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24-7 Intouch to sponsor SXSW Accelerator Startup Competition

24-7 Intouch is proud to be the premier sponsor of the  eighth annual South by Southwest (SXSW®) Accelerator startup competition on Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13 2016. The competition will take place in SXSW’s Startup Village® with a total of 48 interactive technology companies presenting their ideas, innovations, products or services.

Greg Fettes, President and Chief Executive Officer of 24-7 Intouch, will be serving as one of the official judges of the Accelerator, and will help determine which finalists have the most innovative product or service. “I’m looking forward to meeting all of the amazing talent at this year's Accelerator”, says Fettes. The advances in emerging technology that have come out of the SXSW Accelerator in the past are extremely impressive, and I have high expectations for this year as well”.

Since the first SXSW® Accelerator in 2009, 305 companies have competed in the contest, with 65% receiving a  combined funding over $2.6 billion.13% have since been acquired by such companies as  Google, British Telecom, Huffington Post, Apple, Live Nation, OpenTable, Constant Contact, and Harmon.

24-7 Intouch will also have an exhibit booth at the SXSW trade show and will be hosting a Happy Hour party in Brush Square Park. This is the first year 24-7 Intouch is participating in SXSW.

About South by Southwest

The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.

Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the Trade Shows and global networking opportunities abound. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long after the events’ conclusion.

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