For, about, and by entrepreneurs, RISE is the first empowerment series of its kind. For three days, successful businesses will open their doors to Austin entrepreneurs with the intention of helping businesses grow and prosper. From the Start Up Phase to the Building Phase to the Break Through Phase, multiple RISE sessions will take place under each topic in the location of the host's choosing, many times in their own offices.
RISE is not a traditional conference:
 • RISE sessions are designed to promote maximum information exchange. Session attendance
   is limited to the first 20 registrants.
 • RISE sessions will be hosted at multiple venues all across Austin instead of at one central location.
 • There is no cost to attend.
 • There is no limit to the number of sessions or topics that can occur on any given day.
Join us to support the entrepreneurial spirit in Austin by signing up to attend a session.

  February 28
[Day 1]
The Start Up Phase
  March 1
[Day 2]
The Building Phase
  March 2
[Day 3]
The Break Through Phase
    + Idea
     + Team
    + Profitability
    + Business Plan
     + Product     + Growth
    + Fundraising      + Marketing     + Lunch Presentation
    + Business Structure    
    + Innovation


Committee Chair: Mr. Roy Sosa, MPOWER Labs

Mr. Bertrand Sosa, MPOWER Labs
Dr. Joungill Cho, MPOWER Labs
Ms. Kim Paschall, Austin Ventures
Mr. Eugene Sepulveda, Entrepreneurship Foundation of Central Texas
Dr. Neal M. Burns, University of Texas at Austin
Ms. Elizabeth Magruder, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Ms. Amy Warmke, Ernst & Young
Ms. Lynne Skinner, GCI Group