SXSW 2016 Recap

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This morning we woke up, looked at the rain outside our window, and thought, We need something exciting to counter this dreary day. And then BAM! it hit us – we never recapped our 2016 SXSW trip! And now the sun is peeking out from behind the clouds, ready to join us in our happy nostalgia of getting weird for another year in Austin, TX.

Partnering with our faves at EventsDC and WeDC, we had Rex Riot, Mathias., JC Flores, & DJ Neekola perform at various times throughout the entire weekend-long event. The DJs provided dance music during the day while attendees mingled at the WeDC house, as well as a little at night. In fact, Rex Riot helped warm up the crowd for QuestLove at the crazay closing party. We had a big presence, wearing our Pelonkey tees all over Austin.

 

In addition to that, our CEO, Nicole, was able to pitch to a ton of tech people at the WeDC house at their Tech Breakfast, which included 1776‘s very own Evan Burfield. And (yes, there’s more!) Nicole participated in the WeDC startup showcase along with other DC innovators, such as our new friends at BlueCart, to spread the good Pelonkey word to other SXSW attendees. At the showcase, we had a booth for one day where visitors could come by, ask questions, and generally be wowed by all things Pelonkey. It was a hit, and we were able to talk to so many new people!

Let’s see… what else? We saw Chromeo perform (can we just get them on our platform already & be BFFs??), met the COO of TechWeek at the TechWeek party, mingled some more, party-hopped, explored the city, met DC mayor, Muriel Bowser, were featured on Buzzfeed’s SXSW promo, saw some Events DC friends – Ashley & Greg – and hung out and rocked the WeDC house from Saturday-Monday.

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A huge, gigantic shoutout to Julie, Damelia, and Tiffany for being awesome, as always, and running the WeDC show like the #bosses they are! Wow, the WeDC has made a baller name for itself at SXSW; it’s always the party and place to be! We are so proud to call them Pelonkey supporters and friends. D’awww, DC love, y’all!

We like to think of ourselves as seasoned pros now that we’ve been to SXSW twice…and really it’s just a matter of time before people are partying it up at the PelonkHouse with some kickass DJs, performers, and peeps. 2017, here we come! #DoYouPelonkey

@SXSWV2V #CommunityMeetUp #DC at @UberOffices

Article taken from DJ Neekola’s blog (http://djneekola.com) with permission from host 6/13/14.

This past Monday, DJ Neekola attended the SXSW V2V DC Community Meet Up at the UberOffices in DuPont. This event brings together investors, venture capitalists, techies, entrepreneurs, and everyone who makes SXSW so awesome, all in the same room to meet, greet, and network before the big conference happening in Las Vegas this July. SXSW uses this meet up opportunity to find out what makes all these DC startups tick!

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The UberOffices 7th floor was an excellent host for the evening, with drinks and delicious snacks from Ridgewells Catering, keeping all the DC invitees very happy! DJ Neekola represented Pelonkey and met a few other awesome people who were also invited to come present in next month’s conference, as well as some potential investors! Definitely a great meet up!

SXSW V2V: http://sxswv2v.com/sxsw-v2v-community-meet-tour

UberOffices: http://uberoffices.com

SXSW V2V recap: http://sxswv2v.com/news/2014/thank-you-washington-dc-community-meet

GregsList: http://gregslistdc.com/event/2014/sxsw-v2v-washington-dc-community-meet