WigWag Selected as Finalist for SXSW Eco 2015 Startup Showcase
August 25, 2015, Austin, Texas -- WigWag Inc. was selected as a finalist in the Internet of Things + Software category of SXSW Eco’s entrepreneurial pitch competition, the Startup Showcase, taking place on October 5-7, 2015 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX.
The Startup Showcase, now in its fourth year, is a rapid-fire pitch competition spotlighting innovative early stage companies in the areas of Energy, Internet of Things + Software, Reuse + Recycling, Social Impact, Supply Chain + Product Innovation, Water and International Innovations. Finalists in these categories were selected out of a pool of hundreds of applicants from around the world and will compete at SXSW Eco in front of a live audience and panel of Judges from companies such as Target, Shell GameChangers, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, AMD, GE Energy Ventures and the United Nations Foundation.
In the past three years, participating companies have gone on to raise close to $40M in funding and acquire global brands as clients. For a complete list of SXSW Eco Startup presenters, visit the following site: http://sxsweco.com/program/startupshowcase/finalists
“Each year, we are honored to spotlight the startups offering the most innovative new solutions to our social and environmental challenges,” said Carolyn Harrold, SXSW Eco Head of Programming. “This year’s finalists are the most promising yet, and we look forward to the excitement they will bring to the conference and the change they will drive in the coming year.”
About WigWag Inc.
WigWag delivers a powerful platform to make connected devices more manageable, secure and automatic. Built on open source runtime devicesJS, WigWag’s platform removes IoT device and protocol complexities, providing a unified language to rapidly scale IoT applications and devices.
About SXSW Eco
SXSW Eco creates a space for business leaders, investors, innovators and designers to advance solutions that drive economic, environmental and social change. In its fifth year, the conference will feature collaborative events to facilitate direct connections, as well as focused panel sessions and exciting competitions that will introduce attendees to transformative products, technologies and ideas. Through provocative programming, strategic alliances and global participation, SXSW Eco supports the communities creating a positive impact. sxsweco.com
SXSW Eco 2015 is sponsored by the Austin Chronicle, Austin Energy, Austin Technology Incubator, Biomimicry 3.8, Biomimicry Institute, Bloomberg BNA, the City of Austin Resource Recovery, Direct Energy, Energy Thought Summit (ETS), Timberland, XPRIZE and City of Austin Resource Recovery.
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Note: WigWag also has proposed a panel for SXSW Interactive 2016, entitled "From Metal to Money: How China Fuels U.S. Startups." For more information and to vote in the Panel Picker, click here.