Startup Weekend and Piryx are working on the 2nd Annual Piryxtopia Charity Bash – this is your chance to donate 20 bucks and get tickets to meet up with Startup Weekend and Pyrix. This also ties into the idea of doing startup support in Haiti via We Hear Your Voice.
You need to go here http://314.piryx.com and register for the event. You will be asked for a donation. You also need to pick up a handy identification card that will be available at SXSW at supporter booths that will found throughout the SXSW event. You can hit their Facebook page to get a direct map of where all the booths and people are that will have one of the lodge cards for you to get involved. They state:
In order to attend this event, guests must pick-up a Piryx 314 card beforehand. These cards will be circulating during the first 2 days of SXSW and can be obtained through any Piryx, or Startup Weekend employee. Cards will be also available through supporters and booths scattered around SXSW. Join our Facebook Event Page to learn about who and where these folks are. The cards must be registered in advance, which will automatically put your name on the list for the party. A $20 donation to We Hear Your Voice is the suggested entry price for the event – there will be a $5 discount if you tweet out a message with the hashtag “Pi4Haiti”, and show it to the person giving out the cards. Source: Piryx.com
If you are going to SXSW, this is one event that has many benefits, meet the right people who sponsor startups like Startup Weekend, hook up with Piryx for corporate giving and help the folks in Haiti. Of course all of this is going to even cooler when Startup Weekend goes down to Haiti to help startups get off the ground once the internet is back up and running. Right now the main lines are still down as the major internet points were taken out during the earthquake. Right now everyone is on Sattelite communications, but there are teams down there now helping the country at least get the internet back up and running.
When Startup Weekend announces the event for Haiti – look for that news here. In the mean time help everyone get back up on their feet, do the donation and support Startup Weekend, Piryx and Haiti.
(Cross-posted @ TechWag )