Going to SXSWi 2016? Consider coming out to one of Tech.Co’s many events!
In just a few days, startups and technologists from Washington, DC and Northern Virginia will embark on the annual journey to Austin, Texas. The DMV crew will be met by other tech minded professionals from around the nation for SXSW Interactive. The annual conference has historically been the launch pad of many startups in the past, ranging from Twitter to last year’s Periscope and Meerkat.
In a surprise announcement last week, SXSW organizers unveiled that President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will kick off the conference as keynote speakers at SXSW Interactive. SXSW itself will take over much of the downtown Austin area and runs from March 11-20.
In addition to consuming content from some of the leading innovators and launching companies, the connections made at the festival last a life time. Below are just a few of the events and organizations from the DC Tech community that will be involved at this year’s festival.
Presenters, Events, and Launches
NOVA Pool Tournament
On Saturday, March 12, Tech.Co will be joining with the Arlington Economic Development and the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership for Rock Out With Your Chalk Out. The pool tournament will take place at Buffalo Billiards from noon to 4 PM. This is a free event, and gives you the opportunity to meet up with your other local peers.
NextGen Food & AgTech Meetup
On Saturday, March 12, DC based BlueCart will be hosting the NextGen Food and AgTech Meetup. This free event will be to discuss how NextGen Food and AgTech applications will address inefficiencies in the system, talking their way through the latest innovations in the supply chain, from wholesalers to restaurants.
On Saturday morning, learn how Netwalking fosters interpersonal relationships and enhances well-being. They will meet at the JW Marriott Room 207 on the 12th.
Big Fat Data Revolution
On Sunday, March 13, the Arlington Economic Partnership is bringing together an amazing panel to discuss the data revolution. The panel will feature Alex Laskey, Opower; Aneesh Chopra, Hunch Analytics; Christina Winn, Arlington Economic Development; Paul Melby, Capital One Labs.
Era Metrics will be demoing their platform, WritingPoint, at Revival Public House from 3 to 5 PM on Sunday, March 13.
From 9 AM until 1:30 PM on March 13, TechBreakfast is taking over Revival Public House for a startup showcase. It will include speed demos, kiosks, and giveaways.
DC Startup Showcase & Job Fair
Located at the WeDC house, organizations from all around the DC, Virginia, and Maryland area will be on display at the startup showcase and job fair. There will also be numerous startups showcasing the innovation coming out of the area. The event will kick off at 3 PM on Saturday the 13th.
On Sunday afternoon, CTA is hosting a happy hour at Maggie Mae’s. From 3 PM to 5 PM, join them for networking, tacos, and margaritas.
Capital One House
Throughout the festival Capital One will be hosting demos each day of the festival and bands later in the evening.
DC and Northern Virginia Technologists Attending
- Spark Experience
- Whistle Stop Digital
- Cleerkut Royalty – Demoing their app on March 15 during the Music Startup Spotlight
- Springboard Enterprises – Featured at the March 13 Dolphin Tank
- TripScout – See our previous coverage on their launch.
- VW of America
- Gray Street Solutions
- Tandem National Security
A huge thank you to Adam Zuckerman and Fosterly for making this list available.
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