SOURCE: Medify, Inc.

Medify, Inc.

March 11, 2012 06:00 ET

Medify Selected as Finalist for SXSW Accelerator Competition

Medify to Showcase World's Largest Database of Actionable Patient Outcomes in Health Technologies Category

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Mar 11, 2012) - Medify, a leading provider of data-driven consumer health solutions, announced their designation as a finalist in the Health Technologies category for the 4th annual SXSW Accelerator presented by Microsoft BizSpark. The marquee event of SXSW, Startup Village, gives early stage technology companies the opportunity to demo innovative new technologies in front of influential industry judges and a live audience. Sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, HTC, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Turner Broadcasting, and .net, hundreds of companies submitted for a prestigious slot at the SXSW Accelerator, where Medify was selected out of 56 finalists in seven different categories.

The three-day event will be held Monday, March 12th - Wednesday, March 14th. As a key event of SXSW Festival's Startup Village, the Accelerator competition will take place on the fourth floor of the Downtown Austin Hilton and will feature finalists across categories including News Related Technologies, Social Media and Social Networking Technologies, Innovative Web Technologies, Entertainment Technologies, Health Technologies, Mobile Technologies and Music Related Technologies. Judges will select a winner in each of the categories presented, announced at an award ceremony on March 13th at 6pm.

Medify will present alongside seven other companies in the Health Technologies category on Monday, March 12, 2012 from 5:00-6:00pm.

"All eyes are on Austin as the best and brightest companies gather to provide a glimpse of 'what's next' at the South by Southwest Accelerator," said Derek Streat, CEO of Medify. "Web 2.0 and the rise of the e-patient movement are bringing consumers, researchers, and healthcare providers together in ways never before possible. Medify is situated at the intersection of these constituents and serves as a growing, key resource for patient empowerment."

Medify is quickly becoming the best place online for people who are managing important health situations to discover what really works for people like them, and use their new-found insight to get help from those they trust most. The company's proprietary, patent-pending technology mines hundreds of millions of real patient experiences from disparate data sources that are backed by medical professionals. Medify then makes the most personalized and relevant experiences discoverable, trackable, and shareable by patients and their families to help them answer their most important questions.

"SXSW's Accelerator competition continues to attract a high caliber of applicants, and we are very excited to present this year's finalists," said SXSW Accelerator Event Producer Chris Valentine. "Fostering innovation is core to the SXSW Interactive and Music Festival, and this year's Accelerator, as a highlight of Startup Village, is a great way to continue this by bringing today's new innovations to the SXSW community."

For more information about SXSW Accelerator and to view the complete list of finalists, visit the following site: http://sxsw.com/interactive/startupvillage/accelerator.

About Medify:
Medify is revolutionizing online health search by making it personal, visual and social like never before. Medify is quickly becoming the best place online for people who are managing important health situations to discover what really works for people like them, and use their new-found insight to get help from those they trust most. The company's proprietary, patent-pending technology mines hundreds of millions of real patient experiences from disparate data sources that are backed by medical professionals. Medify then makes the most personalized and relevant experiences discoverable, trackable, and shareable by patients and their families to help them answer their most important questions. The company is backed by a seasoned team of technologists, health advocates, and medical advisors who believe in the powerful combination of research and shared experiences. For more information, please visit www.medify.com.

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.

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