What We’re Looking Forward to at SXSW 2019
The beginning of March marks many different things. The big one for fans of tech, startups, and edgy music is the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas. SXSW 2019 kicks off on March 8 and goes until March 17 this year. Hundreds of panels and guest speakers mean there’s something there for everyone, whether you want to take an acting class from Henry Winkler or learn about how artificial intelligence is reaching into almost every job sector.
There are also lots of panels about entrepreneurship that speak directly to the values and ideals we have as brothers of Epsilon Nu Tau. If you’re attending, be sure to share and tag your posts #ENT. If not, look for recaps or online presentations of these panels. If you’re curious about what else is happening at SXSW, check out their full schedule of events.
March 8 11 am-12 pm
While not expressly about entrepreneurship, digital technologies are always evolving, and it’s essential for entrepreneurs to know what’s coming next down the technology pipeline. AI can help entrepreneurs, members of the C-suite, managers, and employees on the job and make it easier. Knowing how to use it while it’s still relatively new to the working world will help when it comes time for AI’s wider rollout.
March 9 11 am-12 pm
Everyone has the potential to be something great. That applies to having the mentality of a CEO. In the last few years, there have been lots of movements in the workplace to inspire employees, but not much has changed. If you’re able to think like a CEO, which you’re already in training to do with schooling and any startups you’re working on, it can help you further your entrepreneurial skills.
March 10 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Gender equality is a major buzzword in the world today, and it’s especially topical in the business world. This panel will cover how female entrepreneurs face bias when they’re fundraising, how many feel they have to choose between being a working mother or a stay-at-home mother, and how race also factors into women as entrepreneurs.
March 11 11 am-12 pm
Many current ENT members are part of Generation Z. Hear from three of your peers, women who met at a startup event at their school about supporting the youth of America. White men are overwhelmingly the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. Mentoring and supporting youth entrepreneurship can change that in the future, adding more women and different races into the C-suite of companies.
March 11 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Being an entrepreneur means wearing different hats. A “corprapreneur” is someone who knows how to please corporate while also working towards your dreams of being an entrepreneur and owning your own company.
March 11 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
A digital world means the traditional workplace isn’t so traditional anymore. Entrepreneurs nowadays can constantly be on the road or in the sky with travel. That used to mean they weren’t able to work. But with technological advancements, that’s not the case anymore. Remote working is on the rise, and it’s likely to become a lot more popular.
March 12 9:30 am-11:30 am
Everyone has a dream. After all, it’s the dreams you have that inspired you to become an entrepreneur. Creating a short-term plan can help your dreams become a reality and help you achieve personal and professional goals.
March 12 5 pm-6 pm
Startups need outside money to thrive. That’s where investors come in. This panel is an interactive Q&A while also instructing how to fine-tune your pitch to make it more exciting and intriguing to investors.
March 14 11 am-12 pm
Storytelling isn’t just for children anymore. Being a compelling storyteller as an entrepreneur is the difference between getting funding for your startup and going belly-up. Learn how well-known brands from today’s world utilized their storytelling skills to get to where they are in today’s world while learning how to become a better storyteller when it comes to your brand.
March 14 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
You may be thinking “What?! Everyone said I need to have lots of experience to succeed outside of college!” That’s still true, but not knowing something may come to your advantage. Entrepreneurs know when to take risks, so the fear of the unknown could benefit your business and you in the long run.