South by Southwest is next week (!) and PR pitches are rolling in.Amidst all the emails are some great events.
Here’s what your favourite startups have cooked up for Austin:
TaskRabbit is having a week-long party
TaskRabbit is partnering with Bravo to launch its Austin market next week. To celebrate, TaskRabbit is throwing a week-long party at “TaskRabbit Park.” It will kick things off with a Backyard BBQ on Friday, Cocktails by Bravo on Saturday, Sunday Fryday (all fried food), Detox Day on Monday, and March Madness on Tuesday.
SecondMarket is curing your hangover with a Recovery Lounge
SecondMarket will have a Recovery Lounge at Thirsty Nickel on 6th street. There will be movies playing, wifi, breakfast sandwiches, Blue Bottle Coffee, water, Advil and massages.
NYTM and Gust are recreating Silicon Alley in Austin
On March 11 from 6-midnight, NYTM and Gust will be hosting “Made in NY: Austin,” a 10-minute startup pitch session with investors. After the pitches, the party will begin at Cedar Door.
Details are here.
Crowdtap is hosting its annual “Can’t Miss Party”
Last year Crowdtap launched at SXSW with a “Can’t Miss Party.” The party is back at Haven (409 Colorado) on March 11 at 9 PM.
Eventbrite is hosting a party with live bands and a brunch
On March 14, Eventbrite is hosting an Arcade Party with live bands Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Rubblebucket, Gardens & Villa, Young Magic and Chairlift. It is also hosting a brunch on March 15.
Sidetour is auctioning off drink dates with startup founders
Sidetour has partnered with other buzzy startups Birchbox, Etsy, How About We, Second Market, Tumblr and Yipit to auction off drinks with the founders.
It’s also hosting a party on Friday, March 9 at 8 PM at Cedar Street Courtyard.
Get drunk and eat grilled cheese with GroupMe
GroupMe will have its grilled cheese and beer bar again on Saturday March 10 from noon to five at Downtown Burgers.
StyleMusse and Centzy are having a face off between Silicon Alley and Silicon Valley
StyleMusse and Centzy are hosting a happy hour, Silicon Alley meets Silicon Valley. The first 250 people get free T-shirts repping their coasts. There will be an open bar and snacks at Bing Lot on March 12 from 4-6.
Beachmint, BetterWorks, Viddy and Eqal are throwing a Silicon Beach VIP party.
On Friday March 9 starting at 8, Silicon Beach startups will be throwing a party at The Ranch. On Sunday they’ll be demoing from noon to five.