SXSW Accelerator: Wearable Technologies
SXSW Accelerator pitch event presented by Oracle is a platform to allow early stage technology startups to pitch their product and/or services to industry technology experts, high profiled media personnel, and Venture Capitalists / Angel Investors. Eight companies within the Wearable Technologies category will dazzle a live audience, panel of three judges and co-emcees with their ideas, innovations, product and/or service on Saturday, March 8. Three of those eight companies will be asked to return on day two, Sunday, March 9, to present to a new group of co-emcees and judges. A grand prize winner for each category will be selected at the end of day two as part of the evening SXSW Accelerator Awards Ceremony.
The Wearable Technologies category focuses on technology worn on, in, or around the body. As this major technology cycle advances, we will include all types of wearable products that advance human performance and wellness, as well as those involved in apparel, accessories, fashion and lifestyle.
Bionym - www.getnymi.com
In September 2013, Bionym launched its inaugural product, the Nymi. The Nymi is a wearable device that authenticates users through their unique cardiac rhythm, and communicates identity wirelessly for seamless and dynamic interaction with technology.
Fashion Discovery Labs - www.fashiondiscoverylabs.com
San Francisco, CA
Fashion Discovery Labs will revolutionize the fashion technology industry. Our mission is to enable everyone to “Discover Fashion Instantly” in the real world through Google Glass. We aim to enrich the online and retail shopping experience.
Jon Lou - www.jonlou.com
Staten Island, NY
MIT engineering meets Italian design in Jon Lou, a lifestyle brand for people who love fashion, love technology, and think it's about time the two of them met for a drink.
Kiwi Wearable Technologies - www.kiwiwearables.com
Toronto-based Kiwi Wearable Technologies builds products which help wearers enjoy happier and healthier lives. At SXSW Kiwi will showcase the fashionable, multi-functional “Kiwi Move” which enables wearers to seamlessly interact with their environments, elegantly simplifying and optimizing their daily lives.