Austin, Texas is perhaps best known for two things; their business slogan ‘keep it weird’ and South by Southwest (SXSW), one of the largest and most prominent technology conferences in the USA.
SXSW is regarded as the leading incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity. This March, the 24th annual SXSW Interactive Festival will once again bring together circa 35,000 executives and innovators from the USA and around the world.
In the last 6 years, Enterprise Ireland has hosted more than 100 Irish tech companies on our Irish National Stand and once again, from March 11-15 2017 we will be showcasing the best of Irish technology with the likes of NewsWhip, DataKraft, HelixWorks, SystemLink, Sanctifly and Cogni taking up key positions on the Irish stand. And there are still several spaces remaining for interested companies!
Exhibiting at the SXSW Interactive Festival offers Irish companies the opportunity to test US product / market fit or to directly promote their product/service to a senior executive audience from across the breadth of the technology industry in consumer, mobile, retail, healthcare, fintech, media & entertainment. SXSW attracts a significant number of decision makers and buyers from large US corporations that are specifically looking for leading edge applications in their industry giving Irish companies the opportunity to capture a high volume of quality leads.
Leading Enterprise Ireland’s delegation to SXSW this year, Paul Burfield, SVP West & Southern USA commented “This year, Enterprise Ireland is again fortunate to occupy one of the most prominent locations on the expo floor, the same location from where more than 1,200 visitors checked in to the Ireland stand in 2016. We expect this number to increase in 2017 providing exceptional access to key US buyers and networking opportunities for participating Irish companies”.
If you’re interested in joining this year’s Irish delegation at SXSW, further information can be found here