Tactical Information Systems in the News
Austin, TX, January 23, 2012. The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), a not-for-profit part of the IC2 Institute of The University of Texas at Austin (UT), today recapped a very successful first formal year of its Landing Pad Program. The Landing Pad Program supports early stage technology companies by leveraging ATI’s network and community insight to accelerate that company’s acculturation into the Austin business ecosystem. While the program has been in place loosely in the past, in its first formal year in 2011, ATI supported 13 companies in their moves to Austin, including: Amatra, BlackLocus, Convergence Wireless, Digital Harmony Games, Drivve, DXUp Close, SceneTap, Social Muse, Tactical Information Systems and V-Chain Solutions. Additionally, serial entrepreneur Ben Dyer moved to Austin from Atlanta with TechDrawl, and he has since helped launch and relocate two new startups: NightRaft and BeHome247.
“We are so proud of the business environment that exists in Austin, all the right ingredients for success, but via a supportive, community approach. So it goes without saying, we always want to recruit companies from elsewhere to come experience what Austin is all about,” said Robert Reeves, ATI’s Director of IT and Wireless. “The Landing Pad Program formalizes a twenty plus year “welcoming” effort, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the 13 companies who became part of the Austin ecosystem in 2011.”
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