2015 SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Winners - Photos by Randy Smith

The Startup Showcase is a place of discovery for the latest innovations in cleantech and social impact. Over the past four years, over 150 companies have presented at the conference via the Startup Showcase, and collectively those companies have gone on to raise over $70M 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.

The 2015 class of Startup Showcase Finalists have already raised over $12M in funding since October. Read more

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2015 2014 2013 2012
ENERGY GREENTECH GREENTECH CLEANTECH
INTERNATIONAL CLEANWEB CLEANWEB
INTERNET OF THINGS + SOFTWARE SOCIAL IMPACT, FOR PROFIT SOCIAL IMPACT
REUSE + RECYCLING SOCIAL IMPACT, NOT-FOR-PROFIT SPRINGBOARD (Early Stage)
SOCIAL IMPACT 2014 SPRINGBOARD (Early Stage)
SUPPLY CHAIN + PRODUCT INNOVATION
WATER


2015 Energy

Winner

Yan Engines (Austin, TX) — Pitch Video — D-Cycle, making your car's engine more efficient

Finalists

Callida Energy (New York, NY) — Pitch Video — Reinventing the way buildings work for you
CO2AL, LLC (Houston, TX ) — Pitch Video — Bringing power to electric vehicles
ConnectMyEV (Fremont, CA) — Pitch Video — Accelerating a renewable energy future
Go Electric (Anderson, IN) — Pitch Video — Secure, efficient power to facilities and utilities
    Recent Milestones

Innosys (Salt Lake City, UT) — Pitch Video — Experience intelligent lighting
Quanta3 (Longmont, CO) — Pitch Video — Sensing the air around us
Sustainable Power Systems, Inc. (Boulder, CO) — Pitch Video — Innovation in microgrid automation

2015 International

Winner

Wirewatt (Monterrey, Mexico) — Pitch Video — Connecting capital to residential solar

Finalists

Bee Smart Technologies (Sofia, Bulgaria) — Pitch Video — Saving honeybees through data and sensor technology
bim.bon (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) — Pitch Video — Digital tools for a less painful building process
Boond Engineering & Development (Delihi, India) — Pitch Video — Solar energy for all — one roof at a time
Meazon (Patras, Greece) — Pitch Video — Energy savings through small energy meters
PiggyBaggy (Helsinki, Finland) — Pitch Video — Ridesharing service and consumer goods transport
Strawberry Energy (Belgrade, Serbia) — Pitch Video — Smart solar powered street furniture
Upside Energy (Northwich, UK) — Pitch Video — We pay people to not use energy.
    Recent Milestones


2015 Internet of Things + Software

Winner

GridCure (San Francisco, CA) — Pitch Video — Smart grid optimization platform for utilities

Finalists

Bractlet (Austin, TX) — Pitch Video — Energy efficiency solutions for commercial buildings through equipment-level analytics
Chai Energy (Los Angeles, CA) — Pitch Video — Know your home, know you power
Kakaxi (Austin, TX) — Pitch Video — Know your food from soil to table
    Recent Milestones

PARKNAV (San Francisco, CA) — Pitch Video — Find parking now
SPOT (Boston, MA) — Peer-to-peer marketplace for private, off-street parking
WigWag (Austin, TX) — Pitch Video — Bridging routing and automation to transform the physical world into a programmable platform
    Recent Milestones


2015 Reuse + Recycling

Winner

Full Cycle Bioplastics (San Francisco, CA) — Pitch Video — Transforming organic waste into biodegradable plastic

Finalists

AMP Robotics (Boulder, CO) — Pitch Video — Leveraging state-of-the art robotics for waste management
Connora Technologies, Inc. (Hayward, CA) — Pitch Video — Creating recyclable next-gen performance composites and adhesives
eCycling USA (Vienna, VA) — Pitch Video — Turnkey eWaste Materials Reclamation Centers
Redeuces (Austin, TX) — Pitch Video — Creative waste solutions
The ReWall Company (Des Moines, IA) — Pitch Video — Upcycling cartons into healthy building materials
RoadRunner Recycling (New York, NY) — Pitch Video — Value-engineering the way we recycle
Stuffstr (Seattle, WA) — Pitch Video — Make stuff matter, for a happier you and a healthier planet.

Alternate

Alkemy Environmental (Boston, MA
) — Environmental sustainability through innovation



2015 Social Impact

Winner

Sisu Global Health (Baltimore, MD) — Pitch Video — Offering a surgical tool to recycle a person's own blood during internal bleeding
    Recent Milestones

Finalists

BeTH (Woburn, MA) — Pitch Video — Enabling custom fit without custom fabrication for leg amputees
    Recent Milestones

CharityCheckin (Spokane, WA) — Pitch Video — Donate to charities of your choice through simple check-in at any retailer
GuideOn (Oakland, CA) — Pitch Video — Creating career opportunities for our veterans
NeoLight (Scottsdale, AZ) — Pitch Video — Disruptive tech to treat Jaundice in babies around the globe
    Recent Milestones

Qorax (Hargeisa, Somaliland + Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo) — Pitch Video — Solar asset financing and distribution
Stower (San Francisco, CA) — Pitch Video — Smart energy hardware to provide affordable wireless electricity services
WellDone (San Francisco, CA) — Pitch Video — Connected sensors for sustainable access to clean drinking water

Alternate

Hydrobee (Seattle, WA) — Your personal renewable energy system



2015 Supply Chain + Product Innovation

Winner

Cotyledon Consulting (Victoria, BC, Canada) — Pitch Video — An RNAi-based programmable herbicide platform that protects biodiversity by killing only the target weeds

Finalists

Aeroclay (Austin, TX) — Pitch Video — Frozen dirt
Bioserie (Hong Kong, China) — Pitch Video — 100% bio-based baby toys made from plants
Carbon Analytics LTD (London, UK) — Pitch Video — Every business can be a green business
Carbon Bamboo L3C (Austin, TX) — Pitch Video — Bamboo charcoal production
Living Ink (Denver, CO) — Pitch Video — Transforming algae into ink
    Recent Milestones

Mallinda (Aurora, CO) — Pitch Video — 1st fully recyclable carbon fiber advanced composites that can be molded at mild temperatures
Nature Inspired Industries (San Francisco, CA) — Pitch Video — New composite to reduce energy use in automotives and aerospace

Alternate
Revolar (Denver, CO) — The wearable for personal safety
    Recent Milestones


2015 Water

Winner

SeaChange Technologies (Raleigh, NC) — Pitch Video — Sustainable desalination

Finalists

Cerahelix (Orono, ME) — Pitch Video — DNA biotechnology and ceramic chemistry for the next generation filter
    Recent Milestones

Dropcountr (Redwood City, CA) — Pitch Video — Data analytics and mobile apps for home water management
Effluent Free Desalination (Sacramento, CA) — Pitch Video — Environment friendly desalination with no brine
Flō Technologies (Los Angeles, CA) — The proactive home water control system
OndaVia (Hayward, CA) — Pitch Video — Fast, accurate water analysis
Recycled Hydro Solutions (Rogers, AR) — Pitch Video — Smart products that reduce water usage
Water Lens (Houston, TX) — Pitch Video — Real time analysis of oilfield waters


2014 Greentech

Winners

PAX Pure, Inc. (San Rafael, CA) — Pitch Video — Thermal water purification
    Recent Milestones

Picasolar (Fayetteville, AR) — Pitch Video — Solar at higher efficiencies with less silver
    Recent Milestones

Finalists

HEVO Power (New York, NY) — Pitch Video — Wireless charging for electric vehicles
    Recent Milestones

Skyven Technologies (Dallas, TX) — Pitch Video — Most efficient rooftop solar. Ever.
    Recent Milestones

Photon8, Inc. (Corpus Christi, TX) — Pitch Video — Sustainable food and fuel from algae

SiNode Systems (Chicago, IL) — Pitch Video — Next-gen of lithium-ion batteries

Watershed Materials (Austin, TX) — Pitch Video — Naturally reducing masonry’s carbon footprint

Wetzel Blade (Austin, TX) — Pitch Video — Innovative solutions for wind turbine rotor blades

Semifinalists

e-Chromic Technologies (Boulder, CO) — Pitch Video — Turn your windows into smart windows

Green Edge Technologies (San Diego, CA) — Pitch Video — Making every home a smart home

Smart Farm (Nicholasville, KY) — Pitch Video — Remote crop monitoring and irrigation control

Ventana Inc. (Foster City, CA) — Waste plastics to petroleum fuels

2014 Cleanweb

Winner

Lagoon (Cincinnati, OH) — Pitch Video — Sensor-driven smart water use for your home
    Recent Milestones

Finalists

Verigo (Gainesville, FL) — Truth in transit
    Recent Milestones

CrowdComfort (Somerville, MA) — Pitch Video — Leveraging the human sensor network
    Recent Milestones

Curb (Austin, TX) — Pitch Video — Real-time home energy monitoring
    Recent Milestones

Digital H2O (Chicago, IL) — Insight and solutions for digital oilfield water management
    Recent Milestones

Gridmates (Austin, TX) — Pitch Video — A peer-to-peer energy sharing platform
    Recent Milestones

Measurabl (San Diego, CA) — Pitch Video — Sustainability reporting, simplified
    Recent Milestones

Valor Water Analytics (San Francisco, CA) — Pitch Video — Utility tools for a resilient water future
    Recent Milestones

Semifinalist

Oroeco (San Francisco, CA) — Pitch Video — Vote with your wallet to live your values


2014 Social Impact, For-Profit

Winner

Drinkwell (Boston, MA) — Pitch Video — Transforming the global water crisis by franchising filtration technology
    Recent Milestones

Finalists

Do Amore Rings (Houston, TX) — Pitch Video — Share the love — every ring gives two people clean water, for life

Elequa (San Antonio, TX) — Pitch Video — Sustainable water treatment technology for developing communities

Harbor Biometrics (Boston, MA) — Pitch Video — Mobile biometric-based ID platform

Spend Consciously (Washington, D.C.) — Pitch Video — The nutrition label for your conscious

Emergence BioEnergy Inc. (Cambridge, MA) — Pitch Video — Reliable Power, anywhere from agricultural waste

Underground Network (Glendale, CA) — Pitch Video — Giving youth a voice in government through smartphones

Wilding & Co (Queenstown, New Zealand) — Pitch Video — Harvesting invasive pine to distill essential oil
    Recent Milestones

Semifinalists

Accompany (New York, NY) — Pitch Video — Stylish products from rural artisans

GiveGab (Ithaca, NY) — Pitch Video — The volunteering network
    Recent Milestones

Half United (Wilmington, NC) — Pitch Video — Fashion that feeds
    Recent Milestones

Naadam Cashmere (New York, NY) — Pitch Video — Farm-to-table in luxury fashion
    Recent Milestones

2014 Social Impact, Not-For-Profit

Winner

Open Water FoundationPitch Video — Open source software platform to help make better decisions about water

Finalists

Accountability Lab (Washington, D.C.) — Pitch Video — Empowering citizens to build tools for integrity and anti-corruption
    Recent Milestones

Ecosia (Berlin, Germany) — Pitch Video — The search engine that plants trees when you search the web
    Recent Milestones

Kula Project (Marietta, GA) — Pitch Video — Investing in small-scale farmers to create sustainable communities

ORGANIZE (New York, NY) — Pitch Video — Using tech to end the organ shortage and save lives

pAge Drinking Paper (Pittsburg, PA) — Pitch Video — Creating paper to clean drinking water


Pollinate Energy (Carlton, Australia) — Pitch Video — Empowering Indian entrepreneurs
    Recent Milestones


The Urban Death Project (Seattle, WA) — Eventually, I'll be a lemon tree.

Semifinalists

Green Impact Campaign (Arlington, VA) — Pitch Video — Cloud-based tools + student volunteers to reduce CO2

SmallSmall / Global Latrine (Dallas, TX) — Pitch Video — Affordable and sustainable latrines for developing countries

2014 Springboard (Early Stage Companies)

Black Pine Engineering — Pitch Video — Enabling low-cost, clean energy generation

Blue ImpactPitch Video — Change how the world produces mushrooms

Everywhere Energy — Be your own battery

H2diosPitch Video — Extending the renewable energy inventory

JUSTPitch Video — Transparency in fashion supply chains

Lucelo TechnologiesPitch Video — Printed portable power
    Recent Milestones

lumenomicsPitch Video — Maximize natural light

Nu Promethean Technologies — Using DNA to make graphene electronics
    Recent Milestones

PACIFICOPitch Video — Resilience solutions for disaster risk reduction

renooblePitch Video — Data geeks driving the solar energy revolution

Resilient Modular Systems [RMS]Pitch Video — Innovating modular building systems for the future

SE RisingPitch Video — Creating a better world through ethical sourcing

SharePitch Video — Give back with every purchase

SilextaPitch Video — Nanotechnology for energy storage

Totus Power — Powering education, powering dreams
    Recent Milestones

WiseWater — Responsible consumption


2013 Greentech

Winners

Blue River Technology (Sunnyvale, CA) — Pitch Video — Robotics for agriculture
    Recent Milestones

New Sky Energy (Boulder, CO) — Pitch Video — Smart chemistry for a cooler planet
    Recent Milestones

Finalists

AdBm Technologies (Austin, TX) — Pitch Video — Underwater noise control
    Recent Milestones

California Safe Soil (West Sacramento, CA) — Pitch Video — Sustainable fertilizer
    Recent Milestones

Enervee (Venice, CA) — Pitch Video — Find the most energy efficient appliances and electronics available
    Recent Milestones

Green Wizard (Mt Pleasant, SC) — Pitch Video — Green building project management solution
    Recent Milestones

Micro Biotecnologia Aplicada 2 Rios SA de V (Mexico City, Mexico) — Pitch Video — Reduce emissions in agribusiness

Rentricity (New York, NY) — Pitch Video — Creating a smart water grid through in-pipe hydro solutions
    Recent Milestones

SecureWaters Inc. (Tullahoma, TN) — Pitch Video — Detect pollutants in surface waters through sensors

SmarterShade (Chicago, IL) — Pitch Video — Dimmable window systems

Sylvatex Inc. (San Francisco, CA) — Pitch Video — Cleaner, low-carbon blended fuel

2013 Cleanweb

Winners

Faraday (Burlington, VT) — Pitch Video — Customer acquisition platform for energy solutions
    Recent Milestones

WaterSmart Software (San Francisco, CA) — Data analytics for water utilities
    Recent Milestones

Finalists

1Energy Systems (Seattle, WA) — Pitch Video — Software making energy storage simple for utilities

Bandwagon (New York) — Pitch Video — Ridesharing for taxis
    Recent Milestones

Fluitec Wind (Jersey City, NJ) — Pitch Video — Using wind turbine data to slash operating costs

Growing Energy Labs (GELI) (San Francisco, CA) — Pitch Deck — Platform for the rapid deployment of energy storage
    Recent Milestones

Used Cardboard Boxes (Los Angeles, CA) — Pitch Video — Quality used moving boxes

2013 Social Impact

Winner

Sseko Designs (Portland, OR) — Pitch Video — Women-made fashion accessories from Uganda

Finalists

Beyonic (Kampala, Uganda) — Pitch Video — Transforming payment systems around the world
    Recent Milestones

librii (Ghana) — Pitch Video— Digitally-enhanced, revenue generating library in Africa

Portapure (Chicago, IL) — Pitch Video — Affordable water treatment products

Team Rubicon (El Segundo, CA) — Pitch Video — Veteran-led disaster response
    Recent Milestones

VOZ Apparel (Brooklyn, NY) — Pitch Video — Artisanal luxury fashion brand with a social mission

2013 Springboard (Early Stage Companies)

Agrarian Freedom Project (Tucson, AZ) — Connecting small-scale ranchers with financial and technical resources
    Recent Milestones

Ecoscape Solutions — (Charlotte, NC) — Smart energy and water conserving solutions

Effortless Energy (Austin, TX) — Making home energy solutions the no-brainer they ought to be
    Recent Milestones

Halfsies (Austin, TX) — Eat less, give more — go halfsies

The Homegrown Revival (Austin, TX) — Food is life, the revival is movement

Mapdwell (Boston, TX) — Work with the sun

Maya Bamboo (Austin, TX) — Sustainable bamboo charcoal

Meshify (Houston, TX ) — The connected-device app engine
    Recent Milestones

Repetual (Austin, TX) — Renewable energy products accessible to everyone

SegUrWay (Austin, TX) — Lean on us

Sembraire (Lima, Peru) — Measure and offset your carbon footprint

Stony Creek Colors (Goodlettsville, TN) — US-grown commercial textile colorants
    Recent Milestones

SynShark (London, UK) — Nature's substitute for scarce resources
    Recent Milestones


2012 Cleantech

Winner

PlanetReuse (Kansas City, MO) — Making it as easy to shop online for reclaimed building materials
    Recent Milestones

Finalists

NuMat Technologies, Inc. (Skokie, IL) — Metal organic frameworks for gas storage and separations applications
    Recent Milestones

Zeta Design + Build (San Francisco, CA) — Manufacturing modular, net zero single- and multi-family homes
    Recent Milestones

Semifinalists

ActualSun (Houston, TX) — Software platform for solar power plants

CEFCO Global Clean Energy (Frisco, TX) — Captures and harvests air pollution from industrial facilities

Framergy, Inc. (College Station, TX) — Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) technology,
    Recent Milestones

iLumi Solutions (Plano, TX) — Intelligent lighting controlled wirelessly through a mobile device
    Recent Milestones

Kiverdi, Inc. (Berkeley, CA) — Sustainable oils and chemicals using waste carbon as a feedstock
    Recent Milestones

KleenSpeed Technologies Inc. (Moffett Field, CA) — Lithium battery packs for stationary power, smart grid and EVs
    Recent Milestones

Nexus eWater (Canberra, Australia) — Helping homeowners transform grey water from a waste into a resource
    Recent Milestones

Omni Water Solutions (Austin, TX) — Mobile water systems for water treatment and re-use
    Recent Milestones

Plovgh (Viroqua, WI) — Hyperlocal digital exchange and distribution network for independent farmers
    Recent Milestones

Pvilion (Brooklyn, NY) — Llightweigh and efficient sustainable building structures from flexible solar cells and fabrics
    Recent Milestones

Radiator Labs (Brooklyn, NY) — Low-cost, whole-building radiator retrofit systems
    Recent Milestones

STAXXON LLC (Montclair, NJ) — New shipping container space/slot optimization technology


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2015 SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Winners - Photos by Amanda Stronza