What a thrill to land in Austin two days ago and immediately start answering tweets and text messages, setting up meetings and designating meetup spots for official and unofficial -- business.
When BizSpark travels, there is never a city we land in where there is not an entrepreneur, a partner organization or a awesome event that is bringing the startup community together. And SXSW is where so much of what makes startup culture alive happens in a very real way.
Steve Blank is here. Bob Dorf is here. They wrote "The Startup Owner's Manual," which Startup America is giving out to founders and developers today. I thnk about 1,200 copies have already flown out the door.
Startups and Media will happen at 12.30pm Central. That's where startups get to pitch members of the media and have their pitches filmed for a possible inclusion in a CBS News program. Hamish McKenzie from PandoDaily will be there. And Sarah Needleman from the Wall Street Journal.
Then from about 1.45 to 3.15pm Central, Douglas Crets will be doing a live radio show with founders and press. You can save the livestream link here.
Then at 3.30pm, get ready for "The Future of Crowdfunding" with Steve Case, Senator Mark Warner, Jason Best, Candace Klein, and Slava Rubin, from Indiegogo.
That's all happening on the Fourth Floor of the Downtown Austin Hilton, in the StartupLive studio. You can find the proceedings on Twitter by following #startuplive.