2018 Applications NOW OPEN for Austin’s A-List of the Hottest Startups

2018 Applications NOW OPEN
for Austin’s A-List of the Hottest Startups

Presented by the Austin Chamber in Partnership with South by Southwest

Deadline for submission is Friday, April 20th, 2018

2018 Applications NOW OPEN
for Austin’s A-List
The search is on for Austin’s most promising and cutting-edge innovators! Nominate your startup for the 2018 Austin A-List of the Hottest Startups.
Trust us, this is a list you want to be on!
Emerging (Early/Seed Stage)
* Received funding less than $5M
* AND Under $2M in revenue
* Company founded within last 2 years
Growth (Mid-Stage)
* Received funding less than $20M
* AND Revenue between 2M-25M
Scale (Later Stage)
* Received funding above $20M
* OR Revenue of $25M+
*All stages must be headquartered in Austin, TX and be a privately held company at the time of submission
A-List’s primary goal is to increase visibility and recognition of Austin’s hottest innovators and startups to help recruit additional venture capital investment and top talent to Austin. Any stage startup, in any industry, is eligible to apply.
Deadline for submission is Friday, April 20th, 2018
Not a hot startup, but know an awesome candidate?
Help us discover and promote the very best Austin has to offer.
Save the date for our A-List Signature Event on Thursday, May 24th, 2018!


Apply for Tarmac TX 2018 to join the next Cohort of Tech Social Entrepreneurs

Tarmac TX has just opened applications for its 2018 program starting in mid-April, and the deadline to apply is March 15.

Tarmac TX is a free 9-month program supporting tech startups addressing a social / environmental issue. It has been set up by CALSO in partnership with 3M.  In 2017, Tarmac TX supported 9 startups developing tech-based solutions to solve issues in fields such as healthcare, education and waste management, among which Trashbots and GrubTubs. This year, we will select again 9 startups to be supported from April to December 2018.

Apply HERE

Fostering tech solutions addressing social & environmental issues in Austin’s growing social innovation ecosystem

Why we do what we do

Over the past few years, Austin has become an increasingly robust tech hub, seeing the emergence of powerful tech startups and attracting more and more tech giants. In the meantime, according to Mission Capital, it has also become home to almost 6,000 nonprofits – the highest number of nonprofits per capita in the Southwest US, demonstrating the city’s will to improve the local community.

Our ambition is to bridge the gap between technology and social innovation. We are convinced that technology can more effectively address our community’s biggest unmet social and environmental challenges. But we also know first-hand that such challenges cannot be solved by a sole person. Social entrepreneurs need the right support to fulfill their mission.

What we do

Tarmac TX equips social entrepreneurs with the necessary skill set and connections and helps them access funding to reach their intended impact. Going through Tarmac TX, social entrepreneurs refine their product, test their solution in the marketplace, cultivate relationships with the right partners, mentors, and investors to grow their venture and thus maximize their social and/or environmental impact.

Part of Impact Network, the #1 Global Network of Green and Social Startups, supporting 500+ startups in 13 countries, Tarmac TX offers:

· Classes & Workshops;

· Mentorship with 3M employees;

· Events & Networking opportunities;

· Office Space;

Applications just opened and the deadline to apply is March 14.

Apply HERE


Special CEO Summit Update: Pike Powers to provide perspective on Growth & Innovation for Austin’s Future

​We are pleased to announced that Pike Powers, lawyer, tech market visionary, and civic entrepreneur, will join us to introduce and provide perspective on our Growth and Innovation for Austin’s Future presentation. He will be joined by
  • Barbary Brunner; CEO, Austin Technology Council
  • Dan Graham; Founder, Notley
  • Kevin Koym; Founder and CEO, TechRanch
  • Jonathan Packer; SVP Digital, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce


  CEO Summit 2017

  Tuesday, September 12, 2017
  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

  St. Edward’s University – Ragsdale Center
Full agenda & Speakers here

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