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Saturday, March 14 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
SXSW Accelerator: Social Technologies 1

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SXSW Accelerator® pitch event presented by Oracle is a platform for early stage technology startups to pitch their product and/or services to industry technology experts, high profiled media personnel, and venture capitalists and angel investors.
Eight companies in the Social Technologies category, presented by DYN, will dazzle a live audience, panel of three judges and co-emcees with their ideas, innovations, product and/or service. Three of those eight startups will return on Sunday, March 15 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 applications and technologies that enable personal connections. With this category we’re looking for new and interesting uses, cases, products and services, as well as messaging that push the boundaries of how we find, follow and share our lives with others.
Finalist for this session include:
Venice, CA
There’s a fundamental problem between social media and television: social media is about discussing it now, TV’s about watching it whenever. Cooler resolves this crisis by re-sequencing your social feeds, eliminating spoilers and making social media safe for TV again.
Austin, TX
Unite everyone’s videos into one video with our app. Record your video, designate a recipient and delivery date – then, invite your friends to join you with their own videos. Peepsqueeze unites them all into one seamless, downloadable video.
Platypus TV
Camillus, NY
Platypus TV is a second screen social experience for television audiences. Through the smartphone app users can play friend and community conversations that are timed to episodes. No matter when users watch, relevant conversation and audiences are always available.
Nuevo León, Mexico
Polsie is a fast way of creating an online store regardless of its size. The platform is fed by instagram and based on a trigger action ecosystem that allows you to go from none too full in a few minutes.
For an entire list of 2015 SXSW Accelerator Finalist go to

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Thomas Ball

General Partners, Austin Ventures
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Andrew McLaughlin

Partner, Betaworks
Andrew McLaughlin is a partner at betaworks, a tech and media start-up studio based in New York City. He also serves as CEO of Digg and Instapaper.
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Maria Thomas

Chief Consumer Officer, SmartThings

Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon G

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