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Thank you for your interest in SXSW V2V. The press credential deadline closed on July 10, 2015. Please know we do not accept any walk-up requests.

If you have questions about your application, please email

For all updates and news coming out of SXSW V2V, please following @SXSWV2V on Twitter.

We will announce our V2Venture winners on July 22, 2015.

2014 Press Quotes

"Even though I’ve lived and worked in the tech scene in Austin for 20 years, meeting successful, clever new folks from the hometown is always a delight. And, although I feel like I do a reasonably good job of venturing out to new circles of people, it takes attending an event like V2V and meeting other accomplished ATXers for the first time as a terrific reminder of how important it is to avoid complacency when it comes to keeping your professional network fresh." -- Austin Startup-- July 16, 2014

After last year’s launch of SXSW V2V, I know that I told many people that “this is the show” they needed to attend. The inaugural V2V reminded me of the early days of ATX-based SXSW Interactive – it was contained in a single venue (the Cosmopolitan conference center & hotel), a manageable yet extremely high quality crowd, and nearly every program session offered new ideas or inspiration. -- Austin Startup -- July 15, 2014

“As the conference convened at the Cosmopolitan hotel in the heart of the South Strip, one did not have to be a Vegas oddsmaker to bet that crowdfunding would be a key topic of discussion among the diverse entrepreneurs gathered there. After all, when it comes to crowdfunding, South by Southwest may not have written the book, but can be said to have kickstarted the Kickstarter.” -- Forbes -- July 31, 2014

“It’s true that the V2V is a much smaller SXSW event than the huge happening in Austin, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t pack a punch! With a focus on start-ups, VCs and the entrepreneur experience it has a smaller track of classes and an emphasis on one-on-one mentor-ship.” -- -- July 21, 2014

"South by Southwest V2V toured Hsieh’s Downtown Project this week — and it was an ideal match between the two organizations that overlap on themes of business creativity, entrepreneurship and start-ups." -- Las Vegas Review-Journal -- July 16, 2014

“...SXSWV2V, South by Southwest Interactive’s brasher, upstart sister festival that’s just completed its second year. Set in Las Vegas, it gives a frenetic energy to the more laid back SXSW feel. And it works.” -- Marketing Mag (Canada) -- July 22, 2014

“V2V provided the people, panels and pitch opportunities to make goals attainable. Wherever you are in creating your entertainment brand or biz, there was access to someone who could help.” -- -- July 25, 2014

2014 Press Coverage

Austin 360
Austin Startup
Austin Startup
Inside PR
Las Vegas NV blog
Marketing Magazine
Martin Waxman
Not Impossible
Silicon Prairie News
Virtual Strategy

Press Releases

July 22: SXSW V2V Announces Third Annual V2Venture Pitch Competition Winners

November 12: SXSW V2V 2015: New Dates and Location
July 16: Second Annual V2Venture Pitch Competition Winners
May 19: Las Vegas named Host City for 2nd Annual SXSW V2V

October 23: SXSW Announces Launch of SXSW V2V

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