Startup Alums

2013 SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Winners (from left): Ben Chostner of Blue River Technology, Deane Little of New Sky Energy, Liz Forkin Bohannon of Sseko Designs, Robbie Adler of Faraday and Peter Yolles of WaterSmart Software. Photo by Alison Gibbons.

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

Moving into its third year at SXSW Eco, Startup Central has become known as a place of discovery for the latest innovations in cleantech and social impact. Forty-four companies have presented at the conference via the Startup Showcase and Springboard in the last two years, and collectively those companies have gone on to raise over $30M in funding.

Selected by our Advisory Board from hundreds of applicants, these companies offer the most promising solutions to the challenges facing society and the environment. View Startup Showcase and Startup Springboard alums below.

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2013 Startup Showcase Winners & Finalists

Congratulations to the Winners and Finalists of the 2013 Startup Showcase. Learn more about these companies and watch their pitches below.

Company Category / Pitch Video Year
WaterSmart Software Cleanweb Winner 2013
Faraday Cleanweb Winner 2013
Bandwagon Cleanweb Finalist 2013
Fluitec Wind Cleanweb Finalist 2013
Growing Energy Labs (GELI) Cleanweb Finalist 2013
Used Cardboard Boxes Cleanweb Finalist 2013
Blue River Technology Greentech Winner 2013
New Sky Energy Greentech Winner 2013
1Energy System Greentech Finalist 2013
AdBm Technologies Greentech Finalist 2013
California Safe Soil Greentech Finalist 2013
Enervee Greentech Finalist 2013
Green Wizard Greentech Finalist 2013
Microbiotecnologia Aplicada Dos Rios (MBTA2R) Greentech Finalist 2013
Rentricity Greentech Finalist 2013
SecureWaters Inc. Greentech Finalist 2013
SmarterShade Greentech Finalist 2013
Sylvatex Inc. Greentech Finalist 2013
California Lithium Battery Greentech Alternate 2013
Green Dot Transportation Greentech Alternate 2013
Ventana Cleantech Inc. Greentech Alternate 2013
Sseko Designs Social Impact Winner 2013
Beyonic Social Impact Finalist 2013
Librii Social Impact Finalist 2013
Portapure Social Impact Finalist 2013
Team Rubicon Social Impact Finalist 2013
VOZ Apparel Social Impact Finalist 2013
Emergence BioEnergy Inc. Social Impact Alternate 2013
SE Rising Social Impact Alternate 2013
SunFunder Social Impact Alternate 2013
Planet Reuse Startup Showcase Winner 2012
NuMat Technologies Startup Showcase Finalist 2012
ZETA Design + Build Startup Showcase Finalist 2012
ActualSun Startup Showcase Semi-Finalist 2012
CEFCO Global Clean Energy Startup Showcase Semi-Finalist 2012
iLumi Solutions Inc. Startup Showcase Semi-Finalist 2012
Kiverdi, Inc. Startup Showcase Semi-Finalist 2012
KleenSpeed Technologies Inc. Startup Showcase Semi-Finalist 2012
Nexus eWater Startup Showcase Semi-Finalist 2012
Omni Water Solutions Startup Showcase Semi-Finalist 2012
Plovgh Startup Showcase Semi-Finalist 2012
Pvilion Startup Showcase Semi-Finalist 2012
Radiator Labs Startup Showcase Semi-Finalist 2012
Staxxon LLC Startup Showcase Semi-Finalist 2012

Past Startup Springboard Companies

Startup Springboard presented by framergy™ is a pitch event and exhibition spotlighting research and innovation in clean technology and social impact. View past selections below.

Company Year
Agrarian Freedom Project 2013
Ecoscape Solutions 2013
Effortless Energy 2013
Halfsies 2013
The Homegrown Revival 2013
Mapdwell 2013
Maya Bamboo 2013
Meshify 2013
Optimal Eco 2013
Repetual 2013
SegUrWay 2013
Sembraire 2013
Stony Creek Colors 2013
SynShark 2013

Thank you to Prezi for hosting the 2013 Startup Showcase presentations and providing the footage from the event.

2013 SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Winners (from left): Ben Chostner of Blue River Technology, Deane Little of New Sky Energy, Liz Forkin Bohannon of Sseko Designs, Robbie Adler of Faraday and Peter Yolles of WaterSmart Software. Photo by Alison Gibbons.