Leaders must be persistent and determined to grow a thriving team and business. Exceptional entrepreneurs grow out of drive, grit and adaptability. You could call them “glass eaters” or “pragmatic innovators.” They excel in creativity and resiliency and find ways to scale their teams and companies.


“Ace in the Hole” Award

“Top Tech Team” Award

Tech & Inno Awards - 1-10 employees category

Help us celebrate the Ace in the Hole Award winner who stands out above the others and the Top Tech Team Award winner who has launched or updated a product in the past year and whose innovative approach has caused market disruption. We will also honor the Tech & Inno Award winners with 1-10 employees!

Featured Speakers

Sit down with us as we hear from key local tech leaders on how they’ve led during a time when their leadership has been needed the most.

  • Tony Aguilar

    CEO & Founder

  • Brent Bellm


  • John Berkowitz

    CEO & Co-founder
    OJO Labs

  • Tahjar “Tee” Roamartinez

    Founder & CEO
    Cyber Warfighters Group

Hosted by Austin Chamber & SXSW
  • Leigh Christie

    Senior Vice President, Global Tech & Innovation
    Austin Chamber

  • Hugh Forrest

    Chief Programming Officer

More A-LIST up close & personal

This year’s celebration will be a three-part series of virtual award announcements and conversations with stellar speakers on timely issues. Please join us for A-LIST: Up Close & Personal, hosted by the Austin Chamber and SXSW, on October 7 & 8.

  • Innovating During Challenging Times

    October 7th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Announcing “Spotlight” Awards and Tech & Inno Awards (11-50 employees category)
    Join us for a fireside chat with some of Austin’s top tech leaders who share how they’re responding to today’s chaos and opportunities.

  • Leading Through Adversity & Our Path Forward

    October 8th, 10:00am - 11:00am

    Announcing Tech & Inno Awards (51-99 employees category)
    Don’t miss this opportunity to spend time with leaders who have made a tremendous impact during times of constant change and uncertainty.


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Cancellation Policy
The Austin Chamber of Commerce must maintain a cancellation policy for events in order to properly plan for catering, venue expenses, and marketing efforts. Unless stated otherwise, Chamber reservations must be canceled 5 business days prior to the event to be eligible for a refund. All refunds will be issued 10 days after the event. No refunds will be issued for nonattendance. You are welcome to send another member of your staff in your place.