We get it: Rent in Austin is sky high and it’s not letting up anytime soon. You’d rather buy five tacos a day from Torchy’s than pay $1500 for a badge to get you into places you usually go for free during the rest of the year.

But, there are plenty of fun events over the next two weeks that do not require a badge. In fact, the five events below should suit just about anyone’s tastes while going easy on the wallet…

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FOR THE STARTUP JUNKIE

Check out over 40 startups at the Startup Crawl the night before SXSW mayhem starts (Photo Credit: Creative Commons)

Check out over 40 startups at the Startup Crawl the night before SXSW mayhem starts (Photo Credit: Creative Commons)

The Pre-SXSW Startup Crawl is on March 10! President Obama comes in on March 11, so why not catch a few brews the night before MoPac and I-35 are shut down? Over 40 startups are participating in this free crawl, so not only will you be able to meet tech’s best and brightest, you’ll get a few free drinks (and some appetizers) in before the madness.



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