More than 670 companies submitted their web-based products to the fourth annual SXSW Accelerator event. Competition was tough and we're extremely grateful for all of the great submissions we received. Congratulations to the Music finalists who will be showcased their products.
A big thank you to everyone who helped us produce another incredibly successful SXSW Accelerator event. SXSW would like to congratulate all the winners. These companies were the best of the best of the 2012 SXSW Interactive Accelerator event, as judged by the panel of experts.
And the winners were....
Wemo Media Venice, CA wemomedia.com
Ginger.io Cambridge, MA ginger.io
Innovative Web Technologies:
Viztu Technologies Cambridge, MA viztu.com
Condition One Brooklyn, NY conditionone.com
Ovelin Tampere, Finland ovelin.com
News Related Technology:
Funf Project Cambridge, MA funf.org
Social Media & Social Networking Technologies:
Thirst Labs San Francisco, CA thirst.co
(The companies who have done the most with least)
BrandYourself.com Syracuse, NY brandyourself.com
Onesheet San Francisco, CA onesheet.com
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 2013 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.
Music Technologies Category Finalists
WildChords by Ovelin is an iPad game that makes learning to play the guitar fun, addictive and motivating. It is played with any real guitar, and requires no additional equipment. Ovelin is the #1 music app in 34 countries, iPad game of the year (Tilt TV), Best European Learning Game 2011 (LUDUS).
Palo Alto, CA
AudioVroom is your music discovery genie. Let AudioVroom create a profile based on your activity on social networks and devices. Invite friends, genres and artists to a virtual or real room you DJ, where music is based on the intersection of all profiles. Monitor your dashboard on any device.
San Francisco, CA
ConcertCrowd is a Facebook app that uses your location, music likes and friends list to help you discover live music in your area. Combined with integrated streaming music, live music fans finally have all the tools they need to find their next favorite show.
San Francisco, CA
Onesheet enables entertainment professionals to create a beautiful, simple, maintenance free website in under two minutes. It's used by tens of thousands of musicians, actors, comedians, DJs, and a myriad of other types of creative individuals.
San Francisco, CA
Rexly is an iPhone app, which helps people share the music they love with, and discover new music through, their friends. Users of Rexly can play their on-device iTunes music, share songs to Facebook and Twitter and see what their friends are listening to in iTunes and Pandora.
VenLabs combines professional expertise in music, gaming and technology to create new methods of expression through interactive audio. With our work, we aim to advance the expectations and enjoyment of music fans everywhere. Our flagship product, DimSong, creates custom remixes of existing music based on your touch, movement and surroundings.
45 Sound helps bands & artists tell their live music stories by making fan-shot concert videos sound great.
Our technology replaces the (usually poor) audio of fan video uploads with high quality live audio provided by the band. Connect with your fans and build your concert video archive!
Swarm.fm gives you super-human listening ability. It compliments your normal discovery and listening routine with smart technology and deep personalization, to help surface music you’ll love, all the time. Because good music is non-negotiable.
San Francisco CA
Tastemate is a new mobile platform for engaging fans and selling merchandise at concerts. Tastemate connects fans with special deals on merchandise, tickets and contests available only during the show. Our mobile merch table helps fans engage directly from their seats and provides valuable data to the bands.
New York, NY
CrowdStream is a mobile event network that connects artists directly with fans at events. Artists using CrowdStream include Duran Duran, Motley Crue, Smashing Pumpkins, J. Cole, Neon Trees, Bush, Chevelle, Buckcherry, and Wale.
Fried Green Apps
Fried Green Apps, Inc. has created Mix Me In a new social media streaming and distribution model for music. Mix Me In2 Taylor Swift was nominated by Billboard as Best Music Engagement App. The technology is now available as a Facebook Social Music Player.
Please see sxsw.com/interactive/startupvillage/accelerator/recap for a 2012 SXSW Interactive Accelerator Recap.