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  1. Foundation: Chad Hurley & Kevin Rose to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    For this session, Digg founder and Google Ventures partner Kevin Rose will interview YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley. The format will be a fireside chat, in the style of Kevin Rose's ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH (map)

  1. 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)

  1. A Venture Capital Legend to

    at The Lean Startup SXSW with 500 Startups & Eric Ries on Saturday 9th March

    Vinod Khosla on Startups, innovation, and the future of funding

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon ABC (Lean Startup) (map)

  1. 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)

  2. This Week in Startups (TWiST): Health Tech Edition to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    As part of the SXSH Bootcamp, Jason Calacanis hosts a special edition of This Week in Startups: Health Tech Edition live from SXSWi. Join Jason as he interviews 3 health ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon D (map)

  1. Peter Thiel: You Are Not A Lottery Ticket to

    Featured Session on Tuesday 12th March

    Discourse and action in our society are increasingly dominated by the idea that the world cannot be known. But to what degree issuccess in this world dominated by luck? How ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  1. Tales of US Entrepreneurship Beyond Silicon Valley to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    Erik Martin (GM, reddit) and Alexis Ohanian (cofounder, reddit) crowdfunded a bus, the Internet 2012 Campaign Tour bus, to collect, document and share stories throughout the American heartland. I'm going ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  1. Smart Money: How to Attract Brand Name Investors to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Not all investors are created equal. Join David Hornik of August Capital and Michael Silverstein of Liquidnet Private Shares as they discuss how to attract “smart money” before going public. ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon C (map)

  1. Reality therapy for startups to

    at The Lean Startup SXSW with 500 Startups & Eric Ries on Saturday 9th March

    Uber's CEO on the Painful Lessons Every Entrepreneur NEEDS to Learn.

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon ABC (Lean Startup) (map)

  2. How Tech Companies Should Pitch Hollywood to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    What does a major Hollywood studio look for in a technology provider?As senior digital executives at Warner Bros. Entertainment, Hiram Norman and Bob Mohler get hundreds of queries per year ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

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

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    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)

  1. Activists, Rockstars & Startups: Building Movements to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    Building new movements is a challenge common to the arts, social change and startup worlds. In each case, barriers to entrepreneurship have fallen dramatically, and as a result, the scarcest ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB (map)

  2. SXSW Interactive Accelerator: Innovative Web Technologies to

    Accelerator on Tuesday 12th March

    Innovative Web Technologies start-up companies pitching their products and/or services in round one to high profiled industry expert judges. Emcees: Bob Metcalfe, Brad King Judges: Patrick Chung, Ray Bradford, Dave ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon A/B (map)

  1. HATCH Startup Pitch Competition Part 1 to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    HATCH: The pitch competition for tech startups with revolutionary ideas. Join our well-connected audience as the first group of finalists present their business plans and receive feedback from esteemed entrepreneur, ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon D (map)

  1. Hold ‘Em or Fold ‘Em: When to Pivot Your Startup to

    on Friday 8th March

    Pivot: the moment where startups change or die. In the search for a viable business, there comes a time when a drastic shift is necessary. But how do you know ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, Colorado (map)

  1. Bootstrapping Pros & Cons: Imgur's Experience to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    In a bootstrapped company, the entrepreneurial decision-making process is decidedly different because the company must balance the need to make money while growing the business. This session will examine the ...

    At Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom (map)

  1. What Do Sensors Mean for News, Society & Science? to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    Every day, sensors around the world record more data. Increasingly, citizens are becoming sensors, carrying mobile devices that enable them to collect and share observations from their environments. From governments ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Hill Country ABCD (map)

  1. 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)

  2. SXSW Interactive Accelerator: News Technologies to

    Accelerator on Monday 11th March

    News Technologies start-up companies pitching their products and/or services in round one to high profiled industry expert judges. Emcee: Tony Conrad Judges: John Cantarella, Vivian Schiller, Andrew Rasiej Finalist: Audio ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon B (map)

  1. 5 Austin Startups That Can Get Profitable on <$1M to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Here are 5 Austin startups that are immune to the "Series A Crunch". Tired of hearing about founders who raised $8 million at at $30 million valuation with no revenue? ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon ABC (map)

  2. 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)

  1. The Open Cloud Experience to

    Startup Village on Saturday 9th March

    The Lean Startup After-Party with 500 Startups, Eric Ries, Rackspace & NEO

    At Champions (map)

  1. Why Public Policy Should Matter to Your Startup to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Senator Moran will discuss the policy challenges startups face and how the startup community can engage with policy makers to enable innovation and help economic growth.

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB (map)

  1. HATCH Startup Pitch Competition Part 3 + Awards to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    HATCH: The pitch competition for tech startups with revolutionary ideas. Join our well-connected audience as the last group of finalists present their business plans and receive feedback from esteemed entrepreneur, ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon D (map)

  1. 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)

  2. SXSW Interactive Accelerator: Innovative Web Technologies to

    Accelerator on Monday 11th March

    Innovative Web Technologies start-up companies pitching their products and/or services in round one to high profiled industry expert judges. Emcee: Chris Shipley Judges: Brian Singerman, Scott Case, Steve Rosenbaum Finalist: ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon B (map)

  1. 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)

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

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    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)

  1. 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)

  2. 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)

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