Startups Rule at SXSW: Congrats to the 2014 Accelerator Winners!!

Written by Hugh Forrest | March 9, 2014

Check out the winners of the 2014 SXSW Accelerator pitch competition

"Why would someone buy this?" is a question that can stump startups as they try to explain their value proposition. Fortunately for many of the 18 companies pitching in the final round at the sixth annual SXSW Accelerator presented by Oracle, the answers were both compelling and realistic.

Congratulations to this year's six Grand Prize winners, who were announced at the inaugural SXSW Accelerator Awards ceremony after the competition:

Enterprise and Big Data Category
Trustev

Entertainment and Content Category
Waygo

Health Category
ThriveOn

Innovative World Category
Synbiota

Social Category
Samba.me

Wearable Category
Skully Helmets

Best Bootstraped Company (the company who has done the most with least)
Sensible Baby

Most Innovative Company
The Eye Tribe

The winner of the One-Minute Pitch among alternates
Avegant

Hats off to the Grand Prize winners for a job well done. And, congratulations to all participants, finalists, judges, emcees, organizers, and audience members for two exciting days at SXSW Accelerator.