The ninth annual SXSW Accelerator® Pitch Event will take place at SXSW Startup Village at the Hilton Austin Downtown on Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12. A live audience, as well as a panel of expert judges, will discover advancements in various sectors of emerging technology. 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, with a guided tour by our emcees and judges.
2017 SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event 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. We will feature 25 companies on Saturday, March 11 and 25 companies on Sunday, March 12. On Sunday, March 12 at 7pm we will host the SXSW Accelerator Award Ceremony and announce a winner from each category.
These 50 companies are selected by the SXSW Screening Committee from the hundreds of startups from across the United States and around the world who apply for SXSW Accelerator before the Friday, November 11, 2016 deadline.
SXSW Accelerator Alums: Over $3.1 Billion in Funding
The SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event proudly applauds our alums and the millions of funding along the way. Over the years, we launched our startup platform for finalists with great ideas with the goal of matching them with top investors both nationally and internationally.
From our inaugural year of 23 participants to a total of 353 through 2016, we are proud to be the catalyst of many dreams and successes. Some of our prestigious alums you may know include Klout, Hipmunk, Wildfire, Siri, Foodspotting and Tango.
Past SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event finalists from 2009 to 2016 achieved the following:
- 353 companies = 71% funding
- 14% were acquired
- Total through 2016= $3.10 billion
Does not include certain undisclosed funding. This data is as of June 1, 2016.
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