(Austin, TX) // Today, Austin Tech Alliance announced six additional founding member companies as its membership drive continues.
“With the addition of these six companies, we’re continuing to build momentum toward a civically engaged and diverse membership,” said ATA executive director David Edmonson. “Each of the new members represents a cross section of Austin’s tech sector, from a leading semiconductor company to the first-ever mobile app for drivers education to the world’s most important conference celebrating the convergence of tech, film, and music. We’re excited about what the future holds.”
Austin Tech Alliance is a member-based 501(c)(6) nonprofit founded to promote civic engagement in Austin’s tech sector by educating the tech grassroots on policies that impact them, advocating for tech-forward solutions to community challenges, and activating the tech sector to speak up, participate, and vote.
Founding member companies announced today:
Silicon Labs makes silicon, software, and solutions for a more connected world.
SXSW conference and festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.
Beginning with Driving and Real Estate Education, Aceable empowers people to thrive in life by delivering innovative, outcome-focused license and training courses.
Localeur is a community of local insiders who want to help you experience local in their city.
Convey’s technology delivers the experience shoppers demand and the efficiency retailers require.
FarBridge connects people, worlds, and experiences by creating VR/AR software for games and beyond.
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On May 17, ATA announced the kickoff of their membership drive and five founding member companies: Google, WP Engine, Capital Factory, data.world, and DivInc.
About ATA memberships
Both individuals and companies can join ATA to magnify their voice and create a civically engaged tech community. ATA provides three tiers of membership:
- Community. A community member receives invitations to free ATA events and updates on ATA’s work connecting policymakers and the grassroots of Austin’s tech sector. Joining is free.
- Professional. A professional member receives exclusive content and updates on policy initiatives affecting Austin’s tech sector, networking opportunities with city, state, and tech leaders, and advanced RSVPs to all ATA events. Plus, professional members can vote in polls that help to drive the direction of ATA, ensuring that their policy priorities and preferences are communicated to their elected officials. Annual dues are $25.
- Company. When a company becomes an ATA member, it purchases professional memberships for each of its employees and gets access to TechVotes, the nonpartisan ATA initiative aimed at supporting the democratic process and increasing the tech sector’s participation in local, state, and national elections. Annual dues are based on the number of Austin employees.