Startups

Interactive Track

The Startups Track brings together founders and funders of all stages to talk about current best practices. This track showcases the most exciting new companies, new products, new services, and new business models across many different verticals and industries.

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2019 Featured Session: Arlan Hamilton - Photo by Mike Jordan

2019 Featured Session: Arlan Hamilton - Photo by Mike Jordan

About Startups Track

 

Rub shoulders with the innovators and investors that are propelling industries forward.

Take a look at a few of the sessions from 2019 including Cultivating Entrepreneurship in Challenging Places, How Midlife Women Work Their Entrepreneurial Mojo, and Turning the Tables: Entrepreneur to Investor.


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Have an idea for a session? We want to hear from you! PanelPicker® is the official SXSW user-generated session proposal platform. This easy, two-step online process allows the SXSW community to have a voice in what sessions are programmed at SXSW. Entry Process Period: July 1 – July 21, 2019

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Startups Highlights

 

SXSW Pitch

The eleventh annual SXSW Pitch (formerly SXSW Accelerator) will take place Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15. 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 2020 SXSW Conference, Friday, March 13. 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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Propose Session Ideas Through PanelPicker®

Make your voice heard by entering your own session idea for SXSW 2020 and take part in the crowd-sourced programming selection process. Entry Period: July 1–21, 2019.

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Session Formats

Learn more about the session formats for programming tracks at the SXSW Conference.

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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 20 Tracks of programming for the 2020 SXSW Conference.

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