"Why would someone buy this?" is a question that can stump startups as they try to explain their value proposition. Fortunately for many of the 18 companies pitching in the final round at the sixth annual SXSW Accelerator presented by Oracle, the answers were both compelling and realistic.
Congratulations to this year's six Grand Prize winners, who were announced at the inaugural SXSW Accelerator Awards ceremony after the competition:
Enterprise and Big Data Category
Entertainment and Content Category
Innovative World Category
Best Bootstraped Company (the company who has done the most with least)
Most Innovative Company
The Eye Tribe
The winner of the One-Minute Pitch among alternates
Hats off to the Grand Prize winners for a job well done. And, congratulations to all participants, finalists, judges, emcees, organizers, and audience members for two exciting days at SXSW Accelerator.