Hamburg will send a delegation to the key U.S. creative fair South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin Texas from March 10-17, 2017. Cybus, Spottster Spiegel Online, Jung von Matt advertising agency and Xing have already represented the city at SXSW. Those interested can apply for subsidies to finance their travel.
Panels on digital, music and film business
Start-ups in Hamburg such as Sonormed and Spice VR have successfully pitched at the Texan creative fair in recent years, vied with leading companies in the sector and made many key contacts there. Speakers from Hamburg attend the fair regularly as well. Those interested have until July 22 to apply for the official conference programme at SXSW 2017 on panelpicker.sxsw.com. Organizers are searching for panels, presentations, mentoring sessions and workshops on the digital, music and film business.
Subsidies for companies
The Hanseatic City of Hamburg will pay EUR 1,000 in travel costs for up to five speakers from Hamburg and chosen by random selection and with the support of the Hamburger Musikwirtschaft e.V. (IHM). In recent years, the Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft and the Cultural Authority have supported companies from Hamburg and self-employed in the creative sector with grants of up to EUR 2,000.