February 16th, 2009
Mugasha selected for SXSW Accelerator
Mugasha---the DJ-set splitting startup founded during Portland Startup Weekend---has been selected to participate in the Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW. They are the only Northwest company to make the cut. SXSW is a big stage for the young company. With the event's mix of music and technology, it's sure to give Mugasha access to some noted movers and shakers who will no doubt appreciate the service and its capabilities. Of course, this isn't the first time Mugasha has stepped into the limelight. (Akshay Dodeja of Mugasha took the chance to speak with Robert Scoble, last year, and I got the chance to profile them on ReadWriteWeb.) But SXSW marks Mugasha's first chance to demo their private beta to a large group of people outside the immediate Portland tech scene:
Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator is the newest addition to the SXSW Interactive schedule of activities. Scheduled Monday, March 16 at the Downtown Austin Hilton, the event spotlights some of the web's most exciting new innovations, enabling the entrepreneurial visionaries behind these new products to demo their creations in front of a live audience of industry professionals and technology trend-setters.It's great to see Mugasha---and by association, Portland---getting this sort of recognition. Even if you're not going to SXSW, you should give Mugasha a spin---especially if you like electronica. What’s Mugasha do? Basically, it parses DJ set podcasts—usually one long multi-hour track with no song info—into separate song tracks, allowing user to play the songs they want to play and actually know which tunes they’re playing. For more information or to get an invite to the private beta, visit Mugasha.