Meet the 4 Colorado tech companies headed to SXSW Pitch 2019

by April Bohnert
January 9, 2019
SXSW Pitch 2019
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Every spring, musicians, film directors, creatives and entrepreneurs of every stripe come together to celebrate their work, share their knowledge and rack up hipster street cred. Yes, we’re talking about Austin’s South by Southwest Conference and Festivals.

Yesterday, SXSW announced the finalists for its eleventh annual pitch competition, and four Colorado tech companies claimed spots on the list.

SXSW Pitch (formerly SXSW Accelerator) gives 50 startups from around the world the chance to demo their products in front of a panel of expert judges and a live audience. This year’s finalists represent a range of tech industries — from artificial intelligence and blockchain to health and wearables — and companies from each of the 10 categories will compete to win within their individual groups as well as for the coveted title of best in show.

So this morning, we’re highlighting the four local companies repping the Centennial State in Austin this March. Read on to learn more about the exciting tech they’re working on.  
 

Bext360 blockchain SXSW Pitch competition 2019
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Category: Blockchain

Founded: 2016

Headquarters: Golden

What they do: Bext360 is bringing transparency to the global supply chain — from origin to consumer — using a combination of blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. Its SaaS platform allows stakeholders throughout the entire agricultural supply chain to view and analyze data and gain insights into the sustainability, efficiency and fairness of the process.

 

Geospiza smart data SXSW Pitch competition 2019
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Category: Enterprise and Smart Data

Founded: 2017

Headquarters: Denver

What they do: Geospiza takes a tech-driven approach to emergency response and management, helping emergency managers, first responders and elected officials make data-driven, evidence-based decisions that reduce risk and keep communities safe.

 

Triad Health AI SXSW Pitch competition 2019
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Category: Health and Wearable

Founded: 2018

Headquarters: Boulder

What they do: Using smart speakers like Google Home or Amazon Alexa, Triad Health AI is developing in-home exercise programs for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Its exercises combine movement, voice and cognition in order to slow or lessen some of the hallmark symptoms of the disease.

 

Uru Sports SXSW Pitch competition 2019
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Category: Sports and Performance

Founded: 2016

Headquarters: Denver

What they do: Uru Sports connects athletes, coaches and teams across the globe through an online community aimed at helping people find playing positions, academic scholarships, internship opportunities and coaching jobs abroad.

 

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