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February 11, 2024 | Tom Ballard

The Tennessee House will be open during this year’s SXSW

Three days of activities planned by Launch Tennessee and economic development partners to showcase the Volunteer State.

Launch Tennessee has joined with six economic development organizations to sponsor The Tennessee House during next month’s South By Southwest (SXSW) gathering in Austin, TX.

Each March, a diverse group of creatives across the technology, film, and music industries converge for nine days of collaboration starting March 8 and ending March 10. There are conference sessions, Film & TV Festival screenings, Music Festival showcases, Comedy Festival events, world-class Exhibitions, tech competitions, and Award ceremonies.

The Tennessee House will showcase innovation and creativity from across the Volunteer State with a private reception on March 8 and two days of SXSW activations on March 9 and 10. Attendees will get to learn about the latest in tech and innovation in the state and meet the creative minds who power Tennessee’s start-up network and ecosystem.

  • The festivities start with a VIP reception March 8. To be admitted, attendees have to apply and declare some tie to the Volunteer State. The link is here.
  • From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST on March 9 at the Electric Shuffle Austin, there’s an event known as “901 Day” where the focus is on all things Memphis. Stop by the Tennessee House for Memphis-style panels, pitches, and programming, plus can’t-miss swag and authentic Memphis-bites. Learn more about what’s happening from our corporate partners, startups, and creatives. To register, click here.
  • Then, from 6 to 8 p.m. CST that evening, there’s the “Smooth as Tennessee Whiskey” reception, also at Electric Shuffle Austin. To register, click here.
  • That will be followed the same evening by “Hip-Hop Karakoe” from 8 to 10 p.m. CST, also at Electric Shuffle Austin. Click on this link to register.
  • The final event is on March 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST. Billed as “Brunch & Tech,” it will be an opportunity to showcase a dozen of the state’s most promising start-ups. Registration is at this link.

Joining Launch Tennessee in sponsoring the event are, in alphabetical order, the Chattanooga Area Chamber, Greater Memphis Chamber, Knoxville Chamber, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, NE TN, and Williamson Inc.


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