SXSW Pitch: Future of Work Technologies – SXSW 2023 – Photo by Keira Lindgren

How to Become the Next Big Thing - Apply to SXSW Pitch 2024

Final Deadline: November 12

From March 9-10, 2024, SXSW Pitch will feature 40 interactive technology companies from 8 different categories, to pitch their industry game-changer in front of a panel of expert judges and audience of global attendees. While participants compete for funding options with investors, media exposure, and coaching by industry experts – registrants can catch a glimpse of the future in tech and innovation unfold in front of their eyes.

The SXSW Pitch Competition remains the premier destination to launch your business while surrounded by some of the best BBQ in the country. Pitching your startup has never tasted so good.

Think your startup has what it takes? Do you happen to be available March 9-10, 2024? Does your team have a pension for breakfast tacos? You belong at the 2024 SXSW Pitch event.

The final application deadline is November 12, 2023 at 11:59pm PT. Learn more about important application deadlines, eligibility criteria and more.

Take Your Startup to the Next Level

"Get ready for another exhilarating year of groundbreaking innovation and entrepreneurial brilliance as SXSW Pitch returns in 2024 for its sixteenth year, bringing together the brightest minds and the most promising startups from around the globe." – Chris Valentine, SXSW Pitch Manager


Why Apply to SXSW Pitch

  • Opportunity for product validation and funding options with investors.
  • Take advantage of media exposure during the SXSW event.
  • Polish your elevator pitch with pre-event coaching by industry experts.
  • Sharpen your skills and gain lasting connections while doing it.

Join the Ranks of Pitch Alumni Greats

From 2009 and 2023, SXSW Pitch participating companies have received over 93% in funding, with a combined funding of over $23.2 billion. Of these 647 participating companies, 17% have been acquired by Google, British Telecom, Huffington Post, Apple, Live Nation, OpenTable, Constant Contact, and Harmon. Some of our prestigious alums you may know include Klout, ICON, Hipmunk, Wildfire, Tubemogul, Siri, Foodspotting, and Tango.

For more inspiration, download the 2024 SXSW Pitchbook Report and explore the SXSW Pitch Archive to browse winners, finalists, and other participants from previous seasons.

Learn more about applications and the selection process, read the FAQ before you begin your application to ensure you meet all requirements.

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Watch Pitch Alumni Videos – 2022 Future of Work Winner: Anthill

2022 Health, Wearables & Wellbeing Technology Winner: Sonavi Labs

2022 Pitch Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Voice Winner: Hume AI


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Get ready to experience more opportunities for discovery, learning, and career-enhancing connections than ever before at SXSW 2024 from March 8-16. Register today and book your Austin stay early to get the best available rate!

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2023 SXSW Pitch – Photo by Miguel Esparza

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