The eighth annual SXSW Accelerator startup competition will take place at SXSW Interactive on March 12-13, 2016. A live audience as well as a panel of expert judges will discover advancements in various sectors of emerging technology.
Since its inception in 2009, the SXSW Accelerator has seen 305 companies compete and a 65% of those companies went on to receive combined funding in excess of $2.6 billion (does not include undisclosed grants or angel/seed funding) and 13% have since been acquired by the likes of Google, British Telecom, Huffington Post, Apple, Live Nation, OpenTable, Constant Contact, and Harmon.
Portuguese companies are encouraged to apply. See the details on the SXSW site. The application deadline is November 6, 2015.