Entrepreneurship & Startups

March 8-12, 2019 | Interactive Track

The Entrepreneurship & Startups Track brings together founders and funders of all stages to talk about current best practices as well as the most exciting new companies and services across industries.

Entrepreneurship & Startups Sessions

"Against the Odds: Charting your Path as a Woman" session at SXSW 2018 - Photo by Debra Reyes

About Entrepreneurship & Startups Track


Session topics include establishing and growing businesses; strategic investment and the future of venture capital; as well as emerging markets and services. Take a look at a few of the sessions for 2019 including Cultivating Entrepreneurship in Challenging Places, How Midlife Women Work Their Entrepreneurial Mojo, and Turning the Tables: Entrepreneur to Investor.

Browse 2019 speakers whose sessions relate to the Entrepreneurship & Startups Track below and explore more programming from the 25 Tracks for the SXSW Conference.

Entrepreneurship & Startups Sessions

Entrepreneurship & Startups Highlights


SXSW Pitch

The eleventh annual SXSW Pitch (formerly SXSW Accelerator) will take place at the Hilton Austin Downtown on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10. A live audience, as well as a panel of expert judges, will discover advancements in various sectors of emerging technology. The best part – product demonstrations by the most ambitious talents in the world with the creative new ideas to change it. Catch a glimpse of the industry’s future, with a guided tour by our emcees and judges.

SXSW Release It

SXSW Release It is a special pitch competition held on the opening day of the 2019 SXSW Conference, Friday, March 8. Ten cutting-edge companies launching a new product or services during this SXSW season will present to a panel of industry experts and a winner will be chosen based on which product or service is most likely to succeed in the marketplace.

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Watch Videos from SXSW 2019

Get inspired by a multitude of diverse visionaries at SXSW – browse videos from Keynotes, Featured Sessions, Red Carpets, and more.

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Session Formats

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About the SXSW Conference


SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, learn, and network. Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of entertainment, culture, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

Learn more about Keynotes, Featured Speakers, and Session Formats across the 25 Tracks of programming for the 2019 SXSW Conference.

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