The SXSW Eco Startup Showcase is a fast-paced pitch competition featuring top greentech, cleanweb and social impact companies from around the world.
Eight companies per category will be invited to compete at the conference in front of a live audience and panel of judges made up of top investors. Each company presents a 4-minute pitch and then engages in a 4-minute Q&A session with the Judges, who ultimately determine the winner.
Open to all greentech, cleanweb and social impact startups with less than $5M in funding, ranging from web-based apps and consumer-facing products to industrial technologies and B2B solutions. Founders of the applying startup must retain some portion of ownership in the company to be eligible to participate.
Startup Showcase submissions now closed.
The Greentech category highlights startups offering a diverse range of products and services that fulfill a market demand while significantly reducing or eliminating environmental impact.
The Cleanweb category includes startups offering web, mobile and software that directly or indirectly impacts sustainability.
Social Impact: For-Profit
This category encompasses for-profit startups that provide scalable solutions to society’s challenges in the areas of education, health, enterprise development and more.
Social Impact: Not-For-Profit
This category encompasses not-for-profit startups that provide scalable solutions to society’s challenges in the areas of education, health, enterprise development and more.
Startup Springboard presented by framergy™ is a pitch event and exhibition designed to propel research and early stage innovation in clean technology and social impact from concept to commercialization.
The event will consist of 3-minute presentations from 15 top cleantech and social impact projects followed by an exhibition featuring demos from the presenting groups.
Springboard is open to all greentech, cleanweb and social impact (for- and not-for-profit) projects and companies in the pre-commercialization phase.
For more information on the Startup Showcase, including eligibility requirements, timeline and event format, please visit our FAQ page.
Contact: Startup Programming Producer, Carolyn Harrold.
To check out the Startup Finalists from previous years, click here.
Liz Forkin Bohannon of Sseko Designs, the winner of the Social Impact category of the SXSW Eco Startup Showcase 2013. Photo by Alison Gibbons