The third annual SXSW Accelerator presented by Microsoft BizSpark kicks off on Monday, March 14 this year at the Austin Hilton Downtown and it's sure to be a competition unlike any other. Day One of Accelerator will see thirty-two companies, eight within each category, battle for your taste-making, trend-setting attention and a spot in the round 2 judging finals.
Also simulcasted in:
ACC Room 9ABC, 18ABCD, Ballroom A-G
AT&T Conference Center Grand Ballroom
Hilton Salon C, H
Hilton Garden Inn Sabine
Hyatt TX Ballroom 1-7
Radisson Town Lake Ballroom
Sheraton Capitol A-H
The future of entertainment is one of uncertainty and opportunity. As traditional formats like television and movies lose eyeballs to video games and user-generated content, where is this creative revolution taking us? Join one of leading voices in scripted internet content, Felicia Day, in discussing the journey that took her from a video shot in her garage to a four season production deal with Xbox and Sprint. She will speak about harnessing social media to build her show "The Guild" to over 100 million views, and building upon her success to produce her upcoming web series with EA/Bioware, "Dragon Age: Redemption". There has never been a better time to be an independent creator, learn from one of the innovators. Bottom Line: The time to break through traditional barriers is now.