AUSTIN, TX (Hypebot) – Pretty much everyone involved in the music the music industry is aware of Austin's annual SXSW, but they may not be as familiar with SXSW V2V, a festival which focuses on the development of startups and entrepreneurial skills. Included here is a breakdown of the three music-related startups of particular note.
Guest Post by Dae Bogan of DaeBoganMusic.com
If you work in any capacity in close proximity to the music industry, chances are you’ve heard of SXSW held annually in Austin, Texas.
SXSW Music is one of the most important annual music, networking, and business development experiences nested atop my “must attend” events list in the world of music and music tech stardom.
From its insightful conferences and entertaining live music scene to its indulgent nightlife and brand activations, SXSW Music offers anyone in any corner of the music industry a place to make connections, promote, and discover.
But SXSW is more than just its annual Austin takeover. SXSW offers startups a smaller, more intimate space to network, engage, learn, and showcase.
Enter SXSW V2V.
Now in its third season, SXSW V2V is an extension and re-imagining of the legendary SXSW experience with an emphasis on the nuts and bolts education startups need to ensure entrepreneurial innovation and success.
This four-day boutique 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.
This year’s excitement-packed event took place last week in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Hundreds of startup entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers convened at Bellagio Las Vegas to participate in workshops, panels, pitch events, and keynote talks including Dave McClure of 500 Startups and Brady Forrest of Highway1.
I had the honor of participating as a mentor where I met with and discussed startup issues with several budding entrepreneurs.
Here is a recap of a few music tech startups that stood out to me: