Season Share Selected as Finalist for SXSW Accelerator Competition
Los Angeles, CA — 1/24/2017 — Season Share, a new mobile app for splitting and sharing season tickets, was selected as a finalist in the sports category for the ninth annual SXSW Accelerator competition. The accelerator is the marquee event of South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals (March 10-19, 2017) Startup Village ®, where leading startups from around the world showcase some of the most impressive tech innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a live audience. Out of the more than 500 companies who applied to present at SXSW Accelerator, Season Share was selected as one of 50 finalists in ten different categories.
The two-day event will be held the first weekend of SXSW Conference and Festivals, Saturday, March 11 through Sunday, March 12, on the third floor of the Downtown Austin Hilton. The competition will culminate with the SXSW Accelerator Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 12, where winning startups from each category will be announced. The Accelerator competition will feature finalists across the following ten categories: Augmented and Virtual Reality, Enterprise and Smart Data, Entertainment and Content, Health and Wearables, Innovative World, Payment and FinTech, Security and Privacy, Social and Culture, Sports, and Transportation.
Season Share will present alongside five other companies in the Sports category at 9:30 am on Sunday March 12th.
“We are excited to announce our inclusion as a finalist in the SXSW Accelerator Sports Category. Launching our app from the SXSW Sports Accelerator is the best platform for us to gain traction with early adopters, investors, and most importantly fans. Our app allows fans to split and share season tickets, offering a solution to a problem experienced by millions of fans worldwide. Working with the SXSW Accelerator will allow us to learn, grow and ultimately fulfill the tremendous demand for our technology. SXSW is an event built on the future and we couldn’t be more excited to premiere our product on this stage.” – Aaron Holland, Co-Founder, CEO, Season Share
The next step in the evolution of the shared economy, Season Share has built a fan-first mobile platform to share season ticket purchases. Featuring a co-founding team with backgrounds in startup growth, ticket sales, and sports business, Season Share has built a product to fulfill massive fan need while also solving multiple problems experienced by teams. Season Share is launching from the SXSW accelerator in the Sports category and currently accepting pre-registrations on their website: https://seasonshare.com
“SXSW Accelerator has hosted some of the most innovative startups over the eight years we’ve held our competition,” said SXSW Accelerator Event Producer Chris Valentine. “These companies have gone on to capture the attention of investors and leading technology companies worldwide. 71 percent have received funding in excess of $3.1 billion, while 14 percent were acquired. Out of the hundreds of applicants, we have identified 50 finalists to present. Everyone with SXSW Accelerator is proud to support startups that are at the forefront of solving some of today’s biggest challenges through technology.”
For more information about SXSW Accelerator and to view the complete list of finalists, visit the following site: http://www.sxsw.com/interactive/awards/accelerator .
About Season Share
Season Share is an app that allows fans to split and share season tickets. Fans can invite friends or join an existing group to split a season ticket or tickets. Tickets are distributed via a fantasy football style draft creating a fun and engaging experience for fans. Tickets can be traded within the app or shared via email, SMS or social media post. Fan data is shared with teams for future offers and teams can even integrate the technology into their own team apps. The app is free for both fans and teams and charges a flat, low service fee.
SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2017 will take place March 10-19, 2017.