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Homegrown, 'Pinterest-like' service for real estate wins SXSW award

​Austin-based startup RealSavvy was one of six winners March 15 at South by Southwest Interactive's Accelerator contest.

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Teaching entrepreneurship: SXSW Interactive panel delves into changes in education

Can you teach entrepreneurship? That was the question around which one of the final sessions at South by Southwest Interactive centered. more »

Mar 18, 2015 9:57 AM SXSW

SXSW panel discussion focuses on Latino entrepreneurship

Hispanics need to close the gap when it comes to entrepreneurship, Austin-based Latino entrepreneurs said March 16 in a South by Southwest Interactive panel discussion. more »

Mar 17, 2015 1:06 PM SXSW

SXSW Interactive 2015 comes to a close

March 17 is the final day of South by Southwest Interactive. more »

Mar 17, 2015 11:42 AM SXSW

Rick Orr is CEO of RealSavvy, a Pinterest-like social platform for residential real estate. The company won a SXSW Accelerator award in the social technologies category March 15.

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Homegrown, 'Pinterest-like' service for real estate wins SXSW award

​Austin-based startup RealSavvy was one of six winners March 15 at South by Southwest Interactive's Accelerator contest. more »

Mar 16, 2015 6:47 PM SXSW

Pros and cons of Austin innovation clusters discussed in SXSW session

Austin’s Innovation Zone and high-density technology hubs were among discussion of panelists at a SXSW Interactive Session March 15. Panelists discussed the positive and negative effects of having high-density innovation clusters. more »

Mar 15, 2015 12:53 PM

Austin employers recruit talent at SXSW career fair

SXSW Interactive's annual career fair came to a close March 14 with estimated attendance of about 6,000, an event organizer said. more »

Mar 15, 2015 8:50 AM SXSW

Allan Shearer, associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin

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UT researchers explain how 3D modeling can help Austin

A SXSW Interactive panel of University of Texas at Austin researchers discussed their use of 3D mapping technology March 15 to predict flood events, improve construction projects and guide city planning, among other benefits. more »

Mar 15, 2015 12:41 PM SXSW

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SXSWi panelist: Austin leading discussion on how to 'be yourself'

Meaning is best found using a process-based model, and Austin—with its keep-it-weird mentality—is a Mecca for meaning creation, an Austin-based entrepreneurial philosopher said March 14 at a SXSWi panel discussion. more »

Mar 14, 2015 7:44 PM SXSW

From left: Elizabeth Gore, resident entrepreneur with the United Nations Foundation, discusses social entrepreneurship with Austin business owner Kirsten Dickerson. Dickerson is the founder and CEO of Raven+Lily, which sells fair trade and eco-friendly clothing, accessories and jewelry made by women.

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Austin entrepreneur discusses philanthropic business models at SXSW

Kirsten Dickerson, founder and CEO of Austin-based business Raven+Lily, discussed the benefits of operating as a for-profit business in order to have a larger philanthropic effect on communities at a SXSW Interactive session March 14. more »

Mar 14, 2015 1:43 PM SXSW

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Austin's strengths, weaknesses for international startups discussed at SXSW Interactive session

Austin is becoming increasingly attractive to foreign entrepreneurs, said panelists at a March 13 SXSW Interactive session on startups who settle in the state capital. more »

Mar 13, 2015 4:05 PM SXSW Interactive

SXSW Interactive begins March 13

The Interactive portion of the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference gets underway March 13, as people from around the world converge on Austin for workshops, sessions and demonstrations of the latest in technology innovation. more »

Mar 13, 2015 10:50 AM SXSW Interactive

Actor Goldie Hawn, founder of The Hawn Foundation, speaks at SXSWedu 2015.

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Closing program at SXSWedu emphasizes connectivity, social and emotional learning

Educators are being forced to adapt to a continually changing social and connected environment, SXSWedu panelists said during the annual event’s closing program March 12. more »

Mar 12, 2015 12:00 AM SXSW Education

Malala Fund cofounder speaks at SXSWedu

Shiza Shahid, co-founder of the nonprofit the Malala Fund, spoke March 12 about her work to empower girls through education as part of a featured session at SXSWedu at the Austin Convention Center. more »

Mar 12, 2015 12:00 AM SXSW Education

Five sessions to watch as SXSWedu 2015 wraps up

Areas of focus for Thursday’s sessions include literacy, social and mobile learning, and entrepreneurialism in education. more »

Mar 12, 2015 12:00 AM SXSW Education

The panel discussed both sides of the argument regarding whether those with the proper license should be allowed to carry guns on school campuses and what policies are needed to make schools safer.

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Panel discusses campus carry legislation, how to make schools safe

With many saying this legislative session will be the one to approve campus carry legislation after years of failed attempts, a panel of local public and school safety advocates discussed what should be done to keep schools safe. more »

Mar 11, 2015 11:47 AM Central Austin

Austin city officials detail safety precautions for SXSW

Nearly one year after a rogue vehicle drove into a crowd of South by Southwest attendees, Austin city officials have announced new safety precautions in place during this year's Music and Media Conference. more »

Mar 11, 2015 11:37 AM Central Austin

Journalist and author David Epstein speaks at SXSWedu on March 10.

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SXSWedu keynote tackles 'born or made' educator debate

Are great educators born or made? ProPublica reporter and author David Epstein set out to address this question along with Chalkbeat CEO and co-founder Elizabeth Green as part of a SXSWedu keynote session March 10. more »

Mar 10, 2015 12:00 AM SXSW Education

Thinkery, also referred to as the Austin's Children Museum, developed a program called EdExchange with helps create connections between schools, libraries, museums and more.

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Thinkery creates educational connections in Austin

During a panel session hosted by SXSWedu a program by The Thinkery to connect educators to museums and libraries for enhanced networking opportunities was discussed. more »

Mar 10, 2015 4:57 PM SXSW Education

The State of Funding: E-Rate Strategies at SXSWedu on March 10 featured panelists Sheryl Abshire, chief technology officer for Calcasieu Parish Public Schools in Louisiana; Victor Valdez, Pflugerville ISD executive director of technology; Mary Ann Beseda, executive director of technology for Spring ISD; and Politico reporter Caitlin Emma,

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Panelists discuss Internet connectivity funding at SXSWedu

Changes coming to E-Rate, the largest education technology funding program, were the focus of a SXSWedu panel discussion at the Hilton Austin Downtown on March 10. more »

Mar 10, 2015 12:00 AM SXSW Education

SXSWedu panel: IDEA discusses partnerships with school districts

IDEA Public Schools founder Tom Torkelson revisited the topic of the charter school group’s failed partnership with Austin ISD during a SXSWedu panel on March 10. more »

Mar 10, 2015 12:00 AM SXSW Education

Events guide for SXSW 2015

A guide to 2015 South by Southwest Conferences and Festivals.

SXSW Interactive 2015 in pictures

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Festival-goers attend the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference during the Interactive portion, March 13–17.

SXSWedu 2015 in pictures

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A gallery of the people, places and topics featured during the education portion of the South By Southwest Conference and Festival, or SXSWedu, March 9–12.

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