Winners of the 2014 SXSWV2Venture Pitch Competition

Winners of the 2014 SXSWV2Venture Pitch Competition

From a pool of over 200 applications, 25 startups competed across five categories yesterday in Las Vegas at the second annual SXSWV2Venture pitch competition.

Two extra special categories were added at the end of the day with those winners chosen by emcee Christine Herron.

Congratulations to the following winners:


Education Technologies

St. Louis, MO
myEDmatch promotes mission and culture alignment by connecting schools and teachers with shared educational beliefs and goals. We help schools find and recruit best-fit talent and help teachers find dream job opportunities to thrive in their careers.


Health and Wearable Technologies

etectlogo eTect
Newberry, FL
eTect is addressing the problem of poor medication adherence through the ID-Cap system; a capsule with an ingestible wireless sensor that holds the medication and provides real time information on patient’s medication taking behavior.


Mobile and Tablet Technologies

crowdmicslogo Crowd Mics
Mesa, AZ
Crowd Mics is an app that turns smartphones into wireless microphones for live events. This means the audience can talk into their phones and be heard over the sound system. And with text commenting and polling, the crowd now has a voice.


Culture and Entertainment Technologies

MixGeniusLogo MixGenius
Montreal, Canada
MixGenius is a revolutionary audio Content Creator Leveraging breakthrough artificial intelligence, intuitive design and crowdsourcing. We enable richer user experience and new possibilities for millions of impatient and intuitive DIY content creators.


Innovative World Technologies

HydrobeeLogo Hydrobee
Seattle, WA
Hydrobee is your personal USB renewable energy system recharged by flowing water in streams or pipes or behind sailboats, wind, bikes, hand cranks, belt drives, sun and fire. It is mobile enabled so it can be micro-financed for a billion people.


Best Bootstrap – Chosen by Christine Herron

TwoBitCircusLogoTwo Bit Circus
Los Angeles, CA
Two Bit Circus lives at the intersection of technology and spectacle. We engineer entertainment that is imaginative and interactive, blurring the line between physical and digital playgrounds to create a new world of social amusement.


One Minute Pitch – Chosen by Christine Herron

tixers_logo Tixers
With tixers, ticket holders can exchange tickets they are unable to use for tickets they can use in the future. Anyone can easily purchase tickets through the site as well in a new and innovative way, essentially creating the timeshare for tickets.




  1. I had the chance to meet and speak with the folks from bothTixers and HybroBee and got to see a proto of the HydroBee in action. Loved it! The CrowdMic is also a cool concept. Found the etect interesting but also vaguely creepy. As always, the judges ask very pointed questions and provide some guidance on what to think about.