Advancing Innovation in Sustainability
Startup Central is where you meet the companies and people driving the cleantech industry forward. With three days of unique programming and events designed to inform and inspire, Startup Central is the place to discover emerging technologies, generate business and connect with industry professionals across all sectors of green technology. Startup Central is for entrepreneurs, investors, and anyone interested in the technologies that will deliver a sustainable future.
Startup Showcase Competition
This fast paced startup pitch competition offers top cleantech and impact companies exposure to potential investors, strategic partners and media outlets, as well as the overall SXSW Eco audience.
Applications open through June 20. Read more here.
Discover the newest ideas in clean technology at this seed-stage startup exhibition. Apply to participate via the Startup Showcase application. Learn more about Startup Springboard here.
Startup Central Connect introduces cleantech and impact startups to the investors and customers who can take these businesses to the next level via curated one-on-ones.
Startup Central features engaging panels with investors, established entrepreneurs, policymakers and more.
Startup Central Breakout Sessions give startup representatives access to industry experts for direct advice on their careers and businesses via round table discussions.
Ping Pong Tournament
A tournament for anyone in the startup ecosystem, this single elimination doubles tournament is a fun way to break the ice and kick off the conference
Marketing + Exhibitor Opportunities
Interested in marketing or exhibiting in Startup Central? Learn more here!
Have questions or content ideas? Contact our Startup Programming Producer, Carolyn Harrold.
Startup Showcase by Earl McGehee / Lustre Pearl Meetup by Alison Gibbons / Ping Pong Tournament by David Rackley / Startup Central by Debbie Finley