2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

ATI/Silicon Hills Austin Startup Pitch Finals

#sxsw #PitchATX

This is the final round of a pitch competition hosted by Austin Technology Incubator, Silicon Hills News and the Central Texas Angel Network for Austin startups. We’re looking for the top five companies that not only know how to woo investors but also interest media in their companies’ stories.

The five companies, chosen from 10 during a session at 9:30, will compete for the prizes:

Three month membership in ATI's Landing Pad Portfolio.
A series of profiles in Silicon Hills News, Austin’s digital tech newspaper with 20,000 monthly visitors.
Three coaching sessions from Monique Maley of Articulate Persuasion who has coached some of the area’s top startups.
A free spot in CTAN's next investor pitch day.

Companies will be judged not only by investors’ criteria of ideas, team and ability to execute, but also for whether they can communicate the hook—the human story that sets their startup apart from others scrambling to be covered by the media.


John Stockton

Venture Partner

Mayfield Fund

Kyle Cox


Austin Technology Incubator

Director of IT/Wireless/Development portfolios, Austin Technology Incubator, Kyle advises startups and works across campus with multiple courses. Decade of expertise as venture capitalist, board member, CEO, consultant for technology & healthcare companies, including WebMD and St. Jude Medical. He is also an angel investor with PostOakVentures, serves on boards of ATXHealthTech, MindPOP

Tom Chederar


Venture Beat

Venu Shamapant


Live Oak Venture Partners

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