The folks at SXSW are starting a new program this year dubbed Accelerator. It’s aimed at up and coming, under-the-radar companies, allowing them “to present their latest products and services to industry experts, early-adopters, bloggers, mainstream media reporters, and leaders of the venture capital community.”
If you recall how Twitter catapulted onto the scene a couple of years back, you know what this type of exposure could do for your product or service.
- Online Music-Related Technologies
- Online Video-Related Technologies
- Social Networking Applications
- Innovative Web Technologies.
You can enter up to five products/services across the categories as long as they were launched since March 16, 2008 or are scheduled for release within no later than three months after March 16, 2009
Winners of each category “can receive two badges for the 2010 SXSW Interactive event, a write-up in the April issue of SXSWorld magazine, plus additional prizes yet to be announced.”
There’s a $100 non-refundable application fee, though finalists will receive two passes to the SXSW Interactive Festival and those who do not qualify will be allowed to register for SXSWi at the early bird rate ($375).
A lot more info can be found at on the site and you can contact Chris Valentine at (512) 699-3467.
If you have friends that you think might be interested, please let them know about it. The SXSW crew want to see the best of what’s happening out there.
If you or a friend decide to register, I would appreciate it if you would let Chris know that you heard about it from me.