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.
Cities Summit Spotlight
Meet the startups working to solve the toughest challenges that face cities around the world. As part of the Cities Summit, this reception includes complimentary drinks and endless networking with civic leaders, creative citizens, and urbanists of all disciplines.