Austin Technology Council’s Startup Showdown and Third Annual CEO Summit on May 7-8

imgres-19Every year, a meeting of the minds takes place in Austin with the region’s top technology CEOs.
That event is the Austin Technology Council‘s third annual CEO Summit and Startup Showdown which takes place on May 8th at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. The theme this year is “Setting the Tech Agenda” and it puts the spotlight on recruiting and retaining technology talent, investment capital and promoting education in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields.
The evening before, the ATC will host its first Hall of Fame awards reception. Bill Bock, CFO at Silicon Laboratories and a serial entrepreneur, will host the event along with Mark McClain of Sailpoint. The evening will honor people who have made a big impact on the Austin technology industry.
“This annual gathering of state-wide CEOs of technology companies facilitates critical discussion around the opportunities, and challenges, of taking Texas to the next level,” Julie Huls, ATC president said in a news statement. “The CEO Summit is a rare opportunity for the industry to collectively create the vision and direct the next phase of growth for the technology industry.”
The day long event will end with the Startup Showdown fast pitch competition. The Central Texas Angel Network is also a sponsor of this year’s event which will feature six companies that will present their companies to a panel of judges.
Companies seeking either series A or series B funding are asked to submit their businesses for consideration at the ATC website.
The companies competing last year included Baytan Labs, Convergence Wireless, MapMyFitness, NeedTo.com, Toopher and Vivogig. Toopher won the Showdown.
To register for the 2013 CEO Summit, please visit ATC’s website. Only members of ATC are allowed to attend.

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