SXSW Pitch: Future of Work

Mar 10, 2024

4:00pm – 5:00pm 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 Future of Work category focuses on technologies that enable, empower, change, and expand capabilities in the future of work and the working experience.
The winner of the Future of Work Technology 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.


New York, NY

DIVERSD is accelerating the adoption of inclusive and intersectional AI to empower the Future of Work, and has created a SaaS platform that enables companies to capture missed revenue, drive greater productivity, and decrease operating costs via inclusive proprietary LLMs.

Silver Spring, MD

Escalate is a white-label platform that stops turnover of frontline workers for enterprise companies. We do this by providing asynchronous upskilling and reskilling with automated supports to make sure employees can get to work everyday and increase retention in their current roles by 3x.
Oakland, CA trains students freelance for venture-backed startups. Upon completing our program, students are job-ready and earn $10k+/yr as vetted freelancers on our platform while completing their studies.

Grapefruit Health
Chicago, IL

We are addressing the massive staffing shortage in healthcare by creating the first and only tech-enabled workforce composed completely of local clinical students. We recruit, train, and manage these students to perform work on behalf of healthcare organizations remotely.

Project Us
Boston, MA democratizes access to leadership development by delivering personalized AI-driven data to every employee in an organization. Rooted in three years of AI and behavior research at MIT, our platform analyzes verbal and non-verbal cues during virtual meetings.


Fem Equity 
Baltimore, MD

Fem Equity is an HR tech platform that creates solutions for women and underrepresented professionals going through pay or professional gaps in real-time

Austin, TX

Layerpath revolutionizes team efficiency with AI-powered interactive product demos. Our platform enhances self-serve help experiences and boosts software adoption among customers and employees.

Washington, DC

Peadbo (short for Personal Advisory Board) is a platform that allows users to build and manage teams dedicated to their personal or professional growth and create recurring newsletters for their broader network of supporters and advisors.

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

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Heath Butler

Mercury Fund

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Marcos Gonzalez


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Wilneida Negron

The Future of Workers Initiative

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KPMG Houston

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