Spotlights highlight new technology companies within SXSW’s industry-specific programming tracks including SXSW Music and Startup Village®.


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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. Each Spotlight will showcase 20 of the brightest startups in Startup Village for a highly focused experience.

Food+Tech Startup Spotlight

Come see, touch, and taste the latest Food + Tech products that are striving to build us a happier, healthier, safer, and more sustainable world. Join the party complete with food, drinks, and engaging demos from the latest startups on the cutting edge of this Food + Tech revolution.

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 Village 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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Help shape the 2018 SXSW Conference programming by voting on session ideas in PanelPicker during Community Voting from Monday, August 7 – Friday, August 25.

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