50 Startup Finalists Announced for the 2019 SXSW Pitch Competition
Originally published in SXSW by Jordan Roberts on January 08, 2019
Introducing the finalists for the 11th annual SXSW Pitch event (formerly SXSW Accelerator)! The following 50 startup finalists will compete in front of a live audience, panel of expert judges, venture capitalists, and high-profile media at SXSW 2019 from March 9-10. One winner will be selected from each of the 10 technology categories along with an overall “Best in Show” winner.
Chosen from a record-setting 800+ applications, this year’s finalists represent the most cutting-edge technologies from around the world with countries of origin including Dubai, Canada, the UK, Pakistan, Singapore, and Japan. Participating judges include industry influencers and entrepreneurs from organizations like Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Samsung NEXT, Barclays, and more.
“We have seen a 42% rise in applicants coming out of last year’s event, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see such an impressive increase in the value of SXSW Pitch among the tech industry’s most innovative startups,” said SXSW Pitch Event Producer Chris Valentine. “In addition to the creation of the new AI and blockchain categories, we’ve also expanded our advisory board to highlight geographic, gender, and racial inclusion – accelerating our desire to represent the world’s most innovative and successful leaders in all areas of technology.”
2019 SXSW Pitch Finalists
Artificial Intelligence: Derq; RoadBotics; Sherpa Management Services; Testfire Labs; Vence
Augmented and Virtual Reality: BehaviorMe; DigitalTwin Technology GmbH; LinkDyn Robotics Inc., Obsess; StoryUP
Blockchain: Bext360; Eggschain, Inc.; Knowbella Tech; Nebula Genomics; SteamChain.io
Enterprise and Smart Data: Geospiza, Inc; Molecula; Novo; Osano; TransferFi
Entertainment and Content: Acciyo, Inc.; Fantag; Horizon Blockchain Games; Stroly Inc.; Tankee
Health and Wearables: Boost Biomes; Lady Technologies, INC.; Pathware; X-Biomedical Inc.; Zibrio
Hyper-Connected Communities: Fluidity Technologies; NALA; NODE ECO, Inc; ObjectBox; UbiQD, Inc.
Social and Culture: EnrichHER; Every Two Minutes, INC.; New Age Meats; Supportiv; VOLO Group
Sports and Performance: Bisecu; CricFlex; Fan Controlled Football League; L2P; Miro
Transportation & Delivery: CargoX; Einride; Electristructure Nordic AB; ENSO; Migo
Congratulations and we look forward to seeing you all on the SXSW Pitch stage this March! Browse the full list of 2019 Finalists and Alternates complete with bios for more company information.
Join Us in March
The 2019 SXSW Pitch presented by Cyndx will feature 25 companies on March 9 and 25 companies on March 10 during the Entrepreneurship & Startup Track at the Downtown Hilton Austin. On March 10, SXSW will host the SXSW Pitch Award Ceremony and announce a winner from each category, including the overall “Best in Show” winner. Join us for this exciting celebration honoring the industry’s best and then meet all 50 companies at the Meet the Finalists Day on March 11.
Thousands of investors from around the world flock to SXSW each year looking for the next big thing, and SXSW Pitch is a major part of the excitement. Out of a total of 453 participants since its inaugural year, 71% have received funding, with combined funding reaching over $5.43 billion. Explore eleven years of data in the 2019 SXSW Pitch Report and get ready to witness the next big thing this March.
Register to attend SXSW 2019 to experience this stellar startup event and much more in a unique Austin setting from March 8-17.