Startup Central

Startup Showcase by Earl McGehee / Lustre Pearl Meetup by Alison Gibbons / Ping Pong Tournament by David Rackley / Startup Springboard by R. Smith

SXSW Eco Startup Central

Advancing Innovation in Sustainability

Startup Central is where you meet the individuals shaping our future. With three days of unique programming and events designed to inform, connect and inspire, Startup Central is the place to discover emerging technologies and products, generate business and create partnerships. Startup Central is for entrepreneurs, investors, and anyone interested in the technologies that will deliver a sustainable future.


Startup Showcase Competition

This fast paced startup pitch competition offers top cleantech and social impact companies exposure to potential investors, strategic partners and media outlets, as well as the overall SXSW Eco audience.

Applications open through June 20. Read more here.

Startup Springboard

Discover the newest ideas in clean technology at this seed-stage startup exhibition. Apply to participate via the Startup Showcase application. Learn more about Startup Springboard presented by framergy here.

Connect

Startup Central Connect presented by The Austin Chamber of Commerce introduces cleantech and impact startups to the investors and customers who can take these businesses to the next level via curated one-on-ones.

Sessions

Startup Central features engaging panels with investors, established entrepreneurs, policymakers and more.

Breakout Sessions

Startup Central Breakout Sessions give startup representatives access to industry experts for direct advice on their careers and businesses via round table discussions.

Ping Pong Tournament

A tournament for anyone in the startup ecosystem, this single elimination doubles tournament is a fun way to break the ice and kick off the conference


Marketing + Exhibitor Opportunities

Interested in marketing or exhibiting in Startup Central? Learn more here!


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Have questions or content ideas? Contact our Startup Programming Producer, Carolyn Harrold.

Startup Showcase by Earl McGehee / Lustre Pearl Meetup by Alison Gibbons / Ping Pong Tournament by David Rackley / Startup Springboard by Rick Smith