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2014 Annual Meeting Recap

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

2014 Annual Meeting Recap

On December 4, ATC leaders gathered for our yearly Annual Meeting + Partner Appreciation party. ATC was proud to convene our Board and Advisory Council leaders as well as representatives from Annual Partner companies to share an inside look at the organization’s 2014 accomplishments and what’s in store for the year ahead. Several ATC leaders joined CEO Julie Huls to share insight on their businesses and the growth of Austin as a tech hub. Mark McClain, CEO of Sailpoint Technologies, commented on the growth he’s seen since...

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Weekend Update Guest Post, Susanne Bowen, Executive Chairman at PeopleAdmin

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Leaders of the Austin technology community are engaged and committed to strengthening all aspects of the regional tech sector. This is a guest post from one of those leaders.  You’ve likely heard the scary numbers.  Forbes reports, “Nearly 1.5 million computing jobs will become available over the next five years. The problem is, even in this economy, there will only be enough qualified graduates to fill about 30 percent of those positions.” You’ve undoubtedly experienced the challenge even today since nearly 80% of ATC...

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Weekend Update Guest Post: Sheryl Cole, Candidate for Mayor of Austin

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

ATC is committed to supporting tech awareness and engagement. Austin’s 2014 mayoral candidates have been invited to introduce themselves and their priorities to the ATC community via the Weekend Update. Please watch Silicon Hills News next week for a repost with follow up questions for the candidate by publisher Laura Lorek. This week, Sheryl Cole joins us. For further information, visit http://www.sherylforaustin.com/.  At a recent forum held at Capital Factory, I was asked “in what area could the city most use help from the technology...

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Weekend Update Guest Post: Steve Adler, Candidate for Mayor of Austin

Posted by on Oct 25, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

ATC is committed to supporting tech awareness and engagement. Austin’s 2014 mayoral candidates have been invited to introduce themselves and their priorities to the ATC community via the Weekend Update. Please watch Silicon Hills News next week for a repost with follow up questions for the candidate by publisher Laura Lorek. This week, Steve Adler joins us. For further information, visit http://www.adlerforaustin.com/ Austin is a very exciting place right now. Not only are we about to see a transformation in government with the new 10-1...

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Leveraging Austin’s Unique MedTech Opportunities: A Life Sciences Summit hosted by ATC

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

Leveraging Austin’s Unique MedTech Opportunities:  A Life Sciences Summit hosted by ATC

The 2014 ATC Life Sciences Summit was a great success. We greatly appreciate the participation and leadership of our esteemed speakers who shared their insight on the growth of the med tech industry in Central Texas. Below please find our speaker presentations. We look forward to continuing conversations on how the ATC community can amplify the growth of this sector. Check out event coverage on twitter using hashtag #ATCLS!       Thank you to our sponsors!...

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Weekend Update Guest Post, David Orshalick, candidate for Mayor of Austin

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

ATC is committed to supporting tech awareness and engagement. Austin’s 2014 mayoral candidates have been invited to introduce themselves and their priorities to the ATC community via the Weekend Update. Please watch Silicon Hills News next week for a repost with follow up questions for the candidate by publisher Laura Lorek. This week, David Orshalick says hello. For further information, visit orshalick4mayor.com. This post can also be found on our blog. With an unsustainable growth model, Austin is at a crossroads. Another status quo...

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Weekend Update Guest Post: Mike Martinez, candidate for Mayor of Austin

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Guest Post: Mike Martinez, candidate for Mayor of Austin ATC is committed to supporting tech awareness and engagement. Austin’s 2014 mayoral candidates have been invited to introduce themselves and their priorities to the ATC community via the Weekend Update. Please watch Silicon Hills News next week for a repost with follow up questions for the candidate by publisher Laura Lorek.   This week, Mike Martinez says hello. For further information, follow Mike @CouncilmanMike or email info@mike4mayor.com. This post can also be found onour...

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Senator Cornyn ATC Patent Reform panel: We need to limit ‘frivolous’ patent litigation

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Senator Cornyn ATC Patent Reform panel: We need to limit ‘frivolous’ patent litigation

ATC welcomed 200 members and Austin Startup Week attendees to discuss patent reform litigation with Senator John Cornyn and Austin tech leaders on Tuesday, October 7 at Capital Factory.   See the VentureBeat article below. AUSTIN, Texas — Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said yesterday that introducing new patent reform legislation is high on his agenda when a new body of Congress convenes in 2015. The U.S. Senate failed to pass any sort of patent reform legislation this year, despite support from small business owners and both political parties....

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City of Austin & ATC Establish Groundbreaking Partnership to Strengthen the Regional Tech Economy

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Blog, Featured, News | 0 comments

City of Austin & ATC Establish Groundbreaking Partnership to Strengthen the Regional Tech Economy

ATC is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with the City of Austin. Please find further details in the press release below. All media inquiries, please see contact info for INK PR at page bottom.   “Austin Technology Partnership” Brands Austin as a City that Gets Tech, Makes Austin a Model Innovation Community and Preferred Tech Destination The Austin Technology Partnership (ATP), is a unique partnership formed between the City of Austin and the Austin Technology Council (ATC). The ATP positions Austin as the first market in...

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The “Lateral View”

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in Weekend Update | 0 comments

The “Lateral View” from the August 3, 2013 Weekend Update.   Grover Bynum, Stakeholder Engagement   Austin was just identified as the “top aspirational” city in the U.S. The title was largely determined by economic and demographic data and “aspirational” is not a bad description of our city as a whole. Or its tech community. We share a trait with the majority of tech towns that occasionally look up the food chain, considering the benefit of altitude to an improved view. Austin tech’s glances...

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