SXSW Pitch showcases innovative new technology to a panel of industry experts, venture capital investors, and more. Apply to take part in the 2020 Pitch for the opportunity to connect with these individuals. Learn more here.


About SXSW Pitch:

SXSW Pitch showcases innovative new technology to a panel of industry experts, high-profile media professionals, venture capital investors, and angel investors.

The Opportunity:

At the 12th annual SXSW Pitch, a live audience and a panel of expert judges will discover advancements in various sectors of emerging technology. 50 interactive technology companies in 10 different categories will dazzle a live audience with their company pitch and Q&A with our panel of judges. The 2020 categories include:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Voice

  • Augmented & Virtual Reality

  • Blockchain

  • Consumer Technology & CPG

  • Enterprise & Smart Data

  • Entertainment & Content

  • Health, Wearables & Wellbeing

  • Innovative World Technologies

  • Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics

  • Social and Cultural

Join us for product demonstrations from the most ambitious talents in the world with the creative new ideas to change it. Please be aware that this is not a fundraising event.. Past SXSW Pitch finalists from 2009 to 2019 achieved the following: 503 companies = 75% funding and 16% were acquired total through 2019 = $6.6 billion


  • A company’s product or service must launch no earlier than March 14, 2018

  • A company’s product or service must launch before June 14, 2020

  • Each company may only enter one product or service to SXSW Pitch

  • A company that enters more than one product or service will not be eligible to participate in SXSW Pitch

  • Founders of the company applying must retain some portion of ownership in the company

  • Each applicant is only eligible to present in one of the SXSW family of startup events (SXSW Pitch, SXSW Release It, or SXSW EDU Launch). In contrast, if you have applied for one of these events and were not accepted to participate, then please feel free to apply to SXSW Pitch

  • The Company must not have raised over ten (10) million dollars in funding from combined funding sources

  • The product or service must fall into one of the SXSW Pitch categories

Deadline to Submit: September 6


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Alex Gordon