Meet the entrepreneurs and investors shaping our future at SXSW Eco Startup Central. Featuring panels, exciting competitions, demos from new startups and unique networking opportunities, Startup Central offers entrepreneurs the tools they need to take their company to the next level.
Startup Showcase: Greentech, Cleanweb, Social Impact
Spotlighting innovation and entrepreneurship, the SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Presented by Dell is the place to launch your Greentech, Cleanweb or Social Impact company. This investor pitch competition features top startups from around the world, selected by our Advisory Board and the SXSW Eco team. Attend to discover the next opportunities in cleantech and impact investing. Learn more.
Startup Springboard features early stage impact companies that, like the Startup Showcase, were selected from applications with the help of the Startup Central Advisory Board. Learn more and check out the Official Selection.
Startup Central features engaging sessions with expert investors and established entrepreneurs. 2013 sessions included: Financing Capital-Intensive Energy Businesses, Rising Stars: The New Class of Impact Entrepreneurs, The Next Wave of Cleantech Investing: Ready for Prime Time, Big Oil: An Ally to Cleantech?, Letting Your Customers Lead: Design Research for Startups and more.
Startup Central Breakout Sessions give startup representatives access to industry experts for direct advice on their careers and businesses. Attendees will have the opportunity to join round tables of fellow attendees for coaching by industry experts in venture funding, startup/corporation relationships, marketing and more.
SXSW Eco Ignite
SXSW Eco Ignite, organized in partnership with Houston's SURGE Accelerator, connects the most promising startups in greentech, cleanweb and social impact with the investors and customers who can take these businesses to the next level.
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.
2013 Winner: Team ATI, Robin Murphy + Mitch Jacobson.
Marketing + Exhibitor Opportunities
Interested in marketing or exhibiting in Startup Central? Learn more here!
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