SXSW Pitch (formerly SXSW Accelerator) is the marquee event of South by Southwest Online, where leading startups from around the world showcase some of the most impressive technology innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a virtual audience.
Out of the more than 500 companies that applied to present at SXSW Pitch 2021, RudderStack was selected as one of the 40 finalists.
There are 8 categories this year with 5 finalists in each: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Voice; Enterprise & Smart Data (the category we are in); Entertainment,Gaming & Content; Future of Work; Health, Wearables & Wellbeing; Innovative World Technologies; Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics; and Social & Culture.
The format this year is pretty simple. A 3-minute pre-recorded pitch video and a 5-minute live-recorded Q&A with the judges.
SXSW Pitch is a two-day event, presented on Wednesday, March 17th, and Thursday, March 18th, during SXSW Online. The winners for each category will be announced during the SXSW Pitch Award Ceremony on Thursday, March 18th.
I am pitching RudderStack on day 2 of the competition. If you're attending SXSW Online this year, come watch our pitch and throw some support our way. If not, register for the conference so you can watch us pitch and support us on Twitter (@RudderStack).