SXSW Pitch: Consumer Tech & CPG
If your startup wants to be part of the 2020 SXSW Pitch competition, then be sure to complete your application paperwork before the final deadline of 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Friday, November 15.
Applying to SXSW Pitch is the best way for startups to leverage the power of March Magic in Austin. Finalists generate numerous press opportunities and make career-enhancing connections with other cutting-edge innovators. Participating startups also gain significant attention from a wide variety of funders — over the last decade, past finalists have received more than $6.6 billion in funding.
Amongst the 10 categories of entry for SXSW Pitch 2020 is “Consumer Technology & CPG.” This category focuses on startups that optimize the process, creation, sales, or distribution of tech-enabled retail and consumer products. Entries in this category may include AR/VR, food, personal care, pet tech, personal electronics, makeup, clothing, bricks & mortar retail technologies, and other companies that use data, applications, and new innovations to transform the consumer experience.
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.