Alcatel-Lucent is rolling out the red carpet again and playing host at the sassy “ultra-lounge.” Devs, techies, entrepreneurs and VCs are invited to relax, recharge, drink & grub with ALU’s NG Connect team and partners. Fight the flashes on the step and repeat, cameo appearances from tech & celeb stars, and the juiciest SXSW gossip live. VentureBeat will host live interviews while TechZulu brings the hollyweird, live streaming all current events.
Dedicated to helping young companies grow, the Startup America Partnership is providing a place to meet, collaborate and mingle with iconic entrepreneurs, VCs and other startups this year in the Startup Village. Unique programming elements, meeting spaces, refreshments of the caffeinated and/or adult variety, and daily giveaways will make the Startup America space a can’t-miss for startups.
All investors are not created equal and the right investor for your startup is just as important as the right team and the right idea. VCs, big bad-ass funds, angels, super-angels, rich uncles, big giant incubators, little tiny incubators, cozy co-working spaces. Where is the smart money for startups in 2012? Where is the dangerous money? How much of your company should you give up when investors step up and how do you choose the right investor for your startup? We will take a look at a panel of investors from across the country to get a feeling of how they view what makes a great investment and the kinds of businesses they are looking at in 2012. This session is sponsored by Mircrosoft.
9th–13th March 2012