LA tech peeps migrate to Austin to represent in force at SXSW Interactive this weekend! RSVP to our Digital Drinks party Sat Mar 11, 6p. Highlights:
- Dozens of LA peeps are speaking at panels. LA companies Lionsgate, Fullscreen and many more are hosting parties.
- Tinder CEO Sean Rad speaks on Swiping Right on Inclusivity on working with GLAAD to improve gender identify features for Tinder. ACC Ballroom D, Fri 12:30p
- Nerdist Backyard Bash
at Bangers on Rainey St, Fri-Sun. Celeb guests include Edgar Wright, Jon Hamm, Ian McShane, Orlando Jones, Crispin Glover, Armie Hammer, plus bands
- 7 LA startups at SXSW Accelerator on March 11 and 12:
- Deep 6 Analytics (Pasadena) – AI and big data analytics for medical records. Deep 6 is an alum of Techsters Health Accelerator. Deep 6 founder Brian Dolan spoke on our Digital Health panel
– Season Share (LA) lets sports season ticket holders swap tickets
– Envi (Gardena) waterless car detailing on demand app
- izmocars (Long Beach) auto AR/VR
- ArbiClaims (LA) – video chat to dispute disputes < $15K
- Centaur (Ventura) – AgroTech IOT products
- Dip (LA) buy access to a hotel’s pools and spas without booking a room
LA Judges: Paige Craig of Arena VC, Jeremy Bloom of Integrate, Scott Lenett of Touchdown Ventures,
- Warner Bros. CHIPS movie has taken over Voodoo Doughnuts on 6th street, turning it into the D-Hole. Get a ticket for a comp Voodoo Doughnut! (photo right)
- RideShares: Uber and Lyft do NOT service downtown Austin! Try the RideAustin app with code AIRPORT for $15 off first use, or the Fasten app with code GH8725 for $5 off first use.
- Whiskey and Doughnuts, Sunday March 12, 7p. We are also going to do a meet up at the Whiskey and Donuts in the Sky at the Westin Austin rooftop Azul pool. Free Voodoo Doughnuts and Stillhouse Whiskey (HQ in LA). Try to get there at 7p before so we an take a group sunset pic. FREE RSVP. PS. Voodoo Doughnuts also just opened at Universal CityWalk in LA.
FREE RSVP SAT in AUSTIN
Saturday March 11, 6-8p
Micheladas Restaurant (2nd and Trinity)
across from ACC where Samsung Lounge used to be
Join us for our annual Digital Drinks in Austin during SXSW. Meet at the upstairs patio at Micheladas restaurant, where the Samsung lounge used to be, across the street from the Austin Convention Center. Comp appetizers for early arrivals. Cash bar $5-6 beers, and $9-10 cocktails. Catch up with LA peeps in startups, entertainment and Silicon Beach, and meet new friends! Meet friends from North of 41.