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, CieAR 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.
CieAR will present among four other companies in the augmented and virtual reality category on March 10. The company will showcase the CieAR AR platform which enables unique interactive film experiences with unprecedented interactivity and integration of life-size 3D virtual characters.
“We are absolutely thrilled and honored to be chosen as a finalist in the AR/VR category for the 2018 SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event and we are looking forward to participating in the show yet again this year,” said Robert Young, CieAR president.
“For the past decade, we’ve had the honor of offering a platform to some of the most cutting-edge global technologies and innovations — allowing CEOs and developers to present their solutions to investors, potential partners and key targets,” said SXSW Accelerator Event Producer Chris Valentine. “Of those who’ve presented on stage, over 70% have gone on to receive funding in excess of nearly $4.63 billion. In addition, 16% of these companies went on to be acquired. We look forward to once again being a launching pad for startups to achieve some of their greatest successes. All of us with SXSW Accelerator are proud and impressed by the companies who are truly changing industries and changing the world.”
For more information about SXSW Accelerator and to view the complete list of finalists, visit: http://www.sxsw.com/interactive/awards/accelerator.
CieAR is a developer and producer of customized interactive and immersive content that takes storytelling to a new level, completely changing the cinematic experience. Bring your body along! CieAR offers unprecedented interactivity, delivering a unique interactive AR film experience to visitors of any age — with a smartphone, tablet or video glasses –who interact in real space and time with life-sized 3D virtual characters.
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.
Originally published at ciear.ca.