Best of the Best: So Many SXSW Finalists!

The Forrest Four-Cast: January 24, 2017

As we move into late January, more and more finalists for the various SXSW 2017 competitions are being revealed. These finalists represent the most impressive up-and-coming talent in a variety of different verticals. Four of the most intriguing competitions include:

  1. SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards. Finalists for this event come from 13 different categories including “Innovative 3-DIY,” “New Economy,” “Privacy & Security,” “Scifi No Longer,” Smart Cities” and “VR & AR.” Winners announced on evening of Tuesday, March 14. Also be sure to attend the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards Finalist Showcase on Sunday, March 12.
  2. SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event. Earlier today, we announced the startups which made the cut for SXSW Accelerator. As in previous years, this group has a distinctly international flair, pulling together founders from places like Austin, Barcelona, Brussels, Chicago, Calgary, Istanbul, Liverpool, London, Milan, Moscow, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto, and Vancouver. Watch them pitch their next-generation companies, products, services and apps on Saturday, March 11 through Monday, March 13.
  3. SXSW Community Service Awards. Previously known as the Dewey Awards, this get-together recognizes leaders who use technology to improve their local communities. Attend the special ceremony on Monday evening, March 13 to honor these ten amazing do-gooders.

Celebrating creativity at SXSW. Also, reading reading reading, the Boston Red Sox, good food, exercise when possible and sleep sleep sleep.