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

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DJ Neekola Presents Pelonkey for the DC Tech Breakfast!

DJ Neekola not only rocks out the decks as a professional disk jockey – she also uses her amazing experience and entertainment skills to push her start-up company, Pelonkey – an online booking agency that helps freelance entertainers with the business side of their work, as well as linking talent and client in a safe, protected environment.

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Not only will Pelonkey bring stability to an opaque and sometimes underhanded industry, it will connect the right people to the right resources, providing legal advice, merchant account access, client exchange, referral bonuses, contracting, invoicing, you name it. Neekola is prepared to take the event industry world by storm with the Pelonkey web app!

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People at the Tech Breakfast were definitely excited to hear her pitch, and we can’t wait for her to show off Pelonkey again! With the site gaining traction, valuable user feedback, and more, there’s no doubt that this company is the next big thing, and Neekola is really taking it places!

Pelonkey: http://pelonkey.com

Tech Breakfast: http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/techflash/2013/06/ron-schmelzer-on-how-tech-breakfast.html?page=all

DJ Neekola presents at the Columbia Tech Breakfast for Pelonkey, Inc!

Last week, DJ Neekola made an excellent presentation at the Tech Breakfast in Columbia, MD! She did an awesome job explaining what Pelonkey is, what problem in the event industry it addresses, and how it will revolutionize the way business is done in entertainment.

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The Tech Breakfast is an awesome concept that helps creatives and innovators present their tech-based product/idea to an audience of active listeners – some other innovators, investors, company members, sponsors, and people genuinely interested in the growing tech entrepreneur field. And did we mention the free breakfast? Always a plus! DJ Neekola will present for Pelonkey again in DC on the Wednesday morning, February 12th Tech Breakfast. Contact Ciera@pelonkey.com directly if you are interested in attending!

Pelonkey: http://pelonkey.com/

Tech Breakfast: http://www.meetup.com/TechBreakfast/