The SXSW Accelerator – You’re Invited to Apply

I’m proud to announce that I’m one of the advisory board members for the 2011 South by SouthWest (SXSW) Accelerator event (along with a great list of industry luminaries!)

From the SXSW Accelerator blog:

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to showcase your emerging technology product and/or service at the 2011 SXSW Accelerator Presented by Microsoft BizSpark, which taking place on March 14-16 during the SXSW Interactive Festival. The third annual SXSW Accelerator will enable your company to expand its audience, network with industry leaders, learn about funding options, talk to venture capitalists, bounce ideas off other SXSW Accelerator participants and to finely tune your product and elevator pitch. The deadline to register is less than two months away, so check out the online application process and register early so you don’t miss out on the SXSW Accelerator experience.

So, this is a note out to my network encouraging everyone who’s doing start-ups to apply for this excellent chance to get in front of VCs, Industry Leaders, hone your pitch, and perhaps get the kind of SXSW exposure that PlanCast, Twitter and FourSquare have gotten in previous years.

You need to have rolled out within 1 year of 3/15/2011 or be scheduled to launch within 3 months after that date. There is a fee of $150 to apply.

There are several categories – you can read more about them, they include:

1. Innovative Web Technologies

2. Social Media and Social Networking Technologies

3. Entertainment Technologies

4. Health Technologies

5. News Related Technologies

Apply online by December 10th, and let me know if you need more info.