2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

ReleaseIt at SXSW

Friday, March 11
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon B
500 E 4th St

ReleaseIt at SXSW is a special pitch competition in Startup Village on the opening day of the SXSW Interactive Festival. Ten cutting-edge companies launching a new product or service during the 2016 SXSW season will present to a panel of industry experts and a winner will be chosen based on which product or service is most likely to succeed in the marketplace.

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Julie Lenzer at SXSW

Julie Lenzer

Dir Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

US Department of Commerce

Marc Nager at SXSW

Marc Nager

Chief Community Officer

Tech Stars

Former CEO of UP Global and Startup Weekend, now helping lead the Startup Programs for Techstars as Chief Community Officer.

Susan Amat at SXSW

Susan Amat


Venture Hive

Dr. Susan Amat is the founder of Venture Hive, an entrepreneurship education company serving governments, corporations, universities, and schools. The Venture Hive accelerator/incubator in Miami is...

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Trey Bowles at SXSW

Trey Bowles


The Dallas Entrepreneur Center

Trey Bowles is a serial entrepreneur, social capitalist, and educator. Trey cofounded the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC), a central location for entrepreneurs to learn how to start, build and gro...

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