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SXSW is proud to announce that the complete judging panel has been named for the 2012 SXSW Accelerator Presented by Microsoft BizSpark competition, and we were lucky enough to gather a phenomenal group for the job. This panel will select the grand prize winner for each category and the results will be announced shortly thereafter. We wouldn’t trust such an important task to just anyone, so the following esteemed judges have agreed to contribute their expertise toward the success of the event.

This judges for the 2012 SXSW Accelerator competition will include:

David Aronoff
General Partner
Flybridge

Tom Ball
Partner
Austin Venture

Rich Barton
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
Zillow

Brad Burnham
Partner
Union Square Ventures

Wesely Chan
Partner
Google Ventures

Isaac Ciechanover
Investment Partner
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Tom Conrad
Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President
Pandora

Tony Conrad
Co Founder
about.me and PartnerTrue Ventures

Paige Craig
CEO
BetterWorks

Stephen Downs
Chief Technology and Information Officer
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Blair Garrou
Managing Director
DFJ Mercury

Mark Hindsbo
Vice President
Developer & Platform Evangelism
Microsoft

Ben Huh
CEO
Cheezburger Network

Laura Kilcrease
Managing Director
Triton Ventures

Adam Koopersmith
Partner
New World Ventures

Rebecca Lynn
Partner
Morgenthaler

Richard MacManus
Founder and Editor in Chief
ReadWriteWeb

John Mallory
General Partner
BlueRun Ventures

Matt Marshall
Founder and CEO
VentureBeat

Andrew McCollum
EIR
New Enterprise Associates and Co-Founder Facebook

Bob Metcalfe
Professor of Innovation
University of Texas at Austin

Oren Michels
Founder and CEO
Mashery

Ellen Miller
Executive Director
Sunlight Foundation

Frank Moss
Co-Founder and Director
Bluefin Labs, Inc

Gretta Nayyar
Chief Medical Information Officer
AT&T for Health

Charlie O’Donnell
Principal
First Round Capital

Tim O’Reilly
Founder and CEO
O’Reilly Media

Adam Ostrow
SVP Content & Executive Editor
Mashable

Arun Rajan
Chief Technology Officer
Zappos

David Rose
CEO
Gust

Andrew Sack
CEO
Lighter Capital

Erick Schonfeld
Editor
TechCrunch

Chris Shipley
CEO
Guidewire Group, Inc.

Kraig Swensrud
Chief Marketing Officer
Salesforce.com

Maria Thomas
Founder
Axios Ventures

Doug Ulman
President and CEO
LIVESTRONG

Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet
VP, Strategy and New Ventures, EMEA
Turner Broadcasting

We couldn’t be more pleased with the assemblage of personalities we’ve gathered and we’re excited to say that this innovative competition has an inspired panel of judges to match. For more information on Interactive Accelerator, click here and click here to attend the 2012 SXSW Accelerator Presented by Microsoft BizSpark. We hope to see you there!

Contributed by Alan Ferguson

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SXSW Accelrator judges 2012 by Catherine McMahon

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