This year more than 470 applicants signed up for the SXSW Accelerator awards and there are now 48 finalists in 6 categories that will be participating in this year’s SXSW Accelerator pitch competition! The event will be held on the first weekend of SXSW Interactive, Saturday, March 12 through Sunday, March 13. on the fourth floor of the Downtown Austin Hilton.
On Round One, on 12th March, we’ll be showing Musio, our artificial intelligence robot to a live audience, a panel of hand-picked judges and emcees. (Yup, thats right Musio, You’re off to talk in public again like in Japan ;)) This will be done with the other 47 participants.
On Round Two, only 18 will participate and present again to a new set of judges and emcees. After this round, a winner will be selected from each category. The winners will be announced and honoured after all the pitches conclude.
We are soo excited to participate in such an event and also meet other innovative people in their respective categories. There are other incredibly creative and innovative ideas this year. The Accelerator competition will feature finalists across the following six categories: Enterprise and Smart Data Technologies, Entertainment and Content Technologies, Health and Wearable Technologies, Innovative World Technologies, Payment and Fintech Technologies and Virtual Reality Technologies. Musio will be under “Innovative World Technologies”.
Musio is an Artificial Intelligence robot that loves to talk and learn using deep learning algorithms and can also be a smart IoT.
Looking forward to seeing you there!