Upcoming Events March 2020
Day 1:
Global Development

SXSW brings together the best and brightest from all over the world. Programming and events will focus on bringing this crowd to Funded House.

Day 2:
Female Founders and Investors

Equality for female founders. Collaborative sessions, panels that challenge the status quo and reframe the exponential power of exceptional female founder talent.  

Day 3:

As media continues to evolve year after year, SXSW brings the trailblazers together. How do we inform ourselves, connect the dots, and grow with together?

Day 4:
Recharge Lounge

Sponsors and VIPs will have access to our Recharge Lounge. Break away from the frey and enjoy spa like amenities as a thank you from the Funded House team. 

Day 5:
Regions Connect

Regions Bank sits at the convergence of music, startups, and technology. Enjoy programming with a laser-focus on the tech and media industries highlighting the trends, opportunities, and challenges that exist across the sector.

14th Mar : Global Development
10:30am - 12:30pm


  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

Breakfast tacos + networking with other countries

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Global Media Initiative Announcement

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

GMI Announcement and Speech by the Mayor

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Official Global Development Meetup

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

Expected to have 30+ countries in attendance

15th Mar : Female Founders and Investors
10:00am - 12:30pm

Women of Austin Investor Breakfast

  • Rooftop

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Div Inc - Panel (Equity & Inclusion in Venture Capital)

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

2:30pm - 4:00pm


  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

2:30pm - 6:00pm

Innovation Commons

  • Rooftop

Mass Challenge, Founder Institute, Div Inc, and MediaTech Ventures all have booths

5:00pm - 5:30pm

Founder Institute Keynote

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

8:00pm - 9:30pm

Official Female Founder & Investor Mixer

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

16th Mar : Media
10:00am - 12:00pm


  • Unit 1, Unit2, Unit 3

12:00pm - 2:00pm


  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

2:00pm - 4:30pm

1 : 1 meetings (Start-up / VC's / MediaTech Pros)

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Wallifornia On Tour - Welcome

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

5:00pm - 5:30pm

Keynote #1 Music + Tech

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

5:00pm - 5:30pm

Keynote #2 E-sports + Tech

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

5:30pm - 6:00pm

Panel #1 - Investing in MediaTech

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

6:00pm - 6:30pm

Panel #2 - How To Build MediaTech Ecosystems

6:30pm - 7:00pm

Panel #3 - Tech & Festivals

7:30pm - 10:00pm


  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

17th Mar : Recharge Lounge
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Session 1: The Under-Tapped Talent Pool: A Discussion on D&I

  • Amber Gunst CEO, Austin Technology Council   Tamara Atkinson CEO, Workforce Solutions Capital Area   Allan Rayson Austin Market Executive, Regions Bank  

Startup technology companies are constantly fighting industry Goliaths. Whether it’s speed to market, advertising dollars, brand recognition or social media influence, startups have to constantly scrape and claw to succeed. Even competition for elite talent is a struggle for startups, but maybe it’s only because they are fishing in the wrong pond. Many companies often search for talent the same way, regardless of their size. Yet there is an under-tapped pool of skilled candidates that are not getting the proper consideration for key positions. Talent recruiting must evolve in the same way the workforce itself has evolved. No longer are elite talent found only at Ivy League schools. Startups by nature are disruptors. Learn how innovators and entrepreneurs like you have embraced change in recruiting and thrived in business.

18th Mar : Regions Connect
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Session 2: Technological Disruptions of the Music Industry

  • Sara Knabe VP of A&R, Broken Bow Records   Brad Peterson VP Entertainment Banking, Regions Bank  

We all hear the hit singles and attend the worldwide tours, but rarely do we talk about what it takes to make it in the music industry…aside from simply having talent. The music business is incredibly complex and difficult for artists, representatives and record labels. Hear from an award-winning artist and record label veterans how they have navigated new challenges in the music industry (from social media to online streaming), monetized their talents and what new disruptors lie ahead.