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SXSW INTERACTIVE Presented By: Best Co-Founder SXSW Interactive is focused on emerging technology, a focus that has earned the festival a reputation as a breeding ground for new ideas and creative technologies. Collectively, SXSW is the highest revenue- producing event for the Austin economy, with an estimated economic impact of $167 million in 2011. ATTENDANCE @ SXSW 30,000 25,000 20,000 15,000 10,000 5,000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 SXSW 2013 EVENT SCHEDULE FRI. SUN. MAR. 10 MAR. 11 MAR. 12 MAR. 13 MAR. 14 MAR. 15 MAR 16 MAR 17 SAT. MON. TUES. WED. THUR. FRI. SAT. SUN. MAR. 8 MAR. 9 SXSW GAMING EXPO SXSW INTERACTIVE SXSW FILM SXSW TRADESHOW SXSW MUSIC SXSW MUSIC GEAR EXPO FLATSTOCK ECONOMIC IMPACT (2012) SXSW was responsible for injecting more than $190.3 million into Austin economy in 2012 AND - $167 million in 2011 Price Per Ticket - Thru Thru Thru Thru Walk up Sept. 21 Nov. 9 Jan. 11 Feb. 11 Rate Platinum Badge $1150 $1250 $1350 $1450 $1595 Gold Badge $895 $995 $1095 $1195 $1350 Music Badge $625 $495 $550 $595 $650 Film Badge $450 $495 $550 $595 $650 Interactive Badge $695 $795 $895 $995 $1150 STATISTICS FOR SXSW INTERACTIVE • Interactive Conference Participants: 24,569 (from 72 foreign countries) • Interactive Conference Sessions: 1,033 • Interactive Conference Speakers: 2,591 • Interactive Media in Attendance (approximate): 3,203 STARTUPS LAUNCHED AT SXSW TWITTER FOURSQUARE Launched 9 in 2010 Months prior but blew up there - in 2007 twitter had Foursquare launched and while attending SXSW they received over 347,000 check ins a day. The startup raised its first round of funding six months after its SXSW 500,000 users, and after attending SXSW in 2008 it had grown to over 8 million users. launch. PHONEBOOTH FREE FOODSPOTTING Foodspotting was a finalist in the 2010 Phonebooth Free successfully launched in March SXSW Accelerator. of 2010 at SXSW. The company, Food Tons of hard work which makes it easy for foodies to share photos of dished, launched its iPhone app just before the event. It is taking the same approach this year with its Android app. went into that process and came to fruition in Austin, Texas. Since 2010 they have successfully served over 13,381227,025 minutes from their service. GAMESALAD TIM FERRISS Free game creation Author Tim Ferriss gave a presentation about his first book, The tool GameSalad participated in the 0 0 SXSW Accelerator Four-Hour Workweek in 2009. Hunt attributes more than $1 million in investments over the next five months directly to the at SXSW 2007 in an overflow room that could seat a mere 100 people. But that talk, Accelerator contest. Since then, combined with some the company has tripled in size. minor marketing efforts, was enough to launch his career. NETWORKING TIPS FOR SXSW RESEARCH BE INQUISITIVE Talk to everyone Know what events you might get the most out you can, get to know what they do and always keep an of before hand and which speakers you want to hear present. open mind. BE MEMORABLE NIGHT TIME NETWORKING Have fun! There Try to develop meaningful connections, you don't want to be just another forgotten face at the are always late night spots like hotel, bars and food spots that will be filled with end of the week. industry insiders. NETWORKING EVENTS AT SXSW Startups, entrepreneurs, investors and everyone in between rubs elbows for biggest technological networking event of the year. Where - Primarily on the 4th Floor of the Downtown Austin Hilton When - March 8 - 12 • SXSW 2013- STARTUP Don't Miss VILLAGE SXSW Accelerator (March 11-12th) - 500+ companies submitted their online products and 48 will go on to compete against each other for trend setting attention. By: SOURCES

SxSW Interactive

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SxSW (South by South West) is one of the largest conference/festivals in the entire world. The industries of film, music and technology all come together for a week of trade shows, panels, screenings,...


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