"There are certain moments in life you know you will never forget. Finishing first at SXSW Eco was one of those moments."

- Deane Little, New Sky Energy, Greentech Winner

SXSW Eco Startup Showcase

The SXSW Eco Startup Showcase is a fast-paced pitch competition featuring top impact companies from around the world. Moving into its fifth year, the event has become a launching pad for the latest innovations set to positively impact society and the environment, and serves as a place of discovery for investors, corporations, city and federal government officials, foundations and media outlets.

Collectively, alumni companies have gone on to receive funding totaling over $70M, acquire global brands as clients, partner with utilities and energy companies, and develop other significant business relationships. The 2015 class of Startup Showcase Finalists has already raised over $12M in funding since October. Read more >>

The deadline to apply to the 2016 Startup Showcase has passed. Stay tuned for the Finalist Announcement later this summer!

2016 Categories for Entry

Food + Agriculture
Global Health
Internet of Things + Software

Social Impact
Supply Chain + Product Innovation
Reuse + Recycling

What it Takes to Compete

What it Takes to Pitch at SXSW Eco

Get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to compete in the SXSW Eco Startup Showcase from this documentary by Prezi following the Finalists in the 2014 Social Impact category.


SXSW Eco Startup Showcase - Photos by Randy & Jackie Smith