SXSW Release It applications close Jan. 19

Are you launching a product or service during the first quarter of 2018? Apply now for the annual SXSW Release It pitch competition. Applications close Jan. 19 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

The competition will take place on March 9, the opening day of the SXSW Conference.

Ten finalists will receive two minutes to present their product, followed by seven minutes of Q&A by a panel of industry experts.

Judges will be reviewing the candidates on creativity, potential, functionality, impact and the team.

Past winners include Abartys Health and Inteliclinic Inc. In 2016, Dallas-based Mend was recognized as a runner-up.

More information can be found on the SXSW website.

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