OWNI is SXSW Accelerator finalist
Can’t wait to share this news. After being granted the best non-English small website award from the Online News Association in November, OWNI will be among the finalists at the SXSW Accelerator in Austin this year. And I will pitch.
OWNI is your gateway to media innovation. Based in Paris, OWNI both cover and monetize innovation with a social media featuring the best ideas on the digital age and with our webagency designing beautiful WordPress sites and datavis.
South by SouthWest (or SXSW) is a music, movies and media festival organized in Austin since 25 years that has become the main appointment for every innovator.
Competing with more than 400 applicants, OWNI is the only non-US startup to be among the finalists this year. Très bien messieurs !
Many thanks to OWNI’s Federica Cocco for preparing the application to SXSW Accelerator and to all the OWNI team in Paris led by the crazy Nicolas Voisin… You guys rock!
And congrats to Storify, founded by the former Knight Fellow Burt Herman, and to DocumentCloud, a Knight News Challenge Winner, for being among this year’s Accelerator finalists too. Also, many thanks to Spot.us’ Dave Cohn, a member of the Accelerator’s advisory board, for having first advised me to apply.
Although we did not win, I had a good time with pitching OWNI at SXSW Microsoft Bizspark 2011. Congrats to Storify who won, instead. Good job, Xavier and Burt!
A journalist and entrepreneur, Adriano Farano is currently a Knight fellow at Stanford working on how to combine journalism and augmented reality. A native of Italy, he’s Vice-President, International Development and a director at OWNI, an innovative online outlet covering innovation in all its forms. He is the founding publisher and CEO of Cafebabel.com, the first pan-European media.