Spotlights highlight new technology companies within SXSW’s industry-specific programming tracks including SXSW Music and Startup Village®.


Music Startup Spotlight at SXSW 2016. Photo by Merrick Ales.

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These reception-style exhibitions take place in an intimate networking setting, allowing exhibitors to make one-on-one connections with attendees. Each Spotlight will showcase 20 of the brightest startups in Startup Village for a highly focused experience.

Food+Tech Startup Spotlight Presented by


Saturday, March 11 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Techspace Austin
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Come see, touch & TASTE the latest Food + Tech products that are striving to build us a happier, healthier, safer, and more sustainable world. Join the party complete with food, drinks, and engaging demos from the latest startups on the cutting edge of this Food + Tech revolution. Taco and open bar included as well.

Barnraiser | A social discovery and funding platform connecting individuals to the people, projects and brands shaping how we eat and live.

Brami Beans | Known as lupini in Italy, BRAMI is a Roman supersnack with the most protein per calorie of any plant on earth.

ChefStir | ChefStir’s convenient customization features make it seamless and accessible to host your own dinner party, select a chef, and split the check with guests.

EvyTea | EvyTea is a woman-owned Cold Brew Tea company out of Boston. EvyTea produces healthy and great tasting tea for offices, co-working spaces and restaurants.

feedfeed | Social media community and crowdsourced cooking content fueling a food media/tech company, influencer-network, publication, and the largest hashtag for home cooking, #feedfeed.

GrubHub | GrubHub is the nation’s leading online and mobile food ordering company dedicated to connecting hungry diners with local takeout restaurants.

Habit | A personalized nutrition company disrupting the one-size-fits-all diet industry with a test that reveals what eating right means for you.

Herbal Papaya | Herbal Papaya is the #1 manufacturer of premium, organic, GMO-free papaya and graviola health and wellness products. Our mission is to support healthy living, sustainable farming and women-owned endeavors.

JuiceBot | JuiceBot is a distribution system that eliminates pre-packaging to shield raw, cold pressed juice from light and heat oxidation.

Local Roots | At Local Roots Farms we design, build, deploy and operate the world’s most productive indoor farming solutions.

Nima | Nima is a consumer technology company making the world safer for people who need to know what’s in their food.

Oliso | Oliso makes innovative household appliances that simplify your life. We believe that taking care of your home and family should be fun.

Pull Up A Seat | Pull Up A Seat is a mobile app that hosts a private community marketplace that allows you to find on-demand home cooking for anyone, by anyone!

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Music Startup Spotlight

Tuesday, March 14 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pre-Function Area of Hilton Hotel, 4th Floor
All Badges (Platinum, Interactive, Film, Music)
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The SXSW Music Startup Spotlight focuses on some of the most innovative new companies in the music world. The Spotlight coincides with the popular Startup Village programming, where VCs, entrepreneurs, and tech industry attendees will be meeting/mingling/discussing in sessions across the hall.

Music Startup Spotlight Participants

Cultivate | Cultivate is a marketing agency in a box that automates the marketing process and abstracts the complexity from social media.

DISCO | DISCO is a lightweight online music management app that makes it easy to search and organize files, edit metadata and share with your team and network from anywhere.

Even | The world’s first headphones that adapt to the unique way you hear with groundbreaking Even EarPrint technology.

Everywhere Roadie | The sharing economy has a new kid on the block – Everywhere Roadie. Created by musicians for all performance artists to rent gear from their peers.

Jammber | Jammber’s tools empower and enhance the creative process with Simplified Paperwork, Faster Payments, and Accurate Credits for the Entertainment Industry.

musx | The human-powered music recommendation engine helping fans discover new songs from friends that match their mood, activity or favorite genres.

National Performing Rights Exchange | NPREX is an online “exchange” for direct licensing of public performance rights between music publishers and music users (broadcasters, streaming services, etc.).

Nymbus | Can live concerts #BreakTheInternet and generate recurring passive revenue? Activate live fan influencers with the Nymbus Smart Concert platform.

OneAvenue | OneAvenue™ gives fans a 360º view of artists’ social, music, videos, live-streaming, and tickets in one place.

OnlyInVR | OnlyInVR is going to have the world’s largest library of music-oriented VR content — putting fans on the stage and behind the scenes.

PerDiem |PerDiem is a platform where you can invest in music. Earn money by discovering and investing in artists.

RIFF.TVR | Platform enabling artists, labels and content creators to bring popular music into CGI-based VR music experiences for Home and Arcade markets.

Requestify | Our social platform is designed to make social gatherings better, simply by making it easy for people to request, control, and share songs.

RoadNation | CrowdSource your tour with RoadNation. Tour smart. Get upfront cash. Give your fans a great experience. Roadnation: your touring partner.

SkyTracks | is an online music collaboration and creation platform.

Songstream | Songstream is a free on-demand music streaming app that empowers users to discover music, follow playlists, and organize songs into playlists.

Songtradr | Songtradr is the fastest growing music licensing platform in the world, delivering brands, apps, TV and filmmakers amazing commercial music directly from artists, songwriters and catalogs.

SoulSence | SoulSence is a social platform where you can capture your unique life soundtrack and express the significance of each song.

Soundmob | Experience Music Together. Soundmob provides a more interactive and amplified audio/video experience by syncing multiple phones and speakers simultaneously via wifi, bluetooth, and cloud.

TuneRegistry | TuneRegistry is an affordable all-in-one music catalog management platform with integrated metadata and rights registrations to music rights organizations and more.

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Tech Startup Spotlight

Friday, March 10 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pre-Function Area of Hilton Hotel, 4th Floor
All Badges (Platinum, Interactive, Film, Music)
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Monday, March 13 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pre-Function Area of Hilton Hotel, 4th Floor
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Discover emerging startups at the Tech Startup Spotlight. An engaging reception with complimentary drinks, the Tech Startup Spotlight provides two unique opportunities to meet with and get demos from some of the brightest startups today.

Tech Startup Spotlight Participants for Friday, March 10

1787fp | Everything you need to take control of your wealth, in one place: track finances, manage investments, and make payments.

CieAR | CieAR provides customized interactive content that takes storytelling to a new level with life-size 3D characters and immersive scenes.

Fan Fund | Fan Fund is the first AI sports gaming + hedge fund experience in the legal entity wagering market.

Jifflo | Jifflo, the next generation’s social-network, lets users capture more than just pictures by enabling them to create, edit, and share GIFs.

JOZU | JOZU for WOMEN is a travel solution that helps women explore, book and experience travel better & safer using AI.

Letsbevy | Letsbevy, Inc. is a technology platform and live social network that matches artists with businesses and individuals based on lifestyle/brand.

Maply | Maply builds interactive, real-time maps for festivals and conferences. Find Maply in the App Store to enhance your SXSW experience.

Mic’d | Mic’d is a music-themed, charity-driven social platform that brings people together through events, fashion, and community blogging.

Mittcute | Mittcute is an app for creating activities and meeting new people while you discover together what the city has to offer!

OZ Coin | OZcoinGold (OZGLD) is the world’s first gold backed crypto-currency, that is specifically developed on the 3rd generation blockchain.

Parihug | Parihug makes internet connected plush toys that let you hug loved ones from anywhere in the world.

PhenixP2P | PhenixP2P is revolutionizing content delivery with the world’s only real-time video streaming platform enabling unprecedented low latency at massive scale.

Robolink | Robolink teaches kids programming and STEM fundamentals by building and programming robots and drones!

Seek | Seek is an augmented reality, location-based app that allows users to engage with brands in the real world using mobile technology.

soundBYTE | Record audio and share conveniently with followers on soundBYTE App. Users can consume and share jokes, music, thoughts, and more!

STILLGOING | STILLGOING is a mobile app (also available on the web) that allows users to connect on demand with a “LIVE” guided meditation coach anytime, anywhere!

tCell | tCell immunizes your application so your web app can defend itself. Only a 5-minute install, tCell makes application security easy.

Unnanu | Unnanu is a simplified recruiting and hiring platform. Unnanu contains authenticated video profiles on a secured database only accessible to authorized businesses. Unnanu built on a cloud technology to make recruiting and hiring process seamless, effective and efficient.

Vaportronix | VQ by Vaportronix, the worlds first cell phone case designed to store and charge our one of a kind VQStick (Vaporizer).

VirtexApps | Creator of Virtex Arena, the multiplayer augmented reality competition held at sporting events and concerts.

Tech Startup Spotlight Participants for Monday, March 13

Anka Labs | Anka Labs is delivering on the promises of Smart Buildings, IoT, and Industry 4.0 by improving control through pattern analytics deployed via an edge device that makes equipment self-optimizing and capable of machine and/or reinforcement learning.

Basepaws | Basepaws is a pet genetics company, focused on improving the lives of cats through DNA science and big data. Meowgic!

Blend Media | Blend Media offer the largest library of premium 360° Video/VR films for licensing, a global network of expert 360° Video Creators and innovative WebVR Ad Products.

Brandleap | Brandleap is a brand-controlled marketplace that offers a revolutionary way to increase sales by leveraging their retail sales channel.

dubdub | dubdub brings brands and creators together by providing them with the tools and technology necessary to create shoppable video content.

Lokal Travel | Online marketplace for booking immersive cultural experiences and adventures around the world with locally-run businesses.

MLEADS | MLeads is a cloud mobile platform for Leads and event management automation; accessible from any devices anywhere; Free Trial

Nopical | is your newsfeed on steroids – the good kind. Broad topics, diverse viewpoints, a more informative news experience.

Ottia Maker Machine | The Ottia Maker Machine is a $200 “Factory in a Box” which allows everyone to have access to their own makerspace.

Ozobot | Ozobots are smart, small and social robots that turn consumers of technology into creators.

Playku | Playku makes it easy to build, play and share online television channels, personalized to fit your tastes and lifestyle.

PlayPallets International, Inc. | PlayPallets International, Inc. makes shipping pallets that are also completely self-contained  sports equipment systems. They can be transformed into basketball hoops, soccer goals,  skate ramps, and more after delivering supplies to crisis regions worldwide.

Smack Innovations | Safely text, phone, and use apps while driving. SafeConnect is the safest and least expensive solution on the market.

Sales Cognition | Sales Cognition is a platform which uses artificial intelligence to close, create, and convert sales opportunities. Integrates with existing platforms to instantly have actionable items and results.

TARA | TARA is an intelligent product builder that automates software development workflows with 50,000 pre-screened contractors and smart project management.

Verse | A revolutionary cloud-based video storytelling platform that lets publishers, marketers, filmmakers and journalists create immersive interactive HD video experiences simply and affordably.

Wi-Fi Stand | The Wi-Fi Stand is an easy-to-use & simple way to place Wi-Fi devices everywhere you need them. Remarkably simple & universal by design, it features a standard rail-mount, supporting any wireless device on the market.

XTREME DESIGN | XTREME DESIGN has developed “XTREME DNA”- a Cloud Supercomputer enabler web service. A customer can make a pre-configured supercomputer on the public cloud in 10mins. Let’s obtain 1000x computing power of personal computing!

Zippyspot | ZippySpot is a mobile loyalty app and B2C social platform that empowers the business to grow, engage, and reward their customer base in real time using Bluetooth small-sensor beacons and geo-location.

Zoozler | Zoozler helps promising startups develop innovative technology and raise capital to fund development and growth.

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