March 4, 2013 · IGG

Lone Star State of the Arts: Indiegogo at SXSW 2013 (#gogoSXSW)



As we speak, many of the world’s creative minds are descending upon Austin, Texas for the festival of festivals — South by Southwest (SXSW) — where they will present, engage, and discuss everything from film and music to technology and The Next Big Thing’s in the startup world. And, as you might have guessed, Indiegogo will be on the ground!

Whether you plan on attending each and everery one of the thousands of events at South by Southwest or just live in the Austin area, we’d love if you joined members of our team at some of the awesome events Indiegogo is hosting and participating in! Regardless of your particular creative passion, this is a great chance to steep yourself in crowdfunding knowledge and best practices — as well as in the diverse community surrounding it.

We hope to see you at:

Indiegogo “PitchFest” 
When: Monday, March 11th, 4pm to 5:30pm
Where: Tech Zulu Trend Lounge, Hilton Garden Inn 18th floor, 500 N Interstate 35
Have an idea for a business, film, nonprofit, or beyond — join our PitchFest to test it in front of experts and enter to win prizes (terms)!

Led by Indiegogo team members Brad Wyman and John Trigonis, this rapid-fire session will put up to 25 people’s elevator pitches to the test in front of crowdfunding celebrity judges like Hannah Hart and Angry Video Game Nerd producer, Sean Keegan. There will also be a panel where our campaigners share their knowledge and answer your questions. Sign up for a chance to compete!

Indiegogo Party
When: Monday, March 11th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Tech Zulu Trend Lounge, Hilton Garden Inn 18th floor, 500 N Interstate 35
As PitchFest winds down, our party will just be winding up — and though we don’t plan on burning any barns, we can guarantee you drinks, good company, and a buffet of crowdfunding know-how. Join Indiegogo CEO, Slava Rubin, and Indiegogo team members for a fun evening and meet other members of the maker-thinker-inspirer community.

RSVP for the Indiegogo PitchFest and Party! 

Go Fund Yourself
When: Sunday, March 10th, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Where: Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D, 500 E Cesar Chavez St.
Our CEO, Slava Rubin, will be onstage and imparting a wealth of crowdfunding knowledge from our years (and mountains) of data at this official SXSW Speaker Session. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about crowdfunding and how to get a campaign to its goal.

Members of the Indiegogo team will also be participating in events with our partner, Startup America, as well as at ff MASSIVE. Our team’s music gurus will also be joining Indiegogo-funded artists at the Artery Foundation’s SXSW Showdown. Two-time (wildly) successful Indiegogo campaigner, Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal, will also be giving one of only four Keynotes at SXSW Interactive!

We hope to see you at one or all of these exciting events as well as at the many others members of our team are bound to be at (keep a lookout for people in Indiegogo t-shirts and headbands). If you’re going to be in town, let us know in the comments!

Of course, Austin isn’t big enough to hold all the inspiring and creative Indiegogo community, so wherever you are in the world, keep up with the crowdfunding action at SXSW and join the conversation by following and using the hashtag #gogoSXSW on Twitter, Instagram, and Google+.