.CO Internet Celebrates the #StartupLife at SxSWi

Announces Plan for World Wide Web Domination, Supporting Startups One URL at a Time…

08 MARCH 2012, AUSTIN, TX
Summary
Just in time for tomorrow’s kickoff of South By Southwest Interactive (SxSWi), .CO Internet today announced its “master plan” to achieve World Wide Web domination, pledging to help entrepreneurs to get the domain names they want and need most to build their businesses and brands online.

Just in time for tomorrow’s kickoff of South By Southwest Interactive (SxSWi), .CO Internet today announced its “master plan” to achieve World Wide Web domination, pledging to help entrepreneurs to get the domain names they want and need most to build their businesses and brands online.

“There are huge hurdles that every startup must overcome to succeed in business today; we firmly believe that getting a great domain name should not be one of them,” said Juan Diego Calle, Founder and CEO of .CO Internet.  “That’s why all week long, we will be supporting startups and entrepreneurs at SxSWi with .CO domain scholarships they can use to bring their big ideas to life.”

Throughout 2012, .CO Internet will be partnering with organizations like LaunchRock, Startup America Partnership, 500 Startups, Founder Institute, Tech Cocktail, Startup Weekend and Startup Bus, to help thousands of entrepreneurs around the world to launch and grow their businesses with a .CO domain.

Beyond domain scholarships, .CO is sponsoring some of SxSWi’s most engaging events and programming for startups and entrepreneurs to gather, learn, network and celebrate the startup life. This includes the launch of a fun online social experience called StartupLife.co, which aggregates all things #StartupLife from Twitter, Instagram and Google Plus.

All SxSWi badge holders are invited and encouraged to join .CO at the following times and places:

FRIDAY, MARCH 9    
     
7:00pm-12:00am    
Celebration of American Startups presented by .CO
Austin City Limits Live
     
     
SATURDAY, MARCH 10
 
9:30am-6:00pm    
Lean Startup SXSW (visit LeanStartupSxSW.co for more info)
4th floor Hilton
     
12:00pm-2:00pm    
Tech Cocktail #Startuplife Deluxe Ramen Lunch
Stage on 6th
     
6:00pm-9:00pm    
Tech Cocktail #Startuplife Celebration presented by .CO
Stage on 6th
     

ALL 5 DAYS
9:30am-6:00pm    
Startup America Live at the Startup Village
4th floor Hilton
            
About .CO Internet S.A.S.

.CO Internet is the company behind the fast growing .CO domain. In just over one year since its launch, .CO has become one of the most successful global domain extensions in history, with over one million web addresses registered by people and companies in over 200 countries. From start-ups and small businesses to big brands and multinational corporations, .CO is increasingly becoming the web address of choice for innovators and entrepreneurs the world over. For more information about the .CO Registry, please visit www.go.co - or follow us on Twitter @dotCO.

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"There are huge hurdles that every startup must overcome to succeed in business today; we firmly believe that getting a great domain name should not be one of them. That’s why all week long, we will be supporting startups and entrepreneurs at SxSWi with .CO domain scholarships they can use to bring their big ideas to life." Juan Diego Calle, CEO
About .CO

.CO is the domain name of choice for innovators and entrepreneurs all over the world. Since launching in 2010, more than 1.6 million .CO domains have been registered by people and companies in more than 200 countries. From startups and small businesses to big brands and multinational corporations, .CO is where big ideas belong on the Web. For more information about .CO, please visit www.go.co or follow us on Twitter @dotCO.

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