March 09, 2011, Portland, OR — Austin, TX — ActiveTrak Inc, maker of GadgetTrak® Security (http://gadgettrak.com), was selected as a finalist in the Innovative Web Technologies category for Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW, where early stage technology companies demo innovative new technology in front of influential industry judges and a live audience. Sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, IBM, .CO, and Turner Broadcasting System, more than 400 companies submitted to present at the Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW, where ActiveTrak was selected out of 40 finalists in five different categories.
The three-day event will be held Monday, March 14th – Wednesday, March 16th. The first two days of the event will be held on the fourth floor of the Downtown Austin Hilton and will feature finalists across categories including Innovative Web Technologies, Social Media and Social Networking Technologies, Entertainment Technologies, and News Related Technologies. Judges will select a winner in each of the four categories presented which will be revealed on March 15th at 6pm. The last day of the event will be held on the sixth floor of the Downtown Austin Hilton and will focus exclusively on Music-Related Technologies. The award ceremony for winners in this category will be revealed on March 16th at 6pm.
ActiveTrak will present alongside seven other companies in the Innovative Web Technologies at 3:30pm on March 14th. Mark Suster, Blair Garrou, and Tara ‘Miss Rogue’ Hunt will co-emcee the showcase on the 14th and 15th and Brad King and David Hyman will co-emcee the Music-Related technologies showcase on the 16th.
The award-winning GadgetTrak products bring cross-platform security to consumers and organizations for large scale deployments. In addition to providing advanced tracking technology the software provides unprecedented data protection through secure backup, encrypting data on the device before being uploaded to a secure data center and the ability for administrators to remotely wipe sensitive data from the device.
“The SXSW Accelerator program continues to attract a record number of submissions and we’re very proud of the caliber of this year’s finalists,” said Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW Coordinator, Chris Valentine. “SXSW, a conference built on innovation, is the ideal community to connect these early-stage technology companies with an outstanding group of industry influencers, potential partners, and investors.”
For more information about Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW and to view the complete list of finalists, visit the following site: http://sxsw.com/interactive/accelerator
ActiveTrak Inc. is a leading provider of innovative and patented tracking and data protection solutions for laptops, smartphones, and portable media devices. The company’s cross-platform tracking and data protection software GadgetTrak delivers the most advanced theft recovery software available for consumers and businesses today. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. For more information visit www.GadgetTrak.com.
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.
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