Local leaders lean into employee wellness as top priority
Nov 19, 2020
As we prepare to say goodbye to 2020 and launch in to 2021, our tech leaders share their focus on health and wellness, above and beyond the bottom line. We've gathered some of their tips and encouragement below, with themes centering on stress relievers and morale boosters, self-care, mediation and mindfulness practices, empathy, emotional intelligence, and reducing anxiety and burn-out.
Understanding the Austin CPG scene
Nov 17, 2020
From western boots to popcorn, consumer packaged goods (CPGs) have become one of the strongest segments of the Austin startup scene. On November 12th, SXSW's chief programming officer Hugh Forrest interviewed Kirstin Ross, managing director at SKU and Aimy Steadman, founder & COO of Future/Proof and founding board member of Naturally Austin to discuss why Austin has become such a hot spot for this kind of entrepreneurial activity and what the next wave of CPG activity could bring to Central Texas.
International Biz Advantage: Texas & Canada
Oct 22, 2020
The U.S. and Canada have one of the world’s most comprehensive trading relationships and the largest investment relationship. Texas and Canada are often referred to as “a match made in heaven” because in addition to lifestyles and attitudes, they have complementary business interests and investments. On Tuesday, October 20, we heard from four distinguished leaders who shared how to think more globally and take advantage of this powerful alliance.
Celebrating the 2020 A-LIST
Oct 13, 2020
On October 7-8, the Austin Chamber and SXSW hosted A-LIST: Up Close & Personal, a three-part series of virtual award announcements and conversations with stellar speakers on timely issues.
International business advantage: Austin/Israel opportunities
Aug 12, 2020
On Tuesday, August 11th, we were joined by leaders in Tel Aviv and a key tech CEO with offices in Israel and Austin to discuss why a deeper Israel/Austin relationship just makes sense.
Authentically Inclusive: TechTalk with Preston James
Aug 11, 2020
In the Monday, August 10th Tech Talk, we were joined Preston James, founder of DivInc, who shared how groups like DivInc can survive and thrive in our socially distanced world and what he’s learned on his path to becoming a well-established leader in this much less predictable world of early-stage entrepreneurism.
Diversity in funding: Opportunities for emerging companies
Jun 11, 2020
On Wednesday, June 10th, we were joined by key leaders from the Toronto Stock Exchange, S3 Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank to discuss the investment and funding opportunity trends that they are seeing.
Global technology & Innovation update - May 6, 2020
May 6, 2020
See what the Global Technology & Innovation team has been up to in recent weeks!
Webinar recap: Consumer Packaged Goods: Idea to Shelf
May 5, 2020
On Tuesday, May 5th, we were joined by three amazing and inspiring Austinites who shared how they made their dreams a reality by launching their product lines.
Global perspectives during COVID-19
May 1, 2020
By definition, this pandemic is affecting our entire world. These global leaders share their perspectives on how they've been affected and what they've learned.
Building connection and culture when you're not in the same building
Apr 30, 2020
We all felt it immediately - we miss seeing our co-workers! But how do you maintain that sense of camaraderie when you're no longer gathering around the water cooler?
Join the #ieatlocal Challenge
Apr 27, 2020
Tyson Tuttle, CEO of Silicon Labs and Bobby Jenkins, Owner of ABC Home & Commercial are the leading way in supporting local restaurants.