Last year, Interact brought 100 dedicated young builders and entrepreneurs to SXSW Interactive. This year, we're doing it again — and we can't wait to meet you.

About Us

Last year, Interact started as a social experiment (thesis: good things happen if you bring hugely self-motivated people to the same place at the same time). Today, those people represent a resonant community of today's builders and entrepreneurs.

Interact brings together 100 young people
building innovative technical projects who invest in each other for 5 days a year.

SXSW Interactive

Interact takes place during the SXSW Interactive Festival — one of the world's top conferences for emerging technologies. The event includes everything from trade shows to speakers, parties to startup accelerators. SXSW Interactive also serves as a sponsor for Interact.


Accepted fellows fly in on Thursday evening, March 6th. You are responsible for your transportation, though some additional sponsorship applications will be made available to you for flight costs.

Everyone will be housed near downtown Austin with roughly 10 other fellows, most of whom you've never met!

We've partnered with SXSW, who is providing accepted fellows with badges that allow them full access to the Interactive conference. In addition, Interact hosts several events exclusive to the Interact community during the conference.

Welcome Event

Thursday, March 6th @ 7p

If you're in town early on Thursday night, Interact will be a hosting quick opening event at Capital Factory, and we'll start off with the ATX Startup Crawl.

Founders Panel

Friday, March 7th @ 1p

Interact is hosting a panel of top-notch young founders at Capital Factory, who'll be sharing their stories and answering your questions. Happy hour to follow!

Austin Brunch

Saturday, March 8th @ 12p

We'll start your day the Austin way, picking everybody up via shuttle for a Breakfast Taco Brunch at the UT Cockrell School of Engineering. We'll have a little intro from Bob Metcalfe, Professor of Innovation at UT and the inventor of Ethernet.

Interact Farewell Event

Sunday, March 9th @ 9p

Our closing event and opportunity for final goodbyes! Fellows will have access to shuttles for pick up and drop off. Location to be announced.