Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

TLDR: Ten Austin area startups have been selected as finalists and alternates for the SXSW Pitch competition in 2024. The competition, now in its 16th year, showcases innovative startups from around the world. The finalists will have the opportunity to present their ideas at the SXSW 2024 Conference & Festivals in March.

Key Points:

  • Ten Austin area startups have been named as finalists and alternates for the SXSW Pitch competition in 2024.
  • The competition, in its 16th year, highlights innovative startups from various industries.
  • Finalists and alternates will present their ideas at the SXSW 2024 Conference & Festivals in March.

According to Pitchbook, previous finalists of the competition have raised over $23 billion in funding since 2009. The categories for the 2024 competition include Artificial Intelligence, Voice & Robotics; Enterprise & Smart Data; Entertainment, Media & Content; Extended Reality and Web3; Future of Work; Food, Nutrition, & Health; Innovative World Technologies; and Smart Cities, Transportation & Sustainability and Student Startup.

The Austin area startups that made the cut include Autonomize, which created AI for healthcare workers and institutions, Nava AI, which developed an AI assistant for navigating the U.S. immigration system, and Aiki, which prioritizes student safety through two-way communication. In the Extended Reality and Web3 category, Applix created an AR-based visual quality inspection app, while Connected Athletics empowers athletes to connect with influencers for career optimization.

Other finalists and alternates from Austin include Layerpath, which enhances team efficiency with AI-powered interactive product demos, Terralytiq, a climate tech startup focused on decarbonization, MACH Transit, a student startup specializing in levitating camera vehicles, and Paradigm Robotics, which provides situational awareness for various industries through robotic platforms.

The full list of finalists and alternates can be found on the SXSW website. The competition takes place from March 9-10, 2024 at the SXSW 2024 Conference & Festivals in Austin.