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Sun, Nov 12 SXSW Extension for Startups

The Forrest Four-Cast: November 11, 2017

The SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event recognizes the best startups from across the United States and around the world. All applications are reviewed by a panel of startup industry experts, who select the finalists for this competition. These finalists are then given SXSW stage time on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 to talk about their amazing entrepreneurial efforts.

Categories for the 2018 SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event include:

— Augmented & Virtual Reality
— Enterprise & Smart Data
— Entertainment & Content
— Health & Wearable
— Hyper-Connected Communities
— Payment & FinTech
— Security & Privacy
— Social & Culture
— Sports & Performance Data
— Transportation

The end-of-day Sunday, November 12 deadline extension also applies to digital projects and new products aiming to enter the 2018 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards.

Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.

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