SXSW Pitch returns for its thirteenth year to showcase some of the global startup ecosystem’s most exciting, innovative, and cutting-edge technology!
2021 Event Information
SXSW is launching SXSW Online as part of our 2021 offerings. The digital experience will feature conference keynotes and sessions, screenings, showcases, networking, and exhibitions from March 16 – March 20, 2021. Learn more about SXSW Online here.
This year’s SXSW Pitch will be part of the SXSW Online digital experience. 2021 SXSW Pitch will feature 48 interactive technology companies from 8 different categories. These companies will virtually pitch and participate in a 5-minute Q&A with three judges.
Applications are being accepted October 20, 2020 to January 8, 2021.
2021 SXSW Pitch Schedule
Day One: Wednesday, March 17
10:00am-10:55am | Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics
11:00am-11:55am | Social & Culture
12:00pm-12:55pm | Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Voice
1:00pm- 1:55pm | Innovative World
Day Two: Thursday, March 18
10:00am-10:55am | Future of Work
11:00am-11:55am | Enterprise and Smart Data
12:00pm-12:55pm | Entertainment, Gaming and Content
1:00pm- 1:55pm | Health, Wearables & Wellbeing
SXSW Pitch Alums: $7.6 Billion in Funding
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.
Of the 553 companies who participated in SXSW Pitch between 2009 and 2019, over 80% received funding, with combined funding in excess of almost $7.6 billion (does not include undisclosed grants, angel and seed funding). Of these 553 companies, 18% 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 SXSW Pitch Archive to browse winners, finalists, and other participants from previous seasons.
For questions about SXSW Pitch, please contact Chris Valentine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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