10 Cutting Edge Companies Announced as Finalists for the 2018 SXSW Release It

February 8, 2018 Jordan Roberts

Congratulations to the ten finalists selected to participate in the 2018 SXSW Release It pitch event.

SXSW Release It provides a platform for startups and established companies to pitch a new and innovative product or service launched in the first quarter of 2018. A panel of judges comprised of technology industry experts, venture capitalists and high-profile media select the product or service most likely to succeed in the marketplace.

Watch the following ten cutting-edge companies pitch live at SXSW 2018 during Startup & Tech Sectors on Friday, March 9 from 11am–1:30pm at the Hilton Austin Downtown. Register to attend SXSW 2018 today to join us for this exciting pitch event.

2018 Finalists

San Francisco, CA

BabyNoggin is a developmental screening solution that works to improve your operational efficiency. Parents track their children’s development through our mobile app using tools that reflect the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Screening results are automatically scored, easily reimbursed, and conveniently accessible through your EMR system.

San Francisco, CA

Botanalytics is a conversational analytics & engagement tool for all conversation platforms. It helps bot makers improve their human-to-bot communication with its services to identify bottlenecks, segment conversations & users, and measure engagement. The company is based in San Francisco, has two other offices in New York and Istanbul. Botanalytics has raised $1.5M in venture funding.

Baltimore, MD

Launched after the realization that over 20 billion disposable feminine care products end up in landfills and take centuries to breakdown, EcoFlow is a hi-tech reusable product line that provides healthier, sustainable, and eco-friendly alternatives to toxic feminine care.

Kilroy Blockchain
Austin, TX

Kilroy Blockchain is an award-winning provider of artificial intelligence and blockchain products. As an IBM Partner and North America Winner of the Watson Build Challenge, our goal is to leave the world a better place than it was when we found it, and lead the way to a responsible future.

Austin, TX

Partake creates a more seamless purchasing experience in the Sports and Entertainment Industry by allowing sports fans, and loyal customers, to order food ahead of time or directly from their seat. With Partake, venues are able to increase food and beverage sales by up to 30%, while streamlining orders, operations, and data collection.

Potrero Medical
San Francisco, CA

Potrero Medical has developed the Accuryn system, a smart urinary catheter and monitor that tracks multiple vital signs via the bladder continuously and automatically, and is developing algorithms for the early prediction of kidney failure, sepsis, hemorrhage, and other diseases, thus saving lives and dramatically reducing the cost of care.

Seattle, WA

SHOP is a brand and shopper led commerce platform with a mandate to decentralize the shopping experience onto blockchain. Our open-sourced and cryptographically secure SHOP Protocol supports tokenized digital commerce experiences atop the Ethereum distributed ledger.

Swift Shift
New York, NY

Swift Shift, a HIPAA-compliant workforce recruitment and management platform for home healthcare enterprises, connects home healthcare providers with qualified caregivers and nurses to address the national nursing shortage. With real-time digital communications between provider and their staff, Swift Shift is pioneering mobile-first solutions to revolutionize home healthcare.

New York, NY

Uvii is an embedded video commentary platform and privately curated app enabling users to respond to social media posts and blogs with video content. Uvii shares messages – public and private through the mobile’s video capture screen engaging brands and influencers in meaningful ways.

Zero Waste Asset Management
Dallas, TX

Democratizes and Decentralizes information, markets, services, and payments previously controlled by third party waste management companies. The protocol lowers disposal costs while optimizing the value of recyclable material assets once considered waste. Producers are immediately rewarded for their sustainable behaviors and for providing information that helps others do the same.

View 2018 Finalists & Alternates

2017 SXSW Release It – Photo by Jim Antich

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