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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. 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)

  3. 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)

  4. 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 Texas Presents A Celebration of American Startups at ACL Live 7pm to 11:30pm

    with Scott Case, Steve Case, Ingrid Vanderveldt on Saturday

    Startup Texas will hold the 2nd annual marquee event, “A Celebration of American Startups,” to celebrate legendary startup pioneers and the dynamic future of entrepreneurship in America.

    At ACL Live at the Moody Theater (map), Austin

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

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    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)

  3. 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)

  4. ATI/CTAN Austin Startup Fast Pitch to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    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)

  5. SXSW V2V Meet Up to

    Meet Up on Saturday 9th March

    SXSW is going to Las Vegas for SXSW V2V this August! Get together with entrepreneurs and tech professionals from both Austin and Las Vegas to network and brainstorm new ideas ...

    At Meet Up Tent (map)

  6. 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)

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

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    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)

  8. How to Become An Overnight Sensation: 1000 Online Comments to

    Future15 on Saturday 9th March

    A few years ago, I become a mother and an orphan, almost overnight. Sitting in my house in the woods, grieving with young children, I knew my road to happiness ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 615AB (map)

  9. 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)

  10. 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)

  11. 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)

  12. ff MASSIVE Party to

    on Saturday 9th March

    Party with ff Venture Capital's portfolio companies, founders, and executives. For more information and updates check out: ffmassive.com

    At Empire Automotive (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. Isolation, Depression & Success as Entrepreneur to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    This will be a discussion and discovery of the methodology used by entrepreneurs in dealing with some of the challenges and emotions in a non-traditional work environment. As self employed ...

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

  4. Guy Kawasaki - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Sunday 10th March

    Guy Kawasaki will appear at the South by Bookstore to sign copies of “APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book” following his Featured session. Guy Kawasaki is the author ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

  5. 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)

  6. Maynard Webb - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Sunday 10th March

    Maynard Webb will appear at the South by Bookstore to sign copies of “Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship” following his book reading. With over ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (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. ADD Meet Up to

    Meet Up on Monday 11th March

    By some estimates, up to half of all entrepreneurs have ADD. I'm one of them. And I'm definitely not alone at SXSW. We haven't all been formally diagnosed, but the ...

    At Proof Annex (map)

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. The New Way to IPO to

    Future15 on Monday 11th March

    A company's first day as a publicly traded entity on a stock exchange is a huge deal. Social companies, like Facebook, Xynga and Jive, have the added the pressure of ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 616AB (map)

  8. La Previa Chilena: Warming up with Chilean entrepreneurs to

    on Monday 11th March

    Networking event, with live music, chilean wine and pisco. Join us for a fun evening and meet Chilean talent.

    At Parkside Restaurant (map)