TORONTO, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BuzzData, a developer of data-sharing software, announced today that it has been selected as a finalist in the News Related Technologies category for the 4th annual SXSW Accelerator competition.
"We're honoured to have been selected by SXSW," BuzzData CEO and co-founder Mark Opausky said. "BuzzData is changing the way people showcase their data and communicate the information it contains. Our inclusion in the News-Related Technologies category reflects our success to date with newsrooms looking to produce first-class data-driven journalism."
SXSW Accelerator is the marquee event of SXSW Startup Village, where early-stage tech companies present innovative technologies in front of influential judges and a live audience. More than 670 companies worldwide submitted to present — BuzzData was one of only 48 finalists selected.
The three-day event will be held Monday, March 12 to Wednesday, March 14. BuzzData presents Monday, March 12, between 12:30pm and 1:30pm, local time. Live streaming of all Accelerator presentations, including BuzzData's, will be available at the following link:
The Accelerator competition is sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, HTC, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Turner Broadcasting, and .net. For more information about SXSW Accelerator, visit:
About BuzzData: Good data is the key to making smart decisions. Data is everywhere: sales forecasts, market research, customer lists, product-testing results, research & development. BuzzData is building the most user-friendly, versatile data-sharing software possible. In the increasingly data-driven world we live in, sharing data needs to be easy, effective and engaging — for everybody.
About SXSW Interactive Festival
The 19th annual SXSW Interactive Festival will take place March 9-13, 2012 in Austin, Texas. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies, the event features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable line up of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to experience a preview of what is unfolding in the world of technology. Join us March 2012 for the panels, the parties, the 15th Annual Interactive Awards, Startup Village, ScreenBurn at SXSW, the SXSW Trade Show and, of course, the inspirational experience that only SXSW can deliver. SXSW Interactive 2012 is sponsored by Miller Lite, Chevrolet, IFC, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Monster Energy, Samsung, Freecreditscore.com, Microsoft, Isis, Esurance, AT&T and The Austin Chronicle.