Incredible Startup Talent at SXSW: Learn More about the 2014 Accelerator Winners

Written by Bobby Blanchard | Monday, Mar 10, 2014

Check out the amazing class of 2014 SXSW Accelerator winners!

With so many great sessions at Startup Village centered around entrepreneurship, SXSW Interactive brings together founders from across the country and around the world. These founders also mean a lot to the City of Austin too — which has regularly cracked lists as one of the best cities for startups.

Some of the best of these startups were honored on Sunday evening, March 9 at the inaugural SXSW Accelerator Awards ceremony. Learn a little bit more about every of the award-winning companies by reading below:

Enterprise and Big Data Category:
Cork City, Ireland
Trustev provides real time, online identity verification to eliminate fraud and increase revenues for retailers in a simple to integrate, low cost platform. The company focuses on opening up commerce opportunities instead of shutting them down with antiquated rules based decisioning.

Entertainment and Content Category:
Providence, RI
Waygo is a service that enhances your travel experience by easily translating printed languages. With Waygo, simply point your smart-phone camera and translate images instantly without any internet connection.

Health Category:
San Francisco, CA
ThriveOn is a mobile platform that assesses user need, and delivers a tailored evidenced based program, paired with a remote mental health professional.

Innovative World Category:
Montréal, Canada
Synbiota is a collaborative open web platform that allows anyone to safely and sustainably create new medicines, materials, food, and fuel by engineering life using real DNA as building blocks.

Social Category:
Tel Aviv, Israel
Samba is video messaging with reaction shots. Recreating the warmth of face-to-face interaction, it infuses digital video communication with genuine, authentic responses.

Wearable Category:
Skully Helmets
San Francisco, CA
Skully Helmets is pioneering augmented reality solutions for the head protection industry. Founded in Silicon Valley in 2013, Skully's human-centered engineering approach has led to the Skully AR-1, the world's first fully integrated augmented reality motorcycle helmet.

Best Bootstraped Company (the company who has done the most with least):
Sensible Baby
Somerville, MA
Sensible Baby is revolutionizing baby monitoring for the 21st century. Peace of mind is now at your fingertips with the ability to wirelessly track and monitor activities and the environment of your sleeping baby from a smart device.

Most Innovative Company:
The Eye Tribe
Copenhagen, Denmark
The Eye Tribe develops eye control software for consumer devices, allowing hands-free navigation, eye activated login, enhanced gaming experiences, and user engagement analytics.

The winner of the One-Minute Pitch among Accelerator alternates:
Ann Arbor, MI
Avegant is developing the next generation of wearable head mounted displays. The Glyph, their flagship headset, integrates a brilliant, vivid video display and premium audio experience in a unique flip-down form factor.

Want to mingle with more startups after this week is over? Attend SXSW V2V in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 13-16 for another opportunity to meet the next generation of entrepreneurial talent. Register here.

Finally, if you’re interested in taking part in the 2015 SXSW Accelerator next March, then keep your eyes glued to the SXSW website. The application process begins in August 2014.