SXSW Pitch

March 12–13, 2022

SXSW Pitch showcases innovative new technology to a panel of industry experts, high-profile media professionals, venture capital investors, and angel investors.

SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx – 2019 – Photo by Beverly Schulze

SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx – 2019 – Photo by Beverly Schulze

About SXSW Pitch


The 14th annual SXSW Pitch will take place at the Hilton Austin Downtown on Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13. A live audience, as well as a panel of expert judges, will discover advancements in various sectors of emerging technology. The best part – product demonstrations by the most ambitious talents in the world with the creative new ideas to change it. Catch a glimpse of the industry’s future, with a guided tour by our emcees and judges.

From 2009-2021, 572 companies have participated in SXSW Pitch, with over 82% receiving funding and acquisitions in excess of $14.5 billion.

2022 SXSW Pitch will feature 45 Interactive technology companies from 9 different categories. These companies will dazzle a live audience with their company pitch and Q&A with our panel of judges. 25 companies will be featured on Saturday, March 12 and 20 companies on Sunday, March 13. A winner from each category will be announced during the SXSW Pitch Award Ceremony on Sunday, March 13 at 5:30pm CT.

Download this year’s PitchBook report to learn more about trends in Venture Capital and see data on the history of SXSW Pitch.

2022 Schedule


SXSW Pitch

Saturday, March 12

Hilton Hotel, Salon DE (4th Floor)

10:00am – 11:00am Social & Culture Technology

11:30am – 12:30pm Enterprise & Smart Data Technology

2:30pm – 3:30pm Entertainment & Content Technology

4:00pm – 5:00pm Health, Wearables and Wellbeing Technology

5:30pm – 6:30pm Extended Reality & Immersive Technology

Sunday, March 13

Hilton Hotel, Salon DE (4th Floor)

10:00am – 11:00am Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics

11:30am – 12:30pm Innovative World Technologies

2:30pm – 3:30pm Future of Work

4:00pm – 5:00pm Artificial Intelligence. Robotics and Voice Technology

SXSW Pitch Award Ceremony

Sunday, March 13

Hilton Hotel , Salon H (6th Floor)

5:30pm Award Ceremony

2022 SXSW Pitch Finalists Meet Up

Monday, March 14

Hilton Hotel, Salon C (4th Floor)

10:00am – 12:00pm SXSW Pitch Finalists Meet Up

SXSW Pitch 2022

SXSW Pitch showcases innovative new technology to industry experts, high-profile media professionals, venture capital investors, and angel investors.



Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Voice

Technologies related to machine-simulated intelligence, consciousness, empathy, or speech. These technologies may also cover Internet of Things and smart devices, or a machine’s ability to perform, anticipate, and streamline tasks without human assistance. These startups seek to address a wide variety of issues.

Enterprise & Smart Data

Technologies that increase productivity for businesses and/or individuals by simplifying informational data through new workflows and analytics. These startups may have applications in data collection, management, analysis, presentation, interpretation, security, and augmentation across industries such as business, finance, advertising, and more.  

Entertainment, Gaming & Content

Technologies and applications that are reinventing the ways humans find enjoyment through areas such as leisure, education, and entertainment. Industries these technologies address may include gaming, music, film, television, video, arts, news and publishing, streaming, and digital storytelling.

Extended Reality & Immersive Technology

Technologies using XR – augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and other visualization technologies. These applications may address such uses as gaming, entertainment, data visualization, education, medical care, warfare, transportation, and many more subjects.

Future of Work

Technologies that enable, empower, change, and expand capabilities in the future of work and the working experience. These technologies may find applications in the gig economy, remote working and connectivity, business communications, project management, workforce incentives and benefits, payments, manufacturing, human resources, education and skills training, recruiting, and others.

Health, Wearables & Wellbeing

Technologies focused on human-centric applications that advance health and connect individuals with health systems and facilities, care teams, providers, insurance, corporate and personal wellness services, and public health & social services. These startups may also include applications in aging and geriatrics, general wellness, diagnosis, treatment, fertility, genetics, exercise, home fitness, nutrition, sleep, sports, and wearable technologies.

Innovative World Technologies

This category is for any creative and innovative application, product, or service that does not fit in another SXSW Pitch category, as well as technologies that act as the infrastructure that new technologies are built on. Examples that might fit into this category include (but are not limited to) payments and financial technologies, blockchain, space and aerospace, biotechnology and nanotechnology, agriculture and natural resources, pet tech, cannabusiness, sustainability, drones, home refinancing, quantum computing and computer chip technology, energy, and others.

Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics

Technologies that create and advance smart cities by providing services and products for local environments, which includes buildings, neighborhoods, communities, and public spaces. These innovations may find applications in real estate development, transportation, logistics, delivery, autonomous vehicles, ridesharing, infrastructure, utilities, public works, security, population data, government and civic services, and more.

Social & Culture

Technologies that explore and expand the boundaries of how humans experience life as individuals, as communities, and as global citizens. Examples of such sectors include but are not limited to social media and networking, family-tech, dating and friendship, travel and hospitality, environment and climate change, home, fashion, and consumer tech. This category also covers social enterprise technologies that aim to solve social or societal problems, impact positive change, and improve lives.

2022 SXSW Pitch Advisory Board


The individuals listed below were instrumental to the success of the 2022 SXSW Pitch. Their hard work, diligence and support in bringing together the future of the technology industry to our event is greatly appreciated.

Aliya Aaron
Nursing Innovation Hub, Inc.
Miami, FL

Rafat Abushaban
Gaza, Palestine

Nilma Achwal
The Female Founders Lab
Los Angeles, CA

Lydia Aguiar
Amazon Web Services
Washington, DC

Meredith Ahr
Jackson Hole, WY

Cristina Alessi
Curitiba Agency of Development and Innovation
Curitiba, Parana

Amber Allen
Double A Labs
Austin, TX

Karen Allen
Twitch for Musicians
Los Angeles, CA

Javier Altamirano
Minneapolis, MN

Robbi Kathleen Anthony
Euphoria.LGBT Inc.
Austin, TX

Claudia Aparicio
GrowthX – SingularityU Colombia
Bogota. Colombia

Kahlil Ashanti
Mantis XR
Vancouver, Canada

Mevish Aslam
Brimingham, United Kingdom

Kathleen Baireuther
Ford Motor Company – Autonomous Vehicles LLC
Austin, TX

Elyse Ball
Akron, OH

Dave Barcos
North Bank Innovations
Vancouver, WA

Harley Blakeman
Honest Jobs
Denver, CO

Ben Blanquera
Dublin, OH

Marjan Blumberg
Marjan B. Consultancy
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Jan Bormans
European Startup Network
Brussels, Belgium

Tim Brownstone
Reading, England

Leigh-Ann Buchanan
aīre ventures
Miami, FL

Marcus Bullock
Washington, DC

Sarah Burgaud
San Francisco, CA

Shawna Butler
Exponential Medicine
Austin, TX

Bobbie Carlton
Innovation Women
Lexington, MA

Rosario B. Casas
VR Americas & BCPartners Tech
Bogota, Columbia

Niko Chauls
Seattle, WA

Raymond Chin
Wunderman Thompson
Shanghai, Shanghai

Rendi Clark
Boulder Startup Week
Boulder, CO

Bart Collet
Healthskouts & Hyperadvancer
Antwerp, Belgium

Steven Cook
FortuneCMO, LLC
Charleston, SC

Lindsey Cox
The Company Lab
Chattanooga, TN

Darragh Dandurand
DD Production
Philadelphia, PA

Marchondes Moreira De Araujo
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Brazil (MCTI)
Brasilia, DF

Diego De Biasio
Technoport SA
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Ashley DeWalt
Houston, TX

Simone Driessen
Startup Foundation
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Siobhan Dullea
Boston, MA

Tarek El Saad
Toronto, Canada

Craig Elias
Bow Valley College Interpublic Group Medibrands
Calgary, Canada

Ellen Erickson
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Washington, DC

Paola Ferrario
Paola Ferrario
Battle Creek, MI

Pedro Ferreira
Xperience Plus
Frankfurt, Germany

Alvin Foo
Shanghai, China

Nicole Forbes
Austin, TX

Jessica Ford
Anaheim, CA

Devon Fox
PGA Tour
Ponte Vedra, FL

Deneisha Franklin
HubSpot, Black Tech Columbus
Columbus, OH

Kathleen Fritzsche
Kathleen Fritzsche
Berlin, Germany

Kyla Frye
WT Enterprise Center
Amarillo, TX

Tim Fulton
Confluence Consultants
Columbus, OH

Ashley Gentry Yue
Austin, TX

Timmy Ghiurau
Volvo Cars
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gregory Gibson
HBCU Battle of the Brains/HSI Battle of the Brains/Black Sports Business Symposium
Austin, TX

Magdalena Giuria
BRAVA / Universidad Catolica del Uruguay
Montevideo, Uruguay

Jacob Gordon
Brooklyn, NY

Brett Greene
New Tech Northwest
Seattle, WA

Maria Gross
Berlin, Germany

Nate Gross
Doximity & Rock Health
San Francisco, CA

Lorin Hamlin
Under Armour
Baltimore, MD

Raymond Hannes
Seeding Studio
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Norbert Hernann
Berlin Government
Berlin, Germany

Natara Holloway
National Football League
New York, NY

Harvey Hudes
Caliber Corporate Advisers
New York, NY

Jonathan Hursh
San Francisco, CA

Daryl Hyun
EchoScope Inc.
Boston, MA

Jens Ingelstedt
Stockholm, Sweden

Kayla Isabelle
Startup Canada
Ottawa, Canada

Melinda Jacobs
Subatomic / Perkio
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Maxim Jago
Maxim Ltd
London, England

Ashley Jennings
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Cate Johnson
Boulder, CO

Keith Jordan
Dublin, Ireland

Dalia Kamar
Cairo, Egypt

Alex Kovbasko
Sweden Foodtech
Stockholm, Sweden

James Kwan
Jumpstart Media Limited
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Karim Lakhani
Harvard Business School
Cambridge, MA

Brian Lang
Energizing Health
Houston, Tx

Jay Latta
STINT – Strategic Intelligence for New Technologies
Munich, Germany

Sara Ledterman
3+ Ventures
Folsom, CA

Jennifer Lee
San Francisco, CA

Maren Lesche
Vision Health Pioneer Incubator
Berlin, Germany

Ikram Mansori
San Francisco, CA

Luis Martinez
We Tha Plug
San Diego, CA

Martin Martinez
Founder Institute Texas
Austin, TX

Eric Mathews
Start Co.
Memphis, TN

Jean Paul Mau-Asam
New Dutch Wave
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Caitlin McAllister
Workbox Company
Chicago, IL

Mike McCready
Lethbridge College
Alberta, Canada

Elizabeth McGee
Houston, TX

Patrick McHugh
Austin, TX

Jon Mertz
Santa Fe Innovates
Santa Fe, NM

Katie Milligan
Heartland Forward
Bentonville, AR

Vanessa Miranda
Chula Vista, CA

Martin Montero
Startup Champions Network
Mexico City, Mexico

Jessica Moose
Santa Fe Business Incubator
Santa Fe, NM

Violeta Moran
Fundacion Emprender
Manta, Ecuador

Ludek Moravec
Embassy of the Czech Republic
Washington, DC

Alexa-Rae Navarro
Startup San Diego
San Diego, CA

Joshua Ness
New York, NY

Andrew Ngui
Greater Peoria Economic Development Council
Peoria, IL

Aline Noizet
Digital Health Connector
Barcelona, Spain

Christine Ntim
Global Startup Ecosystem
New York, NY

Nadyli Nunez
Pittsburg, PA

Andra Nuta
Berlin, Germany

Emmanuel Nyame
United Nations Foundation
Accra, Ghana

Janice Omadeke
The Mentor Method
Austin, TX

Cagdas Onen
Toronto, Canada

Liisi Org
Startup Estonia
Tallinn, Estonia

Leon Pals
Startup Foundation
Rotterdam, Holland

Mark Paltshon
Redwoods Investment Climate Holding
Melno Park, CA

Kelly Pease
Chicago, IL

Amy Peck
Austin, Tx

Sara Polak
Prague, Czech Republic

Sammy Popat
MAVRIC@University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD

Joanna Popper
Hewlett Packard
Los Angeles, CA

Valentina Primo
Startups Without Borders Ltd
Rome, Italy

Varun Ramdevan
Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Cambridge, MA

Alessandro Ravanetti
Barcelona, Spain

Eric Redmond
Portland, OR

Erin Reilly
Texas Immersive Institute
Austin, Tx

Miki Reynolds
Los Angeles, CA

Mike Roberts
Creating Coding Careers
San Diego, CA

Elianne Rodriguez
LIST Ventures
Monrovia, CA

Will Rogers
Imaginable Media
San Francisco, CA

Cinthya Romero
TalentProspect / NovusConcillium
Guadalajara, Mexico

Emily Ross
Inkvine Communication
Ballinam, Ireland

Damian Routley
Founder Factory
London, England

Ghader Sadeghi
Tabriz, Iran

Mark Sanders
Austin Technology Incubator
Austin, TX

David Santana
San Francisco, CA

Paola Santana
Social Glass
San Francisco, CA

Matthew Cohen Santorelli
New York, NY

Joy Schoffler
Distinctive Edge Partners
Austin, TX

Daniel Schutte
The Venture Center
Little Rock, AK

Steve Schwartz
Redmond, WA

Richard Seline
Resilience Innovation Hub & Collaboratory Network
Houston, TX

Elisa Sepulveda
Founder Institute
Austin, TX

Jonty Sharples
London, England

Tayla Sheldrake
Berlin, Germany

Yuan Shi
Creative Destruction Lab
Vancouver, Canada

Tal Shmueli
Startup Nightmares
Tel Aviv, Israel

Alan Smithson
Toronto, Canada

Julie Smithson
Toronto, Canada

Christoph Sollich
The Pitch Doctor
Berlin, Germany

Nathalie Sonne
leAD Sports and Health Tech Partners
Berlin, Germany

Bob Sopko
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Erin Stadler
Boomtown Accelerators
Boulder, CO

Sanja Stankovic
Hamburg, Germany

Sarah Stephenson
36 Degrees North
Tulsa, OK

Thomas K.R. Stovall
Intention Mastery
Chicago, Ill

Ryan Sturgill
Gaza Sky Geeks
Gaza, Palestine

Pauly Suchy
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Cleveland, OH

Jennifer Tacheff
Manifest Advisors
San Francisco, CA

Todd Tate
Bully Meow
San Francisco, CA

Cecilia Tham
Futurity Studio
Barcelona, Spain

Frederik Tibau
Brussels, Belgium

Leonie Timmermans
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rick Turoczy
Portland, OR

David Uhlif
Brno, Czech Republic

Lode Uytterschaut
Start it@KBC
Ronse, Belguim

Isaac Vanderburg
Launch Alaska
Anchorage, AK

Heidy Vaquerano
Fox Rothschild LLP
Los Angeles, CA

Pedro Vasconcellos
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Minh Vu
Austin, TX

Lauren Washington
Austin, TX

Michael Weatherby
BDO Canada
Surrey, Canada

Eric Weissmann
Cincinnati, OH

Cecilla Wessinger
Mass Collaboration
Tulsa, OK

Van West
Newport Beach, CA

Sampson Williams
Axes and Eggs
Sunrise, FL

Austin Wilson
Cleveland, OH

Kevin Winston
Digital LA
Los Angeles, CA

Samantha Wolfe
New York, NY

Kat Yalung
Los Angeles, CA

Jason Yim
Los Angeles, CA

Hubert Zajicek
Health Wildcatters
Dallas, TX

Jay Zalowitz
San Francisco, CA

2022 SXSW Pitch Qualifying and Coaches Committee


SXSW Pitch Qualifying and Coaches Committee contribute significantly to the success of SXSW Pitch.  The Qualifying Committee focuses on the intake of all plans submitted and is responsible for the validating the applications for accuracy, completeness, veracity and proper categorization. With their vast experience, SXSW Pitch Coaches work closely with the finalists in the months leading up to the event to assist them in their onstage presentations.


Dean Cruse 

Tanya White

Greg Wright

Qualifiers and Coaches

Collin Anawaty
First Dollar

Katie Baker

Kara Bortone
Johnson & Johnson

Shelly Brenckman
Lake Walk Innovation Center

Molly Cain

Keith Casey
Casey Software

Michael Crider
Byrne Boadle

Mellini Monique Cross
Vocal Culture Garde

Liz Deering
Impact Haven

Candice Digby
Austin Design Week

Christine DiPietro
The Company Lab

Sloan Foster
Envisage Associates

McArthur Gill
Swan Bitcoin

Jonathan Ha

Yael Hochberg
Rice University

Jacqueline Hughes
Kauffman Fellows

Amy Hurwitz
Bostin Consulting Group

Mariam Jacob
Allergy and Asthma Clinics of Houston

Kaz Karwowski
Rice University

Teri Kelly

Barbara Kelso
Kelso Consultants

Katina Keynon
Applaudo Studios

Kerty Levy

Monique Maley
Articulate Persuasion

Deborah Mansfield

Cara McCarty

Jake McKee

Robert McKee
Cypress Associates

Rob Austin McKee
University of Houston

Bryan Mcquary

Molly Montgomery
Founder’s Haven

Marc Nathan

Will Neder
CareSet Systems

Jon Nordby
Mass Challenge

Rachelle Oribio

Darryl Peek
Google Cloud

Mark Phillips
Are You Watching This?!

Isabella Schmitt
Proxima Clinical Research

Sarah Spear
Techstars Chapter/RetailMeNot

Kristin Spindler
Concordia University Texas

Mike Steely
SteelRock Ventures

Mark Streich

Val Vacanta

Ashland Viscosi
Creative Meet Business

Sharon Wallace

Joshua Weibling
Hatch Pitch

Adam Weinroth

Chris Westfall
Westfall and Associates

Tanya White

Wen Zhang
INNW Institute

Chen Zhang

Pitchbook Report


Each year, PitchBook, a financial data and software company, complies over a decade’s worth of data into a report for the SXSW Pitch event.

Download the 2022 Report from PitchBook below to explore industry categories and data on standout past participants from the most VC capital raised to most active investors in SXSW companies and more.

SXSW Pitch Alumni Archive


SXSW Pitch proudly applauds our alumni and the millions of funding along the way. Over the years, we launched our startup platform for finalists with great ideas with the goal of matching them with top investors both nationally and internationally

Past Participants Research

Of the 572 companies that participated in SXSW Pitch between 2009 and 2020, over 82% received funding, with combined funding in excess of $14.5 billion (does not include undisclosed grants, angel and seed funding). Of these 572 companies, 17% have been acquired by the likes of Google, British Telecom, Huffington Post, Apple, Live Nation, OpenTable, Constant Contact, and Harmon. Some of our prestigious alums you may know to include Klout, ICON, Hipmunk, Wildfire, Tubemogul, Siri, Foodspotting, and Tango.


Explore the the SXSW Pitch Archive for Winners, Finalists, Judges, Coaches, and more from past seasons.

Past judges have included Tim Draper of DFJ, John Sculley of Apple/Pepsi, Robert F. Smith of Vista Equity Partners, Constantijn van Oranje of Startup Delta, Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media, Paul Graham of Y Combinator, Kay Koplovitz of Springboard Growth Capital/USA Network Co-Founder, Naval Ravikant of AngelList, Guy Kawasaki of Alltop, Cyan Banister of Long Journey Ventures, Werner Vogels of Amazon, Christine Herron of Intel Capital, Whurley,  Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures, Albert Wenger of Union Square Venture, Bob Metcalfe of 3Com/Ethernet Co-Founder, and Laurie Segall with CNN to name a few.

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