We are excited to be participating as a finalist in the eighth annual SXSW Accelerator competition. The accelerator is the marquee event of the SXSW Interactive Festival’s Startup Village, where leading startups from around the world showcase some of the most impressive new tech innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a live audience. Out of more than 470 companies who applied to present at SXSW Accelerator, Bitfusion.io was selected as on the the 48 finalists in six different categories.

The two-day event will be held the first weekend of SXSW Interactive, Saturday, March 12 through Sunday, March 13, on the fourth floor of the Downtown Austin Hilton. The pitch competition will then culminate with the SXSW Accelerator Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 13, where winning startups from each category will be announced and honored. 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.

“In the past seven years we have seen some of the most innovative startups compete in SXSW Accelerator. They have caught the eye of investors and leading technology companies, as more than 65 percent have gone on to receive funding in excess of $2.6 billion and 13 percent of the companies have been acquired,” said SXSW Accelerator Event Producer, Chris Valentine. “Of the more than 470 companies that applied this year, we’ve narrowed the field to 48 finalists. The SXSW Accelerator is without a doubt the place to witness the most innovative startups pitch their ideas for solving some of today’s most challenging problems through technology.”

We will present alongside seven other companies in the Enterprise and Smart Data category at 11am on March 12, 2016. You can find complete session information here. We hope you can join us as we showcase our company and our Boost technology.