Metabridge and Digby host SXSW VIP lounge, North of 41 Canadian party

L-R: Quinn Best (media producer, Metabridge), Dave Sikora (CEO, Digby), Steve Wandler (founder, Metabridge), Luis Banuelo, Dan Lowden (VP marketing, Digby).

Canadian industry leaders and VIP guests filled Metabridge and Digby’s VIP lounge, North of 41, yesterday at the Old School Bar and Grill on Austin’s famous 6th Street.

Flamenco guitarist, Luis Banuelos.

Guests were welcomed by a brilliant performance from Flamenco guitar player, Luis Banuelos, and a steady supply of complementary Molson Canadian beer.

Guests browsing start-up companies showcasing their products and services.

L-R: Official SXSW app builder, Jeff Sinclair (Co-founder, Xomo) with Ethan Anderson (CEO, OfferSlot)

Zulfi Sadeque (consul and senior trade commissioner, Dallas, TX, Goverment of Canada).

Steve Wandler and Dan Lowden interviewing Luis Banuelo.

The event also held panel talks on successful Canadian companies and why Canada is the best place to grow a tech company. The evening ended with more networking and music. 

Panel presenters (L-R): Robert Fine (director, Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission); Jon Soberg (principal, Blumberg Capital); Justin Cannet (head, business development, Diversified Industries, TSX & TSX Venture); Chad Bayne (Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP); Nathan Robinson (business development manager, Wavefront); Karolyn Hart (VP, community development & strategic initiatives, Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation).

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