2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

SXSW Accelerator: Social Technologies

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SXSW Accelerator pitch event presented by Oracle is a platform to allow early stage technology startups to pitch their product and/or services to industry technology experts, high profiled media personnel, and Venture Capitalists / Angel Investors. Eight companies within the Social Technologies category will dazzle a live audience, panel of three judges and co-emcees with their ideas, innovations, product and/or service on Saturday, March 8. Three of those eight companies will be asked to return on day two, Sunday, March 9, to present to a new group of co-emcees and judges. A grand prize winner for each category will be selected at the end of day two as part of the evening SXSW Accelerator Awards Ceremony.

The Social Technologies category includes technologies that enable personal connections. This category includes new and interesting uses, cases, products and services that push the boundaries of how we find, follow and share our lives with others.


PPLCONNECT - www.pplconnect.mobi
Montreal, Canada
PPLCONNECT is a free app that lets you access and use your smartphone from any web-enabled device, without changing your number! For those who wish they could send/receive their SMS from a computer, Call from a tablet and much more. 

Samba.me - www.samba.me
Tel Aviv, Israel
Samba is video messaging with reaction shots. Recreating the warmth of face-to-face interaction, it infuses digital video communication with genuine, authentic responses. Smile/talk/scream/love/laugh like you mean it.

Surfly - www.surfly.com
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Surfly makes surfing the web together as easy as clicking a link. Simply open surfly.com, enter the relevant website and share the resulting link. It just works - on any website - without extra software or setup.

Terranova - www.appterranova.com
Chicago, IL
Terranova is an intelligent personal assistant for mobile devices and wearable technologies. Speak or type what you want to do, and Terranova connects you with local people, places, and events relevant to your query.


Don Dodge

Developer Rel


Harry McCracken

Editor at Large


John Malloy

General Partner

BlueRun Ventures

Kevin Carter


SV Angel


Maria Thomas

Chief Consumer Officer


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