SXSW 2022 Announces Winners of 14th Annual Pitch Event – Benzinga – Press Release

Global startups awarded for cutting-edge ideas within 9 distinct categories

AUSTIN, Texas, March 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — This evening, South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals announced the winners of the 14th annual SXSW Pitch® event, which took place March 12-13 at the Hilton Austin Downtown during the startups track of the conference. In addition to a winner chosen from each of the 9 categories, one finalist also took home the overall “Best In Show” award.

The category winners of the 2022 SXSW Pitch event are:

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Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Voice: Hume AI

Enterprise & Smart Data: Syrup Tech

Entertainment, Gaming & Content: Action Face

Extended Reality & Immersive Technology: MATSUKO

Future of Work: Anthill

Health, Wearables & Wellbeing: Sonavi Labs

Innovative World Technologies: Hilos

Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics: JusticeText

Social & Culture: MOGL

SXSW Pitch 2022 also crowned its “Best In Show” winner, Hilos. Special awards were also presented to Kiro Action for “Best Bootstrap,” Unpacking for “Best One Minute Speed Pitch,” and Sonavi Labs for “Best DEI.”

Each of the winners received $4,000, two badges for next year’s SXSW conference, a trophy, and most importantly, exceptional exposure to SXSW attendees and potential investors who are looking for the latest in cutting-edge technology and innovation.

“Now in our 14th year, Pitch continues to showcase the best technology from around the globe, with the highest tier of presenting companies in event history featured this weekend,” said SXSW Pitch Event Producer Chris Valentine. “This year in particular, we have seen a significant increase in gender diversity in the tech sector, with close to 50% of the participating startups having at least one female founder. We can’t wait to see what these game-changing companies…