SXSW V2V Venture @ Vegas
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 16 @ 9:00 pm

2014 SXSW V2Venture: Entry Deadline Is Friday, April 11th, 2014


Take advantage of the opportunity to showcase your emerging technology product or service in front of industry leaders by participating in the 2014 SXSW V2Venture. This event takes place on July 15 and 16 as a part of the SXSW V2V Event, during which you can improve your product launch, attract venture capitalists, polish your elevator pitch, receive media exposure, build brand awareness, network, socialize and experience all that SXSW V2V has to offer. The deadline to register is Friday April 11th, 2014, so visit to enter today.


SXSW V2V is the newest addition to the SXSW family of events, joining SXSW Music, SXSW Interactive, SXSW Film, SXSWedu and SXSW Eco. SXSW V2V is an extension and re-imagining of the legendary SXSW experience with an emphasis on the creative spark that drives entrepreneurial innovation. This four day event brings the startup and venture capital communities together with the creative industries that have helped to make SXSW so special. V2V serves innovators and entrepreneurs from across all the industries at the core of the SXSW Family of events – technology, music, film, fashion, health, education, sustainability, and more – as they learn the skills, make the connections, and find the inspiration to take their ideas and talents to the next level.

Join us for this excitement-packed, four-day event from Sunday, July 13, 2014 through Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.

LINK Innovation Competition @ Chicago, IL
Jul 21 @ 7:15 pm – Jul 23 @ 8:15 pm
Stanford Medicine X
Sep 4 @ 1:45 pm – Sep 5 @ 1:30 am

Stanford Medicine X


Healthcare Innovation: How can patients, providers, and entrepreneurs help?

The healthcare industry represents nearly a fifth of U.S. GDP and it is going through a period of dramatic transformation. Patients expect more and the healthcare system needs to deliver. Entrepreneurs are filling in the gaps but carving out a niche in this complex landscape isn’t easy. How can patients and healthcare providers help ignite healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship? In this Stanford Medicine X special event, you will learn about new opportunities and gain some practical insight from ePatient scholars, industry leaders, and groundbreaking innovators.

For more thoughts, check out the video below featuring James Hereford, COO of Stanford University Hospital & Clinics, on healthcare innovation and Medicine X


Health2.0 Fall Conference
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm



Health 2.0 Fall Conference 2014

We’re back in Santa Clara on September 21-24, 2014 and once again bringing together the best and brightest speakers, newest product demos, and top networking opportunities for the most unique event in health care technology.

With over 80 speakers, 30 engaging panels, workshops, thought-provoking discussions, and 150 LIVE product demos, the most innovative health tech breakthroughs will be showcased on the Health 2.0 stage. In addition to sessions on Patient Engagement, the Data Utility Layer, Wearables, and The New Marketplace, attendee favorites 3 CEOs, The Unmentionables, and Launch! are back this September 21-24 in Santa Clara, CA.

If you missed us last year check out the video footage and online agenda from 2013.


Things to avoid at Health 2.0 this Fall:

  • Sharing a hotel room with your Co-Founder and interns! Book your hotel early and get our exclusive Santa Clara Hyatt Room block rate. Book here!
  • Not giving your company the traction and visibility it deservesPatrick Ryan can help you find the sponsorship or exhibitor level that give you the best bite for your buck.
  • Not Attending! If you are feeling a financial pinch we have a couple of options. Join our Bootstrapped BaseCamp and have access to the sessions and space on the exhibit floor and/or apply for the start-up rate here.
Startup Voodoo
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 12:30 am

Most Promising Midwest Startup

Screen Shot 2014-06-13 at 2.59.07 PMWhat are the Most Promising startups across the Midwest? Those embedded in the region’s startup ecosystems know best, so help us find them by nominating the best and brightest by nominating your choice today. Ultimately, one startup from each Midwestern city will be recognized as Most Promisingin their city. Then, three finalists — the best of the best from across the Midwest based on review from a panel of Startup Voodoo judges — must attend Startup Voodoo and make their one-minute pitch on Sept. 25, with the chance to win a package of services and funding valued at $10,000 — with funding generously provided by Daugherty Business Solutions, as well as 10 hours of free legal services from thePolsinelli law firm, 10 of free marketing services from Elasticity, and a collection of merchandise – with the winner’s brand on it – from
The criteria for consideration includes:
  • Less than two years in operation;
  • Less than $150,000 in capital raised;
  • Businesses in digital technology, biosciences, or ag-tech spaces.
Here’s how the process for consideration works:
  • Using the outlined criteria above, nominate your choice for Most Promising;
  • A Startup Voodoo panel of judges will cull each city’s nominations down to a Top 5 Most Promising Startups;
  • In mid-August, Startup Voodoo will present the top Midwestern startups by city and you can vote for the Most Promising;
  • On Sept. 25 at Startup Voodoo in St. Louis, the winning startups from each city will be announced and the Top 3 will pitch their case to the Startup Voodoo panel of judges during the conference;
  • Just prior to the afternoon keynote, Startup Voodoo’s Most Promising 2014 will be named and awarded $5,000.
Capital UnConference/Nashville @ Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Sep 29 @ 4:30 pm – Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm

The Capital UNconference



  • Pre-Screened Early And Growth Stage Companies Matched Based On Investor Profiles

  • Meet Face-To Face For 30 Minutes With Each Investor And Entrepreneur

  • Engage Rising Stars Of Growth-Stage Companies Nationwide

  • Strategic Partnerships To Help Launch Businesses To The Next Level

  • Four Investment Tracks Ranging From <$500K Through $5M+

MedCity Engage @ Hyatt
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm


MedCity ENGAGE is an executive-level event where the industry’s brightest minds and leading organizations discuss best-in-class approaches to advance patient engagement and healthcare delivery.

ENGAGE is the one place that gets the entire ecosystem together to best understand the patient and consumer engagement trends that sit at the core of healthcare innovation and reform. You’ll hear from payers, providers, policymakers, health IT and beyond; we’ve gathered together the most innovative thinking to best understand the patient and consumer engagement trends that sit at the core of healthcare innovation.


  • A better understanding of the current care environment and the major policy and market drivers behind care innovation
  • Perspectives from federal policy leaders on future government support of patient engagement
  • Perspectives from health leaders on the business case for exceptional patient engagement
  • Insight from engagement experts from a variety of different fields and how to apply those principles to healthcare
  • Access to innovators “in the trenches” and demonstrations of the latest technology platforms to communicate with and encourage patient behavior


ReSurfaced Louisville @ Main Street
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 1:30 am



Leading Age-Nashville
Oct 19 @ 1:45 pm – Oct 22 @ 2:45 pm

Annual Meeting 2014: October 19 - 22 @ Downtown Nashville, TN


SXSW Accelerator Applications Due!
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
HomeApplications due Nov 7th!
2015 SXSW Accelerator
Please take advantage of the opportunity to showcase your emerging technology product or service in front of industry leaders by participating in the 2015 SXSW Accelerator. This event takes place on March 14th and 15th as a part of the SXSW Interactive Festival, during which you can improve your product launch, attract venture capitalists, polish your elevator pitch, receive media exposure, build brand awareness, network, socialize and experience all that SXSW Interactive has to offer. The deadline to register is Friday, November 7, a few months away, so visit today.
Key Details
1)     Application Deadline:Friday, November 7, 2014
2)      Launch & Funding eligibility requirements:
a.      A company’s product / service must have launched no earlier than March 16, 2014.
b.      A company’s product / service must not be launched after June 16, 2015.
c.       Companies will be allowed to submit only one product / services to the SXSW Accelerator event.
d.      Companies who submit more than one product / services will not be eligible to participate in the SXSW Accelerator pitch event.
e.      Founders of the applying start-up must retain some portion of ownership in the company to be eligible to participate.
f.       Company must not have raised over five million in funds from combined funding sources.
g.      Product or service must fall within one of the SXSW Accelerator pitch event categories.(see below)
3)      Is there an application fee?  Can it be waived?
a.      Yes, a non-refundable $200 entry fee will be required from all applicants who would like to be considered for participation in the event.
b.      Waived Fee – If a company is interested in having the fee waived please contact SXSW directly.
4)      Applicants must be within one of the six categories:
·        Enterprise and Smart Data Technologies
The Enterprise and Smart Data Technologies category encompasses applications and technologies that facilitate comprehension and application of information. These startups seek to improve productivity and management of data, analytics, text, documents, and engagement for business and individual use.
·        Entertainment and Content Technologies
The Entertainment and Content Technologies category highlights applications and technologies for gaming, music, film, television, video, news and publishing, streaming and digital storytelling, as well as new and hybrid forms of entertainment. These are reinventing the ways in which we learn, relax and enjoy our time. This category also contains technologies that focus on other cultural sectors such as sports, travel, mapping, publishing and food as they pertain to entertainment
·        Digital Health and Life Sciences Technologies
The Digital Health and Life Science Technologies category involves patient-centric health applications and technologies that connect patients, families, physicians, pharmacists, care providers (hospitals, clinics) and benefit providers. These products and services enable people to collect and share timely, relevant health data and drive better outcomes at affordable and sustainable cost levels. These may include Internet of Things and wearable devices, but such devices may be more appropriate in the Wearable Technologies or Innovative World categories (see below).
·        Social Technologies
The Social Technologies category includes applications and technologies that enable personal connections. With this category we’re looking for new and interesting uses, cases, products and services, as well as messaging that push the boundaries of how we find, follow and share our lives with others. If your business or service has a social component but is primarily focused on Entertainment, Health or Wearable Technologies, then you should enter one of these other categories instead.
·        Wearable Technologies
The Wearable Technologies category focuses on technology worn on, in, or around the body. As this major technology cycle advances we are seeking all types of wearable products that advance human performance and wellness, as well as those involved in apparel, accessories, fashion and lifestyle. If your product is focused on patient/clinician information, please apply in the Digital Health and Life Sciences Technologies category.
·        Innovative World Technologies
Any creative and innovative technology that does not fit in another category is encouraged to apply here. We are currently seeing lots of innovation in the Internet of Things, payments and virtual currencies, data security and privacy, transportation such as autonomous vehicles, energy, space, robotics, and artificial intelligence, If your business / service / application applies to one of these fields (or something not on this list that is even more ground-breaking), then this is your category.
5)      Will SXSW announce the Judges and Emcee before the event?
Yes, the Judges and Emcees who are industry experts and/or investors from the financial community will be announced later this year on the SXSW website.  Here is an example of past Judges and Emcees – Tim Draper of DFJ, John Sculley of Apple/Pepsi, Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media, Paul Graham of Y Combinator, Naval Ravikant of AngelList, Guy Kawasaki of Alltop, Chris Sacca of Lowercase Capital, Chris Hughes of New Republic/Facebook, Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures, Albert Wenger of Union Square Venture, Scott Weiss of Andreessen Horowitz, and Bob Metcalfe of Ethernet/3Com.
6)      Where can I get more information:
Visit the Accelerator website at

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