SXSWORLD November 2014


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S X S W. C O M | N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 4 | S X S W o r l d 7 SXsports TopGolf Challenge Kick off SXsports by joining your peers for a unique outing, combining competition with entertainment. This opening challenge will be held at the innovative driving range, TopGolf (2700 Esperanza Crossing), on Thursday evening, March 12. Email for info. Share Your Innovation at SXSW Accelerator Do you think you might be a visionary entrepreneur? The seventh annual SXSW Accelerator will showcase the latest startup technology products and services in front of a live audi- ence and a panel of industry experts. Since its inception, SXSW Accelerator has resulted in $1.748B in funding for event finalists. The application deadline is November 7, 2014. See for more information. Revamped Music Mixer with Tasting Menu by Paul Qui Join us on Wednesday March 18th at 6pm for the first-ever Music Mixer and Tasting Menu by renowned celebrity chef Paul Qui. Qui, an Austin local and Top Chef winner, will serve his signature Asian-meets-Austin cuisine while you chat and mingle with other industry attendees. Capacity is very limited - see our website for more details and how to purchase tickets. The 2015 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards Now Accepting Entries Our new categories focus on a more diverse range of tech, with awards including: "Privacy & Security," "Sustainable Technology," "Health, Med & BioTech," "Internet Of Things," "Wearable Tech," "Innovative 3-DIY," "Innovation in Connecting People," and even a scientific discovery and achievement award called "Sci-Fi No-Longer." Don't miss out on having your 2014 project recognized! The final entry deadline is November 7, 2014: Bulk of daytime content for SXSW Interactive 2015 announced! SXSW Interactive Festival daytime programming focuses on creativity, innovation and inspiration across various new media industries. Our programming highlights innovative and inspirational work, providing learning and networking opportunities that you will only find at SXSW. Approximately 500 panels, presentations, book readings, workshops, meet ups, and assorted other programming have been unveiled. Visit to see the full list. Keeping up with the Grulke Prize Winners The Grulke Prize, which recognizes SXSW show- casing artists in three award categories, honors our friend & colleague SXSW Creative Director Brent Grulke. We're happy to report that the summer has been busy for our 2014 Grulke Prize Winners: Future Islands (2014 Developing US Act) – This busy band has been on the road non-stop since early February. They released a brilliant new album (SINGLES) and taped their debut Austin City Limits television episode in September. The Strypes (2014 Developing Non-US Act) - These young Irish rockers released their debut album (Snapshot) immediately following SXSW 2014. Since then, they have taken the world by storm, performing on various festival bills. Damon Albarn (2014 Career Act) - The man behind Blur, and later Gorillaz, put out his own debut studio album (Everyday Robots) in April and has been performing at summer festivals, including Bonnaroo and Latitude. To p: D a m o n A l b a rn B ot to m: Fu tu re I s la n d s

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