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SXSW Accelerator Now Accepting Applications

by Angela King

30 years after its official launch, South by Southwest (SXSW), one of the biggest interactive music, entertainment, technology and cultural festivals in the world, is gearing up to bring you an even bigger conference than ever before.

This year, the City of Atlanta’s presence was alive and strong and we couldn’t have been more proud. With Atlanta being “the” leader in tech talent growth, we want to show Austin, Texas what we’re made of. The deadline to submit your application to SXSW’s accelerator is Friday, November 11th but we want to put it on your radar NOW.  Apply here.

The ninth annual SXSW Accelerator® Startup Pitch Competition will take place at SXSW Startup Village at the Hilton Austin Downtown on Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12. A live audience, as well as a panel of expert judges, will discover advancements in various sectors of emerging technology. The best part – product demonstrations by the most ambitious talents in the world with the creative new ideas to change it. Catch a glimpse of the industry’s future, with a guided tour by our emcees and judges.

2017 SXSW Accelerator Startup Pitch Competition will feature 50 Interactive technology companies from 10 different categories. These companies will dazzle a live audience with their company pitch and Q&A with our panel of judges. From its inaugural year of 23 participants to a total of 353 through 2016, the SXSW Accelerator is proud to be the catalyst of many dreams and successes. Some of its prestigious alums include Klout, Hipmunk, Wildfire, Siri, Foodspotting and Tango.

About SXSW Conference

Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of entertainment, culture, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. Download the SXSWeek Timeline for a quick reference to our 2017 Schedule and daily programming overview.  Conference dates, March 10-19, 2017.Explore Keynotes, Featured Speakers, and programming tracks below. Stay tuned to SXSW News for the latest 2017 SXSW Conference announcements and updates throughout the season.

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