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

SXSW Accelerator: Wearable Technologies

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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 are seeking all types of wearable products that advance human performance and wellness, as well as those involved in apparel, accessories, fashion and lifestyle.


Mighty Cast - www.mightycast.com
Montreal, Canada
Mighty Cast connects physical objects to the cloud through its patent-pending technology and proprietary platform.  The company is launching with The NEX Band - the world’s first collectible, social, gaming, proximity detecting wearable device; giving users an ever-changing experience.

Pauline van Dongen - www.paulinevandongen.nl
Arnhem, Netherlands
Pauline van Dongen is a fashion designer working closely with companies in the field of science and innovation. She aims to merge fashion and technology. Her project Wearable Solar is an example of wearable technology integrating solar cells into garments.

People+ - www.getpeopleplus.com
San Francisco, CA
People+ is an innovative, curated business directory of professionals and companies. It is like Wikipedia meets LinkedIn. If you have a smartphone or Google Glass get People+ today free at getpeopleplus.com to understand who is in close proximity to you.

Skully Helmets - www.skullyhelmets.com
San Francisco, CA
Skully Helmets is pioneering augmented reality solutions for the head protection industry. Founded in Silicon Valley in 2013, Skully's human-centered engineering approach has led to the Skully AR-1, the world's first fully integrated augmented reality motorcycle helmet.



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Norwest Venture Partners

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