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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. 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)

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. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. 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)

  8. 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)

  9. 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)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. 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)

  2. 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)

  3. 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. 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. 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)

  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. 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)

  6. Oklahoma Film and Music & Interactive Elevation Pitch Competition to

    on Monday 11th March

    Experience the elevator pitch competition as entrepreneurs vie for up to $10,000 in prizes, and enjoy the free food, drink, and live entertainment hosted by Oklahoma Film and Music Office.

    At 512 (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)