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SXSW Launching Pad for Startups

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Each year at SXSW and SXSWi, start ups and apps that get the most buzz have a proven track record of success. According to [URL="http://mashable.com/2012/03/14/sxsw-most-buzz/"]Mashable[/URL], the start up Highlight was most talked about during the conference and is off to a great start. [URL="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/highlight/id441534409?mt=8"]Highlight[/URL] is an application that lets you connect with and tells you more about other Highlight users that are near you.

Pundits crowned [URL="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/highlight/id441534409?mt=8"]Highlight[/URL] a SXSW breakout app early on, and according to [URL="http://mashable.com/follow/leaderboards/sxsw"]Mashable’s mRank leaderboard[/URL] — which analyzes conversations across [URL="http://www.mashable.com/tag/twitter"]Twitter[/URL], [URL="http://www.mashable.com/category/facebook"]Facebook[/URL] and blogs — it dominated social buzz throughout the conference.

Other startups that made appearances in the top five mRank slots throughout the conference include peer-to-peer task marketplace [URL="http://www.mashable.com/follow/topics/zaarly"]Zaarly[/URL], a photo-viewing app called [URL="http://www.mashable.com/follow/topics/pixable"]Pixable[/URL] that curated the most popular photos of the conference, [URL="http://mashable.com/2012/02/28/3d-printing-shapeways/"]custom 3D-printing shop[/URL] [URL="http://www.shapeways.com/"]Shapeways[/URL] and real-friends social network [URL="http://www.mashable.com/follow/topics/path"]Path[/URL].

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