<span class= float right><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/image/Accelerator_web_1.png" width="182" height="220" alt="" class="floatright" /></span>More than five hundred companies submitted their web-based products to the fifth annual SXSW Interactive Accelerator. Competition was tough and we're extremely grateful for all of the great submissions we received this year. Congratulations to all the finalists who will be showcasing their products during SXSW Interactive on Monday and Tuesday, March 11 and 12 at the Hilton Austin Downtown. Get more SXSW Interactive Accelerator information <a href="http://sxsw.com/interactive/startupvillage/accelerator">here</a>. <a href="http://sxsw.com/interactive/startupvillage/accelerator/finalists#overlay-context=interactive/">Click here for a complete listing of SXSW 2013 Interactive Accelerator finalists</a> <a href="http://sxsw.com/music/startupvillage/accelerator/finalists#overlay-context=interactive/startupvillage/accelerator/finalists">Click here for a complete listing of SXSW 2013 Music Accelerator finalists</a> <strong>SXSW Interactive Accelerator</strong> The March 11-12 portion of SXSW Interactive Accelerator is open to <a href="/attend">Interactive, Gold, and Platinum badge holders</a>. Film badges will also be allowed entry to the SXSW Accelerator: Entertainment and Gaming Technologies sessions on Monday, March 11 from 2:00-3:00pm and 5:00-6:00pm and on Tuesday, March 12 from 3:30-4:30pm. Get more information about SXSW Interactive Accelerator <a href="http://sxsw.com/interactive/startupvillage/accelerator">here</a>. <strong>SXSW Music Accelerator</strong> Big congratulations are also due to the finalists who will present during SXSW Music on Wednesday, March 13 at the Austin Convention Center. SXSW <a href="/music/startupvillage/accelerator">Music Accelerator</a> is open to <a href="/attend">Music and Platinum badge</a> holders. Get more information about SXSW Music Accelerator <a href="http://sxsw.com/music/startupvillage/accelerator">here</a>. Click <a href="http://sxsw.com/attend">here</a> to purchase a badge to attend the 2013 SXSW Accelerator events.