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Learn About SXSW and Startups on Oct 4!

The Forrest Four-Cast: September 28, 2018

In addition to my remarks, Chris Valentine will talk about how founders and entrepreneurs can get involved with SXSW Pitch 2019. After you hear Chris speak, then you’ll be in great shape to finalize your application for this competition. Early application for SXSW Pitch is (coincidentally) 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Thursday, October 4.

Also on the bill for this session is Dhinuka Perera, who will talk about the two programming tracks that he manages at SXSW: “Entrepreneurship & Startups” (scheduled March 8–12) and “Tech Industry & Enterprise” (scheduled March 8–13). The majority of content for these two founder-focused tracks will be announced via the SXSW website on October 16.

The October 4 SXSW-focused session is part of the festivities for the 2018 Austin Startup Week. Click here to find the full schedule for this year’s event. And definitely don’t mist the fun-filled Austin Startup Crawl, which runs from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on October 4.

More Austin events for the week of October 1
October 1–5: Austin Startup Week
October 1: Women in Tech Summit
October 1: Aging2.0 Austin
October 1: Sylvia Acevedo Book Reading
October 1: Lightning Learning — Sponsored by uShip
October 1: Product League: The Alchemy & Science of Choosing Metrics
October 1: Blockchain Track at Austin Startup Week
October 1: Fundraising Track at Austin Startup Week
October 2: Austin Forum on More Energy for More People
October 2: Built in Austin’s Top Companies Hiring
October 2: ALL the Ladies in Tech Happy Hour: Fall Edition!
October 2: Developer Track at Austin Startup Week
October 2: Code in the Brewery
October 2: Intro to the Austin Startup Scene with Mellie Price
October 2: InnoTech Austin
October 3: MoneyTalks with Arjun Chopra on The State of Tech Fundraising
October 3: Design Jam: ACL Lineup Poster
October 3: Galvanize Data Science and Web Development Info Session
October 3: International Track at Austin Startup Week
October 3: EdTech Track at Austin Startup Week
October 4: Book Signing: Erin & Ben Napier — Make Something Good Today
October 4: Community Manager Breakfast
October 4: Product Management Info Session
October 4: Digital Marketing Info Session
October 4: ATX Startup Crawl at Austin Startup Week
October 5: MobilityX HR Hackathon presented by Daimler Financial Services
October 5–7: ACL Fest, Weekend #1
October 6: Galvanize Austin: *Free* JavaScript Basic Training
October 6: Texas Teen Book Festival
October 7: Book Signing: The Property Brothers — Builder Brothers: Big Plans

More Upcoming Austin Events
Oct 9: Texas Voter Registration Deadline
Oct 10: TechTalk with Hugh Forrest: SXSW 2019 Programming
Oct 9–11: Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit
Oct 11: Casey Gerald Book Reading
Oct 12–14: ACL Fest, Weekend #2
Oct 19–21: Formula 1 Pirelli United States Grand Prix
Oct 19–21: National Health Equity Hackathon
Oct 23: Girlstart Game Changers Luncheon with Emily Chang
Oct 25-Nov 1: Austin Film Festival
Oct 26: Leadership Teams for Business Success
Oct 27–28: 2018 Texas Book Festival
Nov 6: 2018 Midterm Elections
Nov 6–7: Time Machine 2018
Nov 9: SXSW Pitch Entry Deadline
Nov 9: SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards Entry Deadline
Nov 27–28: Solar Business Festival
Jan 26: Smart City Saturday Teen Only Hackathon

If you have a creativity-focused event that you want listed in this space, then please contact hugh at sxsw dot com.

Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.

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