Austin Chamber Opens Applications for 2022 A-LIST Awards

Posted on 05/02/2022

Today, the Austin Chamber of Commerce opened applications for the 2022 A-LIST Awards. The A-LIST Awards, now in its 11th year, is designed to recognize local technology and innovation companies of all sizes.

These awards are a partnership between the Austin Chamber of Commerce and South by Southwest. Applications will be reviewed by local investors, entrepreneurs, and other business leaders, and finalists will be announced later this summer.

“A-LIST is the premier event honoring startups that are on the cutting edge of technology and innovation," said Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer for South by Southwest. “Providing a spotlight to both emerging and established businesses is something South by Southwest is passionate about, and we are excited to partner with the Austin Chamber of Commerce to give these great companies exposure and resources to grow their business.”

Businesses can apply to A-LIST if they are privately-owned companies in various stages, from bootstrapped through late-stage funding. Also, for the first time this year, A-LIST will be honoring an Angel investor and a VC Firm for their contributions to companies by being named investor of the year. The categories for applications are:

- Bootstrapped (Self-funded businesses)

- Angel & Seed ($10,000 to $2 million in Investment)

- Early Stage (A or B Series funding, $2 million to $33 million)

- Late Stage (C series or later, greater than $33 million)

- Investor of the Year (Open to angel investors and venture capital firms)

Winners will be selected in the summer and honored at an event on August 3 at the Long Center. Winners get various benefits including access to a network of A-LIST mentors and other prizes from various sponsors including, SXSW badges, Austin Chamber membership, and co-working space at Capital Factory.

“The Austin Metro is an incredible home for entrepreneurial and social innovation said Roland Peña, Senior Vice President for Global Technology and Innovation for the Austin Chamber of Commerce. “It’s important for us to help continue cultivating a support system around start-ups so they can continue to prosper here in Central Texas. A-LIST is just one of the ways the Austin Chamber is involved in helping our thriving ecosystem.”

The deadline for applications is June 2, 2022.

For more information about A-LIST or instructions on how to apply, visit: