Your News Startup Could ROCK at SXSW

As media companies realize they must also become technology companies journalists are starting to immigrate into various technology communities. Thus the last few years of SXSW have had an influx of journalism/media types. If you don’t know what SXSW is, think of it as “spring break for the Internet” where geeks run around shouting “show me your A.P.I!”

I am once again on the advisory board for the SXSW Accelerator which is in its fourth edition to showcase some of the web’s most exciting innovations. And here’s the kicker – it could be your startup!

This event provides an outlet for companies, (and there is a specific news category), to present to a panel of industry experts, early adopters, and representatives from the angel / VC community.  Past judges have included 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, and Tom Conrad of Pandora.

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, and the event itself will be March 12-14, 2012 in Austin, TX.

Please apply at Then let me know that you’ve applied, and I’ll do what I can to help you get in!

Let’s see some great news startups apply and win the SXSW Accelerator!


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