SXSW

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    The application deadline is Thursday, November 15that 11:59 pm CST. see more

    Two Weeks Away: Application open for the 2019 SXSW Pitch
    - Deadline Thursday, November 15, 2018

    SXSW Pitch (formally Accelerator) returns for its eleventh year to showcase some of the global startup ecosystem most exciting, innovative and cutting-edge technology! This event provides an outlet for companies to present the latest ideas in Artificial Intelligence, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Blockchain, Enterprise & Smart Data, Entertainment & Content, Health & Wearable, Hyper-Connected Communities, Social & Culture, Sports & Performance Data, Transportation & Delivery to a panel of industry experts, early adopters, and representatives from the Venture Capitalist / Angel community. We invite you to attend this incredible pitch event as we highlight Startup technologies most impressive new innovations. 

    We invite your company to join us for this incredible event, as we highlight the technology market’s most impressive new innovations.  The application deadline is Thursday, November 15that 11:59 pm CST., and the event itself will be March 9 & 10th, 2019 in Austin, TX. Please apply SXSW PITCH.  

    Application Fee

    SXSW Pitch Application Fee $220 

    Take advantage of the opportunity to showcase your emerging technology product or service in front of industry leaders by participating in the 2019 SXSW Pitch (Formerly Accelerator).

    This event takes place on March 9th and 10th as a part of the SXSW Festival, during which you can improve your product launch, attract venture capitalists, polish your elevator pitch, receive media exposure, build brand awareness, network, socialize and experience all that SXSW Interactive has to offer. The deadline to register is Thursday, November 15that 11:59 pm CST., a few weeks away, so visit SXSW PITCH 

    Of the 453 companies who participated in SXSW Pitch between 2009 and 2018, over 71% received funding, with combined funding in excess of almost $5.43 billion (does not include undisclosed grants, angel and seed funding). Of these 453 companies, 16% have been acquired by the likes of Google, British Telecom, Huffington Post, Apple, Live Nation, OpenTable, Constant Contact, and Harmon. Some of our prestigious alums you may know to include Klout, Hipmunk, Wildfire, Tubemogul, Siri, Foodspotting, and Tango.

    Top Tips for Entry Success

    1. Meet the minimum – review the SXSW Pitch Eligibility Criteria
    2. Showcasing a startup that is innovative and disruptive
    3. Share a video – there’s no better way to convey a thorough sense of your project than through a demo video
    4. Showcase what makes you different in the market (i.e. What is your market differentiator? What is unique about your project? Why should people be excited about it?) 
    5. Highlight key members from your team and/or those supporting your startup (Staff, Advisory Board, Board Members, Mentors, Funders, Accelerator and/or Incubator involvement, etc.) 

    We invite your company to join us for this incredible event, as we highlight the technology market’s most impressive new innovations.  The application deadline is Thursday, November 15that 11:59 pm CST. and the event itself will be March 9 & 10th, 2019in Austin, TX.   Please apply SXSW PITCH  

    Launch date eligibility requirements:

          The company’s product or service must have launched no earlier than March 9, 2017;

          The company’s product or service must not launch after June 9, 2019;

          Each company may only enter one product or service to SXSWPitch;

          A company that enters more than one product or service will not be eligible to participate in SXSWPitch;

          Founders of the company applying must retain some portion of ownership in the company;

          Each applicant is only eligible to present in one of the SXSW family of startup events (SXSW Pitch, SXSW Pitch Release It, SXSW Pitch Launchedu). In contrast, if you have applied for one of these events (other than SXSW Pitch), and were not accepted to participate, then please feel free to apply to SXSW Pitch.

          The Company must not have raised over ten (10) Million Dollars in funding from combined funding sources; and

          The product or service must fall into one of the SXSW Pitch categories.

     

    Applicants must be within one of the ten categories: 

    Artificial Intelligence

    Technologies related to simulation of intelligent behavior by machines, a machine's capability to improve and perform tasks on its own. These startups seek to address medical diagnosis, remote sensing, electronic trading, transportation, tutoring, speech and visual recognition, and many more on the subject.

    Augmented & Virtual Reality

    Technologies using augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), robotic automation and other novel visualization technologies, including applications for Cardboard, Oculus Rift, and other emerging offerings from industry giants. These applications may address such uses as gaming, entertainment, data visualization, education, medical care, warfare, transportation, and many more subjects.

    Blockchain 

    Technologies using digital ledgers, decentralized internet, and other distributed applications as ways to structure and share data. These applications may address such uses as a cryptocurrency, supply chain, energy, media, global trade, security, and numerous other industries.

    Enterprise & Smart Data

    Technologies that facilitate the comprehension and application of informational data through workflows and analytics. These startups seek to improve productivity for businesses and/or individuals by using big data through a number of ways that include (but are not limited to) data collection, management, analysis, presentation, interpretation, security, and augmentation.

    Entertainment & Content

    Technologies and applications that are reinventing the ways in which we learn, relax and enjoy our time. Examples of included sectors include (but are not limited to) gaming, music, film, television, video, news, and publishing, streaming and digital storytelling, as well as new and hybrid forms of entertainment.

    Health & Wearable

    Technologies focused on human-centric health applications that connect the “health optimizer” and those with illnesses, their care teams, primary and specialist clinicians, inpatient and outpatient facilities, benefit providers, and corporate wellness programs to share timely, relevant health data and drive better outcomes at affordable and sustainable cost levels.

    Hyper-Connected Communities

    This category showcases new products, services, and apps that help hyper-connected communities (such as what occurs on-site at SXSW) better navigate and maximize their engagements. In addition to the kind of technologies that thrive in March in Austin, this category is for any creative and innovative app, product or service that does not fit elsewhere in the Accelerator lineup. Examples of technologies that might fit into this category include (but are not limited to) Internet of Things, energy, space, natural resources, agriculture, and robotics.

    Social & Culture

    Technologies that push the boundaries on how we navigate and interact in life with ourselves, our community, and our world. Examples of such sectors include (but are not limited to) social media, networking, dating, travel & hospitality, food or dining, fashion, the environment, and social good.

    Sports & Performance Data

    Technologies impacting the before, during, and after in the sports and athletics sector. Whether geared towards novices or elite professionals, innovations in this field include (but are not limited to) the way we experience, prepare for, and participate in sports and outdoor recreation by using hardware or software applications focused on data-centric intelligence, measurement, and other analytical forms.

    Transportation & Delivery

    Technologies transforming and optimizing the transportation industry on a consumer and enterprise level. These innovations create efficiency in the way we move from point A to point B through (but are not limited to) the connected car, data routing applications, on-demand or ridesharing services, autonomous vehicles, logistics, delivery, and other new disruptive means.

    We SXSW announce the Judges before the event? 

    Past Judges Include: Tim Draper of DFJ, John Sculley of Apple/Pepsi, Robert F. Smith of Vista Equity Partners, Constantijn van Oranje of Startup Delta, Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media, Paul Graham of Y Combinator, Kay Koplovitz of Springboard Growth Capital/USA Network Co-Founder, Naval Ravikant of AngelList, Guy Kawasaki of Alltop, Cyan Banister of Founders Fund, Werner Vogels of Amazon, Shervin Pishevar of Sherpa Capital, Christine Herron of Intel Capital, Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures, Albert Wenger of Union Square Venture, Bob Metcalfe of 3Com/Ethernet Co-Founder, and Laurie Segall of CNN to name a few…

    Where can I get more Information? 

    Visit the SXSW Pitch website at SXSW PITCH 

     

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    Application Deadline to apply: Thursday, November 15th at 11:59 pm CST see more

    Showcase your emerging technology product or service at 2019 SXSW Pitch

     Application Deadline to apply: Thursday, November 15th at 11:59 pm CST.

     

    Take advantage of the opportunity to showcase your emerging technology product or service in front of industry leaders by participating in the 2019 SXSW Pitch (Formerly Accelerator).

    This event takes place on March 9th and 10th as a part of the SXSW Festival, during which you can improve your product launch, attract venture capitalists, polish your elevator pitch, receive media exposure, build brand awareness, network, socialize and experience all that SXSW Interactive has to offer. The deadline to register is Thursday, November 15that 11:59 pm CST., a few months away, so visit

    https://www.sxsw.com/apply-to-participate/sxsw-pitch/

    Application Fee
    SXSW Pitch Application Fee $220 

    Of the 453 companies who participated in SXSW Pitch between 2009 and 2018, over 71% received funding, with combined funding in excess of almost $5.43 billion (does not include undisclosed grants, angel and seed funding). Of these 453 companies, 16% have been acquired by the likes of Google, British Telecom, Huffington Post, Apple, Live Nation, OpenTable, Constant Contact, and Harmon. Some of our prestigious alums you may know include Klout, Hipmunk, Wildfire, Tubemogul, Siri, Foodspotting, and Tango.

    Launch date eligibility requirements:

    ·      The company’s product or service must have launched no earlier than March 9, 2017;

    ·      The company’s product or service must not launch after June 9, 2019;

    ·      Each company may only enter one product or service to SXSWPitch;

    ·      A company that enters more than one product or service will not be eligible to participate in SXSWPitch;

    ·      Founders of the company applying must retain some portion of ownership in the company;

    ·      Each applicant is only eligible to present in one of the SXSW family of startup events (SXSW Pitch, SXSW Pitch Release It, SXSW Pitch Launchedu). In contrast, if you have applied for one of these events (other than SXSW Pitch), and were not accepted to participate, then please feel free to apply to SXSW Pitch.

    ·      The Company must not have raised over ten (10) Million Dollars in funding from combined funding sources; and

    ·      The product or service must fall into one of the SXSW Pitch categories.

     

    Applicants must be within one of the ten categories: 

    Artificial Intelligence 

    Augmented & Virtual Reality

    Blockchain 

    Enterprise & Smart Data

    Entertainment & Content

    Health & Wearable

    Hyper-Connected Communities

    Social & Culture

    Sports & Performance Data

    Transportation & Delivery

     

    We SXSW announce the Judges before the event? 

    Past Judges Include: Tim Draper of DFJ, John Sculley of Apple/Pepsi, Robert F. Smith of Vista Equity Partners, Constantijn van Oranje of Startup Delta, Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media, Paul Graham of Y Combinator, Kay Koplovitz of Springboard Growth Capital/USA Network Co-Founder, Naval Ravikant of AngelList, Guy Kawasaki of Alltop, Cyan Banister of Founders Fund, Werner Vogels of Amazon, Shervin Pishevar of Sherpa Capital, Christine Herron of Intel Capital, Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures, Albert Wenger of Union Square Venture, Bob Metcalfe of 3Com/Ethernet Co-Founder, and Laurie Segall of CNN to name a few…

     

    Where can I get more Information? 

    Visit the SXSW Pitch website athttps://www.sxsw.com/apply-to-participate/sxsw-pitch/

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    Early Deadline: October 4 ($100 fee). Final Deadline Period: October 5 – November 15 ($220 fee) see more

    SXSW Pitch 2019's deadline approaching

    SXSW Pitch (formerly Accelerator) returns for its eleventh year to showcase some of the global startup ecosystem most exciting, innovative and cutting-edge technology! This event provides an outlet for companies to present the latest ideas to a panel of industry experts, early adopters, and representatives from the Venture Capitalist/Angel community.

    Early Deadline: October 4 ($100 fee)

    Final Deadline Period: October 5 – November 15 ($220 fee)

    To Apply: https://www.sxsw.com/APPLY-TO-PARTICIPATE/SXSW-PITCH/

  • LlamaZOO Interactive Inc. posted an article
    LlamaZOO one of Top 10 education startups worldwide in SXSWedu’s 2017 Launch Competition see more

    LlamaZOO one of Top 10 education startups worldwide in SXSWedu’s 2017 Launch Competition

    March 14, 2017 - LlamaZOO Interactive Inc. (LlamaZOO), was recognized as one of the 10 most innovative education startups worldwide after presenting at last week’s SXSWedu Launch competition in Austin, Texas. SXSWedu is a component of the South by Southwest (SXSW) family of conferences and festivals, which are internationally recognized as the convergence gathering for creative professionals.

    LlamaZOO reached the SXSWedu Launch finals in part due to the success of its 3D veterinary anatomy software, EasyAnatomy. LlamaZOO’s proprietary process for converting MRI and CT images into 3D anatomical models has made EasyAnatomy the most medically accurate virtual guide to canine anatomy available, and paved the way for EasyAnatomy’s world’s-first launch in virtual reality.

    EasyAnatomy is revolutionizing veterinary education by providing students and educators with an engaging and convenient evolution from 2-dimensional textbooks and ethically-contentious cadaver dissection. The application has been purchased by top veterinary medicine schools including the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Missouri, and the University of Saskatchewan. 

    “EasyAnatomy has been making an international impact in veterinary education since its initial launch last fall, and it’s icing on the cake to be recognized for innovation on the global stage at an event as prestigious as SXSW” said LlamaZOO co-founder and CEO, Charles Lavigne. “To be the only Canadian company to reach the finals in Austin provided us with further encouragement to represent the tremendous wealth of tech talent back home in British Columbia, particularly in AR/VR.”

    LlamaZOO will again have the opportunity to demonstrate their AR/VR innovations and technology platform during the #BCTECH Summit in Vancouver, March 14-15. During the summit LlamaZOO will exhibit their groundbreaking VR/AR canine dissection on both the Microsoft Hololens and HTC Vive, from their booth on the Microsoft sponsored “Future Realities” floor.

    “For a growing company, it’s encouraging to see the BC Government and organizations such as Microsoft increasing the spotlight on AR/VR technologies and companies” said co-founder and VP Sales, Kevin Oke. “It’s validation for the innovation already occurring in BC, and the potential yet to come, and LlamaZOO’s aim at the #BCTECH Summit is to exceed expectations.”

    About LlamaZOO
    LlamaZOO is a leading education technology company that develops award-winning interactive software. The company’s proprietary platform provides a means of interacting with and viewing complex data and structures as 3D models in Virtual and Mixed reality. LlamaZOO is headquartered in Victoria, BC, and has previously been awarded “Top Regional Startup” by BCIC New Ventures, the VIATEC Startup of the Year Award, and the “Innovation Award” at the Greater Victoria Business Awards.

    Media Contact:
    Charles Lavigne, Co-Founder & CEO, charles@llamazoo.com
     

  • LlamaZOO Interactive Inc. posted an article
    LlamaZOO is the only Canadian company to be named a Top 10 Finalist for SXSWedu Launch. see more

    LlamaZOO Interactive Inc. Only Canadian Company Named as Top 10 Finalist in 2017's SXSWedu Launch Competition

     

    AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SXSWedu® unveiled the 10 Launch competition startup finalists in the countdown to the 2017 Conference & Festival which begins March 6th.  The competition, which spans two days, is one of the premier components of the event and showcases early-stage companies from around the world that are dedicated to supporting teaching and learning. Over the past five years, SXSWedu's popular Launch competition has featured startups that have gone on to receive millions in funding and impact learning across the country.

     

    After a rigorous selection process led by the Launch Advisory Board Committee, 10 early-stage education companies have been selected for the sixth annual Launch competition at SXSWedu. Finalists will compete in two rounds of pitching before a panel of judges and will receive guidance and mentoring from industry leaders. Through this exercise, they will learn key tips and refine their pitches each step of the way.  The winner of the competition will be chosen and announced on Wednesday, March 8th at the Launch Party & Winner Announcement hosted by Walton Family Foundation.

     

    This year's top 10 finalists are:

     

    "Each year the Launch competition highlights the intersection of creativity and innovation in the education sector," said Ron Reed, Director, SXSWedu.  "We are delighted to provide a platform where early-stage startups get exposed to new ideas and leaders who can support their continued development.  The unique interaction between educators, administrators and business leaders at the event helps form the groundwork for these startups to build impactful companies that serve the larger learning community."

     

    Past winners of SXSWedu Launch Program include: ELSA (2016), Zaption (2015), RobotLAB (2014), Clever (2013), BloomBoard (2012).  ELSA (2016), which stands for English Language Speech Assistant, is a mobile app that uses AI to help people improve their pronunciation. The company is garnering lots of traction with international students and media. Clever (2013), a platform that simplifies and secures the integration of student data exchanged between SIS platforms and educational applications, recently partnered with Google on a Chromebook integration for learners. Lastly, BloomBoard (2012), one of the leading professional development platforms for K-12 educators, has built a number of vibrant partnerships with K-12 schools and state departments of education.

     

    Emcees, judges and coaches for this year's launch program will be announced over the next few weeks. For the full program for SXSWedu, please go to the online schedule.

      

    Source: Yahoo Finance

     

    About SXSWedu
    The SXSWedu® Conference & Festival fosters and celebrates innovations in learning by hosting a diverse and energetic community of stakeholders across a variety of backgrounds in education. The annual four-day event affords registrants open access to engaging sessions, immersive workshops, interactive learning experiences, film screenings, early-stage startups, business opportunities and networking. Through collaboration, creativity and social action, SXSWedu empowers its global community to Connect. Discover. Impact. SXSWedu is a component of the South by Southwest® family of conferences and festivals. Join the passionate and innovative community at SXSWedu, March 6-9, 2017 in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit http://sxswedu.com

     

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    Contact:
    Charles Lavigne
    CEO & Co-Founder | LlamaZOO Interactive Inc.
    charles@llamazoo.com