SOURCE: Shindig Inc.

March 08, 2013 12:31 ET

Startup Debut Brings SXSW Straight to Media via Shindig

Partnership With Online Video Chat Platform Shindig Lets Journalists and Bloggers Worldwide Interview Entrepreneurs

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Mar 8, 2013) - Journalists and bloggers not able to attend this year's South by Southwest® in person will be able to attend virtually and interview participating entrepreneurs at the annual Startup Debut (startupdebut.com/) -- hosted by social media marketing agency SocialRadius (socialradius.com) -- thanks to a strategic partnership with video chat company Shindig (shindig.com) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. CST, Sunday, March 10.

The 90-minute video chat hosted direct from Startup Debut's SXSW® event will feature presentations by executives from exhibiting companies, including: Indiegogo, Appgyver, Akimbo Card, CHNL, Equilibrium, Interexon MUSE, Kraftwurx, Misfit Shine, StickNFind, Stratus by Zuvo Water, TrashAmps, Tulum, WeVideo and WhoTune. Online participating journalists and bloggers will be able to ask questions of the presenting entrepreneurs face-to-face in video chat in a Q&A period that follows. The online event is free, saving journalists and bloggers travel, time and SXSW® registration fees. Video of the online showcase will be posted after the event.

This first-of-its-kind showcase does not require any software downloads or installation. All that is needed is a computer and webcam. To enjoy an online, live, interactive taste of the best of technology companies presenting at SXSW®, go to http://startupdebutshindig.eventbrite.com/ to RSVP and get a reminder shortly before the event.

Shindig's proprietary online event technology lets speakers give a talk, be interviewed and even share multimedia presentations in video chat to audiences of thousands. Adding a unique social component to online events, Shindig also lets audience members video chat privately with one another. In short, Shindig's patent-pending technology defines a new state of the art of online engagement by providing all of the dynamics of in-person events at an Internet scale. In addition to Startup Debut, the platform is being used for online events for a dozen authors and recording artists at SXSW®. Look at Shindig.com for more information.

About Startup Debut
Startup Debut is the only top-tier media showcase that is both comprehensive and highly affordable. Startups and market innovators get to display their new products in boutique environments in front of top media, analysts, bloggers and investors. Hundreds of media attend our events at CES, SXSW, NAB, CTIA and E3, resulting in thousands of prominent stories for our exhibitors, often within hours of the events! For more information, visit http://startupdebut.com/.

About Shindig
Shindig is a platform for large-scale, online, video chat events. Shindig's proprietary technology enables you to give an online talk, be interviewed or present multimedia in front of an online audience of thousands. You can share the stage with fans and take their questions in front of the entire gathering. Additionally, Shindig adds a unique social dimension to events by allowing fans themselves to interact with one another in private video chats. Still in beta, Shindig has already been embraced by hundreds of best-selling authors for video chat book tours. The company has also hosted recording artist promotional events, online nightclubs, magazine subscriber events, online classes and more. To find out how to host your own online event, please contact info@shindigevents.com.

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