One of SailPoint’s top priorities is to serve as an example of a successful company that is socially aware. It’s an easy mission because our entire company is committed to helping out with local charities. This is something that I am truly passionate about because it not only helps the community, but it also feeds a positive corporate culture. And our employees are just as passionate. I wanted to use this opportunity to say thank you to my team and a number of our investors who went above and beyond this year to help us successfully participate in an event that I greatly value – The Austin Cup.
Throughout the years (going back to our Waveset days), we have been involved in the Austin Cup, an annual high-tech charity-bowling tournament. This year, the Austin Cup raised money for the Center for Child Protection, provided great networking with other technology companies, and allowed SailPoint to “strut our stuff” in a way that’s become quite a tradition for us. Let me be clear, we have never won the actual bowling portion of the competition nor do I expect that we ever will (SailPoint has never been known for its bowling abilities!).
Our goal is always to have as much fun as possible, which is why we chose the most outrageous costumes we could think of. Over the years, our team has been dressed up as seahorses, Popeyes, and, for this year, Olympic swimmers (note the nautical themes). We thoroughly enjoyed the event, winning both the Best Costume award AND the Most Team Spirit awards. I’m also proud to report that this year, the SailPoint team – including some of our own investors – raised $4,500 for The Center for Child Protection.
Way to go TEAM SAILPOINT (aka the Lane Sharks)! This is another great testament to our ability to combine “having fun and doing good!”
And, if you haven’t checked it out, be sure to watch for the Austin Cup next year. It is really a fun event for the Austin high-tech community and it supports a great cause!