The SXSW Innovation Awards recognize the most exciting, most promising and most inspiring new endeavors across 10 different categories.
This competition highlights new projects that have been launched in the last 12 months. Unlike SXSW Pitch (which focuses on the forward-thinking business models of new startups), the SXSW Innovation Awards showcase the merits of specific releases — these releases can come from either new or established companies.
From the hundreds of submissions to this competition, a committee of expert judges helps select the five most deserving finalists in each category.
Winners will be honored at the SXSW Innovation Awards ceremony on the evening of Monday, March 13 in Ballroom D of the Austin Convention Center.
Stay tuned for 2023 application information coming later this summer.