Berlin @ SXSW 2019

South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries during various sessions, screenings, showcases, exhibitions, parties, art installations, and networking in Austin/Texas. It is one of the world’s largest events for the international digital and creative economy and attracts more than 400,000 visitors from more than 90 countries each year.

SXSW is the ideal location to present Berlin as Europe’s leading startup metropolis. In 2018, more than 100 companies from Berlin attended SXSW, including startups, corporates, VCs, science institutions and more. Berlin represented one of the biggest European city delegations at the festival. Berlin will be represented with various activities in Austin for the ninth time in 2019.

  1. Start Alliance goes SXSW (8 to 12 March 2019) in cooperation with Capital Factory
  2. Berlin Saloon - March 8th -10th

1) Start Alliance goes SXSW 

Start Alliance Berlin was initiated by Berlin Partner for Business and Technology in 2015. Its main goal is to internationalize and scale up startup businesses faster and use Berlin as one of three hubs in Europe. Furthermore it aims at acceleration of corporate innovation and efficient connection of global startup hubs.

For SXSW 2019, Start Alliance selected 10 innovative startups from Berlin who will each receive 1 SXSW Interactive Badge as well as an Exclusive Workshop, Exhibition and Networking Program for up to 3 team members. The program is offered in cooperation with Capital Factory, the largest incubator-accelerator-investment facility in the State of Texas and one of the largest in the USA.

Logo Capital Factory - The Center Of Gravity For Entrepreneurs In Texas

Berlin will bring the following innovative startups under the roof of Start Alliance to Austin:

See all of these startup pitch to international VC's at the Berlin Saloon on March 10th at 3pm. 
Mingle with Berlin’s tech and creative scene at our Official Berlin Interactive Night on March 10th from 8pm.
Meetup hosted by Berlin Partner and LeAD Accelerator at SXSW 2018
Meetup hosted by Berlin Partner and LeAD Accelerator at SXSW 2018 / Kevin McElvaney © Übermut Project
Buffalo Billiards Austin
Buffalo Billiards Austin

Official SXSW showcases powered by Berlin Partner on March 10th

Pitch Perfect! Best of Berlin Startups, 3 pm

You might have heard of Berlin being one of the leading startup hubs within Europe. Time to prove that reputation! Get to know the best of Berlin's startup scene first hand at the BerlinSaloon. You will learn about different business ideas from varios fields of innovation ranging from food to fintech and AI. Find out which concepts can withstand the investor's expectations.

They will be judged by a jury consisting of the following members:

Berlin x London Tech Meetup, 4:30 pm

Ever wanted to know what the startup scene is like beyond Silicon Valley and the US? Meet successful founders, tech enthusiasts and decision makers from the leading startup hubs Berlin & London who can tell you how to do it right in Europe!

Future of Mobility Panel by re:publica, 5:30 pm

Curated content hosted by re:publica, Europe’s largest festival for the digital society as part of their Sequencer Tour during the “Deutschlandjahr USA“ Details tba soon!

Official Berlin Interactive Night, from 8 pm

....Because it wouldn't be a proper Berlin showcase, if it didn't end on a bang. On our last night we will bring some legendary Berlin nightlife vibes into the BerlinSaloon. Register now and join an awesome night with live music, drinks and DJ's !

Our artists:


Berlin's new duchess of alternative pop Sofia Portanet brings post punk and Neue Deutsche Welle (German New Wave) into 2019 in her very own contemporary style.


Daniel Brandt, co-founder of acclaimed ensemble Brandt Brauer Frick, released his second solo album Channels recently. It is Brandt’s biggest statement yet, with the album’s thrilling avant-garde framework interweaving chord-driven techno, orchestral flourishes, rich electronic textures and hints of dark cinematic pop.

  • GURR

We make music for people with long hair but also with short hair. GURR is a punk and garage band from Berlin. Lots of love. Andreya Casablanca & Laura Lee Jenkins

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Berlin @ SXSW 2019: Buffalo Billiards: corner of W 6th Street and Brazos, Austin, Texas