Start Alliance goes SXSW - and Berlin startups can too

Start Alliance invites eight startups to join us at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals. The most important event for the creative and digital industry worldwide will take place in Austin, Texas in March 2018.

Start Alliance will select 8 innovative startups from Berlin or Brandenburg who will receive a SXSW Interactive Badge for SXSW. An Interactive badge gets you primary entry to all SXSW Conference Interactive and Convergence Tracks, Interactive and Comedy Festivals, Exhibitions and secondary access to a majority of Film and Music programming.

Startups who have a product ready and are interested in the US market can apply for a badge. Selected startups will have the chance to present their product at an exclusive networking event on site as „Berlin Ambassador“ and will be invited to all Berlin related events at SXSW.

Ready to apply? Then click on "APPLY NOW" and send an e-mail to us with "TAKE ME TO SXSW" in the subject. Please also describe your product and highlight why you would like to join us in Austin. The application deadline is January 19th, 2018, 6AM. Please note that expenses for lodging and travel are not covered, only the ticket is provided.

About South by Southwest (SXSW)

SXSW is one of the world’s largest events for the international digital and creative economy. Hence, it is the ideal location to present Berlin as Europe’s leading startup metropolis. The festival in Austin, Texas, with an integrated conference and trade show attracts more than 400,000 visitors from more than 90 countries each year. Trend topics on-site include VR/AR, MusicTech, Artificial Intelligence, FinTech, Smart Cities, Design, IoT und HealthTech. Due to the constantly increasing amount of Berlin delegates and the successes of Berlin startups at the SXSW Awards (Splash, Holoplot, Share the Meal), Berlin will be represented in Austin for the eighth time in 2018.

Quick Facts last years' edition: SXSW 2017

  • 74,519 Trade show visitors
  • 70,696 Conference visitors (Music, Film & Interactive)
  • 285,804 Festival visitors (Music, Film, Gaming, Comedy)
  • More than 100 companies from Berlin