Tagged: sxsw

Johnson & Johnson’s Crowdfunding Platform CaringCrowd Receives SXSW Interactive Innovation People’s Choice Award

On Monday, Johnson & Johnson, along with partners CI&T and R/GA, announced crowdfunding platform for public health projects, CaringCrowd, received the SXSW Interactive Innovation People’s Choice Award at the 20th annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards. CI&T and R/GA reportedly collaborated on the interactive and design work…. Read More

Pay with Your Shades: WaveShades Powers Contactless Payment Sunglasses, Partners with Visa

At South by Southwest (SXSW) this week, Visa unveiled contactless payment sunglasses.  The glasses incorporate the technology created by a “Sydney surfer startup founder” who is part of the Australian Fintech scene. Visa shared the WaveShades sunglasses at SXSW to an international audience. The back… Read More

SXSW Announces Winners for 2017 Accelerator Pitch Event

South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals announced on Monday the winners for the ninth annual SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event, which took place March 11th-12th during the SXSW Startup Village Track at the Hilton Downtown Austin. The event’s judges include Phil Libin of General Catalyst, Sherwin Pishevar… Read More

Lights, Camera, SXSW!: Here’s the List of Indiegogo-Funded Films Premiering at the Annual Event

On Monday, Indiegogo announced seven films that were funded through its crowdfunding platform will be premiere at the 2017 SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. The event kicked off last weekend. “Every year, thousands of people flock to Austin to network, enjoy the BBQ and watch some of… Read More

Eleven Kickstarter-Funded Films to be Presented at SXSW 2017

On Thursday, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced eleven films that were funded through its funding portal will be presented at this year’s SXSW, which is currently being held in Austin, Texas. The Kickstarter team shared: “Starting this weekend, eleven Kickstarter-funded films are set to play SXSW 2017…. Read More

Indiegogo is Heading to SXSW 2017: Announces Hosted Crowdfunding Events

Global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced on Thursday it is making its way to the 2017 SXSW festival, which kicked off on Friday and will run until March 19th in Austin, Texas. “Every year, some of the coolest people doing the coolest things descend on Austin… Read More

FundPaaS Named One of Eight Fintech Startups Selected for SXSW Accelerator Competition

FundPaaS announced on Wednesday it was named one of eight fintech startups selected for SXSW Accelerator Competition. This news comes less than a month after FundPaaS received regulatory approval. According to FundPaaS, the accelerator competition will gather startups from around the world showcase the most… Read More

Kickstarter-Funded Bill Nye Documentary to Premiere at SXSW 2017 With New Title

David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg, the filmmakers behind the Kickstarter-funded film The Bill Nye Film, announced on Tuesday that the documentary will premiere SXSW 2017, which will be held in March 10th-19h. As previously reported, the film surfaced on the funding portal in 2015 and captured $859,425… Read More

SXSW Announces 2017 Accelerator Pitch Event Judges

South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals announced on Tuesday the 39 judges for the ninth annual SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event, which will be taking place March 11-12 during the SXSW Startup Village Track at the Hilton Downtown Austin. The 2017 judges include Phil Libin of… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo Success “Tower” Named SXSW’s Best Documentary

Last week, Indiegogo alum Tower was named “Best Documentary” at the 2016 South By Southwest (SXSW) festival, which was held in Austin, Texas. The global crowdfunding platform described Tower, which was directed by Keith Maitland, as the following: “50 years ago, America’s first mass school shooting at the University of… Read More

Brief: Netflix Acquires Streaming Rights Indiegogo Project “Asperger’s Are Us” Before SXSW Debut

Just before its debut at the 2016 SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas on Saturday, Indiegogo project Asperger’s Are Us announced it was acquired by streaming giant, Netflix. Asperger’s Are Us is described as a documentary about the first comedy troupe consisting of openly autistic people. The… Read More

Marketplace Investment Platform Income& Makes Final Round at SXSW Accelerator Competition

Over the weekend, Income&, a marketplace investment platform based in San Francisco, launched its new financial investment product called PRIMOs. The unveiling took place at the SXSW Accelerator Pitch competition that was held this weekend in Austin, Texas. 2016 is reportedly marked the first year where the Accelerator… Read More

Fan Media to Announce Crowdfunding Service at SXSW

According to a company spokesperson, Fan Media will introduce crowdfunding and fan to fan mobile payments to be included in its mobile App. On March 15, Fan Media will debut its updated App at SXSW which will allow users to create crowdfunding campaigns and send… Read More

Kickstarter: Here’s Our Guide for the 2016 SXSW Film Festival

On Friday, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced details about its presence at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival, which is being held in Austin, Texas. The Kickstarter crew revealed: “South by Southwest takes over Austin, Texas March 11–20, and we’ll be there with bells on. Here’s a… Read More

Brief: SXSW Selects 13 Indiegogo Films For 2016 Festival

With the 2016 SXSW Film Festival set to kick off in Austin, Texas today, global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced that 13 lucky films have selected for the famous annual event. Indiegogo noted that the projects being presented at SXSW include first-person shooter action film, HARDCORE HENRY… Read More

NextGen Crowdfunding to Launch a Series of Live-Streamed Equity Crowdufnding Events at SXSW

NextGen Crowdfunding will launch the first in a series of live “Ignition” events at SXSW later this month. NextGen is a relatively new entry into the crowdfunding industry having organized several successful crowdfunding-focused events The platform helps new and experienced investors explore the opportunities and risks… Read More

Income& Named Finalist for SXSW Accelerator Pitch Competition

Income&, a marketplace investment platform based in San Francisco, announced on Thursday it has been named a finalist for the SXSW Accelerator Pitch competition, which will take place March 12th and 13th. The company revealed that in its eighth year, the accelerator competition at SXSW will… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter’s FreeWavz Dubbed SXSW 2015 Interactive Innovation Award for Wearable Tech Winner

FreeWavz received the SXSW Interactive Innovation Award for the Wearable Tech category at the 18th annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards ceremony, presented by Pricewaterhouse Coopers and supporting sponsors Cloud typography and IBM. Founder of Freewavz, Dr. Eric Hensen, stated: “It is a great honor to be selected as a… Read More

Austin’s 121Giving Launches Product Charity Marketplace & Crowdfunding Platform at SXSW 2015

For donors and consumer givers who want to know that the money they donate to charity is making a tangible impact and serving real needs, Austin-based startup 121Giving today launched a new product marketplace and crowdfunding platform that enables donors to know where their giving… Read More

Brief: The Hollywood Reporter Announces 1 in 3 Films at SXSW Were Funded By Kickstarter

With SXSW fest 2015 in full swing, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that 1 in 3 films at the big event were funded by crowdfunding giant, Kickstarter. According to the media outlet, 28 films that are playing at SXSW were funded by successful Kickstarter campaigns. Each film… Read More