Every year, the Austin Chamber and SXSW host the Austin A-List Awards, which celebrates and promotes Austin’s top innovative, homegrown companies and leaders. The event highlights both tech and non-tech companies.
Austin is home to a unique and collaborative business community. We are working to highlighting them in a variety of ways including through a commitment to make A-List an enduring honor by staying in touch with and highlighting our winners throughout the year.
As we approach this year’s Austin A-List Awards on May 23 at ACL Live @ the Moody Theater, we are looking each week at a different 2018 winner.
When selecting winners, our judges evaluate nominees on the following criteria:
Innovation: How novel/innovative is the company’s core idea?
Achievability: How achievable/practical is the idea? Can it be delivered?
Sustainability: Is the company sourcing properly with thoughts on its impact to the environment?
Growth: Will the company scale over time?
Leadership: Does the company have the right leadership to execute?
2018 Scale Winner: TurnKey Vacation Rentals
Since May 2018, TurnKey Vacation Rentals has continued on its path of fast-paced growth in redefining the vacation rental experience for homeowners and guests. With 4,000 homes under management and over 400 employees nationwide, they have also grown their senior leadership team with key hires, including our VP of Guest Experience Chris Elam, Vice President of Owner Success Michael Joseph, Director of Owner Onboarding and Product Tom Feldhusen, and VP of Human Resources Jennifer Oswald. Additionally, one of TurnKey’s Austin properties was featured in the Netflix series "Stay Here," which premiered this past August, highlighting their industry-leading property management, unique homes, and high-end guest experiences. Finally, the company was recognized as a Travel Weekly Magellan Award Winner and a member of the Entrepreneur 360 list – both for the second year in a row. TurnKey looks forward to hitting milestones and releasing new innovations this year and are excited to continue building the smarter way to vacation rental from our headquarters here in Austin.
Know an awesome candidate for 2019 Austin A-List Awards? Help us discover and promote the very best Austin has to offer. Nominate here.
Greater Austin Chamber
The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce focuses on how the Austin region works. We serve as the voice of business for our member organizations and their employees throughout Central Texas. Our mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for members.