Wednesday, February 04, 2009

RISE Austin - An Entrepreneurial Experience!!!

RISE is looking for Austin area entrepreneurs to host informative / educational seminars on March 3rd, 4th and 5th. Sign up NOW to host your session (I did!). More info at

In its third year, RISE – a Relationship & Information Series for Entrepreneurs – is an annual conference series dedicated to providing a free forum for entrepreneurs to connect and exchange ideas that inspire the entrepreneurial spirit.

Co-hosted by MPOWER Foundation and the Acton School of Business, RISE is a non-profit initiative with no cost to participate. Through RISE expertise is exchanged as entrepreneurs from multiple industries and backgrounds connect with each other as well as members of the academic, financial, non-profit, and government sectors.

RISE is thrilled to welcome John Mackey and Roy Spence, two of our city's most storied and admired entrepreneurs, as the keynote speakers for RISE 2009.

From March 3-5, aspiring entrepreneurs may attend free RISE Sessions led by successful members of the Austin business community. Unlike a traditional conference, RISE Sessions are limited to 25 participants and take place all over the city in areas where entrepreneurs naturally congregate. From board rooms to coffee shops, from office parks to Zilker Park, entrepreneurs gather to learn, share and recharge.

Join the RISE community in 2009 by participating in a RISE Session, attending a RISE event, or telling others you know about the opportunity to connect with expert experience and expertise.

This is a great program. If you live and work in the Austin area, do not miss out on RISE 2009.

I will be hosting a session titled "Some Assembly Required: How to Make, Grow and Keep Your Business Relationships" on the morning of March 5th.

Even if you do not present a session, be sure to attend one. The Schedule is online... but new sessions are being added every day, so keep checking back to find out who is involved with RISE 2009.

Have A Great Day.


1 comment:

JF said...

Hi Thom. I, too, will be presenting at RISE Austin. I think this is a great event that should be attended by as many people who can find the time.

My session is titled, "Strategic Management of IP - Licensing and Patents as Building Blocks for High-Technology Companies." Hopefully, you and I will soon get a chance to meet.