Nov 15: SXSW Pitch Entry Deadline
End of day on Friday, November 15 is the final entry deadline for startups that want to leverage the powerful promotional platform that is SXSW Pitch.
Every startup that applies to this competition will be evaluated by a panel of industry experts. The five startups that finish with the highest scores in each of the 10 categories for next spring are classified as finalists — and all 50 finalists will be invited to pitch on-site at SXSW in Austin on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15.
The 10 categories for SXSW Pitch 2020 are as follows:
- Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Voice
- Augmented & Virtual Reality
- Consumer Technology & CPG
- Enterprise & Smart Data
- Entertainment & Content
- Health, Wearables & Wellbeing
- Innovative World Technologies
- Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics
- Social & Culture
The 50 finalists for SXSW Pitch 2020 will join an exclusive group of the world’s most talented founders and entrepreneurs. Over the last 10 years, SXSW Pitch finalists have raised more than $6.6 billion in venture funding.
Apply before the Friday, November 15 deadline to give your startup an opportunity to make the most of March Magic in Austin.
Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.