Marc Guyer

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A SproutBoxer’s Guide to SXSW

Starting today, thousands of geeks, entrepreneurs, marketers, and investors will convene in Austin, TX for the premier tech gathering of the year, South By Southwest Interactive Festival.

The SproutBox crew will be there in full force. Our own Mike Trotzke has organized one of the most popular panel discussions “Who Needs Venture Capital?” and SproutBox portfolio company PocketTales is a finalist for the Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator Competition.

SproutBeers @ Lovejoy's

We’re also hosting a meetup for investors and entrepreneurs who want to learn more about midwest startup badassery.

For those of you planning to attend, and for those of you who are just curious what goes on at these kinds of things, we’ve put together a quick guide to our favorite events.

Saturday at 3:30pm

Panel Discussion: Unsexy & Profitable: Making $$ Without Hype
Hear how your business can turn more profits than heads from this handful of Internet veterans.
Hilton A/B

Saturday at 5:00pm

Panel Discussion: Don’t Move! Build a Startup Community Where You Live
Startups and innovation can happen anywhere, see what’s going on outside of Silicon Valley
Hilton A/B

Sunday at 5:00pm

SproutBeers at Lovejoy’s
Come have a beer with members of the SproutBox team. Learn about our process, our companies and startup life in the midwest.
Lovejoy’s, 604 Neches Street, right around the corner from the SproutBox SXSW HQ condo on 6th Street

Sunday at 8:00pm

Drink and hang out with 30+ startups at Palm Door. Wear a black hat in honor of Johnny Cash.
Palm Door, 401 Sabine Street

Sunday at 9:00pm

The Silicon Prairie Party hosted by Big Omaha
Meet up with speakers, organizers and attendees of Big Omaha while getting to talk to up and coming entrepreneurs and innovators.
Lanai Lounge, 422 Congress Avenue

Monday at 12:30pm

Panel Discussion: Who Needs Venture Capital?
See Mike Trotzke, Dave McClure, Jolie O’Dell, Mitch Lasky, and Chris Wanstrath discuss the pitfalls of venture capital for startups.
Hilton D

Monday (All Day)

Panel Discussion: Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator
Check out PocketTales in this national startup competition.

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Posted by Marc on March 12, 2010


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