Historically, SXSW is the peak season for applications to Austin’s technology accelerator program Capital Factory. The program has run during the Summer for the past 3 years. Capital Factory is announcing that the program schedule going forward is going to align with the SXSW Interactive Festival and Conference.
There are several reasons for the shift including:
- Companies in the program enjoying the mild winters in Texas
- Mentors and supporters typically taking vacations in the summer
- Huge increase in the number of investors that can participate in our Demo Day
- Culminating the end of our program in coordination with SXSW
During the summer you can look forward to events like “Meet the Mentors” and “Startup Speed Dating” in preparation for accepting applications in September of 2012.