Your Guide to SXSW

Get ready to meet industry leaders, innovative entrepreneurs, your next investor, customer or employee! See you during SXSW!

SXSW will be held March 10th -19th in Austin, Texas. Get ready to meet industry leaders, innovative entrepreneurs, your next investor, customer or employee! Check out these events to maximize your experience during one of Austin's most exciting weeks for the startup community.

DivInc Women in Tech Panel | March 9

Join us for an engaging conversation with women leaders in tech! The event will include a moderated audience AMA so bring your burning questions. Featured panelists include Elisa Supelveda of MATH Venture Partners, Meme Styles of Measure, Virginia Cumberbatch of Rosa Rebellion, Amy Maldonado of Indeed, and Janice Ta of Perkins Coie LLP.

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Capital Factory House | March 10 - 14

For 5 days, get all kinds of great food, drinks, swags, and networking at events such as the Startup Crawl, Backstage Access, and more at the Capital Factory House!

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Equitech Texas Welcome Breakfast | March 9

This Equitech in ATX breakfast event will be a place for a mix of mission-driven, under-estimated founders, funders, and allies to convene, make connections, and celebrate each other!

RSVP here Black Gravity Space | March 9, in partnership with AFROTECH, is coming to Austin to bring Black creators, freelancers, businesses and entrepreneurs together in one space entered around Blackness, entrepreneurship, and community.

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Black Future House | March 10 -11

Black Future House is a 2-day event bringing the sports, entertainment, tech, and creator communities together to shape a better Black Future.

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SXSW Startup Crawl | March 10

Startup Crawl launched in 2011 and quickly became one of the coolest and biggest events at SXSW. Dozens of startups set up stations to present themselves to investors, corporations, universities, and government — making it the largest celebration of technology and entrepreneurship that happens in Austin.

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Spilling the High Tea with Justworks | March 10

During this guided discussion, over a high tea service facilitated by Humming Cup Tea, guests will have the opportunity to chat with fellow women in business about the nuances (and challenges) of staying focused. Have fun networking, learning about the art of tea drinking, and 'spilling some tea' on topics critical to growing and developing in an ever changing world.

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Justworks After Hours | March 10

Join Justworks for an evening of connection! Meet at the rooftop, but don't tell HR! You do not need a SxSW badge to attend. This is a 21 and up event. A valid ID will be required upon arrival. Event is first come, first serve and will be limited to venue capacity. Be in line early with your registration for access!

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Mentor Minutes Office Hours | March 11

Need a little business advice? During Justworks Office Hours, founders, entrepreneurs and early stage leaders can sign up for 10 minute sessions with Austin-based business owners and community experts, who have navigated the early stages of starting a business, to ask those burning questions and gain insight from fellow local entrepreneurs.

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The Fund & Zendesk SXSW Office Hours | March 11

The Fund is a diverse community of founders and operators in unique positions to support portfolio companies. Sign up for 20 minutes of in person office hours with The Fund and Zendesk.

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Trailblazers Happy Hour | March 11

Join the Justworks to enjoy happy hour Texas style! Boot & scoot over and enjoy drinks, BBQ, and country music. Wear your boots and bring your hat! 

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Beats + Bites + Backgrounds | March 14

Beats+Bites+Backgrounds is a networking experience hosted in partnership by the Diversity in Design (DID) Collaborative and _OFCOLOR.

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Walk & Talk East Austin Black History Tour | March 15

kinkofa x Black Austin Tours invite you to a special edition walking tour highlighting the unique contributions and under told stories of African American creatives and entrepreneurs in Austin’s history. This walking tour takes guests on a journey from the beginnings of Austin's Black community through present-day.

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