"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 - Photo by Randy & Jackie Smith

The SXSW Eco Startup Showcase, produced in conjunction with our Founding Partners, Austin Technology Clean Energy Incubator and Austin Energy, is a fast-paced pitch competition featuring top impact companies from around the world. Moving into its fourth 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 corporate, VC, angel and foundational investors across the country.


Each category will feature pitches from six startups followed by rigorous Q&A sessions with our expert judges, who will ultimately determine the winners.

Energy presented by Direct Energy
International presented by Vulcan Inc.
Internet of Things + Software
Reuse + Recycling presented by Austin Recycling Economic Development Program
Social Impact
Supply Chain + Product Innovation

Applications are now closed.

View the 2015 Startup Showcase Finalists

Contact: Carolyn Harrold, Head of Programming | carolyn@sxsweco.com

What it Takes to Pitch Your Business at SXSW Eco

Get a behind the scenes look at the SXSW Eco Startup Showcase from this documentary following the Finalists in the 2014 Social Impact category.

Startup Alums

Over the past four years, SXSW Eco has had the honor to host close to 100 companies through the Startup Showcase, all offering technologies and services that have a positive impact on society and the environment. Collectively these companies have gone on to receive seed and series funding totaling over $30M, acquire global brands as clients, partner with utilities and energy companies, and develop other significant business relationships. 2014 Winners include Drinkwell, Open Water Foundation, Pax Pure, Picasolar and Lagoon. View alumni list and watch their pitch videos here.

Startup Showcase Founding Partners

The Startup Showcase is produced in conjunction with our Founding Partners, Austin Energy and Austin Technology Clean Energy Incubator

Austin EnergyAustin Technology Incubator

Startup Showcase Sponsors

Direct EnergyVulcan Inc.Austin Resource Recovery
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase - Photo by Randy & Jackie Smith