2020 Austin A-LIST Awards
Submission Deadline09/01/2020
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What is A-LIST?
A-LIST is Austin’s List, and the 2020 A-LIST Awards will represent ALL entrepreneurs in our community.
Through A-LIST and our new, year-round A-LIST 365 programming, we introduce visionary founders and the exciting new companies they create to the most important audiences in Texas and beyond. We want to help foster community and drive results for the most promising businesses in Austin.


Who Should Apply?
Individuals and companies who create or develop innovative technologies, platforms, or business models that accelerate, evolve and have the potential to create market shifts in their respective industries. Tech + Innovation = Stellar A-LIST Nominee.
NOTE: Company nominees should be privately held at the time of submission.

Why Should I Apply?
*54 judges representing a diversity of industries, gender, race and sexual orientation have committed to reviewing our 2020 A-LIST nominations
*45+ honorees (i.e. finalists) will be highlighted prior to our A-LIST Awards in the Austin Business Journal, Austin American-Statesman and through social media
*16 A-LIST Awards will be awarded to companies and individuals during our virtual 2020 A-LIST Up Close & Personal on October 7-8
*A-LIST Up Close & Personal will be a three-part series of 1-hour programming that begins with award announcements and then moves into a conversation with local tech and innovation leaders on a timely issue that is affecting our entrepreneurs, their teams and our community (details will be announced soon)
*Our 16 A-LIST Award winners will be celebrated following the A-LIST Awards program in the Austin Business Journal and Austin-American Statesman
*Our honorees and winners will represent ALL members of our community
*All honorees, including winners, will be highlighted throughout the year via email marketing and social media
*All nominees will be invited to attend “Office Hours” and networking events with founder, experts and investors throughout the year
*All nominees will be invited to attend programming specifically designed to support their companies and teams


What are the Award Categories?
TECH & INNOVATION AWARDS:
Celebrating local tech and innovative companies of ALL sizes

SPOTLIGHT AWARDS:
Shining a spotlight on entrepreneurs who should be celebrated for their entrepreneurial mindset, creativity, and community spirit

ACE IN THE HOLE AWARD:
Recognizing tech and innovative companies who stand out above the others

NOTE: All investment/financial information provided during the nomination 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.
 

Nominations will close at 11:59pm on Monday, August 31, 2020. 
For questions about nominations, please contact ALIST@austinchamber.com.

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