Every year a Texas city gets overrun by hordes of geeks, rockstars and movie stars attending SXSW. And when I say overrun, last year nearly 200,000 people attended. Normally, the population of Austin is 790,000.
To get into the “south-by” spirit we’re supporting a project called the Startup Bus. We’re helping send a bus full of startup-dreamers barreling down the highway to build a startup on their way to SXSW. Why? Because it’s fun and inspiring and we passionately believe in the startup spirit and want to support it.
Of course it’s not purely altruistic: we know startups are desperate for better ways to control spending and build revenues – we provide software that does that beautifully, so it’s a great fit.
We’re throwing a couple of parties and arranging a Xero Meetup with: Rod (CEO), Paula (Head of Marketing) and me Philip (Head of Design).
Email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you want an invite to the parties and/or the meetup.