Four Reasons to Enter SXSW Accelerator
UPDATE: The entry deadline for SXSW Accelerator 2017 has now been extended to 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, November 13.
The end of the business day on Friday, November 11 marks the final entry deadline for the 2017 SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event. If you are a startup, here are four reasons to get involved with this competition.
- Important Industry Barometer. Becoming a finalist at SXSW Accelerator isn’t easy — about 1 in every 10 startups that apply make the cut. So the application process for the event is a good barometer of where you stand amongst your peers from around the US and around the world. Is your new venture one of the best of the best? Apply now to find out.
- Great Coaching. If your startup is accepted, you’ll get lots of great coaching from top industry experts. This coaching will help you be your best at the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event in Austin on March 12–13. This coaching will also help you in the many other challenges you will face as you move forward with your entrepreneurial journey.
- Incredible Exposure. The SXSW Accelerator stage provides an awesome platform for telling the world about your new startup. In addition to venture capital leaders, this event attracts hundreds of media, government leaders, trend-setters and first adopters. These are the kinds of people who will see you pitch at SXSW — but the only way to take advantage of this opportunity is to apply.
- Leverage the SXSW Experience. Beyond the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event, March in Austin offers hundreds of opportunities to learn new things and network with forward-thinking innovators. If your startup is selected as a finalist for SXSW Accelerator, then you will receive a free badge to the event. If your startup doesn’t make it as a finalist, then you will receive a special coupon to register at the lowest rate.
For even more info on the 2017 SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event, please visit the FAQ page on the SXSW website.