Congratulations to all of the winners of the second annual SXSW V2Venture pitch competition! Christine Herron (Intel Capital) emceed the competition as contestants went head-to-head to prove they were the most exciting new innovations across five categories. Special thanks to our esteemed panel of judges, coaches and sponsors that helped make the competition possible.
Without further ado, here are the winners!
St. Louis, MO
myEDmatch promotes mission and culture alignment by connecting schools and teachers with shared educational beliefs and goals. We help schools find and recruit best-fit talent and help teachers find dream job opportunities to thrive in their careers.
Health and Wearable Technologies
eTect is addressing the problem of poor medication adherence through the ID-Cap system; a capsule with an ingestible wireless sensor that holds the medication and provides real time information on patient's medication taking behavior.
Mobile and Tablet Technologies
Crowd Mics is an app that turns smartphones into wireless microphones for live events. This means the audience can talk into their phones and be heard over the sound system. And with text commenting and polling, the crowd now has a voice.
Culture and Entertainment Technologies
MixGenius is a revolutionary audio Content Creator Leveraging breakthrough artificial intelligence, intuitive design and crowdsourcing. We enable richer user experience and new possibilities for millions of impatient and intuitive DIY content creators.
Innovative World Technologies
Hydrobee is your personal USB renewable energy system recharged by flowing water in streams or pipes or behind sailboats, wind, bikes, hand cranks, belt drives, sun and fire. It is mobile enabled so it can be micro-financed for a billion people.
Two Bit Circus
Los Angeles, CA
Two Bit Circus lives at the intersection of technology and spectacle. We engineer entertainment that is imaginative and interactive, blurring the line between physical and digital playgrounds to create a new world of social amusement.
Best One Minute Speed Pitch
With tixers, ticket holders can exchange tickets they are unable to use for tickets they can use in the future. Anyone can easily purchase tickets through the site as well in a new and innovative way, essentially creating the timeshare for tickets.
See the full list of 2014 finalists here.