Austin, Texas / The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals is one of the most prestigious industry events in the film, music, and technology space. SXSW® is known for not only providing a sneak peek at some of the hottest films and technology applications, but also as a medium for fostering creativity and professional growth among startups and nascent industries. People come from all over the world to develop strategic business relationships and broker deals.
As part of the organization’s commitment to helping creative people achieve their goals, SXSW is now partnering with cutting-edge deal facilitator, StageXchange. The company’s universal deal platform makes it an ideal tool to develop, facilitate, and accelerate the dealmaking process. The platform seamlessly connects entrepreneurs, third party research, and interactive content to help investors quickly assess opportunities. According to StageXchange’s CEO, Keith A. Hopkins, “Investors want more than a slide deck, they want to quickly identify potential investments and immediately begin due diligence.”
Last year, StageXchange successfully hosted a pitch competition at SXSW for almost 100 entrepreneurs on behalf of Casa Mexico. As a veteran of SXSW, StageXchange is pleased to continue its successful relationship with the community with this latest partnership.
“We have been longtime fans of SXSW and believe its impact on emerging technologies is unparalleled today. We are extremely excited to be a technology partner and look forward to witnessing the facilitation of deals that have the potential to change the course of the future,” said Rick Szatkowski, CTO @StageXchange
This year, StageXchange will present the first ever SXSW Startup Marketplace. Registered startups will be able to comprehensively showcase their company instead of being forced to fit their pitch into a slide deck or a few predetermined text boxes. Entrepreneurs will have multiple opportunities to impress potential investors with Deal Books built on StageXchange’s platform. Deal Book content may contain a startup’s pitch deck, revenue projections, and any other supporting materials for credentialed investors. Prospective investors will be given access to a wide variety of innovative companies seeking investment across multiple industries.
StageXchange will be helping to bring some of the world’s most diverse and inventive dreamers together with professionals and investors, in order to develop talent and ideas into action.
“We’re here to help facilitate those ideas that will disrupt industry and change the world,” said Keith A. Hopkins, CEO StageXchange.
The dates for the 2018 SXSW® event are March 9-18 in Austin, Texas. Learn more at www.sxsw.com.