. This event is designed to recognize homegrown companies in various growth stages. These companies are developing new ways to connect with customers while transforming their industries and creating a robust culture for their employees.

For this year's event, we returned to the Long Center for the Performing Arts, which featured both a VIP reception beforehand and an after-party following the event with live music, food, and drinks. At the VIP reception, Kristine Anderson with BAE Systems welcomed the crowd and shared some remarks to kickoff the evening.

Congratulations to our 2023 A-LIST Winners!

Bootstrapped Winner

Presented by: Dell Technologies
This category was for companies that are self-funded.

Angel & Seed Winner

This category was for companies who have received between $10,000 to $6 million in investment.

Series A & B Winners

Presented by: Cresa
This category was for companies with series A or B funding or between $6 million to $40 million in investment.

Series C or Later Winner

This category was for companies who have received series C or later funding or greater than $40 million funding.

Venture Capital Firm of the Year Winner

Congratulations to all of the 2023 Finalists!

Ecosystem Builder of the Year Award Winners

For the first time ever, we awarded the Ecosystem Builder of the Year Award which recognizes our partners that go above and beyond to help us achieve our mission.

  • Hugh Forrest, SXSW
  • Joshua Baer, Capital Factory

After the awards ceremony, we headed to the after party to celebrate all of our finalists and winners! Big thanks to our band for the evening, 80H Project, for putting on a great performance for everyone!

To view the full photo gallery, click here.

Thank you to this year's sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

VIP Reception Sponsor

Award Sponsors

After Party Sponsor

Program Sponsor

Corporate Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

Ascension Seton

Wells Fargo Bank
Growth Acceleration PartnersWinstead PC
SOAL Technologies




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