Anyone who knows us at Harbrooke Group knows our passion for supporting startups- they’re some of our best clients! Again for 2012, Howard has been asked to be part of the team recruiting the best startups for the South By SouthWest (SXSW) Startup Accelerator contest. The fine folks at SXSW describe it as an event that “provides an outlet for companies to present their new online entertainment products, social media / networking technologies, or mobile, news, music, or health technology to a panel of industry experts, early adopters, and representatives from the angel / VC community.” Some of the past judges have included Tim Draper of DFJ, Chris Hughes of Facebook and Jumo, Paul Graham of Y Combinator, and Tom Conrad of Pandora.
I’d like to personally encourage and invite you and your company to join up for this incredible event, highlighting the technology market’s most impressive new innovations. The application deadline is Friday, November 18, and the event itself will be March 12-14, 2012 in Austin, TX. Please apply at http://sxsw.com/interactive/accelerator (music technology companies visit http://sxsw.com/music/accelerator).
Then let me know that you’ve applied, and I’ll do what I can to help you get in!