Startup Showcase

Liz Forkin Bohannon of Sseko Designs, the winner of the Social Impact category of the SXSW Eco Startup Showcase 2013. Photo by Alison Gibbons

SXSW Eco Startup Showcase

Spotlighting innovation and entrepreneurship, the SXSW Eco Startup Showcase is a pitch competition featuring top greentech, cleanweb and impact companies from around the world. The finalists in each category were selected from over 250 applicants and offer the innovations that will drive environmental and social progress in the coming years.

Collectively, in the past two years, participating companies have gone on to receive seed and series funding totaling over $27M and acquire global brands as clients. Read more about their successes here.

2014 Startup Showcase Winners

Startup Showcase Greentech Category presented by HP

  • Pax Pure

  • Picasolar

  • Startup Showcase Cleanweb Category presented by Rackspace

  • Lagoon

  • Startup Showcase Social Impact Not-For-Profit Category presented by United Nations Foundation

  • Open Water Foundation

  • Startup Showcase Social Impact For-Profit Category presented by United Nations Foundation

  • Drinkwell


  • Startup Showcase Categories

    Social Impact: Not-For-Profit Presented by United Nations Foundation

    This category encompasses not-for-profit startups that provide scalable solutions to society’s challenges in the areas of education, health, enterprise development and more. View the Finalists and Semi-Finalists here.

    Social Impact: For-Profit Presented by United Nations Foundation

    This category encompasses for-profit startups that provide scalable solutions to society’s challenges in the areas of education, health, enterprise development and more. View the Finalists and Semi-Finalists here.

    Greentech Presented by HP

    The Greentech category highlights startups offering a diverse range of products and services that fulfill a market demand while significantly reducing or eliminating environmental impact. View the Finalists and Semi-Finalists here.

    Cleanweb Presented by Rackspace

    The Cleanweb category includes startups offering web, mobile and software that directly or indirectly impacts sustainability. View the Finalists and Semi-Finalists here.


    Startup Springboard Presented by framergy™

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    Startup Springboard presented by framergy™ is a pitch event and exhibition designed to propel research and early stage innovation in clean technology and social impact from concept to commercialization.

    The event will consist of 3-minute presentations from 15 top cleantech and social impact projects followed by an exhibition featuring demos from the presenting groups.

    Springboard is open to all greentech, cleanweb and social impact (for- and not-for-profit) projects and companies in the pre-commercialization phase.

    View the Finalists and Semi-Finalists here.


    Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram by using #SXSWEcoStartup.

    For more information on the Startup Showcase, including eligibility requirements, timeline and event format, please visit our FAQ page.

    Contact: Startup Programming Producer, Carolyn Harrold.

    To check out the Startup Finalists from previous years, click here.

    Liz Forkin Bohannon of Sseko Designs, the winner of the Social Impact category of the SXSW Eco Startup Showcase 2013. Photo by Alison Gibbons