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SBWS x SXSW: Music Firsthand | Kris Potrafka


South by Southwest (SXSW) hosts conferences and festivals that celebrate the interactive, film, and music industries.  It takes place in Austin, Texas for two weeks during mid-March, hosting thousands of people from around the world.

For SXSW 2018, we will be interviewing small business leaders from around the nation.

On this episode we are joined by Kris Potrafka, founder of Music Firsthand, a live music booking app. 

Music Firsthand is a small business, technology startup, and is involved with music.  This company embodies everything that SXSW is all about. Last year, they attended SXSW for the meetup groups and to get feedback on their prototype. This year, they’re focusing on finding investors as well as mentors to give advice as the company continues to grow.

This week on Small Business War Stories, we are joined by Kris Potrafka of Music Firsthand.

Three reasons to tune in:

  • Learn why both big and small businesses attend SXSW and how they network here. 
  • Hear about Kris & Pablo’s transition from the corporate world to small business startups.
  • Learn how Kris decides when and where to pitch his ideas. 

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Pablo Fuentes

Pablo Fuentes was the Founder and CEO of Proven. He was also the host and producer of the Small Business War Stories podcast. Pablo is currently the Founder of makepath, a spatial analysis firm. He is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and UCLA. He loves dogs, film photography, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is also a blues guitar player and builder.

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