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Congratulations to the SXSW Accelerator Winners!

By May Allen on March 16, 2011

SlideRocket’s here at SXSW powering the Accelerator program – where news-related, social media, social networking, entertainment, music, and innovative web technology startups showcase their products for the chance to win big. This year, over 400 startups applied for the Accelerator competition, and 32 were accepted, and 12 moved to the final round.

Over the course of the last few days, each of the finalists pitched their web-based products using SlideRocket, and we’re pretty fired up about the final presentations. Here’s a roundup of the finalists and winners:

News Related Tech:

Participatory Politics Foundation

Document Cloud

Storify – WINNER!

Social Media & Social Networking:

Compass Labs

Popvox – WINNER!


Innovative Web Tech:



Hipmunk – WINNER!

Entertainment Tech:



Tango – WINNER!


Root Music

Next Big Sound

Roqbot - WINNER!

I love the shout outs and support these competing companies gave to eachother. Here are a few from tweets that embody the spirit of the competition:

A big congratulations to all of these  young companies. Looking forward to many more pitches, presentations, and great stories to come!


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