We think that the best attendees of SXSW are former Boy Scouts because they are “always prepared.” Thankfully, because of our advisory team, Evan Burfield, Paul Logan, Michael Dering, and Jonathon Perrelli, we have learned our ABP’s (Always Be Pitching) and were ready for all the opportunities that presented themselves yesterday.
After fighting the rain to get from our “traditional” SXSW home to the Startup Village we were quickly presented with a serendipitous meeting with members of the New York Stock Exchange. We are happy to report that we will soon be traveling to New York to spend some time with the NYSE. The purpose of this trip will be to discuss the synergy between entrepreneurship and large corporations (we will also sneak in a visit to the trading floor).
What then was supposed to be a quick stop for a presentation on how to pitch media before lunch became an opportunity to actually pitch the media. As we walked into the event space we were asked if we would like one minute to get on stage and pitch Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Inc., and Tech Crunch. Being true entrepreneurs we jumped at the opportunity and were on stage within a few minutes.
We then were off for the main event, Tech Cocktail. Being selected as one of the 33 feature companies out of hundreds of applicants was quite an honor. However, it was also hard work. We pitched for five hour straight. That hard work paid off as we made great contacts in retail, marketing, advertising, and investing. As we left the event exhausted we truly got a taste of Austin and SXSW as we encountered a street closing parade of over 200 costumed revelers dancing to “Jump Around” by House of Pain. And yet the night still had one surprise left for us, a karaoke cab called The Land Yacht!
We are excited to see what this day holds for us today! Till next time, your favorite Lemurs!!!