NeighborGoods Honored at the 3rd Annual Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW Showcase
NeighborGoods takes the award for Best Bootstrapped Startup
March 17, 2011, Austin, TX— NeighborGoods.net, a service that connects neighbors to save money and resources by sharing, lending and borrowing physical goods in a safe local community took home the Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW award for Best Bootstrapped Startup. Sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, IBM, .CO, and Turner Broadcasting System, the Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW honored five of the web's most exciting new innovations.
“It was really exciting to present NeighborGoods in the Accelerator Finals at SXSW,” said NeighborGoods CEO, Micki Krimmel. “It was a great opportunity to share our vision and to get feedback from the smartest folks in the business. To be chosen as one of only five companies to receive an award is a huge honor!”
In addition to winning the award for Best Bootstrapped Startup at SXSW, NeighborGoods was chosen by Adage as one of eight standout startups at the event. Supporters can help NeighborGoods by chipping into their fundraising campaign on Kickstarter: http://neighborgoods.net/kickstarter.
"This year’s competition, judged by industry titans Chris Hughes and Craig Newmark, attracted a large number of strong presenters across categories,” said Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW Coordinator, Chris Valentine. “The Accelerator community of industry influencers and investors congratulates the 2011 Accelerator winners.”
For a complete list of Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW finalists, visit the following site:
NeighborGoods.net is the leading social platform for peer-to-peer borrowing and lending of physical goods. Need a ladder? Borrow it from your neighbor. Have a bike collecting dust in your closet? Lend it out and make a new friend. By sharing with their neighbors, members save money while reducing waste and strengthening their local communities.
About the SXSW Interactive Festival
The 18th annual SXSW Interactive festival will take place March 11-15, 2011 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 2011 for the panels, the parties, the 14th Annual Interactive Awards, ScreenBurn at SXSW, the SXSW Expo, Accelerator at SXSW and, of course, the inspirational experience that only SXSW can deliver. SXSW Interactive 2011 is sponsored by Miller Lite, Chevrolet, AOL, IFC, Pepsi, PepsiMax, Freecreditscore.com, Monster Energy, Microsoft, Samsung, AT&T and The Austin Chronicle. For more information, visit www.sxsw.com.