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THE Entrepreneur Experience at SXSW
It is a party list for sxsw *and* ATC (air traffic control) services.
The problem: You are en route to SXSW right now and have zero idea what to do or where to go next. Standing in line sucks - - you KNOW that you could be doing something better... but what?!
The problem: All SXSW's are pure mayhem. The haze of FUBAR has up-ended, disoriented and knocked off balance even the most battle hardened work conference attendee. FUBAR is effed Up Beyond All Recognition.
The solution: Get in the know right now about the best entrepreneur events.
My problem: Finding non-tourist-ie entrepreneurs. I will only work with founders. If you're never going to launch, lets work together 2000-never.
You came to SXSW in the hopes of helping your business. You are asinine if you don't get a 10x ROI on your SXSW investment.
Asse9, Austin Secret Society of Entrepreneurs, thinks it's asinine if you spend money without getting back your money ASAP (asap! as in BEFORE YOU SET FOOT at SXSW. See Harbus article 2013). You're also dumb if you don't get access to awesome mentors via networking events. I talk about both mentors and networking in chapters five and four (respectively) of my book, "What They Don't Teach You At Stanford Business School".
Last year, SXSW was a whirlwind of activities that had an entrepreneurial bent to them but many entrepreneurs were left out in the cold. First timers have it the hardest. My goal is to be your ROI within 2 hours of handing over your hard earned cash.
For example, if you spend money at 2pm, I want you to be able to say at 4pm, "OMG, I felt like I just took a genius class called ENGR145 at Stanford".
"SXSW has one of the best tech conference bangs for the buck"
- Larry Chiang
This SXSW Party list is just for entrepreneurs. It is a party summary loaded with information on South by Southwest events that get delivered to you via a password locked file.
If ROI is NOT your focus, leave now.
If you don't trust this money-back-offer, leave NOW.
If you can't read FINE PRINT THAT SAYS IT IS FREE IF YOU TAKE A PICTURE OF YOUR FACE NEXT TO YOUR 2013 INTERACTIVE BADGE, leave now.
For a few of you that have an existing, VC funded company, read on...
**The VIP SXSW Entrepreneurial Experience***
The VIP SXSW EE compiles the best of the best SXSW events for funded entrepreneurs.
This VIP, SXSW-EE, offer includes:
- Private, marquee networking events with VCs.
- Multiple up to-the-second updates emailed or texted to your PDA / smart phone.
- Confirmed RSVP to events (worth over $700 alone as of 11:11am Feb 10)
- Names of event publicists, planners and hosts so you have a higher likelihood to successfully guestlist
I have gathered host names, locations and party information of SXSW events and get them delivered to you via a password locked file.
Yes, it has a money-back guarantee
"I love migrating myself from the waitlist to VIP. It's what they don't teach you in b-school"
- Larry Chiang
If you'd like a 15% discount code, tweet this NOW "Id like the @larrychiang VIP experience @sxsw!! http://bit.ly/vc0309list",
follow me @larrychiang. I will DM you the code via Twitter
If you'd like a 55% rebate within 72 hrs, skip the tweet and just purchase it NOW. Then Tweet or Text me "Yo biatch@larrychiang. I paid for the VIP experience @sxsw so rebate me now biatch!! http://bit.ly/vc0309list". I said biatch twice because doing this work for you at a rate lower than my $22.2k/hr of shareholder equity building is demeaning for me.
I enjoyed meeting you and mentoring you. I look forward to listening and learning from you and about you. Keep seeking out your ROI here at SXSW and I look forward to saying hi.
Tsia Jian y'all!
P.S. MBAs are welcome. I will single handedly get you ROI for one year's tuition with the MBA experience. Give me just two days at Austin and $189 of your moo-lah.
P.P.S. MBAs only... here is a video for you
P.P.P.S. And for reading all the way down a surprise bonus: Thirteen free support emails with Larry Chiang before SXSW even starts so you will absolutely ace 2013 SXSW
P.P.P.S. special offer: Get the 189 package for free right now if you blog your request via a WordPress blog.
- You must have your wordpress blog on a site that is the same as your startup (this vets, filters and weeds out the entrepreneurs who DO versus the non-entrepreneurs)
- Link your wordpress blog post to this eventbrite page (http://bit.ly/vc0309list)
- Tweet at me the link of your wordpress article (sorry no tumblr or posterous)
- Follow the formula of my MVBP (minimum viable blog post) is optional. You should google it if you want to pattern replicate. Its 12 sentences, two pictures, one focus.
- Limited to the first 25 people who blog this via WordPress
The catch is that you're doing something good for you that gets you to understand taking action is critical
Question: I don't know what to blog. How should I start.
Answer: As an entrepreneur, the blog post is the new press release. Start with simple truths that are basic facts.
Title: Panda12.com is attending 2013 SXSW
by Larry Chiang
We are going to entrepreneur events at this year's sxsw. I saw the entrepreneur party list by Larry Chiang and it looks like something cool. We have been to SXSW before.
Our goal is to get the money back that me and my co-founder are spending. We used to work at big companies. We studied engineering at CMU. It stands for Carnegie Mellon University. The sxsw startup village looks cool. Accelerator looks cool.
We want to meet VCs and set the audacious goal of getting our investment in SXSW back before we land in Austin Texas. Wish us luck
Question: Do I HAVE to BLOG?!
Larry Chiang answer: Yes, you have to request to get all this free via a wordpress blog, blog post.
Question: How many people do you have out of the 25 limit?!
Answer: When I host a guest at Stanford, sometimes I offer $75 per person who blogs their notes. Out of a room of 80, maybe five will. If you're a public speaker, know that most people just casually exist and do not prepare. Most people do not follow up. I am outlandish enough to think that you can get your money back before you attend a conference.
Question: I don't really like to read. Do I have to read your stuff?!
Answer: Remember, as an entrepreneur, you are paid to work hard and work smart. I document to patterns that I recognize that I see time-and-time again. If you do not read and re-read them, you won't leverage knowing what I know. Which is a lot.
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