SXSW Features Indiegogo Crowdfunding Pavilion

IndiegogoIndiegogo, one of the world’s largest crowdfunding platforms, will host a pavilion showcasing six companies whose product development was funded on the Indiegogo platform at the second annual Startup Debut at SXSW on Sunday night, March 10, from 6-9 pm at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, 320 E. 2nd St., Austin, TX.

Startup Debut will also showcase more than a dozen other companies, including Appgyver, Helsinki and San Francisco; Akimbo Card, Austin, TX; CHNL, Santa Monica, CA; Equilibrium, Sausalito, CA; Kraftwurx, Houston, TX; Shindig, New York; WeVideo, Palo Alto, CA; and WhoTune, Brisbane, Australia.

Indiegogo, based in New York, will demo its service and programs, along with the following companies that Start Up Debut SXSWraised money on its platform: StickNFind, Davie, FL ($931,970); Misfit Shine, San Francisco ($846,438); Interexon MUSE, Toronto ($287,472); Stratus by Zuvo Water, Reno, NV ($42,985), TrashAmps, Sunnyvale, CA ($17,076), and Tulum, Austin, TX, which has an active campaign which will end this Friday and is within $1,000 of its $15,000 goal.

The media showcase event, featuring four-star food and premium wine, is limited to exhibitors and to approved media and bloggers at the SXSW, as well as a limited number of top-tier investors. Leading into Startup Debut will be a Sarah Austin Bubble Tank (as featured on Bravo TV’s Start-Ups Silicon Valley), from 4:30 to 6 pm by exclusive invite only.

Start Up DebutFor tech journalists and bloggers who cannot make it to Austin, Shindig will feature a 90-minute video chat by participating startup entrepreneurs, followed by a brief Q & A from the online audience, beginning at 4:30 pm CDT (2:30 pm PDT/5:30 EDT). Please register at www.startupdebut.com/shindig. There is no download or installation, but a laptop and webcam are required.