Join the .CO team in Austin

Join us for Friday night for happy hour and show your fellow .CO'ers some love. We’ll also have some big surprises throughout the weekend, so make sure you’re following @dotCO on Twitter! Check out some of these really great SXSW events and panels that feature .COmmunity members.


  • 9:30AM - 10:30AM
    Here Are The Keys to Your New Innovation Playbook

    Truly disruptive innovation thrives outside most corporate walls, and that means finding the right startup partners. But how do you do so in a vast ecosystem that includes thousands of companies at various stages of development and across numerous industries? A new generation of data-driven, VC-quality platforms can help you keep up with this evolving landscape, empowering you to identify, evaluate and track tech trends to find the companies best suited to address your business challenges.

    Where: Hilton Austin Downtown Salon E

  • 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    Creative Capital: Why Agencies Are Investing

    A select group of creative firms are going beyond traditional agency services and delving into the world of venture capital. This panel explores why and how creative firms invest, what strategies drive decision making, and the effect this new trend has on the industry at large. You’ll hear from agencies, investment firms, and startups at the forefront of this movement.

    Where: Hilton Austin Downtown Room 400-402

  • 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    SXSW Accelerator: Enterprise and Smart Data Technologies

    SXSW Accelerator pitch event presented by 24/7 Intouch is a platform to allow early stage technology startups to pitch their product and/or services to industry technology experts, high profiled media personnel, and Venture Capitalists / Angel Investors.

    Where: Hilton Austin Downtown Salon B

  • 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    SXSW Accelerator: Entertainment and Content Technologies

    SXSW Accelerator pitch event presented by 24/7 Intouch is a platform to allow early stage technology startups to pitch their product and/or services to industry technology experts, high profiled media personnel, and Venture Capitalists / Angel Investors.

    Where: Hilton Austin Downtown Salon D

  • 12:30PM - 1:30PM
    How Brands Can Join the Billion-Dollar Idea Club

    Venture capitalists know very well it takes one winner — a Nest, What’s App or Uber — to pay back every investment in a portfolio. The catch? You first have to place a number of smart bets based on a thesis, then continually support the startups that demonstrate the most momentum and growth.

    Where: Hilton Austin Downtown Salon E

  • 3:30PM - 4:30PM
    Entrepreneuring Women in Austin

    Nationwide, only 3% of VC-backed companies have a woman CEO. More surprising yet, only 15% have a single woman on the executive team. Yet when women are on the team, studies show companies have substantially higher financial performance. Pitchbook data shows that Austin suffers the same 3% funding levels for women-led companies.

    Where: Hilton Austin Downtown Austin Chamber Offices

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