At South by Southwest, some of the globe’s most innovative companies pitch every year to become the winner in their category.

At the 10th annual SXSW Accelerator Pitch event, judges selected ten winners among the 50 finalists and for the first time, they named a “Best in Show” winner, which went to “Nanowear, a New York-based connected-self technology platform for diagnostics and disease management based on proprietary cloth-based nanosensors and analytics.”

The two Austin-based winners included GrubTubs, which won the Hyper-Connected Communities category for its system that recycles food scraps from restaurants and provides them as feedstock to local farms. And ICON 3D won in the Social and Cultural category for its construction-technology that is working to build “the first up-to-code 3D printed home in the United States (using concrete as substrate).”

The other winners included:

Augmented and Virtual Reality

Enterprise and Smart Data

Entertainment and Content
Vochlea Music

Health and Wearables

Payment and FinTech

Security and Privacy

Sports and Performance


Leaf also received a “Best Bootstrap” award and Roots Studio received a “Best Speed Pitch” award. Winners received $4,000 each and two badges for next year’s SXSW Interactive conference.