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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Equity: Making the Most of Your Other Paycheck to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    If you're planning on joining a startup, start smart. Venture financing in tech is at a fever pitch -- 3,700 companies received financing in 2011 alone, and all of them ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Rio Grande Ballroom (map)

  2. Why the Neanderthals Were Lousy Entrepreneurs to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    The human brain is a funny thing: frankly, in terms of how it operates it hasn't changed much since our Cro-Magnon days. We're social animals designed to live 10,000 years ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Rio Grande Ballroom (map)

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. Startup Grind Austin Asks "Why Austin?" to

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    Four different views of the Austin Startup Ecosystem share their perspective of the Austin Startup Scene. Successful entrepreneurs, the City of Austin, the Austin Chamber of Commerce and Startup Accelerators ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Austin Chamber Offices (map)

  2. ATI/CTAN Austin Startup Fast Pitch to

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    Presented by the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) & the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN), Austin Startup Fast Pitch (ASFP) is a fast pitch competition for Austin-based startups with revolutionary ideas ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Austin Chamber Offices (map)

  3. Entrepreneurs-in-Residence: Not Just for VCs to

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    Venture capital firms have utilized the services of ‘Entrepreneurs-in-Residence' (EIRs), seasoned innovators with functional expertise to help spur entrepreneurship and fill gaps in expertise. Now, imagine combining the “innovation mojo” ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  4. Which Comes First: The Story or the Money? to

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    Austin and Central Texas are exploding with startups and startup events like Startup Week, pitch competitions and demo days, building an identity as a hub for tech entrepreneurship. What gets ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Austin Chamber Offices (map)

  5. BABY GOT (FEED)BACK: Measuring up with Hubspot, Sharethrough + Hotel Tonight to

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    YO STARTUPS - JOIN THE MOST POPULAR TECH EVENT @ SXSWi! Come hang with Dave McClure, Eric Ries, & 1,000 tech startups + influencers for a day of tactical case ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon ABC (map)

  6. Progress & Tech in the Middle East: Friend or Foe? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    There have been many attempts to emulate Silicon Valley, but this year we'll see a tech mecca spring up in an unlikely place: the Middle East. Brilliant entrepreneurs pack up ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Hacking the Crowd: Artists as Entrepreneurs to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Molly Crabapple - visual artist, and Kim Boekbinder - musician, are both champions of the crowd funding age. Both have received international praise and recognition for their groundbreaking work in ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 5-7 (map)

  2. Fighting for Funding as a Female Entrepreneur to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Access to startup capital has always been a key pain point for female entrepreneurs, but is the angel and venture capital landscape finally changing? Recent research from Babson College says ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon ABC (map)

  3. Funded in Austin to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Funded in Austin features Founder/CEO's of three startups who have pursued and secured investment in their entrepreneurial ventures – one from crowdfunding, one from angel funding, and one from venture ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Austin Chamber Offices (map)

Monday 11th March 2013

  1. Asian Entrepreneurs Struggle with Fear of Failure to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    To many young Asian entrepreneurs, starting a company is an act of rebellion. It means defying the lessons of parents, teachers, and culture, who say: Be proper. Find a stable ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC (map)

  2. Lawyered: Lessons from Foursquare, Meetup & Etsy to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Lawyers from Foursquare, Meetup and Etsy explore the legal and business challenges facing tech companies and provide insights on how growing tech companies can navigate legal issues. Along the way, ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon C (map)

  3. Hardware Hacking: From DIY to Revenue to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Everyone talks about software, so this panel will look at how to launch a HARDWARE company. Conventional wisdom is that hardware is hard, but there's a growing community of makers ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)

  4. Scott McNealy: From Sun to Startup to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Scott McNealy is willing and interested in talking about Education, privacy, social media, and entrepreneurship. He wants to incorporate event management and the powerful tool of a one to many ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon C (map)

  5. How Minimalism Is Changing Entrepreneurship to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    People can earn a living doing what they love. We've all heard this before. But most people don't realize they don't need to earn as much money as they think ...

    At Omni Downtown, Lone Star (map)

Tuesday 12th March 2013

  1. Building a Million-Dollar Business to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    Too many companies build a product, then wonder how to turn traffic into revenue. If that's your plan, you've already lost. I'll share real data on how I monetized my ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon C (map)

  2. DIY IP: Protect Yo Self, Don't Wreck Yo Self to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    Entrepreneurs want to focus on their business, not spend time worrying about legal issues. However, taking a little time early on to think about intellectual property strategy can save money ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)

  3. Make It or Break It: Why Hot Startups Fail to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    Many entrepreneurs are at the "make it or break it" point right now. By year four or five, you're no longer a hot startup; you're a business that investors expect ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon C (map)

  4. Is It Local? Scaling Local Infrastructures to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    Amidst a failing national economy, entrepreneurs and consumers are turning to local businesses to fuel job growth, provide access to inventory and boost local economies. Startups like Getaround, Flywheel, and ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon C (map)