SXSW 2017 > Your Virtual Finger on the Pulse

Since you are not at South by… because if you were you wouldn’t be reading a blog post…

it’s time to rely on REAL NEWS sources to keep your finger on the pulse of the action in Austin.

So…. here is what people are capturing and sharing …. you decide if it is REAL NEWS or otherwise!

CNBC > What to watch for at SXSW 2017

Nice overview list of some popular “to dos”

SXSW Startup Village

Browse the prominent events that occur within Startup Village® below.

SXSW Accelerator > The ninth annual SXSW Accelerator Startup Pitch Competition will take place at SXSW Startup Village® on Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12. A live audience, as well as a panel of expert judges will discover advancements in various sectors of emerging technology. The SXSW Accelerator Award Ceremony will be on Sunday, March 12 at 7pm.

SXSW Release It > SXSW Release It is a special pitch competition in Startup Village® on the opening day of the SXSW Conference, Friday, March 10. Ten cutting-edge companies launching a new product or service during this SXSW season will present to a panel of industry experts and a winner will be chosen based on which product or service is most likely to succeed in the marketplace.

International Programming > A variety of sessions that take an in-depth look at the possibilities and problems facing startup tech industries around the world. Some of the topics we see in this space include international investment opportunities, international business regulations and hurdles, immigration laws, developing markets (particularly in Latin America, Asia and Africa), country-specific ecosystems, and media engagement in the global marketplace.

Film Programming > Film Startup Village highlights the many connections between the film industry and entrepreneurial world. Covering and showcasing a variety of topics ranging from film startups and entrepreneurs in film to running your film like a startup, come hear from industry experts and innovators pushing the boundaries of the industry.

Music Programming > Music Startup Village brings together startups and entrepreneurs as well as investors and cutting-edge digital tastemakers in music. Come hear from industry experts about new and innovative developments and trends in music.

Startup Collegiate Sessions > Consisting of panel sessions and pitch events, Startup Village® Collegiate Sessions showcase collegiate institutions that have degree programs with a focus on startup and entrepreneurial­ related initiatives. By offering this type of programming, we hope to create exposure for these forward­ thinking educational tracts and facilitate growth within these organizations.

Tech Startup Spotlight > Discover emerging startups at the Tech Startup Spotlight on Friday, March 10 and Monday, March 13. An engaging reception with complimentary drinks, the Tech Startup Spotlight provides two unique opportunities to meet with and get demos from some of the brightest startups today.

Fast Company > The Fast Company Grill

This is one of my personal favs as you know Bob Safian knows how to curate tomorrow so the talent is hot and there are always surprises

Nerdist’s Backyard Bash

They are tagging #NerdistBash on Twiiter + and their Instagram is a good photo feed

Thrillest Guide to Crushing it at SXSW

Fear not: We’ve taken out the guesswork for you, dear reader…

NBC News > Plenty of Politics

SXSW 2017: Plenty of Innovation, But Also Plenty of Politics

Disney’s Rogue One Experience

A cheap Rogue One escape room reveals the potential of Star Wars Land


NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Mission Invades SXSW 2017

SXSW “Release it” > Storyo App Finalist

Storyo 2.0 app, the world’s first storytelling app that automatically curates and creates “Instant Lifestories” – short photo video memories that incorporate images, media, weather, and people into short narratives that help users share life events with detail, context, and flow.

ENVY Launches Visual Search Engine at SXSW

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Envy – ( the world’s first ever visual search engine – officially launched at SXSW, making consumers rethink the way they find the things they love, swiping through images, as opposed to reviews, where they can call it, map it, or book it. Watch Envy in action here:

Just a few of the must sees for interactives in the know!

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