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.

  • Innovating During Challenging Times

    Announcing “Spotlight” Awards and Tech & Inno Awards (11-50 employees category)

    Challenging times require innovative and effective leaders, and during this time, Austin leaders have adapted with determination and creativity. They’ve shown us how to engage and focus in order to move the ball forward in their industries. They’ve shown us what’s possible with a strategic leader at the helm.

    Kiwi Camara, Founder & CEO, DISCO
    Julia Cheek, CEO & Founder, Everlywell
    Tamara Fields, Austin Managing Director, Accenture
    Eric Starkloff, President & CEO, NI

    Watch the session and see the winners!
  • Leading Through Adversity & Our Path Forward

    Announcing Tech & Inno Awards (51-199 employees category)

    We’ve seen first-hand the importance of leadership during times of adversity. Authentic leaders inspire a community and their teams by standing up with passion and purpose. They are focused on finding a way forward, and they understand the need for transparency and empathy with their teams.

    Robert Alvarez, CFO/COO, BigCommerce
    Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, President, Huston-Tillotson University
    Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer, SXSW
    Linda Ginac, Founder & CEO, TalentGuard
    Tyson Tuttle, CEO, Silicon Labs

    Watch the session and see the winners!
  • Growing a Thriving Team & Business with Persistence

    Announcing “Ace in the Hole” Award, “Top Tech Team” Award and Tech & Inno Awards (1-10 employees category)

    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.

    Tony Aguilar, Founder & CEO, Chipper
    Brent Bellm, CEO, BigCommerce
    John Berkowitz, CEO & Co-founder, OJO Labs
    Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer, SXSW
    Tahjar “Tee” Roamartinez, Founder & CEO, Cyber Warfighters Group

    Watch the session and see the winners!

Please contact ALIST@austinchamber.com with any questions.









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