Do you have a new, cool music app? Consider entering it into the SXSW Accelerator at SXSW Music. This accelerator is for applications and technologies specifically designed for the use of musicians and the music business. These companies seek to advance the creation, distribution and promotion of recorded music, to facilitate licensing and payment for use of recordings, or to aid in the booking, logistics and promotion of live performances.
SXSW offers these to 10 reasons to enter your application into the SXSW Accelerator:
1. Expand Your Audience
Thousands of individuals from around the world flock to SXSW each year looking for the next big thing, and SXSW Accelerator is a major part of the excitement. Showcasing your idea at Accelerator is an incredible opportunity to get in front of individuals who can help take your concept to the next level.
2. Network with Industry Leaders
One of the greatest values of SXSW is the amazing mix of industry leaders, technology innovators, big-name companies, fresh startups, and independent talent attracted to the event. The ample socializing opportunities at SXSW Accelerator make it easy for participants to meet, greet, and establish a network of professionals to work with on current and future projects.
3. Refine Your Product
No matter how strong your pitch, to attract investors you need a strong product. Presenting your idea to an experienced panel of industry experts, and discussing your product with other entrepreneurs can help you to take it to the next level.
4. Polish Your Elevator Pitch
Pitching is the single-most important skill you need to rise above the competition. That pitch should be rock solid. At Accelerator, you get to pitch your nascent technologies to scores of innovators, content producers, media experts, and venture capitalists. Their feedback and expertise can help you sharpen that all-important pitch.
5. Learn About Funding Options
Discover the latest funding strategies adopted by startups, including seed combinators, angel investing, coworking, local investors, and more. The company of experts in the industry will prove a valuable source of ideas to finance your product.
6. Music-Related Technology
We’re looking for the newest and best ideas. That’s why we’ve dedicated an entire day of the SXSW Accelerator to focus specifically on Music-Related Technologies at the forefront of the industry.
7. Take Advantage of Media Exposure
SXSW attracts a lot of media attention, and SXSW Accelerator is particularly interesting to press outlets looking to break the next exciting technology story. Accelerator presenters can leverage that attention to place their company in the spotlight with ample press opportunities.
8. Register at the Lowest Rate
Entering your product or service in SXSW Accelerator guarantees you the lowest early registration rate of the year.
9. Experience All That SXSW Has to Offer
SXSW Music offers a wealth of exciting opportunities and events, including panel programming, showcases, and, of course, the inspirational experience that only SXSW can deliver. Be a part of it all and enter your innovative product or service to SXSW Accelerator today.
10. Welcome to Austin, Texas
Austin, Texas has long been a hub for freethinking technology movers and shakers. The Central Texas Hill Country has earned the nickname “Silicon Hills” because of the technology industry giants with major operations here and the scores of trailblazing startups and indie tech companies that call Central Texas home. The ever-changing nature of technology and the inclusiveness of its reach make Austin an ideal place to reach out to the larger social web. Did I mention the BBQ?