There was a running joke last year that "the Lean Startup track was the only place at SXSW you couldn't get out of the building." That's because the room we were in was so packed, the only way to stay for the next session was to refuse to give up your seat. Luckily, in a room full of entrepreneurs, plenty of new businesses popped up to bring people food and water.
Because of your tremendous enthusiasm (and possibly a few words from the fire marshall), SXSW has granted us a much bigger space this year to put on what may be the best lineup we've ever had. I've embedded the flyer for the event below, but the best way to see what we're doing is on the conference website - which we try to keep up-to-date with the inevitable flurry of last-minute changes. (This year, we're battling both the flu and the Congressional sequester.)
If you're planning to be in Austin, please come say hello. See you there!
THIS SATURDAY! JOIN THE BIGGEST TECH EVENT @SXSW, featuring...
+ 1,000 startup founders, investors, and press!
SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH - Hilton Austin Downtown
KEYNOTES & CASE STUDIES FROM...
Dave McClure Founding Partner
Todd Park CTO
Travis Kalanick CEO & Co-Founder
Joe Zadeh Director of Product
Sam Shank Co-Founder & CEO
NEW! Nicole Lazzaro President
Udi Nir CTO
NEW! Seth Sternberg Co-Founder& CEO
Scott Chacon CIO
Senior Product Manager
NEW! Juan Diego Calle
Dharmesh Shah Co-founder & CTO
Ross Snyder Sr. Software Engineer
Steven VanRoekel CIO
Dan Greenberg Co-Founder & CEO
CHECK OUT THE AGENDA...
> Uber's "Reality Therapy 4 Startups": What U Need 2 Know NOW > Steve Blank on why NOT to be an Entrepreneur > Airbnb's Globetrotting Lessons: Building 4 a Global Market > Vinod Khosla - The VC Legend: Interview w/ Dave McClure > Eric Ries on Entrepreneurship:What He's Learned Along the Way > GitHub's Secret 2 Success: Rethinking The Way We Work > The Metrics Behind Hotel Tonight:Sam Shank Reveals It All > The CTO & CIO of the USA:Innovating our Government > Wufoo's 29,561% Return:Kevin Hale on Customer Development > Etsy's [Backend] Transition:From Startup to Superpower > Meebo's Pivot to Acquisition: Seth Sternberg's Pivot Metrics > Under the Hood of ModCloth: CTO on Agile Development > David BEATS the Goliath: The true story of .CO's rise to fame > Tips from an Anti-Social Founder: Dharmesh Shah on culture
PLUS: > 8:30am Mimosa Meetup - 1st come, 1st served, hosted by GitHib > Grilled Cheese + Beer (not lean, but awesome) - hosted by Neo > Elon Musk + Popcorn - hosted by DealFlicks, during SXSW keynote > .CO hookups 4 startups: A SXSW favorite is back again! > Mentor Sessions - Featuring experts in building + running startups