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Startup City! Austin A-List Event Recap

The Forrest Four-Cast: May 26, 2017

Last night’s proved to be a big success! If you weren’t able to attend the celebration, then to browse the list of the 17 startups that were recognized for their excellence.

Four quick observations from Thursday evening are as follows:

  1. One of the biggest assets of the Austin startup ecosystem is its diversity, depth and breadth. These strengths were fully on display last night as winners ranged from chocolate-focused to the sports live-streaming company to the environmentally-friendly .
  2. Speaking of diversity, one of the night’s most compelling speakers was . In her six-minute presentation, she made a strong case for why female founders will lead the future. of her talk from SXSW 2017 to learn more.
  3. Also very compelling was Rooster Teeth Chief Creative Officer , who gave a quick overview of his company’s growth from dorm room to online media juggernaut. In addition to their flagship event , Rooster Teeth is now exporting our unique Texas brand of innovation to the UK for an .
  4. Reminding attendees that in Austin “we don’t predict the future, we create it,” Roy Spence of GSD&M and ended the evening on an appropriately high note. Get even more inspired by Roy from this video from the .

Last but certainly not least, if your Central Texas based startup wants to be involved in next year’s Austin A-List event, next spring for more information on the 2018 application process.

Hugh Forrest tries to write at least on Medium. These posts often (but not always) cover technology-related trends. When not attempting to wordsmith or , he serves as Chief Programming Officer at in Austin.

Celebrating creativity at SXSW. Also, reading reading reading, the Boston Red Sox, good food, exercise when possible and sleep sleep sleep.

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