This is the week people. International Accelerator has been gearing up to take on the beast that is SXSW. Originally established in 1987, almost four
decades later this once small music festival has blossomed into the behemoth it is. Bringing in over 300,000 attendees, and wrangling over $300 million in economic impact, this festival has become a staple of the ATX culture.
Originally just a music festival, the “interactive and film” segment has taken over in the last decade. As Austin is cementing it’s given tagline as “silicon hills,” more and more tech companies are flocking to our ecosystem to thrive alongside others. We’ve seen tech-marvels at SXSW over the years, including the momentous occasion that the first tweet was sent (in 2007), the first time Foursquare launched (2009), and a myriad of other accomplishments happening at every turn.
So, if you are in tech, if you are a startup, if you are an investor, if you are an early adopter: SXSW Interactive is for you.
To get prepared we’ve been scheduling startups from all around the world to attend our activities! It’s been months of paperwork, negotiations, acquiring badges, gaining traction, locking in VIP judges and coaches, processing applications, (lengthy) Friday happy hours, and too many more details to mention.
So, come check out all the hard work behind this megalith. Be sure to build your schedule for the show and stay savvy to all the latest changes and surprises coming your way! Be sure to add all the International Accelerator events to your line up:
International Startup Pitch Competition
9:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Mexican American Cultural Center
Open to the public!
Trade show Booth #431
Trade show info can be found HERE
Featuring Greek & Other international startups!
With so much to do and see, it’s best to be prepared. NOW. Like, right now. Actually, It’s too late. You’re already drowning…. good luck!
Just kidding, just kidding. See you all there!