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Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. Fundraising for Games: A Practical Discussion to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Over the last 15 years, J Todd Coleman has been a successful entrepreneur and game developer, acting as the creative lead and product head of three large-scale MMOs (Shadowbane, Wizard101 ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Room 4-5 (map)

  2. Open Source Sex Science & the PSIgasm Project to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Our leading scientific institutions are failing to address sexuality with candor or rigor due to pressure from funding sources, journals, and cultural stigma. The resulting gaps in our collective understanding ...

    At Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin-Town Lake, Town Lake Ballroom (map)

  3. New Opportunities for Hardware Innovators to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    In a world where VCs often shy away from funding hardware inventions, entrepreneurs are finding new ways to ensure hardware innovation makes a comeback. Start-ups were afforded new flexibility in ...

    At Omni Downtown, Lone Star (map)

  4. The Global Fight to Democratize Access to Capital to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    A global fight is currently underway to democratize access to capital for entrepreneurs. With over half of the world population engaged in self-generated work, the outcome of this is critical. ...

    At Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Jason Best - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Sunday 10th March

    Jason Best will appear at the SX Bookstore to sign copies of “Crowdfund Investing for Dummies”.

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

  2. Sherwood Neiss - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Sunday 10th March

    Sherwood Neiss will appear at the SX Bookstore to sign copies of “Crowdfund Investing for Dummies”. As a serial entrepreneur and investor during the credit crunch, Sherwood Neiss saw a ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

  3. Zak Cassady-Dorion - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Sunday 10th March

    Zak Cassady-Dorion will appear at the SX Bookstore to sign copies of “Crowdfund Investing for Dummies”.

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

  4. Crowdsourced Small Volume Vehicle Manufacturing to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Local Motors has pioneered how to achieve crowd-powered design and development of complex cyber-mechanical devices. In short, we have crowd-sourced the first production cars in the world. Further, we have ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  5. Go Fund Yourself to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    Stop asking the question: “What are the chances my crowdfunding campaign will be successful?” You are not at the Kentucky Derby or Las Vegas. Crowdfunding is not a lottery — ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  6. Shadowrun Returns Sneak Peek to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Go behind the scenes with Harebrained Schemes, the developers of Shadowrun Returns, the Kickstarter crowdfunding phenomenon. Shadowrun Returns is a story-based tactical role-playing game for PC, Mac, and Android & ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Room 1-2 (map)

  7. 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)

  8. A Meet Up for Collaborators to

    Meet Up on Sunday 10th March

    Join Toby Daniels, Co-founder and CEO of Crowdcentric and Shaun Abrahamsom, author of recently published book Crowdstorm for a meetup during SXSW Interactive. This gathering will bring together innovators, thought ...

    At Meet Up Tent (map)

Monday 11th March 2013

  1. Wastelander Panda: Story Worlds & Online Strategy to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    You're a group of filmmakers in your 20s and want to make a live-action series about the last panda in a post-apocalyptic Wasteland. In your small Australian city, there's no ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Austin Suite (map)

  2. Shooting for Impact: Online Doc Shorts Now to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    At a time when many are pursuing new approaches to storytelling that involve non-linear narratives, interactivity, and the influences of gaming, an unlikely but exciting format is attracting viewers and ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Austin Suite (map)

  3. PR for Crowdfunded Projects in Age of Kickstarter to

    Future15 on Monday 11th March

    Tech writer Leena Rao in 2012 observed the trend of venture capitalists getting into public relations by providing PR as another service the VC can offer, crediting the increase in ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 616AB (map)

  4. Crowdfunding: A Catalyst for Local Economic Growth to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    At a time when funding from local, state, and federal governments is spread thin and credit is increasingly harder to come by, crowdfunding has demonstrated that collective and collaborative efforts ...

    At Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom (map)

Tuesday 12th March 2013

  1. Can Crowdfunding Save Local Government Budgets? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    There are countless local government projects that are not completed due to lack of funding. These are projects like building new parks, renovating neighborhood pools and adding bike lanes - ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

  2. Will Crowdfunding for Businesses Succeed or Fail? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    A revolution in early stage finance is taking place. Thanks to the JOBS Act, which opens access to capital through stock sales by non-public companies, a new market is being ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon D (map)

  3. Matthew Inman Keynote to

    Keynote on Tuesday 12th March

    One of the core missions of the SXSW Interactive Festival is to showcase those who use their creativity and artistic talent to make the world a better place. With this ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)