SCORE Austin Celia Bell Entrepreneur Awards - 2018 Event September 24, 2018, 11:30am CDT

SCORE Austin Celia Bell Annual Entrepreneur Awards


Sponsorship Opportunities Available



WHEN: September 24, 2018 at 11:30 am.

WHERE: Canyon View Event Center, 4800 Spicewood Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78759

In 2018, we present our second annual Celia Bell SCORE Austin Annual Entrepreneur Awards. We will recognize three local business owners for their exceptional dedication to starting, growing and nurturing a small business or non-profit organization. 

The awards reflect the values of SCORE to help start and grow small businesses, as well as the creativity, dedication and passion of SCORE Austin mentor Celia Bell, who has helped start and grow many small businesses across greater Austin.

We announce the three finalists in each category: 

Small Business, Prize: $5,000
Antonelli's Cheese Shop - John and  and Kendall Antonelli
Organics "By Gosh"-  Phil and Donna Gosh
College Nannies and Tutors of Austin - Donna Balser

Start-Up, Prize: $1,500
Southwind Equestrian Center - Kelly Jones 
Orange Coworking - Shelley Delayne
Garbo's Lobster - Heidi Garbo

Non-profit, Prize: $1,500
Joshua's Stage - Joshua Levy
Beyond the Grade - Mark Turk
Community Tech Network  - Kami Griffiths

Winners will be announced at the AWARDS LUNCHEON on September 24, 2018 at the Canyon View Event Center from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please join us in celebrating the success of these outstanding entrepreneurs served by SCORE Austin, and to applaud the American small business – the backbone of the economy.

All finalists will be presented with a video about their business created by SCORE Austin. These will be shown at the luncheon.

Amy Simmons of Amy’s Ice Creams will be our honored keynote speaker (she is a former SCORE client). SCORE CEO Ken Yancey will be with us as well, along with our good friend Ron Cates, a well-known speaker and marketing guru who will be our emcee. We are also fortunate to be joined by Will Scott, one of the LocalU team members. It is LocalU that donates the funds that make this event possible. Without them – and generous donors like you – there would be no Awards!


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About SCORE Austin

A non-profit 501c(3) resource partner of the Small Business Administration, SCORE has been mentoring new and existing businesses with a network of more than 11,000 volunteers with 330 local chapters who donate their time to help entrepreneurs. For more than 50 years, SCORE has provided free small business advice, educated entrepreneurs and helped small businesses start, grow, and maintain their businesses. SCORE Austin certified mentors are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and executives with a diverse set of industries and specialties who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help small business owners and entrepreneurs achieve success. SCORE Austin mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost small business Educational Workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.