February 22nd, 2013, London, UK – gamesGRABR, the first social network dedicated to casual and hardcore gamers, has been selected as an alternate finalist in the Entertainment and Gaming Technologies category of this year’s SXSW Accelerator competition. More than five hundred companies submitted to present at the marquee event for SXSW Interactive Festival’s Startup Village, which sees 56 highly promising finalists showcase some of the most impressive new technology innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a live audience.
The three-day event will be held between Monday 11 th - Wednesday13 th March. As a key event of SXSW Festival’s Startup Village, the Accelerator competition will take place on the fourth floor of the Downtown Austin Hilton and will feature finalists across categories including Innovative Web Technologies; Social Technologies; Entertainment and Gaming Technologies; Mobile Technologies; Health Technologies; News Technologies, and Music Technologies. On March 12th, judges will announce a selected winner in each of the categories presented.
Tony Pearce, CEO and co-founder of gamesGRABR, comments: “ Startups like Storify and Pinterest, which are now incredibly popular services used by millions, were once winners of the SXSW Accelerator, so it’s a real honour for us to be chosen as an alternate finalist in this year’s competition.”
“We’re hoping to provide consumers with a fun new way to discover, share and buy games online. Our aim is to become one of the largest e-commerce platforms for games and gaming related products in the world. We launched in open beta earlier this month with affiliate deals in place with Apple and Amazon. Since then we’ve gone from strength to strength and have begun to finalise additional partnerships with a host of smaller indie retailers.”
gamesGRABR is an innovative new platform that marries the power and usability of a contemporary ‘pinboard-style’ UI with deep social integration and instant play and buy capabilities. Not only does it act as a massive online catalogue of all things gaming, gamesGRABR’s partnerships with retailers and affiliates allows users to discover and buy or download a game with a single click. gamesGRABR offers a seamless consumer experience that allows users to purchase nearly all the things they GRAB.
“Some truly ground-breaking and disruptive companies once stood where this year’s 56 SXSW Accelerator finalists will pitch to venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and press,” said SXSW Accelerator Event Producer, Chris Valentine. “The bar has been set quite high – 47 percent of previous finalists have received funding, and 10 percent have been acquired. I am confident that this year’s SXSW Accelerator finalists will bring equally exceptional and unique products and services to the table, with high potential to impact their respective industries.”
Connect with gamesGRABR by visiting:
GamesGRABR ‘Where your games live! The social network for gamers’
GamesGRABR is a new “pinboard-style” social gaming website and mobile app that allows users to create, discover and manage game based collections.
Create favourite game collections by GRABBing games, images and videos from across the web using our unique GRABit button. Follow, share, rate and play everything you GRAB and be part of the ultimate gaming community. GamesGRABR can be located at www.gamesgrabr.com.
GamesGRABR is owned by TeePee Games Ltd, the company was founded in 2010 and is funded by private equity.
TeePeeGame and GamesGrabr logo and “where your games live, the social network for gamers” are trademarks of TeePee Games Ltd. All rights reserved
About SXSW Interactive
The 20th annual SXSW Interactive Festival will take place March 8-12, 2013 in Austin, Texas. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, 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 2013 for the sessions, the networking, the parties, the 16th Annual SXSW Interactive Awards, SXSW Startup Village, the SXSW Gaming Expo, the SXSW Trade Show and, of course, the inspirational experience that only SXSW can deliver. SXSW Interactive 2013 is sponsored by Miller Lite, Monster Energy, Esurance, IFC, Yahoo!, American Express, PepsiCo, Pepsi, Freecreditscore.com, Chevrolet, American Airlines, Oreo, AT&T and The Austin Chronicle.