Spotlights highlight new technology companies within SXSW’s industry-specific programming tracks including SXSW Music and Startup & Tech Sectors.


Music Startup Spotlight at SXSW 2017 - Photo by Benedict Jones

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March 9, 12, & 14. These reception-style exhibitions take place in an intimate networking setting, allowing exhibitors to make one-on-one connections with attendees. Taking place near the Startup & Tech Sectors programming track at the Hilton Austin, each Spotlight will showcase 20 of the brightest startups for a highly focused experience.

Music Startup Spotlight

The SXSW Music Startup Spotlight focuses on some of the most innovative new companies in the music world. The Spotlight coincides with the popular Startup & Tech Sectors programming, where VCs, entrepreneurs, and tech industry attendees will be meeting, mingling, and discussing in sessions across the hall.

Tech Startup Spotlight

Discover emerging startups at the Tech Startup Spotlight. An engaging reception with complimentary drinks, the Tech Startup Spotlight provides unique opportunities to meet with and get demos from some of the brightest startups today.


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