SXSW Pitch: Student Startup

Mar 9, 2024

5:30pm – 6:30pm CT

SXSW Pitch 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.
The Student Startup category showcases college-level founders working on projects that focus on Artificial Intelligence, Voice, & Robotics; Enterprise & Smart Data; Entertainment, Media, & Content; Extended Reality and Web3; Food, Nutrition, & Health; Future of Work; Innovative World Technologies; and/or Smart Cities, Transportation, & Sustainability.
The Winner of the Student Startup category will be announced at the SXSW Pitch Awards Ceremony on Sunday, March 10, at 6:30 pm in Salon H on the 6th floor of the Hilton Austin Hotel.
Also, attendees can make face-to-face connections with all 70+ SXSW Pitch finalists for 2024 at the special Meet the Finalists event on Monday, March 11 at 10:30 am in Salon DE on the 4th floor of the Hilton Austin Hotel.
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Cleveland, OH

Asclepii is building the next generation of biomaterials for wound care by creating solutions that empower your own body's healing capabilities in a way that is diverse, accessible, globally scalable, and clinically effective

MACH Transit
Austin, TX

MACH Transit is an Austin startup founded to address the US’ lack of adoption of magnetic levitation technology despite its potential in markets beyond public transportation.

Paradigm Robotics
Austin, TX 

Paradigm Robotics is startup building advanced and versatile robotic platform solutions to provide mission critical situational awareness for firefighting, disaster response, industrial/manufacturing, and other industries.

Cambridge, MA

Rehydrate adapts NASA's water recovery system technology for its mobile water recycler, offering efficient and sustainable purification solutions. Ideal for military, disaster relief, and remote areas prone to water scarcity.

Tulsa, OK

SkinCheck provides inclusive technologies to triage, monitor, and spot skin cancer early for individuals, clinics, and healthcare providers.


Greensboro, NC

BLKHRZN is a company that is dedicated to supporting and uplifting Black people in the gaming industry to make waves in the professional frontier.

San Diego, CA

ReliaCare Solutions, Inc. is a technology company that aims to transform pre- and post-operative care for patients and their providers through intuitive, user-friendly, and accessible technological solutions.

Merge Conflict Studio
Austin, TX

Merge Conflict Studio is a minority-led video game development studio that focuses on centering marginalized perspectives and environmental awareness.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Paul Campbell

Brown Venture Group

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Christina Chase

MIT Sports Lab

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Marcos Fernandez

Fiat Ventures

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Josh Knauer

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David Ross

Connetic Ventures

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