Sunday Evening, March 9: SXSW Accelerator Awards Ceremony

For 2014, we have added a more formal awards ceremony, thus making it easier for registrants identify the hottest new startups that are judged the best of the best at SXSW Accelerator. In addition to meeting the winners and the finalists, the SXSW Accelerator Awards Ceremony offers attendees another great opportunity to network with like-minded registrants all while enjoying delicious food and beverages.

WHERE
The SXSW Accelerator Awards will be held at the Austin Downtown Hilton (535 East 5th Street) in room Salon A&B on the fourth floor.

WHEN
Doors will open at 7:00pm with a reception honoring our SXSW Accelerator Finalist. At 8:00pm Awards will be presented to the winning team in each category.

PRESENTATION FROM ACCELERATOR ALTERNATES
As a warn-up to the awards presentation, alternates from each Accelerator Category will present a One Minute Speed Pitch to our audience at 7:30 pm

FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS
The SXSW Accelerator Awards will feature a modest selection of Appetizers and Non-Alcoholic Beverages to keep your appetite in check. A cash bar will be available for you to purchase beer, wine and mixed drinks if desired.

WHO CAN ATTEND
The SXSW Accelerator Awards are open to all 2014 SXSW Interactive, Gold, and Platinum registrants.

EMCEE
Francisco Dao is the founder of 50Kings, a private community for technology and media innovators, and a columnist for PandoDaily. He is a former leadership columnist for Inc.com, a lifelong entrepreneur, author, and former stand-up comic. 

AWARDS
Special Awards
Best Bootstrap
Most Innovative
Best One Minute Speed Pitch

Winning Startup from the SXSW Accelerator Categories
Innovative World Technologies
Enterprise and Big Data Technologies
Social Technologies
Entertainment and Content Technologies
Wearable Technologies
Health Technologies

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information or questions about the SXSW Accelerator Awards, please contact Chris Valentine.