Calling all startups! Check out the SXSW Startup Accelerator!

Monday Nov 14, 2011 by Dharmishta Rood - MIT / Harvard Business School

SXSW Accelerator returns for its fourth edition to showcase some of the web’s most exciting innovations... which could include you & your company!  This event provides an outlet for companies to present their new online technologies in entertainment products, Social Media and Social Networking, Mobiles, News & Digital Media, Music related technologies, Health, or Innovative web-based technology services to a panel of industry experts, early adapters, and representatives from the Angel / Venture Capitalist community. 

Past example of judges have been Tim Draper of DFJ, Chris Hughes of Facebook and Jumo, Paul Graham of Y Combinator, Craig Newmark of Craiglist, Robert Scoble of Rackspace and Scobleizer, Jeff Pulver of 140 Conference, Chris Shipley of Demo and Guidewire, Tom Conrad of Pandora to name a few. 

We invite your company to join us for this incredible event, as we highlight the technology market’s most impressive new innovations.  The application deadline is Friday, November 18, 2011. Happening March 12-14, 2012 in Austin, Texas please apply to our event at http://sxsw.com/interactive/accelerator or if a music technology company visit http://sxsw.com/music/accelerator.

Am I eligible?

Startups are eligible if they have launched (or launched the product they would be pitching) after last year's SXSW. Or will be launching by June 2012. Non-profits, and non-incorporated neat projects are welcome!

How it works:

Fill out the short application by November 18th. If selected, you present your new digital products and services to a panel of industry experts, early adopters, and representatives from the Angel/Venture Capitalist community.

Reasons to apply?

Make connections. Get funded. Receive media attention. Acquire mentors. Build brand awareness. Experience SXSW.

More info here: http://sxsw.com/interactive/accelerator/enter or ask me @dharmishta anything about it.

The deadline is November 18th.

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