RALLYup! for Small Business
Local business leaders come together to create a communication hub for supporters wanting to make a difference in the wake of COVID-19.
Business leaders rallied together to create rallyaustin.com and coalesce those that have solutions; local leaders from throughout the Austin economy who focus on business and workforce. The Coalition’s primary motivation is to mitigate the great and insurmountable economic impact hitting Austin now. Thousands of part-time jobs, projects, and business opportunities were lost promptly, impacting Austin and those most in need. In the days since RALLY Austin has witnessed immediate economic shifts in the economy and is determined to support Austin to recover.
The number one question we wanted to answer was what can we do right now to support the hundreds of small business owners in Austin who rely on SXSW, or are personally invested in helping our ATX community thrive?”– president of MediaTech Ventures John Zozzaro.
Zozzaro and nearly two dozen local business owners, corporate execs, and influencers convened to discuss strategy and reach out to others with actionable information. Within days, a platform and an online property were launched, leveraging data and technology compiled by Austin based Logictry, to communicate, combine community efforts, post job opportunities, and share resources available to keep Austin moving forward.
Austinites and supporters are asked to get involved where technology, data, streaming, and social media continue to converge as one experience to buoy the community economically. Local Austinite, Caroling Lee speaks about RALLY Austin.
I don’t think I could love this more. Thank you to all the people who brought this idea to life. I’m sure it’s priceless to the people you’re helping and it makes me so proud to be an Austinite.”– Caroling Lee, DockYard, Inc.
RALLY Austin is moving forward by connecting the community of Austin to information, funds, and resource opportunities that will help the economy immediately, with safety at the forefront. Our goal is simple, to provide the tools and resources for small businesses, locals, and visitors to connect with one another and gain support in this difficult time.
Join the conversation: www.facebook.com/groups/rallyaustin
Be a rAlly for the cause.
Rather than throwing up our hands or hanging our heads waiting for answers, we rallied:
What can we do right now to support the small business owners in Austin who rely on SXSW or are personally invested in helping our ATX community thrive?
Rally Austin is the first step towards answering that question. We’re relying on ‘rAllys’ like you to contribute to our centralized lists so that we can innovate and revitalize the community together.
Join some of these amazing rAllys