01 October 2014

Calling All Startups to SXSW

SXSW Accelerator returns for its seventh edition to showcase some of the web's most exciting innovations - could your company be one?  This event provides an outlet for companies to present their new online entertainment or gaming products, social media / networking technologies, or mobile, news, music, or health technology to a panel of industry experts, early adopters, and representatives from the angel / VC community.  Past judges have included Tim Draper of DFJ, John Sculley of Apple/Pepsi, Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media, Paul Graham of Y Combinator, Naval Ravikant of AngelList, Guy Kawasaki of Alltop, Chris Sacca of Lowercase Capital, Chris Hughes of New Republic/Facebook, Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures, Albert Wenger of Union Square Venture, Scott Weiss of Andreessen Horowitz, and Bob Metcalfe of Ethernet/3Com. 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 7, and the event itself will be March 14 & 15th, 2015 in Austin, TX.   Please apply sxsw.com/interactive/accelerator Let me know that you've applied and wish you the best with this!

07 April 2014

SXSW V2V Deadline is Approaching

I'm on the advisory board for #SXSW Accelerator and their #V2V program.  Startups should definitely get engaged in both programs.  Right now though, startups should take advantage of the opportunity to showcase their emerging technology product or service in front of industry leaders by participating in the 2014 SXSW V2Venture. This event takes place on July 15 & 16 as a part of the SXSW V2V Event, during which the startups can improve their product, launch, attract venture capitalists, polish your elevator pitch, receive media exposure, build brand awareness, network, socialize and experience all that SXSW V2V has to offer. The deadline to register is Friday, April 11, 2014, so visit http://sxswv2v.com/venture to enter today.