Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Startup America LIVE at SXSW

    with Shaherose Charania, Linda L. Franco, Aye Moah, Eric Markowitz and 25 more on Friday

    Featuring VCs, media, entrepreneurial all-stars and, of course, tons of startups getting the opportunities to pitch their businesses.

    At Hilton Austin Downtown (map), Austin

  2. Hackathon for Social Good to

    Workshops on Friday 8th March

    RSVP Required - Join web and mobile experts in an all day Hackathon for Social Good, an awesome opportunity for programmers, UX practitioners and designers meet to work collaboratively to ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Classroom 104 (map)

  3. How to Validate a Product Idea for $100 or Less to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Friday 8th March

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Colorado Room (map)

  4. OMMA: Is Mobile Really a Branding Vehicle? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    We live in a constantly connected world, where people move seamlessly between multiple devices, and the definition of mobile is evolving beyond a set of devices. This always-on lifestyle provides ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon C (map)

  5. Digital Creative Job Market to

    Digital Creative Job Market on Friday 8th March

    Open Thursday, 3/7 too! A convenient meeting spot for innovative thinkers and equally innovative companies, the Digital Creative Job Market enables talented professionals to match their skills with 21st century, ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 2 (map)

  6. Welcome to Austin to

    at SXSW & Chinwag Present: Doing Business in the USA on Friday 8th March

    Austin: home of SXSW and a thriving tech industry. A welcome from the City and an introduction to the local digital scene from the Mayor’s Office and Adriana Cruz, Austin ...

    At Austin City Hall (map)

  7. Geography Lessons: Silicon Alley to Silicon Valley to

    at SXSW & Chinwag Present: Doing Business in the USA on Friday 8th March

    The United States is a huge country with an equally huge variation in its digital sector. What are the trends across the country? Where should firms look to set up? ...

    At Austin City Hall (map)

  8. Listening to Your Users and Finding your First True Fans to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Friday 8th March

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Colorado Room (map)

  9. Defiance Container Village to

    Gaming Expo on Friday 8th March

    Syfy offers a look into the world of 2046 at the Defiance Container Village at San Jacinto and 4th St. Recharge your tech, enjoy local food, watch a sneak peek ...

  10. OMMA: The Next Big Thing IS Not a Gadget to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Take your eyes off the bright shiny CE objects for a second and you will see that mobility is about changing consumer behaviors, not the technology. At every stage, from ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon C (map)

  11. SXSW BBQ Crash Course to

    on Friday 8th March

    This event allows you to network with fellow SXSW attendees while sampling offerings from some of Central Texas' best BBQ establishments. Pre-registration required.

    At East Tent, Brush Square Park (map)

  12. WB Tell-A-Vision to

    on Friday 8th March

    WB Tell-A-Vision: an immersive experience, changing daily, about the art of storytelling. How do you like to watch?

    At Mexic-Arte Museum (map)

  13. Keeping Legal: Setting up, starting up, paying up, keeping up to

    at SXSW & Chinwag Present: Doing Business in the USA on Friday 8th March

    A little preparation can avoid a bunch of pitfalls. Staying legal means there’s plenty to consider: incorporation, corporate structure, contracts, hiring, firing, IP protection and investment. Using real-world examples and ...

    At Austin City Hall (map)

  14. Interact with NASA at the James Webb Telescope Exhibit and See Hubble's Space Successor to

    Gaming Expo on Friday 8th March

    Front Lawn - NASA's successor to Hubble, the James Webb Space Telescope, will be 100 times more powerful. The Webb Telescope will orbit far beyond Earth's Moon where the cold ...

    At Long Center (map)

  15. US Immigration for Digital Entrepreneurs to

    at SXSW & Chinwag Present: Doing Business in the USA on Friday 8th March

    Resident alien? Non-resident alien? It’s not sci-fi, it’s immigration! Setting up in the US involves living and working in the country for a while, possibly permanently. Cut through the red ...

    At Austin City Hall (map)

  16. OMMA: What Marketers Should Ask Themselves About Social to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Brand marketers are currently in the midst of dealing with the implications of the most revolutionary shift in the history of communication. Social media has upended the entire landscape, shifting ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon C (map)

  17. Taco Meet Up to

    on Friday 8th March

    This special event–open to Film, Interactive, Gold and Platinum badges–allows you to network with fellow SXSW attendees as you try some of Austin's Best Tacos & sides all under one ...

    At SXSW Create (map)

  18. Lunch to

    at SXSW & Chinwag Present: Doing Business in the USA on Friday 8th March

    Time for a break. Meet, chat and network over lunch. Lunch and drinks will be provided by, the law firm Rooney PC, founded by Allan Rooney, who will be leading ...

  19. Dutch Fellows Lunch and Drinks to

    on Friday 8th March

    Lunch and Drinks for fellows at the Dutch Fellows Base

    At Lucille Bar (map)

  20. How Have Angel Investing and Crowdfunding Changed the Way Startups Get Money? to

    on Friday 8th March

    The current startup boom has seen the rise of the angel investor (and introduction of the ‘super angel’), introduction of crowdfunding platforms, and now the coming Series A crunch. Join ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, Colorado (map)

  21. How Have Angel Investing and Crowdfunding Changed the Way Startups Get Money? to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Friday 8th March

    The current startup boom has seen the rise of the angel investor (and introduction of the ‘super angel’), introduction of crowdfunding platforms, and now the coming Series A crunch. Join ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Colorado Room (map)

  22. Shifting Units & Making Noise: Sales & Marketing in the US to

    at SXSW & Chinwag Present: Doing Business in the USA on Friday 8th March

    The scale of the US market provides great opportunities but also some big challenges: how to stand out from the crowd and close those all-important sales. This session will go ...

  23. 2013 SXSW Newbies Meet Up to

    Meet Up on Friday 8th March

    A meet-up to talk about SXSW. Discuss how to get through a day of panels and parties and still keeping your particulars. Tips on how to make the most of ...

    At Driskill Hotel, Driskill Ballroom (map)

  24. Getting Started with Angel Investing to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Interested in getting started with Angel Investing? Have you made a few investments already but still haven't formalized your strategy? Learn from the mistakes of experienced Angel Investors who will ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon ABC (map)

  25. Health 2.0 Code-a-Thon to

    Workshops on Friday 8th March

    Health 2.0's SXSW Code-a-thon is a coding competition designed around building new applications and tools to foster health and wellness. Join fellow developers, designers, health care professionals, and entrepreneurs for ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol View South (map)

  26. Higher Ed Tech Meet Up to

    Meet Up on Friday 8th March

    Higher Ed attendance at SXSW continues to grow each year, and we're excited you're here. At this meet up sponsored by The Pennsylvania State University, edutech technologists from Penn State ...

    At Driskill Hotel, Maximilian (map)

  27. Opening Remarks from Bre Pettis to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    Makerbot co founder and CEO Bre Pettis talks about the present and the future of the ongoing 3D printing revolution. Pettis will also cover one of the lessons he has ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  28. Social Health Startup Bootcamp:Investing in Health to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Social Health Startup Bootcamp (#SXSHbooty): Following on the success of the 2012 bootcamp, join us for another year of education, inspiration, and funding advice for (social) health tech startups. Learn ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon D (map)

  29. SXSW Create - Presented by Autodesk to

    on Friday 8th March

    The second annual SXSW Create brings together local and international members of the SXSW community to share disruptive creations, innovative tools and unique fabrication methods. This free-to-the-public event occurs in ...

    At SXSW Create (map)

  30. SXSW Ping Pong Tournament to

    Startup Village on Friday 8th March

    Join SXSW Startup Village for our second annual SXSW Ping Pong Tournament. You need not be a professional, just sign up online and prepare to have a blast. Each company ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 400/402 (map)

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