RISE – Austin’s free conference for Entrepreneurs

RISE logo
Today I attended an event put together by the Austin Biz Journal, the Entrepreneur Xtravaganza. It was a great event, I learned from various successful entrepreneurs such as Randy Cohen (TicketCity.com), Jack Daly (jackdaly.net), Neal Petersen (nealpetersen.com), Rick Sapio (gatheringoftitans.com), Bertrand Sosa (mpowerlabs.com / riseaustin.org) and Kyle McDonald (oneredpaperclip.com).

One of the most interesting talks was that of Bertrand Sosa, I guess I related to him since he is from Mexico and came to the US some years ago, just like I did.

I was amazed with his story, Bertrand co-founded Netspend with his brother Roy Sosa with only $750 and sold it for $750 million in cash back in 2007.

The Sosa brothers are now helping other entrepreneurs make their dreams a reality, they founded a new organization that offers free events for entrepreneurs called Relationship and Information Series for Entrepreneurs (RISE).

RISE is a free conference for entrepreneurs of all types, providing a forum where you can connect and exchange ideas that inspire the entrepreneurial spirit.

RISE is not your ordinary conference. Because RISE is designed for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, the format is hands on, high energy and free-flowing. RISE sessions are independently organized by hosts, each of whom chooses his/her own topic and session location. These peer-led forums are limited to 25 participants and take place all over Austin.

During RISE, you may find yourself headed to conference rooms, coffee shops, classrooms or cultural centers. You’ll connect with entrepreneurs from multiple industries and backgrounds, along with leaders from universities, non-profits, neighborhoods and government. It’s a fun and highly educational ride, much like entrepreneurship itself.

I highly recommend you check out RISE’s website and plan to attend their next event, you can learn more about this great organization here:

http://www.riseaustin.org

Oracle Storage Summit – Free event in San Antonio, TX on 8/19/2010

Oracle Storage SummitFind Out What Oracle Can Do for Your Information Management and Storage Needs.

If you’re looking for ways to bring your storage infrastructure under control, and you want to cut storage costs, increase efficiencies, and simplify what has become an extremely complicated component of your enterprise data center. Come to Oracle’s Storage Summit for answers.

Oracle is now the storage industry leader, with the most complete and trusted portfolio of storage infrastructure solutions available—from disk to tape to software.

Attend Oracle’s Storage Summit and learn how to:

  • Increase the performance of your Oracle Database while lowering the total cost of ownership with a tiered storage solution that leverages flash, disk, and tape
  • Tackle business continuity, disaster recovery, and compliance issues more effectively with Oracle’s storage portfolio
  • Get unsurpassed storage speed, simplicity, and savings from Oracle’s innovative unified storage platforms
  • Reduce your reliance on high-priced storage systems from other vendors

Register online now for this FREE event or call 1.800.820.5592 ext. 7798.

Event Details

Thursday, August 19, 2010
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Westin Riverwalk
420 W Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: +1.210.224.6500