How We Represented Philly at South by Southwest

Austin, Texas
Christine Germeroth
Christine Germeroth

We just got back from South by Southwest (SXSW) and already can't wait for next year. We loved representing Philadelphia. We also loved all the tacos.

The annual festival and conference in Austin, Texas wrapped up last week after nine days of interactive, film, and music events. The conference has served as a fantastic platform for Philadelphia the past two years through an initiative called Amplify Philly

Amplify Philly’s mission is to represent Philadelphia on a national stage as a great place to live, work, and play. Philly is doing big things in the tech industry and has proven itself to be a great city for startups

Our CEO, Alex, chimes in on owning a business in Philly on a panel with other local startups

Zivtech made the journey to Austin with fourteen other sponsors to show everyone why we’re always raving about our city. With an even bigger presence than last year, Philly occupied a large section of the trade show and hosted two music events. 


Philly startup Oat Foundry showing us some love with their split flap sign at the trade show.


Mayor Kenney also made the trek to Austin to help represent the local tech and startup scene.

Marco and Christine with Mayor Kenney


We’re already looking forward to what’s to come in 2018! A big shout out to Philly Startup Leaders and REC Philly for all their hard work in organizing Amplify Philly.

For more recap on Philly’s presence at SXSW, check out Philadelphia’s Smart City Movement Heads South To SXSW.

Thanks for the tacos, Austin


Ready to get started?

Tell us about your project