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  • 3 Secrets to a Killer Elevator Pitch

    by Naval Ravikant, Joshua Baer and Jason Cohen

    Everyone in a startup should be able to give the "elevator pitch", even the programmers! Having the right pitch can help you land a big customer, attract investors, and just explain what you do to your mom. Learn about the 3 secrets to a killer pitch from an expert speaker who has pitched at TechCrunch50, SXSW Accelerator and Ignite. Then pitch your startup and get feedback on the spot. Not for beginners! We have seen thousands of pitches and invested in hundreds of companies. Come after you’ve already practiced your pitch a 100 times and are ready to take it to the next level. First I’ll spend 15 minutes talking about the 3 secrets and show some killer examples. Then YOU get up on stage and give YOUR 90 second pitch, and then one of the panel will give YOUR pitch showing how we would improve it. If you want to pitch your startup, send a link to your 90 second pitch video to sxsw@killerelevator.com

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Tuesday 13th March

    In Salon C, Hilton Austin Downtown

    Coverage audio clip

  • All Day Event - Startup America at SXSW

    Dedicated to helping young companies grow, the Startup America Partnership is providing a place to meet, collaborate and mingle with iconic entrepreneurs, VCs and other startups this year in the Startup Village. Unique programming elements, meeting spaces, refreshments of the caffeinated and/or adult variety, and daily giveaways will make the Startup America space a can’t-miss for startups.

    At 9:30am to 6:00pm, Tuesday 13th March

    In Salon E, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • SXSW Interactive Accelerator

    News Related Technologies start-up companies pitching their products and/or services in round two to high profiled industry expert judges.

    Emcees: Tim Draper (Draper Fisher Jurveston), Brad King (Ball State University)
    Judges: Tim O’Reilly (O’Reilly Media), Richard MacManus (ReadWriteWeb), Ellen Miller (Sunlight Foundation)
    Finalist: TBA**

    ** The three finalists participating in this category will be determined at 6:00pm on Monday, March 12.

    For more information about the SXSW Accelerator event click here - http://sxsw.com/interactive/star...

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Tuesday 13th March

    In Salon A/B, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • SXSW Interactive Accelerator

    Health Technologies start-up companies pitching their products and/or services in round two to high profiled industry expert judges.

    Emcees: Tim Draper (Draper Fisher Jurveston), Brad King (Ball State University)
    Judges: Bill Rice (St. David’s HealthCare), Stephen Downs (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), Isaac Ciechanover (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers)
    Finalist: TBA

    ** The three finalists participating in this category will be determined at 6:00pm on Monday, March 12.

    For more information about the SXSW Accelerator event click here - http://sxsw.com/interactive/star...

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Tuesday 13th March

    In Salon A/B, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • How the Austin Region Supports Technology Companies

    by Jani Byrne, Susan Davenport, Jim Butler, Paul Pellman and Gary Cadenhead

    The public and private sector have employed various strategies to bring more established tech companies as well as more startups to the Central Texas area. Find out what factors have been most successful (and least successful) in this push to position Austin as the nation's top new media hub.

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Tuesday 13th March

    In Salon D, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • SXSW Interactive Accelerator

    Innovative Web Technologies start-up companies pitching their products and/or services in round two to high profiled industry expert judges.

    Emcees: Tim Draper (Draper Fisher Jurveston), Brad King (Ball State University)
    Judges: Bob Metcalfe (University of Texas at Austin), Rich Barton (Zillow), Chris Shipley (Guidewire Group)
    Finalist: TBA

    ** The three finalists participating in this category will be determined at 6:00pm on Monday, March 12.

    For more information about the SXSW Accelerator event click here - http://sxsw.com/interactive/star...

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Tuesday 13th March

    In Hilton Austin Downtown

  • The Airbnb of Anything: The Growth of P2P Markets

    by Leah Busque, Sarah Kessler, Joe Gebbia, James Reinhart and Lauren Anderson

    VC's are clamoring to get in the game, celebrities are throwing money at it, and the media is eating it up. It’s been coined 'collaborative consumption,' and ‘the Airbnb of’ well... anything, really. Peer-to-peer marketplaces are the hot start-up space this year, reporting remarkable growth and unleashing a wave a disruptive innovation.

    Cutting edge technology is facilitating consumer connections and enabling trust between strangers like never before. It’s the convergence of this technology and increasing consumer confidence in online interactions that has birthed hundreds of peer-to-peer networks.

    While we’ve all grown up sharing offline – P2P start-ups are connecting consumers online, reinventing market behavior and bringing “sharing” to a scale never before possible. The peer-to-peer movement is changing not just what we consume, but how we consume it.

    In this panel, the CEOs recently featured in Fast Company's "Sharing Economy" piece, will dig in to the global P2P groundswell and divulge secrets behind the social sharing movement.

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Tuesday 13th March

    In Salon C, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • SXSW Interactive Accelerator

    Mobile Technologies start-up companies pitching their products and/or services in round two to high profiled industry expert judges.

    Emcees: Tim Draper (Draper Fisher Jurveston), Brad King (Ball State University)
    Judges: Laura Kilcrease (Triton Ventures), John Malloy (BlueRun Ventures), John Balen (Canaan Partners)
    Finalist: TBA

    ** The three finalists participating in this category will be determined at 6:00pm on Monday, March 12.

    For more information about the SXSW Accelerator event click here - http://sxsw.com/interactive/star...

    At 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Tuesday 13th March

    In Salon A/B, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • SXSW Interactive Accelerator

    Entertainment Technologies start-up companies pitching their products and/or services in round two to high profiled industry expert judges.

    Emcees: Tim Draper (Draper Fisher Jurveston), Brad King (Ball State University)
    Judges: Paige Craig, David Aronoff (Flybridge Capital Partners), Tom Conrad (Pandora)
    Finalist: TBA

    ** The three finalists participating in this category will be determined at 6:00pm on Monday, March 12.

    For more information about the SXSW Accelerator event click here - http://sxsw.com/interactive/star...

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Tuesday 13th March

    In Salon A/B, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • SXSW Interactive Accelerator

    Social Media and Social Networking Technologies start-up companies pitching their products and/or services in round two to high profiled industry expert judges.

    Emcees: Tim Draper (Draper Fisher Jurveston), Brad King (Ball State University)
    Judges: David Rose (Gust), Tom Ball (Austin Ventures), Sean Whiteley (salesforce.com / do.com)
    Finalist: TBA

    ** The three finalists participating in this category will be determined at 6:00pm on Monday, March 12.

    For more information about the SXSW Accelerator event click here - http://sxsw.com/interactive/star...

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Tuesday 13th March

    In Salon A/B, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • SXSW Interactive Accelerator Award Ceremony

    At 6:00pm to 7:00pm, Tuesday 13th March

    In Salon A/B, Hilton Austin Downtown