Deadline: November 15, 2018 00:00 GMT-0700 | Apply here
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Registration fee: starting from USD 100,-
Eligibility: The company’s product and/or service must have launched no earlier than March 9, 2017 and not after June 9, 2019; Each company may only enter one product or service to SXSW Pitch; 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 Release It, SXSW Launch EDU); 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.
Dates: March 9-10, 2019
Location: Austin, the United States

SXSW Pitch 2019

The eleventh annual SXSW Pitch (formerly SXSW Accelerator) takes place in front of a live audience and panel of expert judges to discover advancements in various sectors of emerging technology.

A live audience, as well as a panel of expert judges, will discover advancements in various sectors of emerging technology at this SX event.

The best part – product demonstrations by the most ambitious talents in the world with the creative new ideas to change it.

Catch a glimpse of the industry’s future

Why apply?

2019 SXSW Pitch will feature 50 Interactive technology companies from 10 different categories. These companies will dazzle a live audience with their company pitch and Q&A with our panel of judges.


  • Artificial Intelligence

Technologies related to simulation of intelligent behavior by machines, a machine’s capability to improve and perform tasks on its own.

  • 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.

  • Blockchain

Technologies using digital ledgers, decentralized internet, and other distributed applications as ways to structure and share data.

  • Enterprise & Smart Data

Technologies that facilitate the comprehension and application of informational data through workflows and analytics.

  • Entertainment & Content

Technologies and applications that are reinventing the ways in which we learn, relax and enjoy our time.

  • 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.

  • Social & Culture

Technologies that push the boundaries on how we navigate and interact in life with ourselves, our community, and our world.

  • Sports & Performance Data

Technologies impacting the before, during, and after in the sports and athletics sector.

  • Transportation & Delivery

Technologies transforming and optimizing the transportation industry on a consumer and enterprise level.

Interested in applying for the SXSW Pitch 2019? Register your participation by following the application link and taking the suggested steps.

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