March 8-9: SXSW Accelerator Showcases the Best of Emerging Technologies

Written by Hugh Forrest | Friday, Mar 7, 2014

SXSW Accelerator runs Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9

The 2014 SXSW Accelerator pitch competition presented by Oracle kicks off on Saturday, March 8, at 11:00 a.m. at the Hilton Austin Downtown. 48 startups representing the best of emerging technologies in six categories will compete before emcees and judges that include former Apple CEO John Sculley.

During the two-day competition, the 48 companies will be narrowed down to 18 finalists who will present on Sunday, March 9, starting at 9:30 a.m. The grand prize winners in each category will be announced at the inaugural SXSW Accelerator Awards on Sunday evening March 9, immediately after the competition concludes.

In addition to John Sculley, the full list of the industry leaders for this year’s event is available at the 2014 Emcees and Judges page.

And be sure to check out the Finalist page here to find out more about the amazing startups from across the United States and the world that will showcase their talents in the following categories: enterprise and big data, entertainment and content, health, innovative world, social, and wearable.

Click here to purchase a SXSW Interactive, Gold or Platinum badge so that you can attend SXSW Accelerator. We hope to see you there!