Get Paid to go to SXSW

The Department of Canadian Heritage’s Trade Routes program, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, and the Canadian Interactive Alliance is offering up to $687 in support to 20 Canadian firms interested in attending the South By Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW) in Austin, TX from March 7th to 11th.

Here’s how it works: you pay the costs of your attendance up front (including airfare, conference registration, hotel, ground transportation and meals), then submit the receipts as soon as you can after your trip. Spaces will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. More information is available here.

Official Canadian delegates presenting at SXSW include Kris Krug from Raincity Studios, Steve Bocska from Hothead Games, Jennifer Ouano from Elastic Entertainment, Ron Thiele from Xpan Interactive, and Keith Clarkson from Xenophile Media.

Hat tip to Jevon MacDonald at StartUpNorth.