Austin Tech Happy Hour on Thursday

Each year our pre-SXSW happy hour is an incredible event, packed with people buzzing about the upcoming interactive festival. Make sure to join your friends in the Austin technology community and come to Molotov from 5:30pm – 8:00pm on March 11th. The festival doesn’t begin till Friday, so this is not an official event and no badge is required.

Pre-register here for $7.50 and you’ll get two drink tickets and some snacks. Or pay $10 cash at the door.

We’ve also posted the details on Do512, Plancast, and Facebook.

BizSpark_logoWe’d like to thank our generous sponsor for this event, Microsoft Bizspark. If you’re an early stage technology startup, the Bizspark program 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. Each BizSpark Startup will have the opportunity to profile their organization in the BizSparkDB, an online Startup directory, and will get exposure to potential investors, partners and customers around the world.

AustinStartup is a Bizspark Network Partner. Send an email to editor@austinstartup.com and we can get you enrolled in the program.

Austin Tech Happy Hour on Thursday

SXSW Accelerator Deadline Coming

Microsoft Bizspark is back again to sponsor the 2010 SXSW Accelerator program. Expanded to 2 days, this is a great showcase for emerging technology companies to get their product or service in front of the world. Accelerator takes place March 15-16th during the SXSW Interactive Festival. Who could forget judges such as Guy Kawasaki, whose insightful quips frequently became retweet material?

The format will be slightly different this year. 32 companies will be chosen to present on day one, and the top 12 will be invited to return on day two. If you make the top 12, you get to present in front of a whole new panel of judges and audience members. Last years winner, TubeMogul, has seen revenues triple and headcount double since last year’s program.

The registration deadline is December 6th, so don’t miss out! Click here to apply. Photo credit to Brad King.

SXSW Accelerator Deadline Coming