DashTag on stage at SXSW 2018
Rotterdam, the Netherlands — January 17, 2018 — DashTag is selected as a finalist in the Sports and Performance Data category for the 10th annual SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event®.
The SXSW Accelerator is the marquee event of South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals (March 9–18, 2018) Startup & Tech Sectors Track, where leading startups from around the world showcase some of the most impressive technology innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a live audience. Out of the more than 600 companies that applied to present at SXSW Accelerator, DashTag was selected among the 50 finalists spanning 10 separate categories.
The two-day event will be held the first weekend of SXSW Conference & Festivals, Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11, on the third floor of the Downtown Hilton Austin, Salon A/B. The Pitch Event will then culminate with the SXSW Accelerator Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 11, where winning startups from each category and a Best in Show winner will be announced and honored.
The Accelerator will feature finalists across the following 10 categories: Augmented & Virtual Reality, Enterprise & Smart Data, Entertainment & Content, Health & Wearables, Hyper-Connected Communities, Payment & FinTech, Security & Privacy, Social & Culture, Sports & Performance Data, and Transportation.
DashTag will present next to four other companies in the Sports & Performance Data category.
“We present the Dash League”, says Epco Berger, founder and CEO of DashTag. “Leveraging technology and the online nature of GenZ soccer players, we offer a sport experience that doesn’t feel outdated. The Dash, our soccer designed wearable, turns field performance into FIFA like stats to participate at competitions, challenges and paves the way to global recognition”.
Berger adds: “Being part of the SXSW gives us the chance to share our vision to a broader audience and likeminded people from different areas of expertise. Whether that be sports, media and lifestyle. DashTag’s vision is right at the intersection of those”.
For more information about SXSW Accelerator and to view the complete list of finalists, visit: http://www.sxsw.com/interactive/awards/accelerator.
DashTag introduces the Dash Soccer League. Leveraging technology and the online nature of GenZ soccer players, we offer a sport experience that doesn’t feel outdated. The Dash, a soccer designed wearable turns field performance into FIFA like stats to participate at competitions, challenges and paves the way to global recognition.
SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2018 will take place March 9–18, 2018.
Dirk van den Berg
Co-founder and CMO DashTag