SXSW Accelerator®: March 14–15 Helps Uncover Amazing New Startups

2015 SXSW Accelerator

Event Details:

Hilton Downtown Austin
500 East 4th Street

Saturday, March 14 // 10am–6pm
Salon F, Salon G, Salon J
Sunday, March 15 // 9:30am–6pm
Salon F/G
Sunday, March 15 // 7:00pm Awards Ceremony
Salon F/G



Discover the Most Innovative Online Technologies

The seventh annual SXSW Accelerator startup competition presented by Oracle took place at SXSW Startup Village on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15. A live audience, as well as a panel of expert judges discovered advancements in various sectors of emerging technology. The best part was product demonstrations by the most ambitious talents in the world with the most creative new ideas to change it.

How did the competition unfold? On Saturday, March 14, a total of 48 Interactive technology companies dazzled a live audience, a panel of judges and our emcees with ideas, innovations, products and / or services during Round One of the event. These 48 companies were selected by the SXSW Screening Committee from the hundreds of startups from across the United States and around the world who applied for SXSW Accelerator before the Friday, November 7, 2014 deadline.

On Sunday, March 15, the field of 48 were narrowed down to the top 18 companies – and these 18 startups returned to present to a new set of co-emcees and judges. At the end of the day on Sunday, these judges will selected the grand prize winners for each category. The winners were honored at the SXSW Accelerator Awards.

More than five hundred companies submitted their web-based products to the seventh annual SXSW Accelerator presented by Oracle. Competition was tough and we are extremely grateful for all of the great submissions we received this year.

Congratulations to all of the 2015 SXSW Accelerator Winners

Enterprise and Smart Data Technologies

presented by Rackspace

Entertainment and Content Technologies

presented by Technology Industry Group

  • Zype | New York, NY

Digital Health and Life Sciences Technologies

presented by Shell Ventures

Innovative World Technologies

presented by IBM

Social Technologies

presented by Dyn

Wearable Technologies



Congratulations to all of the 2015 SXSW Accelerator Finalists and Alternates


For a full list of SXSW Accelerator participants and their company description, go here.

Enterprise and Smart Data Technologies

presented by Rackspace

FINALISTS

ALTERNATES

Entertainment and Content Technologies

presented by Technology Industry Group

FINALISTS

ALTERNATES

Digital Health and Life Sciences Technologies

presented by Shell Ventures

FINALISTS

ALTERNATES

Innovative World Technologies

presented by IBM

FINALISTS

ALTERNATES

Social Technologies

presented by Dyn

FINALISTS

ALTERNATES

Wearable Technologies

FINALISTS

ALTERNATES


2015 EMCEES AND JUDGES
This years Emcees and Judges boasts a diverse group of business and entrepreneurial experts that will lend their knowledge to help make the event a success.


2015 ACCELERATOR ADVISORY BOARD:
We are thankful for the international experts on the 2015 Accelerator Advisory Board that lend their knowledge to help us execute a successful pitch event.

2015 ACCELERATOR QUALIFYING COMMITTEE, COACHES AND ON-SITE COACHES:
We are grateful to all the regional and national experts serving as part of the SXSW Accelerator Qualifying Committee, Coaches and On-Site Coaches for the 2015 SXSW Accelerator event.


2015 ACCELERATOR SPONSORS
Without the support from our sponsors, we wouldn't be able to produce such a successful event, giving startups the kind of exposure they need to get out there and head towards success. Through sponsorship, companies can engage with and raise their profile in the startup community while showing support for emerging talent and creativity. To learn more about these unique sponsorship opportunities, please contact Katie King.


SXSW ACCELERATOR ALUMS
SXSW Accelerator has served as a catalyst for a long list of incredible companies who have presented to our various esteemed Judges and Emcees. SXSW wants to showcase a few of the 257 companies who have presented in the event up to this point and share with some of the successes they have had along the way. See the list of Accelerator alums here.


OTHER STARTUP CONTENT AT SXSW:
SXSW Startup Village, SXSW Music Startup Village and SXSW LAUNCHedu


FAQ:
For a listing of the Frequently Asked Questions about the SXSW Accelerator startup competition, please click here.

PRESS:
For any press inquiries to SXSW Accelerator startup competition, SXSW Startup Village and the SXSW Interactive Festival, please contact Kelly Krause.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: For more information, questions, comments and suggestions about SXSW Accelerator and other SXSW Startup Village events, please email Chris Valentine.