Sunday, March 10th, Maggie Mae's on Austin’s infamous 6th Street will be temporarily rebranded Startup of the Year House and host a day and evening of pitching and programming celebrating startups and their ecosystems, culminating with 2019 Startup Night SXSW rooftop showcase.
This year’s installment will see a diverse group of 26 of some of the most innovative startups from 15 states and 3 countries fast-pitching during a kickoff Rooftop Pitch & BBQ lunch. The Top 5 will then pitch live to a smaller panel of esteemed judges during Happy Hour, in hopes of winning a fast-track spot in the semifinals at the 7th Annual Startup of the Year competition this fall.
Capping off the event, a night showcase and celebration presented by Eventbrite will take place on the rooftop deck, which will see the 26 startups promoting their respective innovations while mingling and networking with investors and industry experts.
Introducing the Startup Night SXSW 2019 Startups:
- which is pioneering the corporate learning evolution by combining technology with methodology designed for large-scale cultural change.
We embrace diversity & inclusivity.
Startup of the Year proudly embraces inclusivity and honors diversity, and with a talent pool composed of 13 female founders, 15 minority founders, and 2 veteran founders, this year's participants represent the most diverse collection of talent in the ten years this event has taken place.
And with a panel composed of industry-expert judges such as Kimberly Bryant from Black Girls Code, Kira Blackwell from NASA iTech, Todd Klein from Revolution, and Christina Bechhold Russ from Samsung NEXT helping round out the affair, Startup Night SXSW 2019 is set to be one of the most exciting, inspiring events to take place in all of Austin, Texas.
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