Why We Still Love SXSW - GO.CO Blog

The .CO team is just days away from landing in Austin for SXSW and we can’t wait to get the party started! We’ll be throwing fun events all weekend long for our .COers, like Friday night’s .COmmunity Happy Hour–RSVP here!

But, although we love hanging out with our .COers and raising our glass, SXSW is so much more than parties and swag. There are several reasons why our team has continues to make the journey to Austin.

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Education

Although the expression “Never stop learning” can apply to anything in life, it’s an absolute must when it comes to evolving a business online. From accessible design to customer acquisition, with a heavy dose of startup advice thrown in, we love attending as many SXSW sessions as we can pack in our busy schedule. This year we’re thrilled that so many .COers are speaking at SXSW! NewCo, Softmatch and Springboard are just a few of the .COers speaking on SXSW panels this year.

Inspiration

In addition to getting up to speed on the latest in all things startup-related, SXSW serves as a point of inspiration that lasts us all year long. It’s so exciting to see the .CO success stories of SXSW each year–and how quickly that lightning bolt moment can go from idea to reality.

The pitch events are especially exciting for us, such as this year’s Springboard Enterprises’ Dolphin Tank which will feature fashion-focused startups and the Tech.co Startup Celebration. Oh yeah, and we’d be remiss not to mention how much we love hearing keynote speakers from the influencers of the world–like this year’s keynote featuring none other than President Barack Obama!

COmmunity

At .CO, we pride ourselves on being the digital home of the innovators and risk-takers on the Internet. But more importantly, we have always believed in the power of community–or in our case, the power of COmmunity. From arming our .COers with the tools and resources to help them succeed through our unique Membership Program to promotion of .CO websites on Go.co and beyond, we put our .COers first. And, we love seeing .COers making connections with like-minded innovators that will last long after SXSW concludes.

We’re super-busy getting ready for the big event, but please be sure to check out where we’ll be this year in Austin. We’d love to meet you and hear your story!