It is no secret that .CO has been a huge hit with startups. Whether you’re talking about massively successful and disruptive apps like Vine.co or game-changing companies like Bark.co or Brit.co it is clear that some of the most successful startups (and startup incubators – 500.c0) on the planet have found a home on .CO. So it should also come as no surprise that the .CO team pulls out all the stops at SXSW to give companies branding on .CO some pretty incredible perks.
It all started with a pop-up HQ in Austin for .CO which was open to all .COmmunity members and provided access to exclusive content, events, and meeting space. Here’s a look at the HQ in action:
.CO really worked it to get some of the best minds in the startups world together at their HQ and with a speaker lineup that included Gary V, Matt Michelson (co-founder of Backplane) and DJ Skee it’s no surprise that the crowd often spilled-out into the streets. Startups shared their VIP experience with .CO through the hashtag #COVIP, here’s what people had to say:
On Saturday, Dave McClure from 500 Startups (500.c0) held his TA.CO MeetUp at the .CO HQ and .CO VIP members got free tickets to his Super Fantastic Half Baked Extravaganza. What’s a Super Fantastic Half Baked Extravaganza you ask? It’s a game where you take two words, put them together (adding a .CO to the end) and then you have a limited amount of time to pitch what this startup could do. I have played this game before but .CO and Dave really took this to the next-level turning it into one of the ultimate startup pitch-off. Oh and of course there was an open bar for .CO VIP members.
It’s no small task putting something like this together, that being said, the .CO team doesn’t really do anything small. The team goes above-and-beyond for their .COmmunity and it is clear from the record-breaking attendance and stellar speaker (and DJ) lineup that .CO is officially a key player in the startup world. Here’s the team that made it happen:
Okay, sure there are a few extra people in the picture you might recognize. Hat’s off to .CO for really going above-and-beyond at SXSW this year, it is incredible to see what .CO has been able to do over the last four years and I can’t wait to see what’s ahead! If you want to read more about .CO’s adventures at SXSW you can check-out the Go.co blog here.