AUSTIN SOFTWARE COUNCIL FORMS PARTNERSHIP WITH ST. EDWARD'S UNIVERSITY
"Our new relationship with St. Edward's University will enrich our ASC-U course offering and extend a more valuable program to local business leaders," said Paul Toprac, executive director of the Austin Software Council. "It is refreshing to join forces with a group as dynamic as St. Edward's University, this relationship has a huge potential to create a stable infrastructure for stronger programs and delivery for ASC members and ASC-U participants."
St. Edward's will provide ASC with marketing, course development, event management and financial services to enhance the ASC-U courses and seminars, which cover areas such as leadership, finance, development, legal, marketing, and human resources targeted for information technology (IT)
involved companies. These seminars are attended by executives and other business professionals from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
"This alliance is a natural extension of the university's long-term commitment to provide resources for working professionals and adult learners," said John Houghton, vice president for the College of
Professional and Graduate Studies at St. Edward's University. "The relationship with the Austin Software Council is an outstanding example of how St. Edward's is uniquely positioned to react to the needs of both the business community and working professional."
The relationship will kick-off with the "Foundations for Growth Conference", which will be held on February 28, in the Commons at J.J. Pickle Center, University of Texas. Brian Smith, chairman and co-founder of Crossroads will keynote the event and the remainder of the conference will focus on helping companies thrive in 2002. The "Foundations for Growth Conference" will feature special tracks on strategies for "Raising Funding", "Generating Revenue" and "Driving to Profitability". Each track will focus on the process and relationship necessary to be successful. The event is sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, CEO Partnerships, Vinson & Elkins, Lifecycle Marketing, Commercial Texas and Sigma Information Group.