Celebrating the 2020 A-LIST


  • Innovating during challenging times

    In this session, we heard from Keynote Kendra Scott and chatted with Austin’s top tech innovators who share how they’re responding to today’s chaos and opportunities.

    We also welcomed the Spotlight Award winners who exemplify an entrepreneurial mindset, creativity, and community spirit as well as Tech & Inno Award winners with 11-50 employees.

  • Leading through adversity & our path forward

    In this session, we featured local leaders who have made a tremendous impact during times of constant change and uncertainty and continue to inspire the community and their teams by standing up with passion and purpose.

    We also welcomed the Tech & Inno Award winners with 51-199 employees.

  • Growing a thriving team & business with persistence

    In this session, we sat down with key local tech leaders on how they've developed their companies in a time when their leadership has been needed the most, and how they've found new ways to scale their teams with creativity and resiliency.

    We welcomed the Ace in the Hole Award winner who stands out above the others, 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, and the Tech & Inno Award winners with 1-10 employees.


Ace in the Hole Award winner

Spotlight Award winners

Top Tech Team Award winner

Tech & Inno Award winners - 1-10 employees

Tech & Inno Award winners - 11-50 employees

Tech & Inno Award winners - 51-199 employees

2019 A-LIST highlights

  • Who is most responsible for your success?
  • Name one thing you must do to start every day
  • If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?


Innovation Committee

  • Leigh Christie

    Austin Chamber

  • Joyce Durst

    Growth Acceleration Partners

  • John King

    Cognite North America

  • Emily Rollins - Co-chair

    Deloitte & Touche LLP

  • Cristina Silingardi - Co-chair

    vcfo

  • Emily Weisz

    Austin Chamber

  • Ellen Wood

    vcfo


As always, thank you to our sponsors!

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  • Backstage sponsor
  • Speaker sponsor
  • Award sponsor
  • Award sponsor
  • Supporting sponsor

A-LISTers in the news

  • 2020 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists for Central Texas

    Out of only 18 EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalists for Central Texas, 3 of our Austin A-LIST winners were on the list.


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  • A-LIST Winner SourceDay Receives 2020 Generous Business Award

    Each year, we honor the philanthropic efforts of the local job creators and companies that go above and beyond for our community. The inspiring event fills the room with the buzz of a big celebration! Videos tell the stories of our honorees in each category and summarize how our honorees make our community a better place.

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  • ICON3D raises $35M to Fuel Development of 3D Home Printer Ready for Mass Market

    The startup’s $35 million series A funding round, announced Aug. 19, will fuel the development of its next-generation printer that will be sold to homebuilders as well as the creation of a variety of home types and designs and enhance Icon’s core technology.

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  • A-LIST winner AlertMedia Just Raised $15 Million Amid A COVID-19 Boom

    As the coronavirus has crippled industries and forced employees to work from home, workflow platforms like Slack and videoconferencing company Zoom have helped businesses adjust. But for more urgent messages, companies have turned to a lesser-known startup: AlertMedia.

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  • SourceDay Raises $12.5M to Help with Supply Chain Challenges

    Many businesses are finding venture capital funding harder to come by these days. But those that can demonstrate a clear need for their product during the COVID-19 pandemic are receiving extra interest from investors. SourceDay announced $12.5 million in series B funding to develop its software that automates purchasing for manufacturers and distributors, helping them better manage their supply chain and expenses.

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  • ICON Delivers Series of 3D-Printed Homes for Homeless in Austin

    The 400 square foot homes, 3D-printed with ICON’s Vulcan II printer, feature one bedroom, one bath, a full kitchen, living room and large porch and are located at Community First! Village in Austin, TX.

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  • 50 Best small companies to work for in Austin 2020

    More than 10 of our Austin A-LIST winners were featured on the 50 Best Small Companies to Work for in Austin in 2020.

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