Now that Larry Chiang has been at SXSW for a few days, he has some mid-conference words of wisdom. A few people have told me that it’s hard to understand what Larry is saying. His thinking is about 3 steps ahead of the rest of us, and he’s always looking at everything with thoughts about how to hack it. For those of you with issues, I’ve decided to translate (in bold). I hope it helps.
On the Tuesday of SXSW, I have the pleasure of being on a panel of the rockstars of the Austin technology incubator scene. Steve Guengerich (@sguengerich) has done an incredible job of bringing together a panel of people representing the best of what Austin has to offer young and upcoming startups. Here are the panel details.
I view myself as a worker. While eating frozen yogurt at a Fraiche that was founded by an Austin-ite, I co-founded Asse9. Before my Callebaut chocolate was finished at 644 Emerson, I had text recruited 12 hot female humans to be managing directors. Me, my dog Baxter and the legendary VC would serve as their male secretari triumvirate.
We’ve all been on stage somewhere giving a talk on something. Your last slide typically is your contact information, right? Some people email you, other people follow you on Twitter, and others want to connect with you on LinkedIn. With PresentNow, you will have a structured way of getting audience contact information when you present at conferences.
Good things come to those who wait and Austin has waited long enough. Sara Rodell and Jeffrey Schwartz introduced their new mobile application, Next One’s On Me, or NOOM, last night at a private launch party at Ranch 616. The event, with an invite list of 300 tech savvy individuals, debuted their mobile app that allows users to spontaneously treat their friends to drinks, eats, lattes and more, all through their phone.
If you read TechCrunch you’ve probably read about white hot valley startup Uber. The company’s iPhone app provides car service at the press of a button, pre-paid, and priced based upon demand. Just for SXSW, Uber can be used for Pedicab service during the conference.
We would be remiss if we didn’t check in with Larry Chiang, notorious party crasher, hacker of startup life, founder of the Austin Secret Society of Entrepreneurs, and author of What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School. We asked him for an update on what he’ll be doing during SXSW 2012.
I’m re-posting the recommended events from Capital Factory’s site, but this list will be updated over time so you might want to check out the original post for updates. Yes, it’s that time of year… SXSW is approaching and I’ve spent hours and hours going cross-eyed as I reviewed every single panel, party, event and [...]
Historically, SXSW is the peak season for applications to Austin’s technology accelerator program Capital Factory. The program has run during the Summer for the past 3 years. Capital Factory is announcing that the program schedule going forward is going to align with the SXSW Interactive Festival and Conference. There are several reasons for the shift [...]
The finalists have been announced for the SXSW Accelerator 2012. A handful of Austin-based companies made the cut out of the 670 that submitted. Here are the local companies you will be seeing up on stage! Umbel Austin, TX umbel.com Umbel empowers publishers, advertisers and agencies with a deep understanding of audience engagement by leveraging [...]