Attend Startup Springboard today at 3:15 PM in Exhibit Hall 1 to hear Texas startup and SXSW Eco Alum, framergy, discuss their announcement that they have raised approximately $1.6M in a Series A round from new investor, AFC LLC, including a small participation from existing investors.
Last year, we saw that framergy, a company that focuses on Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs), was working on a promising solution to the challenge of energy storage and invited them to present in an event showcasing early-stage technologies. Since the conference, the company has taken off, and we are happy to have them back for SXSW Eco 2013 to recognize them as one of the success stories that come out of SXSW events.
We are excited to announce that Ryan Kottenstette of Khosla Ventures has been added to the roster of Breakout Session leaders. Ryan, who is also a judge in the Greentech category of the Startup Showcase, will be discussing technology that enables people to do things better and faster, from batteries to agriculture.
A part of Startup Central, Breakout Sessions presented by Energy Excelerator 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 pitching, funding, marketing and more.
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We are excited to announce that Dell is the presenting sponsor of the 2013 SXSW Eco Startup Showcase. This investor pitch competition features 25 top startups from around the world in the categories of Social Impact, Greentech and Cleanweb.
With a long track-record of supporting entrepreneurs, Dell is a perfect compliment to this program. The Dell Center for Entrepreneurs works with startup companies at all levels to foster growth and bring real change to these businesses. Then, Dell Ventures contributes to the startup ecosystem by making crucial investments in early stage companies. Dell is committed to reducing their customers' environmental impact as well as their own, considering the environment in every stage of their business. Learn more about Dell’s positive impact through their environmental initiatives here.
Attend the SXSW Eco Startup Showcase presented by Dell to see the Startup Finalists pitch and to discover the next opportunities in impact investing. Buy a badge by 11:59PM CST tonight, September 20, to save off the walk up rate and book a hotel at our SXSW group rate when you register!
Participate in a truly unique networking event, pairing startup employees with potential investors and collaborators for a single-elimination doubles ping pong tournament. The Startup Central Ping Pong Tournament presented by HelioVolt will be held within the Startup Lounge located in Exhibit Hall 1, during the peak of Startup activity late afternoon on Monday, Oct. 7.
Advanced sign up is recommended for the best matchings. The ping pong table will also be available during additional Exhibition hours for registrants who would like to unwind with a game!
HelioVolt, the groundbreaking thin film solar module producers, are presenting the event. Find out more about their efforts here.
If you would like to have your organization involved at SXSW Eco contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SXSW Eco Startup Springboard, presented by JM Ornstein, is SXSW Eco’s newest game-changing initiative. The showcase, selected by Startup Central Advisory Board, highlights the rich potential in early stage cleantech companies and aims to provide them with essential exposure.
J.M. Ornstein, the London based clean tech commercialization firm, is focused on just this - working year round to provide fledgling businesses with the tools to succeed. The firm identifies platform technologies that could constitute the foundation of a startup and brings them to the market. For more information on their efforts, visit www.jmornstein.com.
The Springboard takes place on Monday, October 7th at 3:15 pm and will be MC’d by Christopher Römer, founder of advisory services company ORRO.CO. Register to attend and swing by to meet the cutting-edge Springboard finalists!
After intense deliberation, the Startup Showcase Advisory Board has spoken and SXSW Eco is ready to present the Startup Showcase Finalists.
These 24 Finalists will travel to Austin to pitch their startups to top investors from around the country. Expert VC, corporate and angel investors preside over the presentations as Judges, engaging in grueling Q&As with the Finalists and ultimately deciding the Winners in each of the Showcase categories.
For the first year, SXSW Eco will also feature Springboard, an exhibition-style reception features the top 15 early stage Greentech, Cleanweb and Social Impact companies that applied to the Showcase.
Startup Central was created to connect today’s innovative entrepreneurs with investors and businesses who can drive their new ideas forward. SXSW Eco is currently offering marketing opportunities in the Startup Central program for businesses to reach the many entrepreneurs, investors, financiers and utilities present during the conference. Through personalized on-site events businesses can align themselves with this exciting area and reach a targeted audience. Available options for marketing include presenting workshops, meet ups, the ping pong tournament or becoming a title presenter for the Startup Showcase! For more information contact us.