In a year of immense change and problem-solving, we are especially eager to share this year’s SXSW Pitch finalists and alternates. Our selections feature over 40 interactive technology companies from 8 different categories. These companies will virtually pitch and participate in a 5-minute Q&A with three judges as a part of SXSW Online.
Discover this year’s finalists below and explore SXSW Pitch by the numbers with the 2021 SXSW Pitch Report from PitchBook, a financial data and software company, for a look at over a decade’s worth of data for the SXSW Pitch event. Before we get to the startups, this event couldn’t happen without our Advisory Board and Qualifying Committee and Coaches who contribute significantly to the success of SXSW Pitch.
SXSW Pitch 2021 Finalists and Alternates
Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Voice
Finalists: Bloomfield Robotics (Pittsburgh, PA), Cradlewise (San Francisco, CA), Our Kettle (Berkley, CA), Parrots (Seattle, WA), Wisear (Paris, France) Alternates: Genus AI (San Francisco, CA), Epic Blue (Brussels, Belgium)
Enterprise and Smart Data
Finalists: Matidor (Vancouver, Canada), Persefoni (Tempe, AZ), RudderStack (San Francisco, CA), Slate Digital (New York, NY), Vocalytics (Costa Mesa, CA) Alternates: Dearduck (Austin, TX), Patturn (Fort Worth, TX)
Entertainment, Gaming & Content
Finalists: Anything World (London, England), DanceFight App (Austin, TX), holoride (Munich, Germany), Teleportal (Los Angeles, CA), Virsix Games (Austin, TX) Alternates: Colorcast (Austin, TX), Andromeda Entertainment (Austin, TX)
Future of Work
Finalists: Clair (New York, NY), Honest Jobs (Columbus, OH), OthersideAI (Melville, NY), TalkMeUp (Pittsburgh, PA), v.one (Los Angeles, CA) Alternates: Hardly Dash (Dallas, TX), Lendtable (San Francisco, CA)
Health, Wearables & Wellbeing
Finalists: AlphaBeats (Eindhoven, The Netherlands), Leda Health Company (New York, NY), Nourished (Birmingham, UK), Pillbot (Redwood, CA), Sisu Global (Baltimore, MD) Alternates: Sonic Incytes Medical (Vancouver, CA), Oxiwear (Arlington, VA),
Finalists: ConstellR (Freiburg, Germany), Dimer (Los Angeles, CA), Future Fields (Edmonton, Canada), Lofty AI (Los Angeles, CA), MolyWorks (Los Gatos, CA) Alternates: AgUnity (Queensland, Australia),Exosonic Los Angeles, CA
Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics
Finalists: ClearFlame Engine (Geneva, ILL), Lucky (New York, NY), MicroTraffic (Winnipeg, Canada), TransPod (Toronto, Canada), VideowindoW (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Alternates: Airflow.Aero (Orinda, CA)
Social and Culture
Finalists: Applied BioPlastics (Austin, TX), Collective Liberty (Washington, DC), Dayrize (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Refiberd (Cupertino, CA), Readocracy (Toronto, Canada) Alternates: Agrona (Cairo, Egypt), Euphoria.LGBT (Austin, TX)
Join Us for SXSW Online 2021
Register for SXSW Online today! In addition to the Music Festival Showcases, passholders also have access to the full range of content available during SXSW Online including Conference Keynotes, Featured Speakers, Mentor Sessions, Networking Meet Ups, Film Festival Screenings, Comedy Festival Showcases, Online Exhibitions, and Professional Development.
SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx Awards Ceremony – Photo by Camille Mayor