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We had so much fun last year speaking with entrepreneurs, startups, panel speakersand making new friends, we decided we just had to do it again this year. So we’re gathering some friends an opening the TechZulu Trend Lounge (#TZTL).
All week we’ll be taking over 18th Over Austin in the Hilton Garden Inn downtown. So don’t worry if you’re unable to make it out this year, you’ll still be able to catch all the excitement going on each day, as we’ll be streaming LIVE all day.
For the successful entrepreneur, tax planning is essential in 2013. Changing tax laws will most certainly impact how you file your tax returns. We will discuss how best to minimize your taxes through prudent tax planning, and what to do about 2012 tax returns. Breakfast included.
Hosted by the Cockrell School of Engineering, this breakfast kicks off the SXSW Interactive weekend. Built for 100, with appearances by Cockrell School Dean Gregory L. Fenves, professor of innovation Bob Metcalfe (inventor of the Ethernet) and other UT Austin researchers and local entrepreneurs.
We are having Austin's legendary Tacodeli tacos for breakfast!
Radio personality and recording artist Imani Woomera, will be guest hosting our live streaming interviews from the Tech Hustlers Live Stream & Recharge Lounge!
Stop by and have a drink, and spend some time with fellow entrepreneurs, startups, panel speakers, and friends! The Dirty Sixth Studio will be the place to come chill out, max and relax, and kick it with tech hustlers!
Start SXSW right with hot coffee, vibrant conversation, and a lake view. Our community weekly mixes entrepreneurs, artists, technologists, pranksters, and teachers for benevolent conspiracy. Come on down. Share what you're looking forward to at the conference, and get the inside track from Austin locals. We look forward to meeting you and helping you out. Bring it.
More info: http://regulars.tumblr.com/
Join the Small Business Ambassador, Lindsey C. Holmes, CEO/ Lead Strategist of LCH Business SM & Tech, Chris Murphy, the Salon & Spa Ambassador and owner of Austin's hottest salons, Maximum FX Salon and Spas, and your fellow Evernote Enthusiasts for an Evernote Meetup during SXSW 2013.
We'll GEEK out, because we LOVE Evernote and that's what we do! We'll share fun and productive user tips on how to use Evernote to Manage, Organize and Streamline your Business, Organization, Marketing and Recruitment workflow. We'll play with some trunk integrations and some of you will win a few...
Then we'll drink BEER and eat FOOD.
For the third time we are hosting this Girl Geek Brunch and this time we are going to the famous Magnolia Cafe South with enough space for all of us on the Patio. Pack you cards and of course your gadgets and let's start SXSW with gingerbread pancakes and (international) connections.
The Ideas Are Worthless conference is a forum to connect, educate, and inspire every attendee towards execution. Hosted by Black Founders and BiTHouse, the Austin conference is the perfect way to kick off your trip to SXSW Interactive and for local Austin entrepreneurs to learn from their peers in the Austin entrepreneur community and beyond.
The conference will bring together diverse perspectives on tech entrepreneurship, while providing a platform for emerging companies, entrepreneurs, and investors to connect and take action.
Panel and Keynote:
The program will include panelists, (including investors, CEOs, entrepreneurs, engineers), sharing insights into startup fundraising, investment stategies, running a company, new startup trends, and finding technical talent for your startup.
Hold ‘Em or Fold ‘Em: When to Pivot Your Startup
How to Validate a Product Idea on $100 or Less
After Funding: Managing the Investor Relationship
How Have Angel Investing and Crowdfunding Changed the Way Startups Get Money?
Who Should Attend:
Anyone working in technology, from early-stage startup to corporate to investments. Anyone who is thinking about starting a startup, or has a general interest in technology and innovation. This includes but is not limited to: engineers, entrepreneurs, designers, product managers, marketers, business development, and investors.
Show off your photographic skills for a chance to win a Lytro camera and $500 in the Scene at SouthBy Light Field Photography Contest.
Borrow a Lytro camera or bring your own. Register in advance to compete. We'll provide a light field lesson then set you loose at SXSW 2013.
Kick off your day at the Gigya Grill Breakfast!
Jumpstart your morning with coffee, light breakfast, and good conversation. Meet other innovators in the social marketing space and chat with Gigya's product experts and leadership team.
Come celebrate local Austin flavor at the door64 Austin Showcase! We want to highlight all of our great technology startups, and start SXSW off on the right foot! Get out of the downtown hubbub and spend some time focusing on all of the great things going on in Austin. We expect to have some great talks about angel investing, getting funded, startup culture, and more. But first and foremost, we want to celebrate our companies. So help us gather up some of the best to showcase, and we’ll see you in a couple of weeks to party Austin-startup-style, Attendance is free, but RSVP’s are requested.
10:30am: Funding Your Startup
12:00pm: Pitch Sessions
Foxy Soft/Venus Rising
Modern Health Talk
TalentNet Live! will give attendees a chance to work on a real recruiting case study in real time with real practitioners in highly interactive, collaborative workshops.
The best kind of learning is experiential, and TalentNet Live! is one learning experience you won’t want to miss. You’ll get the chance to work – and network with – some of the most influential thought leaders, practitioners and facilitators while building actionable strategies and templates HR & recruiting professionals at all levels can really use. Really.
3 day passes and single day tickets available at: http://wrafest.com/
March 7th - Gates open at 3pm.
Dub Gideon & Likkle Shanx
Carlton Pride & Mighty Zion
The Mau Mau Chaplains
Marlon Asher & The Farmers
High Bred Roots
Soulfiya & The Blc
In coordination with other forward thinking library and info people (like the #sxswLAM = Librar*, Archiv* & Museum* group), ER&L and ProQuest are at SXSW bringing the value of libraries to the world and learning from the best and brightest in tech, public policy, social media and creative communities to libraryland.
In coordination with other LAM-focused houses and activities at SXSW, ER&L + ProQuest #ideadrop house will be an informal meeting space –less than 3 miles from the convention center and convenient to public transit–offering salon style small group discussions for people in the space and broadcast out to the broader community, and just a great time with people who are all about libraries!
If you have not seen our schedule of activities, visit the SCHED and come back to register.
Tech Career Expo - http://TechCareerExpo.com - is the premier job fair showcasing the best tech jobs and career opportunities available. This is the ideal place for you to meet with and discuss employment with top companies – from startups to large firms – in a casual, creative environment (Rivals Steakhouse). Professionals involved in all aspects of technology (from engineering, programming and design, to marketing, sales, management and more) are welcome to participate.
Participating Companies include: Amazon Music, ARC, Athenahealth, Bazaarvoice, Comcast,
CompassLearning, CSID, Data Foundry, Dell, Digby, ebay, Enova, Evernote, Gemalto, General Motors, Groupon, HostGator.com, Intel, ISIS Mobile Commerce, Luna Data Solutions, Inc., MapMyFITNESS, Inc., Microsoft, Mitratech, Myspace, Pandora, Patient Conversation Media, Quantcast, Reddwerks, SailPoint Technologies, Samsung Austin Semiconductor, SendGrid, Sparefoot, Spredfast, SurveyMonkey, T3, Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA), The Advisory Board, Viacom, Visa, Volusion, WhaleShark Media, Inc., Yelp, Yodle, and Zoosk.
(Visit http://TechCareerExpo.com for current list)
Salesforce.com brings you The Cloud Lounge-- the place to talk social, be social and connect with top influencers.
Come by and recharge, refuel and relax. The Cloud Lounge offers: live entertainment, charging stations, food and drink, free WiFi, amazing prizes from JetBlue.
Open from noon to midnight during SXSWi.
Reaching your potential as an entrepreneur has everything to do with fear.
This two-hour circus workshop at Austin Trapeze will give you a chance to face your fear head on. We'll jump, flip and fly under the guidance of circus/trapeze trainers.
You'll also get to know a handful of other entrepreneurs and creators, people who, like you, are facing their fears in order to share something unique and valuable with the world.
1) We will be organizing shared rides. This event is 20 minutes from downtown Austin.
2) A moderate level of fitness is recommended.
3) Socks are required. If you do not bring your own, socks will be provided for you to purchase. Please come to class with active wear (yoga pants or capris for women; long pants for men). Shorts are also acceptable. Please bring water as well.
Free with RSVP
We're elated to present 100 films, including featured premieres, 18 films that have won Best Feature, Best Documentary or Best Short at Film ExChange Network Festivals in Victoria, TX; Brooklyn, NY; New Orleans, LA; Corpus Christi, TX; Hamburg, Germany; and Lahti, Finland.
Highlights & Special Events: 100 Films, Superior Cinephile Contest, Unlimited Libations, Celebrity Appearances, Late Late Thursday Night Social Ride After Party, Special Event Premiere of Danko Jones (Lemmy Kilmister, Elijah Wood, Selma Blair, & Mike Watt)
One film from each category will travel to the Victoria, TX Independent Film Festival, held April 4-7
12:00pm: Check in, Vodka Pre Party, and Food
Pictures of Superheroes
The South by Southwest Interactive Festival offers a visitor numerous opportunities, but it can be complex to navigate and digest all the content. Fleishman-Hillard communications specialists are presenting the Black Box Lounge, an area for visitors to recharge and discuss the news and topics of the five-day event. The lounge will showcase the agency’s “black box,” an intelligent system that creates content from the conversations coming out of SXSW — in real time — across all social platforms. In addition, the lounge will help attendees navigate the festival’s many events and sessions.
Engine26 at Hackney House Austin is a digital painting workshop delivered by Daniel Hirschmann of Hirsch and Mann and Technology Will Save Us. All visitors to Hackney House Austin are welcome to paint and play, using bespoke software on touch tablets with tuition from Daniel Hirschmann, from 2-4pm every day during SXSWi 2013.
Engine26 by Daniel Hirschmann is part of the ongoing experimentation and development of the generative painting genre of new media artwork. It has been developed to act as a collaborative tool that allows the combination of pattern, structure, color, context and process to produce versioned artworks. The software is written to allow for the gestural manipulation of live video and the output of a ‘painted’ moment in time.
Please note that registering for an event does not guarantee admission. Admission is granted on a first come, first served basis to those who have booked through Eventbrite. Schedule subject to change.
Come join Austin Area Realtors and Lenders for Burgers, Beers and the official launch of Homesnap 2.0.
Homesnap is a top 5 real estate app and website with over a million unique visitors and is launching a new tool to specifically help realtors and lenders increase lead conversion and client referrals.
To show off just how easy Homesnap makes the home buying process we are going to have a Homesnap walking tour from our SXSW headquarters in east Austin to the bars on 6th Street.
The Homesnap team is looking forward to hearing your thoughts and meeting in person.
Unity, STEM Council, and SXSW bring you a Game Jam of epic proportions. Join us as we jam out games and apps over a 48 hr period. Are you up to the challenge? Awesome prizes and recognition await you.
The next chapter of the Friendship City Agreement, established in 2012 between Austin, Texas and the London Borough of Hackney, will see a delegation of some of the most exciting and innovative companies travelling from London’s East End to showcase their wares during this years SXSW Interactive festival.
This trip reciprocates last years visit by Austin’s Mayor Lee Leffingwell and his digital media trade mission, organised to foster exchange in the areas of high-tech and digital media, the creative industries, economic development, and sustainability.
The east London team will be setting up as Hackney House Austin – an international travelling ‘capsule’ edition of 2012’s stunning and successful urban pop-up space, set up in Hackney's Shoreditch district during last years Olympic Games. Created to act as a hub for new investment to Hackney, it succeeded to showcase this East End cluster of culturally relevant creative businesses currently making their global mark.
To celebrate the arrival of Hackney House Mayor Leffingwell will be on hand to draw back the curtains on one of our amazing installations and officially open the event.
Here's a special SXSW HubSpot User Group. A few of the fine folks at HubSpot will be in town for SXSW, and have offered to meet up with the local group. Hope you can all make it out during SXSW/before spring break!
Please note that this event is sold out.
Join a group of funny, geeky, media-y types for conversation, whiskey, and whisky. We have the terrace reserved from 4-630pm. It's a cash bar, so everyone is responsible for themselves. tenOak has an amazing selection.
SXSW is no ordinary festival – and this is no ordinary event.
Microsoft and GameSalad will keep the beer flowing and the brats grilling at a special opening day happy hour at Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden. This Austin hangout has over 100 beers on tap and the largest sausage selection in the city. If that doesn't whet your appetite, how about live entertainment and the chance to win some amazing prizes?
Mingle with other smart game & app developers and designers over a craft brew and get insight from the experts on how to bang out your great Windows 8 app. You might even meet Miss Pickles, Banger's friendly bulldog and the official Head of Security.
So get hungry, get inspired and join us for this special event – just a short walk from the Austin Convention Center.
RSVP and save your bar stool today
RSVP now as space is limited.
You all know CafePress – but are you up-to-date on what CafePress has been up to lately? New brands, new products, and more. County Line Barbecue and libations will abound as CafePress celebrates the launch of MyInstaCard, a new mobile site that allows you to turn your Instagram photos to post cards, and shares upcoming plans that both developers and designers will get excited about.
And to celebrate the first in what we hope becomes an annual event, CafePress will celebrate the Shin-Dig by rewarding participants with an exclusive T-shirt as a collector's item. (We promise Jason Falls's face won't be on it. Heh.)
Anyone who comes dressed in clothing from or with products purchased on CafePress (iPad or iPhone cases, shirts, jewelry or more) will receive a free prize. Anyone who comes to the event and can show their Instagram account connected MyInstaCard will get a Special Special prize! (It rhymes with "extra drink ticket.")
Come see one of Austin's newest and awesome-est bars, hang out with Jason Falls and the CafePress team, see what's in store for developers and designers at CafePress in 2013, get free shwag, eat good 'cue … Oh, for cry in' out loud! RSVP!
This networking event will bring together the vibrant food community of food entrepreneurs, product manufacturers, technologists, investors and other food system innovators at SXSW.
We’ll be serving up authentic Oaxacan appetizers and cocktails throughout the evening, and you can be sure to make lots of great connections.
SXSW Interactive is known to gather the best and the brightest, so we invite you to mix and mingle with some of the most innovative LGBT entrepreneurs, industry pioneers, service providers and investors from all over the world. Whether you've built a great company, are in the process of building one, or invest in great people and ideas, come and meet those who share your enthusiasm and passion!
It's bound to be a fun evening of networking, socializing and exchanging ideas, so swing by our big top tent and join us for specialty drinks, cotton candy, games and even a dunk tank!
RSVP is required. Must be 21+ to attend.
Are you a mobile nut, mobile blogger,mobile developer, mobile entrepreneur? Come commensurate with your fellow mobile nuts over a few beers (or ciders or whatever).
We don't care if you carry an iPhone, Nokia, BlackBerry, Windows Phone or Android - come hang out and let's talk mobile and get to know each other.
We'll gather at the Ginger Man Pub on the back patio - a short 5 minute walk from the Convention Center.
It’s time for SXSW® again, and to celebrate we are throwing our first annual give-back party at Russian House of Austin, one on Austin's newest hot spots to benefit Dress for Success Austin. Come join us and the best of the best in the local HR and recruiting community to help a worthy cause—while networking and enjoying live music from The Flying Balalaika Brothers in one of Austin’s hot spots! Register today to attend, donate or sponsor! Two free drink tokens will be given to all registered attendees upon entry.
Top bands, Hip Hop Lyricists, and Djs from all over the world come together in Austin TX for one night of exciting performances prior to showcasing at SXSW. Late night bands & live art.
For more information: http://www.indie512.com/
Come join Dell and Emulex for a kickoff event at Bar96 to celebrate SXSW Interactive, Technology, and You!
All SXSW Badge Holders are welcome to join us in the front of the bar for drinks and good times. Two drink tickets per person.
For our VIP guests, there will be some cool tech in the tent, open bar, swag and delicious noms provided by @Backstage_Grill.
Presentation of the BiT Top Ten Innovator Awards recognizing the top ten African Americans who made the biggest impact in 2012. And you can’t experience the Live Music Capital Music of the World™ without live music – right? We’ll have a sizzling live soul auditory experience for your pleasure – along with DJ Phife spinning the best in eclectic neo-sounds.
We've seen the future, and it's Nerdy! Join our rockin' Gypsy Caravan as we descend on SxSW for a look into the mobile future. Fortune tellers, Tarot Card readings, photos, great giveaways (including a Big Nerd Ranch class!), live music and of course tasty treats and drinks.
Join the founders of CoWharf Coworking of Traverse City, MI, Kirsten and Bradley Matson and other Michigan Enthusiasts for a Michigan Meetup during SXSW 2013. We'll chat about how Michigan is reinventing itself, how we can work together, and some SXSW tips, good food and drinks. Get there early.
This event is currently sold out.
Catch up with the #140conf Community while you are at SXSW. The lights will be up, the music low, the energy will be high, and you can enjoy interacting in a space just right for making connections and creating lasting relationships. You deside which state is bigger, the State of NOW or the State of Texas.
Each March, swarms of bright minds fly to Austin, landing in one corner of town on a Friday night. This is the place to see and meet them all at once.
Join Jim Tobin of Ignite Social Media and Peter Heffering of Expion as we fire up the lights of Austin! Hang out at the 4th Annual Ignite Social Media Party and bring your friends!
Deep Eddy Vodka and Get Smart Content Present Do512's Epic Interactive Party!
Complimentary cocktails on the Do512 tab until it runs out!
9pm: Hello Wheels
10pm: Air Review
Deep Eddy Vodka and Get Smart Content Present Do512's Epic Interactive Party!
We will be launching the platform at The Museum of the Weird. Each attendee will need to walk thorough the Museum in order to find our Party. This intimate party will include live music, drinks and fun.
A selected number of tickets have been allocated for this event. VIP ticket holders will be granted entry throughout the evening however, due to the high demand (and nature of SXSW) tickets to do guarentee entry. Please arrive early to guarantee entry
The SpareFoot Party is an unofficial Interactive party and live hip-hop/DJ showcase hosted by SpareFoot, the online marketplace for self-storage. We’re an Austin tech startup
success story with a team that takes partying seriously.
Sounds range from throwback hip-hop to electronic to dancehall/reggae and beyond. Think dance
party with a side of networking.
Table Manners Crew
Must be 21 years or older.
Doors at 8pm, On at 9pm
DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap and Dance-Off is North America's most popular soul party - by far playing to more people in more places and generating more capital than any of its contemporaries. Founded in New York City the concept is simple-all night dancing to the wild soul 45s of subterranean superstar DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin and, in the middle, a $100 dance contest judged by a community panel. Cash is great. But so is a trip to Brooklyn for the dance-off championship at Brooklyn Bowl. Get your moves down cause the fine folks from Tumblr and Imgur will be judging the hell out of you from their perch on the dance contest panel.
Real Music Events & Kingdom Productions present John Digweed.
Opening sets by:
Randall Jones (Bedrock)
Texas's #1 go-go girls, The GoGo Gadgettes.
The parallel stories of two gay men in a small Texas town. There’s Gabe: a contractor who’s getting over an ill-fated affair with a married man and finds solace in the relationship he still harbors with his ex-wife, Shannon, and their daughter, Cindy; and there’s Ernesto: a Hispanic lumber yard worker in the midst of splitting up with his live-in boyfriend, Luis, as he receives news from the hospital that his former love, Martin, is in a coma. At the end, when Gabe and Ernesto meet each other for a one-nighter–having endured all the struggles and heartbreaks and wondering if they’ll ever find love again–they face the possibility that they might just be meant for each other.View official listing on sxsw.com
The Austin Chronicle recommends this event, read the full feature here.
SAKE, SAKE, SAKE, BOMB!!!
Drop by for the most detonative SAKE BOMB party in Austin! Experience a variety of premium Sake creations, free tasters and live entertainment at this FREE Unofficial SXSW After Party.
Featuring a Sake Shot Bar, Ty Ku Premium Sake Tastings, Free Kenichi Appetizers, Beer & Cocktails, and Live D.J.
Venue will be a capacity. Ticket does not guarantee admittance.
Big Top: Widescreen Editions is a three ring multi-media party hosted by Lupe Valdez of Anteros Entertainment (anterosentertainment.com) and Jonathan de la Luz of Luzworks (http://www.luzworks.com).
Circus food and drinks will be provided thanks to our proud sponsor, White Hat Rum.
Deep Eddy Vodka and Get Smart Content Present Do512's Epic Interactive Party!