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Get to Know the 50 Finalists for the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm

With SXSW less than two months away, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and conference enthusiasts from around the world are beginning to book flights, reserve hotels, and pack their bags for more than a week of engaging talks, exciting exhibits, and enough celebrity intrigue to make you pass…



9 Winners From the SXSW Accelerator Startup Competition

By | Mar 17, 2015 at 8:00 am

As SXSW Interactive wraps up in Austin, the tradition of startup launches was carried on in 2015 with the seventh annual SXSW Accelerator startup competition, which presented the world’s most innovative technology solutions. Presented by Oracle, the program held an awards ceremony yesterday that recognized this year’s…

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‘Connect’ Launches on Android with Novel Features

By | Mar 5, 2015 at 11:00 am

Connect, the social network that brings together all the contacts from other networks, has just launched the Android version of its mobile app, exactly one year after it won the “Best Overall” prize at the 2014 LAUNCH Festival. Along with this new app, some…



Meet the 2013 SXSW Accelerator Startups

By | Feb 26, 2013 at 10:00 am

As part of SXSW Interactive, the massive festival for digital innovators, 48 companies are participating in the SXSW accelerator from March 11-12. Similar to a demo day, they will present their pitches to a panel of judges and a live audience, and winners will…



Lou Aronson of Votifi: “Once the People Connect, the Politicians Will Follow”

By | Mar 24, 2012 at 10:00 am

Fresh off their official launch at SXSW, where they were a showcased startup at our #StartupLife Celebration and competed in the SXSW Accelerator as 1 of 48 startups, Votifi is poised to have a very busy year.  Launching during a roller coaster of a…




2012 SXSW Accelerator Winners Set to Disrupt Mobile, Healthcare, and the Web

By | Mar 22, 2012 at 11:00 am

“Why were you put on this earth to create this product?” Tough question to answer, but as a startup founder, you should have a very good answer –  you never know when it might get asked.  Most of the 18 finalists who competed in…


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OneSchool Has 1 Million Users, $750k Seed Funding – and Interesting Growth Strategy

By | Jan 30, 2012 at 5:32 pm

A year old startup that participated in the minority-focused accelerator NewMe and graduated from 500 Startup just closed a $750k seed round.  Silicon Valley-based OneSchool was started by 3 college kids; they develop mobile apps that let students browse campus maps, find course listings,…



Tech Cocktail SXSW Accelerator Kickoff Preview

By | Mar 13, 2011 at 11:30 am

Today is our SXSW Accelerator Kickoff in Austin, and we can’t wait. We will be showcasing 29 startups that we are extremely excited about, so come on over to meet the teams behind the companies see all the cool things happening in the tech…



App Creation for Dummies from YAPPER

By | Mar 13, 2011 at 11:00 am

These days you don’t need to be a programming expert who writes hundreds of hours of code to create a mobile app. In fact, anyone can create one using YAPPER, Your App Maker! YAPPER makes mobile app creation a breeze by offering a mobile…

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Communicating with Elected Officials Simplified with Votizen

By | Mar 13, 2011 at 10:30 am

In the past, communication with your elected officials could be a difficult and lengthy process that didn’t always result in a response. Votizen directly connects registered voters to their Congressperson automatically in real-time while validating their voting history—all from one text! By verifying that…



Stream Media Between Connected Devices with Metabeam

By | Mar 13, 2011 at 10:00 am

Stream media from your smart phone to your television (or any other connected device) with Metabeam. Metabeam adds value to digital media by featuring real-time communication between all screens within a connected network, from televisions to touch screens. It offers automated modules for common…



Create, Remix and Share Your Movie with Flixlab

By | Mar 12, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Flixlab, a social video sharing platform, is transforming how we create, remix, and share video with friends. In just a few clicks you can take your raw video footage from your smart phone and transform it into a beautiful and polished movie.  You can…



Roqbot Lets You Be The DJ

By | Mar 12, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Become a DJ with Roqbot, a new social media platform that allows users to browse, rate, and sync their favorite music right to their smart phone. Imagine being able to control and listen to the type of music you want to hear while at…



Smartling Makes it Easy to Go Global

By | Mar 12, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Smartling will change the way businesses of all sizes expand to the global web. Through cloud-based software model, they provide an entirely new, automated method to translate websites and web applications into multiple languages through human or machine translation. Translated websites are updated across…

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Curating the Real-Time Web with Storify

By | Mar 12, 2011 at 10:00 am

Turning what people post on social media into compelling stories – that is the stated goal of Storify, a site that aims to aid the efforts of journalists and bloggers to curate the real-time web. Burt Herman is the founder of Storify. A self-described…



World Domination with New MMO Game QONQR

By | Mar 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm

If you combined RISK, Farmville, FourSquare, and Starcraft with a dash of WarGames, you’d get QONQR.  This new MMO game brings together secret missions, geo-tagging, military strategy, and multi-player social coordination into the game play experience.  All of this is wrapped up in a…

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Create an Online Music Library at Exfm

By | Mar 11, 2011 at 3:00 pm

New York City-based Exfm is a social music discovery platform that makes it easy to find new music online, organize it into a library, and share it with friends. The Exfm browser plug-in for Chrome builds a music library from freely available music on…