Hey Tech Startups! Elevator Pitch? No. Try a Bubble Tank. Opportunity Knocks With Only Two Minutes – Go!

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Sarah Austin’s Bubble Tank startup event premiered for the second time at Austin's SXSW® 2013 since airing on Bravo TV. The Bubble Tank connects top brands with the most innovative startups.

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"We shatter the illusion that Fortune 500 companies are unattainable. In fact, we put today’s top brands in front of the most innovative startups and let them have it.” — Sarah Austin, creator of the Bubble Tank.

Sarah Austin, who most recently appeared on the Bravo channel’s reality series, “Startups: Silicon Valley" is at South by Southwest (SXSW) working with brands such as Pepsi and GE and advertising agency Mekanism on a project called The Bubble Tank - a private event that helps startups pitch business ideas to major brands for consideration. 

"We shatter the illusion that Fortune 500 companies are unattainable. In fact, we put today’s top brands in front of the most innovative startups and let them have it,” said creator of the Bubble Tank, Sarah Austin.

"Seyyer, with our breakthrough artificial intelligence technology is excited to be partnering and supporting Sarah Austin’s Bubble Tank,” said CEO and founder, Behrooz Rezvani. Ph.D. "We agree on the need for strong relationships with brands and customers as we are bringing the world’s first A.I. avatar for use in advertising, digital marketing and media."

In order to participate, each startup goes through an application process to convince Ms. Austin the ideas are worthy to pitch to today’s biggest brands at hot ticket events like SXSW across the country.

“The clients and brands that we work with always want to be the first to leverage new platforms and technologies,” said Jason Harris, CEO and President at Mekanism. “We are excited to have the opportunity to join The Bubble Tank and introduce our clients to the latest and greatest startups.” 

"We are pleased to partner with Sarah Austin and Bubble Tank," said Michael Terpin, founder of Startup Debut, the events division of social media marketing agency SocialRadius. "The combination of media, investor and big brand attention that these events have in synergy is an unbeatable one-two punch as startups grow into scalable, fast-growth companies."

To learn more about The Bubble Tank or to register for an application email hi(at)pop17(dot)com.
About Sarah Austin
Sarah Austin was one of the first lifecasters on the Web and media personalities to cover the Tech startup community “scene.”  She’s covered tech in numerous media interviews and most recently appeared on the Bravo Channel’s “Startups: Silicon Valley.”  She’s highly connected to the Silicon Valley tech and business communities and known as the “Maria Menounos” of technology with her web personality and tech platform Pop17.
About SXSW
Created in 1987 in Austin, Texas, South by Southwest (SXSW) is the premiere event for technology, film, music and conferences that continues to expand every year. It is a place where talents from all featured industries are discovered and become successful, if they have the potential.

Disclaimer: South by Southwest and SXSW are trademarks of SXSW, Inc. Sarah Austin and (the) Bubble Tank are not associated with SXSW.

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