November 18th, 2011
Procrastinators rejoice! SXSW Accelerator just gave your startup the weekend to finish your application
You catch more flies with honey than vinegar, I guess.
So while I admonished you for not having yet applied to the SXSW Accelerator, the kind folks at SXSW are actually giving you a few more hours to make your startup sound as awesome as you possibly can.
That’s right. The deadline for SXSW Accelerator applications has been extended through the weekend. The new deadline is Sunday at midnight. But that’s Central Time, cowpokes.
Okay. So they haven’t changed the copy on the Web site, yet. But you can trust me. I’m lucky enough to be one of the advisors, this year. And they’re asking us to get the word out.
Or you could just get your application in right now and save the hassle.
What’s the SXSW Accelerator, you ask?
SXSW Accelerator returns for its fourth edition to showcase some of the web’s most exciting innovations – could your company be one? This event provides an outlet for companies to present their new online entertainment products, social media / networking technologies, or mobile, news, music, or health technology to a panel of industry experts, early adopters, and representatives from the angel / VC community. Past judges have included Tim Draper of DFJ, Chris Hughes of Facebook and Jumo, Paul Graham of Y Combinator, Craig Newmark of Craiglist, Robert Scoble of Rackspace and Scobleizer, Jeff Pulver of 140 Conference, Chris Shipley of Demo and Guidewire, and Tom Conrad of Pandora. We invite your company to join us for this incredible event, as we highlight the technology market’s most impressive new innovations. The application deadline has been extended through Sunday, November 20, and the event itself will be March 12-14, 2012 in Austin, TX.
I know, right? Not bad for $175. So get to applying.