The rise of social media and startups are the two most significant factors in analyzing the growth of the SXSW Interactive Festival over the last 10 years. Be part of the startup buzz at SXSW by taking advantage of all the panels, lounges and other programming at Startup Village. Also, if your startup launched in the last year, then you will want to enter the 2014 SXSW Accelerator pitch competition. Hurry, final deadline for entry in SXSW Accelerator is 11:59 pm CST on Friday, November 8. Finally, remember that winners of this pitch competition will be honored at the all-new SXSW Accelerator Awards on the evening of Sunday, March 9.