Thank you to everyone who participated in the first annual RISE. For three days, we all experienced an incredible exchange of ideas, energy and overall state of entrepreneurship in Austin. More than 500 entrepreneurs gathered in groups of 20 to participate in 40 sessions.

Highlights from RISE ’07

City and state leadership endorsed RISE and declared February 27 through March 3 Entrepreneurship Week in Austin and for the State of Texas.

  • Click here to view the Proclamation from Governor Rick Perry
  • Click here to view the Proclamation from Mayor Will Wynn

RISE supported the Kauffman Foundation in Entrepreneurship Week USA, a nationwide effort to help shape the next generation of entrepreneurs.

  • Click here to view the Award presented to RISE from the Kauffman Foundation

Industry experts and successful entrepreneurs provided insight and inspiration.

  • Click here to be redirected to the RISE 07 site

RISE 07 makes the business and general press.

  • Click here to see RISE in the Austin Business Journal
  • Click here to see RISE in the Austin American Statesman

Austin embraced the concept of RISE and an annual entrepreneurship event was born.