Selected as Finalist for SXSW Accelerator Competition

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"The Best Seat In The House", the virtual reality platform for fans to enjoy live events, was selected as a finalist in the Virtual Reality Technologies category for the eighth annual SXSW Accelerator competition. The accelerator, presented by 24/7 Intouch, is the marquee event of SXSW Interactive Festival’s Startup Village, where leading startups from around the world showcase some of the most impressive new tech innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a live audience. Out of the more than 470 companies who applied to present at SXSW Accelerator, was selected out of 48 finalists in six different categories.

The two-day event will be held the first weekend of SXSW Interactive, Saturday, March 12 through Sunday, March 13, on the fourth floor of the Downtown Austin Hilton. The pitch competition will then culminate with the SXSW Accelerator Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 13, where winning startups from each category will be announced and honored. The Accelerator competition will feature finalists across the following six categories: Enterprise and Smart Data Technologies, Entertainment and Content Technologies, Health and Wearable Technologies, Innovative World Technologies, Payment and Fintech Technologies and Virtual Reality Technologies. The 2016 SXSW Accelerator Category Sponsors are Brother (Innovative World Sponsor) and Allscripts (Health and Wearables Sponsor), with Prezi serving as the official presentation platform for the competition. will present alongside seven other companies in the Virtual Reality Technologies category at 3:30pm in Salon D of the Austin Hilton Downtown.

“ is honored to be a 2016 SXSW Finalist in the very competitive Virtual Reality Technologies category. We are thrilled to share our vision of bringing fans together with the live events they are passionate about,” said Juan Santillan, CEO and Co-Founder of “We believe will provide tremendous value to fans, content creators and event promoters.” is building a social live events platform combining great VR live event content, social engagement features and virtual ticket sales and sponsorships to Samsung Gear, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Google Cardboard and other HMD’s in 2016.

“In the past seven years we have seen some of the most innovative startups compete in SXSW Accelerator. They have caught the eye of investors and leading technology companies, as more than 65 percent have gone on to receive funding in excess of $2.6 billion and 13 percent of the companies have been acquired,” said SXSW Accelerator Event Producer, Chris Valentine. “Of the more than 470 companies that applied this year, we’ve narrowed the field to 48 finalists. The SXSW Accelerator is without a doubt the place to witness the most innovative startups pitch their ideas for solving some of today’s most challenging problems through technology.”

For more information about SXSW Accelerator and to view the complete list of finalists, visit the following site:

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Founded in 2014, is disrupting live events with VR live streaming and VOD content, social fan community features and relevant commerce options for users. Based in San Francisco, CA our mission is to make live events enjoyable from any time and any place.

Fans gain unique access to their favorite artists anywhere and any time. Artists and promoters are empowered with better ways to connect with fans profitably. Sponsors can offer engaging and relevant experiences for target audiences. 3rd Party production teams can leverage the VR Production Program to produce their own great VR experiences. “The Best Seat In The House”

About SXSW Interactive
The 23rd annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin from Friday, March 11 through Tuesday, March 15. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2016 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to discover the technology of tomorrow today. Join us in March 2016 for the sessions, the networking, the special events, the 18th Annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards, SXSW Accelerator®, the SXSW Gaming Expo, the SXSW Trade Show, the SX Health & MedTech Expo, SX Create,The Job Market, cross-industry conversations with attendees from SXSW Film and SXSW Music, and, most of all, the unforgettable inspirational experiences that only SXSW can deliver.

SXSW Interactive 2016 is sponsored by Esurance, Mazda, Monster Energy, Capital One, Bud Light, Deloitte Digital, McDonald’s, Ten-X and The Austin Chronicle.

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