SXSW Eco extends a sincere thank you to our sponsors for their dedication and contribution to the conference. Their participation is valuable to the conversation and we appreciate their important role in shifting the conversation locally and globally.
Austin Energy is one of the country’s largest municipal-owned utilities and does an excellent job of fostering a progressive stance on energy issues. By investing in large scale renewable energy initiatives, they are diversifying the energy mix and providing a good example to utility owners across the country. They work diligently towards the goal of adding more renewables to their energy mix and we are proud to support and encourage those efforts.
Austin Technology Incubator
The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) in the IC2 Institute nurtures Austin startups and helps people bring their visions to reality by raising capital and making strategic connections. With over one billion dollars in investment to date, ATI has helped over 250 companies launch their businesses. ATI is also a big player in the local clean tech community, offering support and social events to keep the conversations strong in Austin all year round.
Lagunitas began as a small brewery in northern California in 1993, making delicious craft beer and keeping their sense of humor. As their popularity has grown, so has their business and their positive impact. By pioneering long term trade agreements with hops vendors they know personally, they are able to ensure fair prices and help provide stable income to small family farms. With their continued growth, they look to make more sustainable and environmental choices in their brewery operations. They support non-profits around the country, ensuring that Lagunitas is not only about making excellent beer, but building a strong and long lasting community.
Renowned for its support of the Austin music scene. Austin’s weekly community newspaper, covering politics, art and culture since 1981. If it’s important to Austin, it’s in the Chronicle.
Sun Radio is dedicated to the preservation and evolution of Texas music culture, while maintaining a minimal impact on the environment through solar power. Sun Radio creates and distributes radio programming to non-commercial member stations with a focus on Austin and Texas artists and Americana music. We develop new broadcasting careers for the residents of the Texas Hill Country and provide 24-hour, free, local content to the communities we serve.
Proceeds are used to expand local programming; broadcast special music events in the creation of local jobs; fund capital projects to increase audience coverage; and to financially support the Sun Radio Foundation, the Larry Monroe Scholarship Fund, and other non-profit organizations. Sun Radio is heard solar powered in Austin at 100.1 FM; Dripping Springs at 103.1 FM; Johnson City/Highland Lakes at 88.9 FM; Fredericksburg/Luckenbach at 99.1 FM, and SunRadio.com.