Austin’s technology leaders gathered to kick- off the 3rd annual CEO Summit and award Bill Wood the first Tech Hall of Fame award. SailPoint Technologies CEO, Mark McClain and Silicon Labs CFO, Bill Bock presented the award at the Four Seasons hotel on May 7 to Silverton Partners founder, Bill Wood. Click here for more images and information on the 2013 Tech Hall of Fame event. More about Bill Wood Prior to founding Silverton Partners, Bill Wood began his venture career in 1984 as a founding partner of Austin Ventures which has since become one of the largest venture capital...Read More
Austin Economic Study: Tech Contributes $21B; 150 Tech CEOs Lead National Discussion on Leveraging Innovation Economy.
CEO Summit Focused on Tech Talent, STEM Ed, Growth Infrastructure Austin’s robust technology sector has clearly moved the city beyond its status as a state capitol and university town. But how great an influence does the tech sector have on the local economy? What does the tech landscape look like here? And what are the key business issues facing technology CEOs in the Austin area today? To find out, 150 Austin tech CEOs gathered to discuss the results of the Council’s Technology Economic Impact Report , an exclusive CEO assessment of the Central Texas talent pipeline, and the...Read More
The 3rd annual CEO Summit speaker lineup included: Bob Metcalfe, Brett Hurt, John Thornton, Bill Wood, Gene Austin, Joel Trammell, Tom Meredith, Mike Maples, Jr., Joshua Baer, John Arrow, Mike Maples, Sr., Dennis McWilliams, Kevin Callahan, Michael Raiford, Mark McClain, and many more. Over 150 tech CEOs united on May 8 to collaborate on Setting the Tech Agenda at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. See the full agenda and recap here.Read More
ATC President, Julie Huls speaks to Bloomberg TV on Google’s official announcement on bringing Google Fiber to Austin. Its new high- speed internet network will operate at 1 gigabit speeds, which about 150 times faster than current typical broadband Internet access speeds in this country. ATC gladly supports this opportunity for growth in the Austin tech industry. See blow for articles on Austin’s Google Fiber. Google Fiber officially coming to Austin Google Fiber to launch in Austin, TX Google Fiber’s next stop: Austin,...Read More
During a closed-door session at SXSW Interactive organized by Engine Advocacy and the Austin Technology Council, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) discussed how we can further encourage innovation and economic growth by empowering entrepreneurs to help shape public policy. Among the dozen or so national policy influencers and technology leaders were Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc., and Andrew Rasiej, chairman of the NY Tech Meetup. Read the full...Read More
idealAsset, ridescout, reQwip, nibl and Lodestone Social competed at ACL Live at The Moody Theater for their chance to win CTAN funding opportunities and become ATC’s Showcase member for 2013. Congratulations to ridescout for your hard work at the 3rd Annual CEO Summit.This year, Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) joined ATC in putting on the Startup Showdown where 5 companies were selected to present their businesses to a panel of judges from S3, Austin Ventures, CTAN, Mercury Fund and Silverton Partners. The STARTUP SHOWDOWN is the marketplace for entrepreneurs leading Austin-based...Read More