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Pitch Events: Worth the Work? SXSW Leader Chris Valentine Shares Tips

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It seems there is a feeling in the market that the novelty around pitch competitions has worn off – that they are not worth the work, overall. New unreleased data from SXSW Interactive (SXSW) is proving this theory wrong in a big way. 

At SXSW, startups have secured $1.7B in funding!

Chris Valentine, a leader of SXSW Interactive is in the house today to provide more insight into this and even give tips on how social startups can stand out in the application process.

About Chris Valentine

Event Manager Chris Valentine produces the SXSW Accelerator and SXSW V2Venture, an annual showcase of the web's newest startups and innovations; as well as SXSW Startup Village and SXSW Startup Austin, two programs that bring together and highlights the startup programming for SXSW Interactive Conference. Aside from SXSW, Chris is the Founder and CEO of Adeo InterActive, a full-service event production firm. Chris has produced many other events and /or programs for such clients as AARP, Turner Entertainment, Busby Foundation, Business Investment Growth and Engage Digital Media, to name a few. Chris has lived in Austin, Texas, since 1988.