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TECH cocktail SXSW: Johnny Cash Blackout Sunday

Microsoft BizSpark & Volusion present Tech Cocktail SXSW: Johnny Cash Blackout Sunday

We are excited to announce we are hosting an official South by Southwest Tech Cocktail event in Austin, Texas on March 14, 2010!

Tech Cocktail SXSW: Blackout Sunday presented by Microsoft BizSpark and Volusion, will kickoff the SXSW Accelerator emerging technology business launch pad which will be taking place on March 15th and 16th.

The event will showcase over 30+ early stage start-ups in a casual, expo-style, while also blending in some Austin flavor and fun with the Johnny Cash black theme. So you will need to wear your best black hat and gear and be ready to connect with entrepreneurs, innovators, social media mavens and technology enthusiasts for a few hours of conversation and fun.

  • Come early
  • Check out startups
  • Enjoy some cocktails
  • Wear your finest black hat in honor of Johnny Cash
  • You could event win prizes, too!

MAKE SURE to RSVP to let us and the other attendees know you are planning to attend! We’ll see you there to walk the line and hopefully avoid any burning rings of fire.

Also be sure to watch for special SXSW event coverage leading up to and following TECH cocktail SXSW as we will be covering the conference real-time so stay tuned.

Special thank you to our sponsors:

Microsoft BizSpark

Microsoft BizSpark is a global program designed to accelerate the successes of early stage startups. BizSpark provides entrepreneurs fast and easy access to current full-featured Microsoft development tools and productions licenses of server products, with no upfront costs and minimal requirements.


Volusion is the leading ecommerce provider for online businesses, offering the industry’s most comprehensive and user-friendly ecommerce software. Online merchants enjoy utilizing a platform that is scalable, secure and reliable, all with free 24/7 support. The software, staff and company’s primary mission is help merchants succeed online.


Intel pushes the boundaries of innovation so our work can make people’s lives more exciting, fulfilling, and manageable. We never stop looking for the next leap ahead—in technology, education, culture, manufacturing, and social responsibility. And we never stop striving to deliver solutions with greater benefits for everyone.

jess3 Jess3 is a creative agency that specializes in web design, branding and data visualization. GeniusRocket

GeniusRocket provides high quality marketing and creative content through a community of artists, designers, writers and filmmakers from around the globe.

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