A big thank you to everyone who helped us produce another amazingly successful SXSW Accelerator event. SXSW would like to congratulate all of this years’ winners. These companies were the best of the best of the 2013 SXSW Interactive Accelerator event, as judged by the panel of experts.
And the winners were....
News Technologies: Phone2Action Kansas City, MO phone2action.com
Health Technologies: Neurotrack Richmond, VA neurotrack.com
Innovative Web Technologies: Wanderu Boston, MA wanderu.com
Mobile Technologies: Syntellia San Francisco, CA syntellia.com
Entertainment & Gaming Technologies: MakieLab London, UK makie.me
Social Technologies: Plotter Cleveland, OH plotterapp.com
Best Bootstrap: (The companies who have done the most with least) InfoActive Chicago, IL infoactive.co
The key criteria when judging companies were: – Creativity (Originality of Idea) – Potential (Longevity, Actualization and Profitability of idea) – Functionality (Usability of interface for idea) – Team / People (Who is your team and how will they make your company a success?)
The winning companies received premium prize packages containing valuable tech-related goodies. The winning prizes included two (2) Interactive badges for the 2014 SXSW Interactive event, various SXSW Accelerator sponsor gifts and, most importantly, the opportunity to receive exposure to the SXSW audience looking out for the latest in cutting-edge technology. Photo and interview opportunities with the attending technology and venture press were abundant, placing these exciting startups in the spotlight as leaders in the future of technology.