Five Austin Companies Make the SXSW Interactive Accelerator Finalist List

Photo courtesy of SXSW Interactive

Photo courtesy of SXSW Interactive

Today South by Southwest Interactive announced the finalists for its 2014 Accelerator competition, the sixth annual event.
SXSW officials selected 48 finalists in six categories, including five Austin startups. And three other Austin startups were named as alternates.
In the enterprise and big data category, the Austin finalists are EvoSure and Shelfbucks.
In the entertainment and content technologies category, sonarDesign made the list.
In the innovative world technologies category, OP3Nvoice and Plum, formerly UBE, made the cut.
No local technology startups made the list for the health technologies, social technologies or wearables technology categories. But Filament Labs made the alternate list in the health category, Ferris Labs made the social technologies category as an alternate and Tsugi was an alternative in the innovative world technologies category.
The event takes place March 8-9th on the fourth floor of the downtown Hilton Hotel at SXSW Interactive’s Startup Village.
“Over the past five years of companies competing in SXSW Accelerator, 56 percent have gone on to receive funding in excess of $587 million and 9 percent of the companies have been acquired, so the judges are looking for truly innovative companies to raise the stakes,” SXSW Accelerator Event Producer, Chris Valentine said in a news statement. “All of the finalists have demonstrated the capability to change our perception of technology and we now have to recognize the utmost potential within a very distinguished group of entrepreneurs.”
The winners receive badges to the 2015 SXSW Interactive event, sponsor gifts and exposure to potential investors, customers, press and more.

This year’s SXSW Accelerator finalists include:

Enterprise and Big Data Technologies

AddSearch (Helsinki, Finland)

Addy (San Francisco, CA)

Databox (Boston, MA)

EvoSure (Austin, TX)

Fieldwire (San Francisco, CA)

Map-D (Cambridge, MA)

Shelfbucks (Austin, TX)

Trustev (Cork City, Ireland)

Entertainment and Content Technologies

Artiphon (Nashville, TN)

Eyeris (Mountain View, CA)

Fliptu (Los Angeles, CA)

MentorMob (Chicago, IL)

Namo Media (San Francisco, CA)

PlayCanvas (London, United Kingdom)

sonarDesign (Austin, TX)

Waygo (Providence, RI)

Health Technologies

ActiveProtective (Allentown, PA)

AdhereTech (New York, NY)

Kinsa (New York, NY)

Pixie Scientific (New York, NY)

Plantiga (North Vancouver, Canada)

Sensible Baby (Somerville, MA)

ThriveOn (San Francisco, CA)

Yingo Yango (Weatogue, CT)

Innovative World Technologies

CubeSensors (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

InsideMaps (Mountain View, CA)

Monsieur (Atlanta, GA)

OP3Nvoice (Austin, TX)

Plum (Austin, TX)

Synbiota (Montréal, Canada)

The Eye Tribe (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Viddyad (Dublin, Ireland)

Social Technologies

Ansa (Orinda, CA)

Connect (San Francisco, CA)

Felt (Telluride, CO)

MobiSocial (Menlo Park, CA)

PPLCONNECT (Montreal, Canada)

Samba.me (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Surfly (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Terranova (Chicago, IL)

Wearable Technologies

Bionym (Toronto, Canada)

Fashion Discovery Labs (San Francisco, CA)

Jon Lou (Staten Island, NY)

Kiwi Wearable Technologies (Toronto, Canada)

Mighty Cast (Montreal, Canada)

Pauline van Dongen (Arnhem, Netherlands)

People+ (San Francisco, CA)

Skully Helmets (San Francisco, CA)

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