POPVOX is Excited to Be a Finalist in the SxSW BizSpark Accelerator Competition
We are super excited to showcase POPVOX as one of eight finalists in the Social Media category in the SxSW BizSpark Accelerator Competition. We would like to thank the Academy... er, Advisory Board ... (can you tell we are a little nervous?) Our category will present at 12:30 central time on Monday, March 14 and each company will have 2 minutes (TWO MINUTES!!) to tell their story in front of some pretty incredible judges .
We even made a Twitter list of judges and companies if you would like to follow their travels and adventures over the next few days: @POPVOX/sxsw-accelerator . You can learn a lot about these amazing people via Twitter, for example:
1. Everyone is excited about #4sq3
2. Adam Ostrow ( @adamostrow ) is a rock star. When I started following him, (no joke) I got: "Since you followed Adam Ostrow, you might also want to follow @aplusk & @RyanSeacrest ." (Maybe the SxSW Accelerator is more American Idol than I thought.)
4. Robert Scoble (@ Scobleizer ) is... There is nothing I could tell you that you do not already know about Robert Scoble, and his whereabouts.
On a serious note, the chance to present at this competition is an enormous honor for the POPVOX team. We are a nontraditional company that came to startup world not as serial entrepreneurs, but with a deep, personal understanding of some big problems that affect us all, and some very specific ideas about how to fix them. The SxSW stage gives us a chance to tell that story, and see if we can find the support that will help us build what so many of you have already told us makes you feel more empowered in contacting your legislators and making your voice heard.
Check back for updates! And please, if you are in Austin, let's get together! Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org), tweet us ( @POPVOX ), and come see our presentation on Monday at 12:30.