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SXSW 2022 Announces Winners of 14th Annual Pitch Event |

Global Startups Recognized for Their Cutting-Edge Ideas in 9 Separate Categories

AUSTIN, TX, March 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Tonight, South by South-West® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals announced the winners of the 14th edition SXSW location®, which took place March 12-13 at the Hilton Austin Downtown during the startup segment of the conference. In addition to a winner chosen in each of the 9 categories, a finalist also took home the overall “Best In Show” award.

The category winners of the SXSW Pitch 2022 event are:

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Voice: Hume AI

Enterprise and intelligent data: syrup technology

Entertainment, games and content: action face

Extended reality and immersive technology: MATSUKO

Future of work: Anthill

Health, clothing and well-being: Sonavi Laboratories

Innovative global technologies: Hilos

Smart cities, transport and logistics: JusticeText

Social & Cultural: MGL

SXSW Pitch 2022 also crowned its “Best In Show” winner, Hilos. Special prizes were also awarded to Action Kiro for “Best Bootstrap,” Unpacking for “Best One-Minute Speed ​​Pitch” and Sonavi Laboratories for “Best DEI.”

Each of the winners received $4,000two badges for next year’s SXSW conference, a trophy and, most importantly, exceptional exposure to SXSW attendees and potential investors seeking the latest cutting-edge technologies and innovations.

“Now in our 14th year, Pitch continues to showcase the best technology from around the world, with the highest tier of corporate presenters in the event’s history showcased this weekend,” said Chris Valentine, Producer of SXSW Pitch events. “This year in particular, we’ve seen a significant increase in gender diversity in the tech sector, with nearly 50% of participating startups having at least one female founder. We can’t wait to see what these game-changing companies will achieve. .” in the future.”

This year’s participating companies represent the most advanced technologies from around the world, with the highest caliber of applicants since the SXSW Pitch began. To date, 572 companies have participated in the SXSW Pitch, of which more than 82% have received financings and acquisitions exceeding almost almost $14.5 billion.

Strong trends showcased at this year’s event included the metaverse changing the way technology interacts, the incorporation of NFTs into products and services, sustainable COVID-related solutions, the continued focus on health and ubiquitous integration of technological aspects into everyday life. The competition also attracted a number of global companies, with 15 of the 45 startups coming from countries like Canada, China, GermanyFrances, Switzerland, Slovakia, Finland, Japan, Singapore and Pakistan.

SXSW attendees and media will have the opportunity to meet the 45 Pitch finalists on Monday March 14 at 10:00 CT at the Hilton Hotel, 4th Floor of Lounge C.

For a full list of 2022 finalists, including alternates and Pitch Event judges, visit: https://www.sxsw.com/pitch/#finalists

About SXSW

SXSW is dedicated to helping creatives achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, TX, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of technology, film, music, education and culture. A go-to destination for global professionals, the annual March event features sessions, music and comedy showcases, film screenings, exhibits, professional development and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2022 will take place March 11 – 20, 2022. For more information, please visit sxsw.com. To register for the event, go to sxsw.com/wait.

SXSW 2022 is sponsored by White Claw, Audible, Blockchain Creative Labs, Volkswagen and The Austin Chronicle.

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