Thu, 2 April 2020
Episode 550 of “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” is co-produced in partnership with the Austin Technology Council, the largest tech industry organization in Central Texas. ATC empowers members through insights, resources, and connections so their members can succeed and thrive. This episode is an in-depth interview with Amber Gunst, CEO of the Austin Technology Council. In this episode she talks about the state of Austin's technology community in the face of the global Coronavirus pandemic.
About Amber Gunst
Amber Gunst first joined ATC as Head of Sales and Membership Services with 20 years of experience in business development and member association sales, including four years at the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. She was the top sales and retention leader of all Chambers of Commerce in the state of Texas, ranking in the top ten nationally in sales for Chambers with revenue over $1.5MM. She also worked for a global staffing firm where she was responsible for client development and consulting staff management.
Since her time working at ATC, she has more than doubled membership and increased retention by over 18 percent.
About Austin Technology Coucil
Austin Technology Council is the leading unifying voice of technology in Central Texas. Since 1992, ATC has been the informed opinion leader, providing their member companies with the insights, resources and connections they need to grow and thrive.
For 28 years ATC has led Austin and Central Texas in the journey to become one of the most important and relevant tech and innovation regions in the world. ATC connects their members to the people and knowledge critical for success.
As the oldest and largest tech industry organization in Central Texas, with a history of tech community leadership, knowledge and connectivity, Austin Technology Council is part of Austin Technology’s DNA and links their heritage to our future.
ATC supports the growth goals of their member businesses by providing knowledge and access in the areas of capital, talent, business mentoring and networking. They advocate for a robust and supportive environment for the success of tech companies through public policy, education and thought leadership. ATC leads and engages collaboratively with their partners in the community to ensure that Austin remains a great place for innovation.