Blog

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...

read more

11 Tech Bands Confirmed to Battle on October 6

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

11 Tech Bands Confirmed to Battle on October 6

ATC Battle of the Tech Bands is the opening party of Austin Startup Week held on October 6 at the Mohawk. This event showcases the best of Austin culture- live music and tech! 11 member companies take the stage to compete for Austin’s best tech band.  RSVP here to attend.   WHERE: The Mohawk (map) SHOWTIME: 6:00pm, Monday, October 6 Confirmed Judges: Adi Anand, National Program Management, DoStuff Media Will Bridges, Co-owner, Arlyn Studios Hugh Forrest, Director, SXSW Interactive Gillian Wilson, President, Austin Startup Games...

read more

ATC Texas Big Data Conference

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

ATC Texas Big Data Conference

Discover what’s going on in big data at the ATC Texas Big Data Conference. This unique conference will examine the impact of big data on key Texas industries and showcase innovative companies changing the landscape of research and development, data collection and analytics. Join public and private sector data leaders for executive level presentations and discussions on the Texas transparency mandate, what it means for the tech industry, and the successes of public-private partnerships in making such data open and available to private...

read more

SXSW Interactive Badges 2015

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

SXSW Interactive Badges 2015

ATC Members Save on 2015 SXSW Interactive Badges For the fourth year in a row, ATC is happy to offer member companies access to SXSW Interactive badges at a group rate discount price. ATC members have enjoyed discounts of more than 40% on published SXSW Interactive registration rates for the last three years. The more you buy, the lower the price! All ATC member company employees are encouraged to take advantage of this exciting offer — but you must purchase your badge through ATC. The first step to participating is simply letting ATC know...

read more

District Candidate Forums

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

District Candidate Forums

As a step toward showcasing tech’s city-wide presence and deep commitment to Austin’s lifestyle and cultural ecosystem, ATC is participating in a series of district by district City Council/Mayoral candidate forums with Austin Music People and the Austin Creative Alliance. While the focus of the forums will be to gauge candidate commitment to Austin’s creative core, we’ll also distribute an issue priority list which any candidate should be able to address in a tech town.  Please join Austin Creative Alliance, Austin...

read more

ATC Weekend Update Guest Post by Mayor Lee Leffingwell

Posted by on Aug 9, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

ATC is committed to supporting tech awareness and engagement. Over the next several months, Austin’s mayoral candidates will be invited to introduce themselves and their priorities to the ATC community via the Weekend Update.Mayor Leffingwell introduces the series with his top priority. Austin’s reputation as a tech town is in jeopardy. Our mobility challenge is quickly eroding the extraordinary quality of life that, for decades, has attracted new ideas and new talent to our city. For the price of just one movie ticket each month,...

read more

Austin Tech Gives Back

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

Austin Tech Gives Back

Austin Tech! Looking for a way to give back this summer? Hunger in Central Texas is a year round issue but donations drop during the off season. Our member company, BuildASign, helps food banks replenish their pantries with the CANville initiative. CANville challenges community-minded businesses to compete in a can drive and art display.   All participating companies must build an Austin landmark or uniquely Austin art display created from their donated cans- first come first choice on which landmark is claimed. Companies are placed into...

read more

A Management System for CEOs: Goals as an Enabler

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

By Joel Trammell   I just recently finished my tenure as Chairman of this great organization and had the honor to address many of you at the CEO Summit on May 22. I hold firmly to the idea I expressed that day: That entrepreneurship means starting every morning knowing today is the day to take on the world. However, many CEOs often feel that they don’t have as much influence on their world as they wish. In fact, a survey my company Khorus just completed reflects this. We asked 200 CEOs about their challenges, processes and initiatives...

read more

Austin visionary Pike Powers inducted into ATC Tech Hall of Fame

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Austin visionary Pike Powers inducted into ATC Tech Hall of Fame

  ATC has inducted Austin businessman, attorney and former legislator Pike Powers into its Tech Hall of Fame following the 2014 CEO Summit. The purpose of the Tech Hall of Fame event is to award an influential leader who has made a long-term, substantial impact on the Austin tech industry. Powers has played pivotal roles in attracting companies such as Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corp., Sematech Inc. to Austin and helped convince Freescale Semiconductor Inc. to keep its headquarters here. Powers, who also served as a state...

read more