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The ATC Startup Showdown at the CEO Summit

The Austin Technology Council is giving six startup companies a chance to present their businesses at the upcoming CEO Summit.
UPDATE: Any qualifying founder or high level executive of an early stage company based in Austin can submit an application to pitch at the ATC Startup Showdown. The deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m. central time on May 11. The six companies chosen to pitch will receive free registration to the conference.
The Austin Technology Council CEO Summit will be held at the Austin Hilton on May 17th and 18th. On Friday, immediately following a panel discussion of several national Venture Capitalists about investing in Texas, the six selected participants of the ATC Startup Showdown will each get six minutes on stage to present their businesses. A panel comprised of venture capitalists will provide the companies with feedback and name a winner of a competition.
For startups looking for early stage investment, the ATC Startup Showdown provides exposure to potential investors. The ATC board of directors will chose the six finalist selected to present.
“The Startup Showdown is a direct result of conversations that happened at SXSW this past March. ATC member companies, board and staff met dozens of investors from outside Texas looking to invest aggressively in local tech— and our local investors welcome the influx,” Austin Technology Council president, Julie Huls said in a statement. “This Showdown allows us to gain valuable outside insight about how we can better position our companies for competitive, and investment, success; we increase visibility for our market as a tier-one player; and we showcase our local innovation and talent. Besides, as Texans, we are always looking to up the ante!”
An estimated 300 CEOs and other executives are expected to attend the Austin Technology Council CEO Summit 2012 on May 17-18 at the Hilton Austin. It costs $399 to register through May 4 and $599 through May 11. Registration, will close at 5 p.m. May 11. Companies that purchase a membership to ATC will receive $100 off of registration.

Austin’s Technology CEO Summit Opens for Registration

It’s time for another technology CEO summit.
For the second year, the Austin Technology Council will host the event on May 17th and May 18th.
More than 100 top level executives participated in last year’s technology summit.
This year’s event will take place over two days is now open for registration to qualifying executives.
“Last year’s turnout was indicative of the industry’s intent on making Austin a tier-one market for technology,” Julie Huls, Austin Technology Council president said in a news statement. “This year’s Summit, like last year, will be focused not just on discussing some of the industry’s challenges, but on what we can do, collectively, to remove those obstacles for faster, more efficient growth.
The summit will take place at the downtown Hilton Hotel and will cost $399 through April 30th and $599 for late registration from May 1 to May 11. Event organizers are also extending invitations to executives in other Texas cities including San Antonio, Dallas and Houston.
The Austin Technology, with more than 6,000 members and friends and 230 member companies, reports that last year’s event led to a focus on high tech employee recruiting and retention and also resulted in a CEO recruiting trip to Silicon Valley.

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