We’re psyched to be in the TechCocktail StartupLIfe celebration.
We’re just thrilled to be invited as a finalist in the SXSW Startup Accelerator. Thanks to everyone on the Votifi team and your hard work for the last 14 months to make it this far. And we look forward to meeting all the great people down in Austin.
UPDATE: Our schedule at SXSW
1. TechCocktail StartLife Celebration
When: March 10, 6:00 PM- 11:00 PM –
Where: Stage on Sixth, 508 East 6th Street Austin TX,78701
What: Party, party, party and meet startups. Expect > 3,000 people to come through. Probably snag lots of free stuff too.
We’ll be at our booth, and we’re running a contest to win a free Lytro Camera. Come by. Sign up. Win!
2. SXSW Startup Accelerator
When: March 12-13
Where: Hilton Austin 4th Floor Startup Village
What: Our first round pitch in the Social Media Social Networking category is on Monday between 11:00 and 12:00 AM in Salon A. Doors Open 10:30 AM. Each pitch is 2 minutes followed by 10 minutes of Q&A
3. “An Unusual Arsenal: Tech Tools to Topple a Tyrant”
Aasil Ahmad, Votifi co-founder and COO is a panelist
When: March 12, 12:30 PM
Where: Convention Center Room 9ABC
What: When the Internet goes black, as it did Jan. 27, how do revolutionaries access these invaluable social channels to communicate, mobilize and ultimately overthrow an unjust government? How do citizens in radio silence tune into the rest of the world – without incurring the wrath of their government? What are the tools behind the tools that every revolutionary should include in his tool kit? And why should you care?
4. Startup America Panel on the impact of Mobile and politics
Not confirmed yet, possible on Tuesday 12:30 PM , location TBC
We’ll keep you posted
UPDATE: We like Omar Gallaga’s 10 tips on what to talk about at SXSW, especially #10:
10. “I wonder if techies will affect in the 2012 elections.” Politics isn’t always a huge topic at SXSW, but this year it’s everywhere, from panels about tech in government (“Do People Really Want Participatory Government?,” “The Human Cost of Failed Government Technology,” “Sunspots: The Promise and Pitfalls of Gov 2.0”) to panels addressing the presidential race (“How Social Media Imperils Political Parties,” “Big Data: Powering the Race for the White House” and “Socializing the Presidency: Digital Politics 2012,” among others).