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  • 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    12:30PM - 1:30PM
    SXSW #ReleaseIt

    ReleaseIt at SXSW provides a platform for companies to launch a new and innovative product or service during the festival. A panel of judges comprised of technology industry experts, venture capitalists and high profile media select the product or service most likely to succeed in the marketplace.

    Where: Hilton Austin Downtown 500 E 4th St. Salon B

  • 12:30PM - 1:30PM
    How is Big Pharma Interacting with Tech Startups?

    Jennifer Lannon - Life Science Program Manager, Springboard Enterprises speaking. With declining revenues and regulatory hurdles, large pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporations are beginning to look for ways to increase sales of existing drugs and add new sources of revenue. Health IT startups have the potential to solve many of these hurdles, yet on the whole, big pharma has been slow to adopt new innovative technology. This session will look at pharma activity in the the health IT space to date, where it's headed, and what health IT entrepreneurs can do to better appeal to large pharma and biotech.

    Where: JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

  • 5:00PM - 7:00PM
    .COmmunity Celebration

    A Happy Hour for all .CO-ers and Partners who are attending SXSW to kick off the week and make some connections for the week ahead.

    Where: the Backspace 507 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

  • 9:30AM - 10:30AM
    Secrets of Growth Hacking: From Zero to $50M with Tammy Camp

    Where: Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 2, 208 Barton Springs Rd

  • 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    Startup Immigration: A Look Back, the Road Ahead with Dave McClure

    Where: Hilton Austin Downtown Salon K, 500 E 4th St

  • 12:00PM - 2:00PM
    Pitch Like a Unicorn : Presented by EY

    Pitching investors can be one of the most daunting yet important responsibilities of an entrepreneur. To help take some of the mystery out of the fundraising in this age of unicorns, we've assembled a team who will share tips and tricks on financing, pitching to investors and successfully growing a business. Join us to perfect your pitch and gain new ideas and more confidence in your next investor meeting. 12:00pm Taco Fiesta Lunch - 12:30pm Interviews on the do's and dont's of a pitch - 1:30pm Practice the Pitch mentor sessions

    Where: Startup Oasis Old School Bar & Grill 1st Floor, 401 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

  • 12:00PM - 2:00PM
    Mobile Future and Tech Cocktail Startup Lunch: The Wireless Meetup

    Join Mobile Future and Tech Cocktail for this lunch meet-up for wireless startups, innovators, and leaders. Also, our mentors will be on hand for one-on-one sessions to answer your questions and provide valuable insight.

    Where: Maggie Mae’s 323 East 6th Street Austin, TX 78701

  • 3:00PM - 5:00PM
    Happy Hour with Google Cloud Platform Team & TechShop Office Hours

    Join the Google Cloud Platform Team for lightning talks and networking. If you have any technical questions, experienced Google staff will offer Techstop Office Hours to help you. Lightning talks include: GCP Overview, Revolution in Cloud Computing: Virtualization & Managed VMs, Revolution in Cloud Computing: Cloud Containers, Cloud Powering Your Mobile Development, and Case Studies on Game and Growth/Scale.

    Where: Startup Oasis Old School Bar & Grill 1st Floor, 401 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

  • 3:00PM - 5:00PM
    CEA Meetup at SXSW

    Join us this year at SXSW with CEA members, partners and CES exhibitors for conversation and cocktails. CEA is passionate about innovation. That’s why we’ll be in Austin for the 2015 South by Southwest. We’ll be speaking, exhibiting and sharing how we promote the consumer technology industry and help grow startups.

    Where: Maggie Mae’s 323 East 6th Street Austin, TX 78701

  • 5:00PM - 6:00PM
    International Investments: Trends and Opportunities in Brazil with Bedy Yang

    Where: Hilton Austin Downtown Salon K, 500 E 4th St

  • 6:00PM - 8:00PM
    Dallas Drops the Mic

    Join the Dallas Startup Community in a truly epic happy hour where freestyles and mic dropping are expected. We'll show you why Dallas is the greatest place to create a company by bringing in our investors, startups, and all of the other pieces that make our startup community awesome.

    Where: Startup Oasis Old School Bar & Grill 1st Floor, 401 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

  • 6:00PM - 8:00PM
    Colorado Party

    Colorado is a magical place for startups. A perfect ballance of culture, work and places to play. The event is sponsored by: IMM Sticker Giant Pivot Desk Join us as we show you the best place to start your company!

    Where: Startup Oasis Old School Bar & Grill 2nd Floor, 401 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

  • 8:00PM - 9:30PM
    Ignite @ SXSWi

    Enlighten us, but make it quick. Ignite is a series of 5 minute presentations about geeky subjects delivered in a format of 20 slides (15 seconds per slide, auto advancing).

    Where: Startup Oasis Old School Bar & Grill 2nd Floor, 401 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

  • 10:00PM - 2:00AM
    Oasis Startup Party

    This year, we’re offering up one of our party slots to the community we love the most, startups! Most startups can’t afford prime time party slots during the festival. So we’re breaking it up - 10 startups on each floor - each get an awesome area to showcase what they've got. Send in your inquiry if you're interested in being a part of the best startups on 6th street -

    Where: Startup Oasis Old School Bar & Grill, 401 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

  • 12:00PM - 5:00PM
    GCUC Pop – A super fresh pop of coworking awesomeness

    Where: The WeDC House 340 E. 2nd St.

  • 12:30PM - 1:30PM
    Disrupting the Venture Capital Landscape

    Joshua Henderson - VP Springboard Speaking.The current venture capital funding landscape is severely limited in geographical scope. Startups in the top three states – California, Massachusetts, and New York – receive 70 percent of venture capital funding. This session will examine how non-traditional venture funds can play a role in expanding access to capital for entrepreneurs under-served by current VC models. Hear from fund managers in the states of Wisconsin, Ohio, and Texas on their models for investing in high-growth businesses within their respective geographies, and how their investments encourage follow-on investment from more traditional venture capital funds.

    Where: Hilton Austin Downtown Salon E 500 E 4th St

  • 3:00PM - 5:00PM
    Get Lucky with

    Are you feeling lucky? Start your St. Patty’s Day festivities early with and some of the hottest startups in tech at SXSW on Sunday, March 15th from 3-5 pm at Maggie Mae’s Irish bar. We’ll have awesome food, drinks, music and even a lottery for a grand prize worth $500. Don’t leave it up to luck to get in – RSVP today!

    Where: Maggie Mae’s 323 East 6th Street Austin, TX 78701

  • 3:30PM - 4:30PM
    SXSW Accelerator: Entertainment and Content Tech

    Kay Koplovitz - Co-Founder and Chairman, Springboard Enterprises. SXSW Accelerator pitch event presented by Oracle 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.

    Three companies that have advanced from the previous day and earlier round within the Entertainment and Content Technologies category will dazzle a live audience, panel of three judges and co-emcees with their ideas, innovations, product and or services. A grand prize winner for this category will be announced tonight at the SXSW Acccelerator Award Ceremony at 7:00pm in Salon F&G.

    Where: Hilton Austin Downtown Salon FG 500 E 4th St

  • 3:30PM - 4:30PM
    Incentivizing Early Funding With Angel Tax Credits

    Amy Millman - President, Springboard Enterprises Speaking Angel investors fund the majority of startups in the US at a time in their development when capital is hard to come by. Tax credits for investment in early stage business are a common policy measure aimed at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. On June 24, 2014, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) announced the introduction of Angel Tax Credit Act, which would further incentivize angels across the US to invest significant capital in startups (

    This session will offer an overview of US angel tax credits and a case study of a Wisconsin angel investment (TrafficCast), which created significant job growth after each round of funding. It aims to answer some questions as to the advantages and disadvantages of angel investor tax credits, including: Do they pay their way? Do they create high quality jobs? And what is their effect on the amount and quantity of investment?

    Where: Hilton Austin Downtown Salon K, 500 E 4th St

  • 4:00PM - 5:00PM
    1 Million Cups: Organizer Gathering #1MCOG

    Bringing together 1 Million Cups organizers across the country to share ideas and best practices on how to better collaborate and build startup communities. Signup is limited to current 1 Million Cups organizers.

    Where: Startup Oasis Old School Bar & Grill, 401 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

  • 6:00PM - 8:00PM
    ABQ2SXSW Startup Community Showcase

    Showcasing the scrappy startups, entrepreneurs and innovators from the Albuquerque area's emerging ecosystem.

    Where: Startup Oasis Old School Bar & Grill, 401 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

  • 6:00PM - 8:30PM

    This networking opportunity will be your Iowa home away from home with a solid dose of networking, startups, bacon and “Iowa nice!” We will be showcasing tech and startup success stories from across the state.

    Where: TruLuck’s Great Hills Station, 10225 Research Blvd #4000, Austin, TX 78759

  • 7:00PM - 11:00PM
    Startup Celebration

    Tech Cocktail is a celebration of startups, community, and technology, and nowhere is this party bigger than at SXSW. For the last five years, we’ve mixed together the nation’s brightest startups in a venue jam packed with technology enthusiasts, and served over cocktails. Tech Cocktail’s 2015 Startup Celebration promises to be our best event yet.

    Where: Maggie Mae’s 323 East 6th Street Austin, TX 78701

  • 10:00PM - 2:00AM
    OFF THE GRID // A Party Without Phones : Presented by General Assembly and Salesforce for Startups

    PUT DOWN YOUR DEVICES AND BE HUMAN: Remember life before everything came through a glowing screen? What if we weren't always feeling FOMO, weren't always taking selfies, weren't always distracted by some other thing in our feed? What if instead we were just present, here and now? What if we checked our phones at the door, hung out with incredible people, listened to great music, danced our faces off, and had a wonderful time being actual humans together? Well... we're doing just that, and you're invited. Join us on Sunday night at SXSW 2015 for one of the most unique experiences you will ever have. No distractions, no outside world, no digital interferance. Get ready.

    Where: Startup Oasis Old School Bar & Grill, 401 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

  • 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Accelerator & Startup Matchmaking

    Meet accelerators looking for applicants Each GAN accelerator will present their program to a bar full of interested startups. Then jump in the crowd and have face-to-face time with startups! This is a great opportunity if you’re looking to go through an accelerator or you want to go through another accelerator!

    Where: Speakeasy 501 E 6th St Austin, TX 78701

  • 3:30PM - 4:30PM
    Bitcoin at SXSW 2015: Impact on Developing World with Sean Percival

    Where: Hilton Austin Downtown Salon K, 500 E 4th St

  • 3:45PM - 4:00PM
    Innovation Everywhere: Building Up Startup Cities

    In the solo presentation, "Innovation Everywhere: Building Up Startup Cities," Chase Garbarino, co-founder and CEO of Streetwise Media, will explore the startup incubators and entrepreneurial-friendly cities thriving around the country – from Boston, to Austin, to LA and more. Chase will explore what an innovation economy actually is, how cities can encourage their growth, the top emerging innovation economies, and why "innovation everywhere" is a necessary mentality if the U.S. is going to be a leader in innovation for years to come.

    Where: Austin Convention Center Ballroom B

  • 4:00PM - 6:00PM
    SXSW Startup Spotlight

    The SXSW Startup Spotlight takes place two evenings during the SXSW Interactive Festival. Each evening shines a bright light on a new lineup of emerging startups. Stop by to check out SOUNDS. Demo!

    Where: Hilton Austin Downtown Salon K, 500 E 4th St

  • 5:00PM - 6:00PM
    DEMOlish DAY

    Have you learned that something about your startup wasn't working, and you cut it as a result? Maybe you were just wrong about a customer segment and stopped chasing them? Maybe you realized that a feature was just a giant waste and no one used it and you got rid of it? Maybe it was something internal - maybe you cut the Tuesday bagel meeting or demolished your fear of shipping early - we want to hear your story. Apply here ( for one of ten spots to tell your story to a panel of startup. Best story wins the first ever, 3d printed wrecking ball trophy.

    Where: Startup Oasis Old School Bar & Grill, 401 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

  • 6:00PM - 8:00PM
    The Launch Party : A Kansas City Startup Community Celebration

    Powered by Techweek, sponsored by The Kauffman Foundation, join us to celebrate the LaunchKC Global Grants Competition! The LaunchKC Global Grants Competition is open to any startup across the globe, and we'd love to tell you more about it. Come join us!

  • 6:00PM - 9:00PM
    The Lean Startup's Kickstarter Launch Party

    Join members of the Lean Startup community to celebrate the kickoff of Eric Ries’ Kickstarter campaign launching at SXSW earlier that day. Are you curious about Lean Startup? A practitioner looking to meet others in the community? Just want to know more about the campaign and what Eric’s been up to? The event will feature a one-hour fireside chat with Eric.


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