AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On May 22nd, the Austin Technology Council (ATC) will welcome Central Texas’ top technology CEOs, thought leaders and entrepreneurs to the annual CEO Summit, and is proud to announce this year’s presenting sponsor, Norton Rose Fulbright.
The CEO Summit brings together Austin’s best of tech in an exclusive event that will explore the momentum and success of the Austin market, and more importantly, will shape the next phase of growth and direction for the industry. This year’s must-attend event will include a keynote delivered by Dropbox, honoring Pike Powers with the Tech Hall of Fame Award and much more. The agenda and list of speakers will be available at http://austintechnologycouncil.org/2014-ceo-summit/.
In addition to an impressive line up of speakers, ATC will present four of the most promising local startups in the Startup Showcase, offering an up-close look at the upcoming group of companies that will be contributing to the Austin tech scene. Previous winners Toopher (2012) and RideScout (2013) will also address the audience. This year’s startups include:
- Cratejoy, representing Capital Factory
- Plum, representing Techstars
- Swan, representing DreamIT Ventures
- Lumos Pharma, representing ATI
“With $21.5B in economic impact generated annually by our technology and life sciences industries, Central Texas tech has a clear role and responsibility in maintaining regional prosperity. We have a lot at stake and the decisions we make as a community in the next 12 months could be the difference between being a tier-two tech market and a global standard for excellence. I’m ready to get to work on the latter and am thrilled to host these pioneering leaders and problem solvers to collectively move the needle for Austin tech,” said Julie Huls, ATC CEO and President.
“We are delighted to serve as the title sponsor of this prestigious event for the top technology leaders in Central Texas,” said Ann Benolken, partner in Norton Rose Fulbright’s Austin office. “For more than 35 years, our Austin office has advised this city’s business leaders, and our recent combination to become Norton Rose Fulbright gives these valued clients an expanded global platform and an even wider range of services.”
In addition to Norton Rose Fulbright’s title sponsorship, platinum partners include Luna Data Solutions, Calavista Software, Northside Advisors, IDA Ireland, and gold partners Employer Flexible, Lumesse, Britton Gallagher, Cedar Park and DemandBase.
About Austin Technology Council
The Austin Technology Council (ATC) is the voice of Central Texas’ diverse and thriving technology and life sciences industries, representing more than 1,200 technology executives, 200 companies and 60,000 employees. The Austin technology and life sciences sector contribute $21.5 billion annually to the regional economy and support more than one third of local jobs. By convening Austin’s top technology executives, ATC is leading the effort to meet the future needs of the industry through increased access to capital, new and diverse technical talent in the region, mentorship for emerging companies, and connectivity across the industry and with key stakeholders in Texas and around the world.
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