SXSW Accelerator returns in 2016 for its eighth edition to showcase some of the most exciting innovations. (And, you are sitting there, thinking to yourself, “I don’t know if my idea would make the cut.”) Well, stopping thinking like that!

The SXSW Accelerator provides the outlet to test, and try out new ideas. Every business entrepreneur is his/her own worst critic, but don’t let that stop you. This is an outlet for companies to present new online entertainment or gaming products, social media / networking technologies, or mobile, payment and fin technology, or health technology to a panel of industry experts, early adopters, and representatives from the angel / VC community.

Past judges have included Tim Draper of DFJ, John Sculley of Apple/Pepsi, Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media, Paul Graham of Y Combinator, Naval Ravikant of AngelList, Guy Kawasaki of Alltop, Chris Sacca of Lowercase Capital, Chris Hughes of New Republic/Facebook, Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures, Albert Wenger of Union Square Venture, Scott Weiss of Andreessen Horowitz, and Bob Metcalfe of Ethernet/3Com.

This is the event not to miss; especially, if you want to just explore the idea of your IDEA!

The application deadline is Friday, November 6, and the event itself will be March 12 & 13th, 2016 in Austin, TX.

Please apply sxsw.com/interactive/accelerator

Let me know that you’ve submitted your idea… and, I’ll see you there!