#FOUNDERMEETUP™

@SXSW

AUSTIN, TX | PRIVATE LOCATION
SAT, 3/9/24 | 11AM – 1PM CST

#FounderMeetup™ @ SXSW is a peer-curated, invitation-based private networking brunch. If you are reading this, you were invited to consider and be considered for attendance.

WHAT IS #FOUNDERMEETUP™ @ SXSW?

#FounderMeetup™ @ SXSW invitees include a very short list of Black VCs leading $50M-$100M funds, seasoned founders who are happily running profitable 7- to 8-figure bootstrapped companies, founders who have successfully raised Series A funding in a current or past venture, and founders of emerging startups who are running a viable company, but who haven’t quite reached sustainability in their business.

RELATIONSHIPS ARE THE CURRENCY OF BUSINESS

#FounderMeetup is curated inside of trusted networks. To be considered for attendance, each applicant must nominate at least ONE other founder in their personal network to attend #FounderMeetup, who they believe will add value to the room.

TRUST IS WHAT GIVES THAT CURRENCY ITS VALUE

We believe that everything we need is right here in our community. Inside of the right curated rooms, knowledge can be shared openly from people who have actually produced results at the highest levels, and relationships can be built with intention, inside of a backdrop of trust.

WE GO FARTHER, FASTER, LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER

There is not a “right way” or “wrong way” to build, but there are pros and cons and realities that come with how you choose to build or fund a business. Those realities are best shared and learned directly from the mouths of the people who’ve done it.

We believe that rooms that cultivate trusted networks with intention is a huge missing link in our entrepreneurship community. Because it is so important in building a successful business, we don’t leave it to chance. Connecting each attendee to each other ahead of the event, as part of the #FounderMeetup™ @ SXSW event design, is a foundational aspect of the experience.

#FounderMeetup™ @ SXSW is a room where Black tech leaders from around the country who are up now and up next can cross-pollinate ideas, experiences and networks. If selected to attend, we look forward to seeing you there.

SPONSOR

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EVENT HOST

ImBlackInTech supports
celebrates and educates our membership base of Black and Latinx entrepreneurs and 
professionals, which spans 40+ states and 16 countries.

EVENT PARTNER

Black@ Labs is a startup launchpad designed to identify the next generation of builders and provide them with the necessary resources and capital – social and financial – to help them succeed.

CATERED BY

Tacodeli opened in Austin in 1999, but our story began long before in Mexico City. 

LIBATION

Bottomless Mimosas / Beermosas

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