SXSW Pitch: Smart Cities
Friday, November 15 brings the final entry deadline for SXSW Pitch 2020. All applications must be completed by 11:59 pm Pacific Time on this date to be eligible for consideration.
Applying to this competition is the best way for startups to leverage the power of March Magic in Austin. Finalists for SXSW Pitch generate numerous press opportunities and make career-enhancing connections with other cutting-edge innovators. Finalists 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 “Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics.” This category focuses on startups that create and advance smart cities by providing services and products for local environments, which includes buildings, neighborhoods, communities, and public spaces. Innovations pioneered by startups in this space may find applications in real estate development, transportation, logistics, delivery, autonomous vehicles, rides-haring, infrastructure, utilities, public works, security, population data, government and civic services, and more.
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.