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The A-LIST Awards is an annual awards ceremony that recognizes and celebrates the achievements of entrepreneurs in the Greater Austin region. The event is typically attended by local business leaders, entrepreneurs, and members of the Austin tech community.
In partnership with SXSW, the A-LIST Awards is the annual celebration of entrepreneurship in the Austin area. Austin is known for its growing global startup and scaleup hub, a title we couldn't claim without innovating entrepreneurs and investors in our city.
This is the 12th year that we'll celebrate exciting companies that are developing new ways to connect with customers. A-LIST companies are finding unique approaches to grow their businesses and transform their industries, while creating a robust culture for their employees.
Are you a privately-owned, innovative, scalable company or an active investor in the Austin area? Then A-LIST is right for you. Complete your application today!
Who Should Apply?
Nominations are judged in the following categories:
- Bootstrapped (Self-funded businesses)
- Angel & Seed ($10,000 - $6 million)
- Early Stage (A or B Series funding, $6 - $40 million)
- Late Stage (C series or later, greater than $40 million)
- Investor of the Year (Open to individual angel investors and venture capital firms)
In addition to joining the ranks of notable A-LIST alumni, winners will receive various prize elements including:
-Oracle: $25K in Oracle Cloud Credits to winning companies ($10k to finalists) and $25k credits to all investors to allocate amongst their portfolio.
-Capital Factory Golden Ticket: Consists of 3 months of co-working space and access to CF mentors. This benefit is available to new members only. Up to four individuals per company/firm may have access, the winning Angel investor will get one access.
-Two 2024 Platinum SXSW badges per company.
-Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) office hours + application fee waiver (covers up to two attempts at CTAN funding cycles to companies that do not receive funding during their first attempt).
-Consideration for speaking opportunities within Chamber & SXSW joint programming events like the Tech Talks series; a forum for founders and executives to discuss key trends impacting technology and business.
-Access to the A-LIST Mentor Network. See our A-LIST Mentor Network.
-Access to by-invitation-only networking and other professional events.
-Media exposure on official Austin Chamber channels as well as local press coverage and production of a professional winner video.
Winners will be honored at the A-LIST Awards celebration taking place on May 23rd, at The Long Center from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
NOTE: All investment/financial information provided during the application process is treated as confidential and only viewed by select Austin Chamber staff and the Judging Committee made up of local investors and business leaders. For questions about nominations, please contact ALIST@austinchamber.com.