We are excited to announce the Winners and Finalists of the 2013 Startup Showcase presented by Dell. The Startup Central Advisory Board, made up of expert investors from across the United States and Europe, helped us narrow down the close to 200 applications that came in from around the world to the 24 Finalists that would compete at the conference. Each company offers an innovative solution to today's challenges in the areas of Cleanweb, Greentech and Social Impact.
On October 8, these 24 companies took the stage, each giving their best 3-minute pitch and participating in a grueling Q&A session with the Judges, each experts in their respective category.
Learn more about the Winners and Finalists and watch their pitch videos by clicking on the category name below:
Customer acquisition platform for energy solutions.
Revolutionizing clean energy customer acquisition with the use of machine learning technology and marketing instrumentation.
Customer Engagement & Big Data Analytics for Water Utilities.
WaterSmart Software is the only behavior change platform proven to reduce residential water demand by up to 5% and increase customer engagement 3X.
Ridesharing for taxis and car services. Hop On!
Every day millions of people travel in the same direction in separate rides. Bandwagon is making use of city networks to solve this problem.
Using Wind Turbine Data to Slash Operating Costs.
Fluitec Wind is a clean technology company focused on decreasing the cost of wind energy by leveraging machine-to-machine networks.
Enabling software for Energy Storage deployments.
GELI, sells software to integrate, network, & economically operate energy storage systems. GELI software possesses 3 components: EOS, APPS, & Drivers.
Save Time, Save Money, Save Trees!(TM)
UCB is a national logistics firm that buys quality used boxes from large manufacturers and re-sells them as eco-friendly alternatives to new boxes.
Advanced Technology for Better Agriculture.
Blue River Technology is disrupting chemical intensive agriculture with proprietary robotics that identify and mechanically eliminate weeds.
Smart chemistry for a cooler planet.
New Sky Energy profitably converts industrial wastewater and CO2 into useful chemicals. Our clients include some of the world’s largest companies.
Software making energy storage simple.
1Energy Systems provides software based on industry’s first open standards for grid-connected energy storage systems and other electric energy assets.
Effective & eco-friendly underwater noise control
AdBm is a UT Austin startup selling underwater noise control products & has a 2-year industry contract to research new applications of the technology.
California Safe Soil - sustainable fertilizer.
Breakthrough technology to recycle organics into fertilizer, faster, safer, better, and more sustainably than any alternative.
Enervee® is the world's first energy-smart scoring platform making it easy for consumers and businesses to save with the most efficient products.
Building Product Management Workflow.
GreenWizard takes a data-oriented approach to building products, enabling the research, modeling, and documentation of green building products.
Building the change we want to do in our world.
MBTA2R is a Mexican company concerned about global warming by offering products to reduce greenhouse gases, using CO2 and methane as the main input.
Creating a smart and sustainable water grid!
Rentricity Inc. is a renewable energy company based in New York City. It designs and installs unique energy recovery systems for water infrastructure.
The Voice of Water.
SecureWaters has developed a bio-sensor that scans green algae to instantly test for the presence of chemical pollutants in water.
Dimmable window systems at the touch of a button.
SmarterShade has developed a film-based shading system that allows users to make any window go from clear through shades of grey to dark.
Future of Diesel Fuel: Cleaner, Greener & Cheaper.
Sylvatex uses the current infrastructure to blend renewable components into diesel fuel to reduce cost while creating a cleaner, greener diesel fuel.
Transforming the Way Power is Stored ©.
CalBattery is commercializing a game changer Li-ion battery silicon-graphene anode material that increases capacity over 300%.
Park-and-Walk Charger for Electric Vehicles.
The World’s First 100% Efficient, 100% safe Park-and-Walk Charger for Electric Vehicles.
Waste plastics to petroleum fuels.
Every Sseko has a story.
Sseko is an ethical fashion brand that enables high potential women in Uganda to earn money that will go directly towards their college educations.
Business Beyond Cash.
Beyonic is a mobile payment aggregator making it easy for businesses to use mobile payment networks to eliminate the use of cash in emerging markets.
Empowerment through Access.
Librii is a network of digitally enhanced, community-based, revenue-generating libraries on the frontiers of broadband connectivity.
Portapure creates affordable water treatment products.
We tackle a lack of access to clean water in developing countries. Our PureLives product is an affordable in-home water treatment system in a backpack.
Veteran-led disaster response.
Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.
Change Through Beauty.
VOZ is an eco fashion brand that leverages collaborative design innovation to empower marginalized artisans creatively, culturally, and economically.
Reliable Power. Anywhere.
Emergence BioEnergy has developed a waste-to-energy solution based on Stirling technology to revolutionize power generation in low-income countries.
The most convenient way to better your business and your world at the same time.
SE Rising is an online marketplace for sourcing socially responsible products and services, from fair-trade coffee to wind-powered web hosting.
SunFunder: Invest in Solar Empowerment
We’re a lending platform connecting investors to high-impact solar projects that improve the lives of low-income communities in developing countries.
Thank you to Dell, the presenting sponsor of the 2013 Startup Showcase.
Thank you to Prezi for hosting the 2013 Startup Showcase presentations and providing the footage from the event.
2013 SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Winners (from left): Ben Chostner of Blue River Technology, Deane Little of New Sky Energy, Liz Forkin Bohannon of Sseko Designs, Robbie Adler of Faraday and Peter Yolles of WaterSmart Software. Photo by Alison Gibbons.