3 Northwest Austin businesses honored by chamber

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Several independently owned and -operated Northwest Austin businesses received awards from the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce at the organization’s 2021 A-List Awards event. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Several independently owned and -operated Northwest Austin businesses received awards from the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce at the organization’s 2021 A-List Awards event. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Several independently owned and -operated Northwest Austin businesses received awards from the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce at the organization’s 2021 A-List Awards event.

The 2021 A-List Awards, now in its 10th year, recognizes Austin-based tech and innovation companies, according to an Oct. 1 news release from the chamber. This year’s award ceremony was held Sept. 30 in partnership with South by Southwest Conference and Festivals.

“These visionary founders and startups are creating global solutions through innovative technologies and thriving in the Austin eco-system in a powerful way,” said Roland Peña, senior vice president of global technology and innovation with the chamber.

This year, three companies operating out of Northwest Austin were recognized with an A-List Award from the chamber.

North Austin subscription box company Sips by was recognized as an Early Stage Winner by the chamber. According to the chamber’s website, Early Stage organizations are businesses that are angel-invested, seed-funded or Series A funded.


Sips by, located off Braker Lane near Q2 Stadium, distributes globally sourced tea in customized boxes to its customers.

Northwest Austin company TrustRadius, headquartered in the Arboretum area, walked away with a Late Stage Winner award from the A-List Award ceremony. Organizations nominated for this award are Series B and Series C+ funded companies, according to the chamber website.

TrustRadius is an unbiased review site of business technology with services for technology buyers and vendors alike. According to the TrustRadius website, the Northwest Austin company is backed by investments from Next Coast Ventures, Mayfield Fund, LiveOak Ventures and Bazaarvoice.

The Austin Chamber awarded one of its Bootstrapped Winner awards to Northwest Austin-based Growth Acceleration Partners. The award is given to companies that were established “from the ground up from only personal savings, luck and cash from beginning sales,” per the chamber.

Growth Acceleration Partners is a strategic technology solutions firm with analytics services, cloud applications and more for clients.

In all, 40 local Austin companies and organizations were nominated for A-List Awards from the chamber. For a full list of nominees, view the chamber’s digital program here.
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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