Looking for more exposure for your startup? There's still time to apply to SXSW V2V

In today’s market, getting above the noise can be a challenge for any startup. Sometimes, getting on stage can be the best way of getting your message out to the right people. And thanks to the folks at SXSW, there’s a new compelling way to do so. Meet SXSW V2V.

The event, which takes place in Las Vegas in August, is designed to get your startup in front of the people who can be most helpful.

The second annual SXSW V2Venture pitch competition will take place on Wednesday, July 16 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. During this no-holds-barred, Vegas-style pitch competition, a live audience, along with a panel of expert judges, will discover advancements in various sectors of emerging technology. Following the competition, the winning companies will be announced at the SXSW V2Venture Awards Ceremony.

Companies from across the United States and around the world will enter before the Friday, April 11 application deadline to compete in one of five different categories: Education Technologies, Health and Wearable Technologies, Mobile and Tablet Technologies, Culture and Entertainment Technologies and Innovative World Technologies. Five selected finalists in each category will square off in Las Vegas during the live all-day pitch competition.

Sound interesting? Well you better hurry. April 11 is the final final deadline. The application period has been extended until the evening of April 13.

For more information or to apply, visit SXSW V2V.