As a startup accelerating startups, our focus is always on learning. We knew that fun was inevitable, but were curious to see how the many events would all come together. SXSW is an ideal venue to glean the latest innovative thought leadership from across the abundance of panels, workshops, and pitch competitions, and Harry Alford does a great job talking about the FOMO you can experience with so much going on.
Networking with startup entrepreneurs and investors from around the country was also of great importance for our team, given that our accelerator is effective-mentor driven. We were able to connect with other Bunkers, our Patriot Boot Camp family, the larger tech-inclusion community, as well as make great connections that proved productive for us when we returned to DC. And, even cooler, was the love we got from from AustinInno!
One thing for sure is that we’re ready to head back next year with a bigger and better presence to bring veteran entrepreneurship to the forefront.
Check out some of favorite pictures of the trip below!