Monday, November 07, 2011

#SXSW Health Accelerator - Apply to get your idea seen and heard - Deadline 11/18/11

This is an opportunity not to be missed. Let's change HealthCare for the better. If you have a company or product that you are launching in the Health Care market place why not showcase at the premier interactive event - the SXSW Accelerator!

Hurry the deadline is approaching! 

2012 SXSW Accelerator:
Entry Deadline Is Friday, November 18


Take advantage of the opportunity to showcase your emerging technology product or service in front of industry leaders by participating in the 2012 SXSW Accelerator. This event takes place on March 12 and 13, 2012 as a part of the SXSW Interactive Festival, during which you can improve your product launch, attract venture capitalists, polish your elevator pitch, receive media exposure, build brand awareness, network, socialize and experience all that SXSW Interactive has to offer. The deadline to register is Friday, November 18, so visit today.

SXSW Accelerator returns for its fourth 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 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, 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 (music technology companies visit Then let me know that you've applied, and I'll do what I can to help you get in!

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions - and their answers:

1)      Deadline:
Friday, November 18


2)      Launch date eligibility requirements:
a.       A company’s product / service must have launched no earlier than March, 13, 2011.
b.      A company’s product / service must not be launched after June 13, 2012.
c.       Companies will be allowed to submit only one product / services to the SXSW Accelerator event. Companies who submit more than one product / services will not be eligible to participate in the SXSW Accelerator event.
d.      Founders of the applying startup must retain some portion of ownership in the company to be eligible to participate.
e.       Must not have raised over five million in funds from combined funding sources.



3)      Is there an application fee?  Can it be waived?
a.       Yes, a non-refundable $175 entry fee will be required from all applicants who would like to be considered for participation in the event.
b.      All Accelerator entrants will be given the chance to register at the lowest rate.
c.       Waived Fee – If a company is interested in having the fee waived please have them contact me.  We don’t heavily advertise this, but we want companies to participate and in no way do we want to be exclusive which is why we are so open to waiving the fee.

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