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SXSW is one of the biggest web technologies festival in the world, taking place in Austin, Texas, every March The Accelerator at SXSW is the official competition of the festival, with more than 500 startups applying, and about 50 having a chance to attend the finals in 6 categories this year: Enterprise and Big data, Entertainment and Content, Innovative World, Health Technologies, Social Technologies and Wearables. This review is part of Innovation is Everywhere, a project which explores startups in the world. The project is lead by Agence Tesla and supported by the Web School Factory and the Innovation Factory, a campus-cluster in Paris, France


  • 1. Startups @ SXSW 2014 Review of the finalists of the Accelerator Showcase by Agence Tesla, Bluenod, Web School Factory et Innovation Factory

2. Every year, more than 500 startups apply for a place in the finals of SXSW, one of the biggest tech festivals in the world Twitter (2007) and Foursquare (2010) have been past winners, and overall, finalists have raised about $600m SXSW 2014 takes place in Austin, from March 7th to 16th The finals of the Accelerator takes place on the 8th and 9th There are 48 finalists in 6 categories 3. Enterprise & Big Data Review of startups @ SXSW 2014 4. Enterprise & Big Data AddSearch, an on-site search engineAddSearch is an on-site search engine, that you can also use from any mobile device 5. Enterprise & Big Data Addy, a URL for each location and venueAddy transforms a location in a unique URL, that you can share anywhere, for an event on Whatsapp, a delivery address for your business, and more 6. Enterprise & Big Data Databox, the mobile dashboard for businessesDatabox is a mobile dashboard for businesses to aggregate any kind of data they want: Analytics, business data, customer insights or any other source relevant to them 7. Enterprise & Big Data Shelfbox : when consumers demand promotionsShelfbox turns round the typical promotion by putting into the hands of consumers, via a dedicated box in shops, the power to demand a promotion 8. Enterprise & Big Data Trustev: better identification for lesser fraudTrustev offers to improve identity authentification for e-commerce websites, to decrease fraud and increase sales 9. Enterprise & Big Data Evosure makes underwriters go digitalEvosure has undewriters of the insurance industry go digital. So far, in the US, 200 000 underwriters deal most of their $280bn revenues on paper. 10. Enterprise & Big Data Fieldwire connects construction and collaborative platformFieldWire help the construction industry to manage projects, dispatch tasks and track data on each worker 11. Enterprise & Big Data Map-D, faster and better data-visualisationsMap-D enhances data-visualisations for any type of data-sets, social media flows of tweets to open-data sets from a city 12. Entertainment & Content Review of startups @ SXSW 2014 13. Entertainment & Technologies Artiphone, half-instrument, half-interface, all customisableArtiphon is an amazing new music instrument, fully customisable, which will help you to learn faster and better, and play with friends. 14. Entertainment & Technologies Eyeris reads peoples emotion when watching adsEyeris Technologies detects through a webcam the emotions of the user when he/she sees an advertising. A long-time pet theme for marketers and, to be true, a very boring one. 15. Entertainment & Technologies Fliptu optimizes the fan/star relationshipFliptu aggregates the content of your favorite star and will distribute goodies whenever you share his/her news 16. Entertainment & Technologies MentorMob for crowdsourced tutorialsMentorMob crowdsources tutorials in the Lifestyle categories, with an ambition, access to all the worlds knowledge , just like Google or Wikipedia. 17. Entertainment & Technologies NamoMedia for easy in-stream adsNamoMedia is a great app which transforms the content of your website into in-stream ads, on Facebook and Twitter. Forget the banner creation and crappy placement on mobile games. 18. Entertainment & Technologies PlayCanvas, a cloud-hosted 3D Games dev platformPlayCanvas is a cloud-hosted 3D game development platform where devs can also interact and share files or tips 19. Entertainment & Technologies SonarDesign, to embed your creations easilySonarDesign help creatives to share and embed their creations easily on any device, and to monetize it 20. Entertainment & Technologies Waygo, the Chinese-English translation appWaygo, already a winner of Echelon in 2013, is an amazing app translating through the lense of the camera menus of Chinese restaurants. 21. Health Technologies Review of startups @ SXSW 2014 22. Health Technologies ActiveProtective prevents your fallsActiveProtective helps toddlers and the elderly to less suffer from falls with sensors combined to small cushion, like airbags, and you can wear them or position them in your house. 23. Health Technologies AdhereTech, the smart pill boxAdhereTech is a smart pill box. It will remind you to follow your prescription with light signals, SMS, and e-mail notifications. 24. Health Technologies Kinsa, a connected thermometerKinsa wants to map in real-time the health of large population. The thermometer will upload on a map all data taken, and it costs only $20 25. Health Technologies Pixie Scientific, the smart diapersPixie Scientific designed these smart diapers to follow track of your toddlers health thanks sensors to detect, on the skin, a series of potential symptoms. 26. Health Technologies Plantiga, the smart shoePlantiga, is a smart shoe which collects a lot of data on your motion, and also on your global balance. The dedicated app helps you to correct what can be. 27. Health Technologies SensibleBaby to remote-control your babySensible Baby helps parents track remotely their toddlers health. A small widget will be able to track the temperature of the room, the motion of the baby, and also its position (on the back, on the belly) 28. Health Technologies ThriveOn, a smarphone coachThriveOn, helps us to follow the HBI program, which has been designed to be a sort of personal coach on wellness, with insights ranging from nutrition to psychology 29. Health Technologies YingoYango improves patient/hospital relationshipYingo Yango, connects patients and their hospital or caring institution to follow up on prescriptions and treatments.The objective is to lower readmissions, a costly phenomenon for both patients and the healthcare insurance system 30. Innovative World Technologies Review of startups @ SXSW 2014 31. Innovative World Technologies CubeSensors for a better environment controlCubeSensors are amazing cubes you can put wherever you want at the office or home. They will record indicators on humidity, temperature and air composition so that you can keep a healthy environment. 32. Innovative World TechnologiesInsideMaps virtualizes your space to choose better furnitureInsideMaps helps you choose furniture by mapping out your office or home and then placing any type of new goods in a virtual space to check if it fits or look well 33. Innovative World Technologies Monsieur improves your cocktail skillsMonsieur bartenders to improve and share their cocktail skills 34. Innovative World Technologies OP3NVoice, the voice APIOP3Nvoice is an API to connect any developper or project holder to audio sources 35. Innovative World Technologies Plum controls remotely your lightsPlum helps us to control remotely our lights (home or office). They look like Nest in a way, and have raised more than $300k on Kickstarter 36. Innovative World Technologies Synbiota, a Github for DNASynbiota is an open-source sharing platform and library for professionals or hackers in the DNA and biosynthetics industry 37. Innovative World Technologies EyeTribe, eye-controlled interfacesThe Eye Tribe helps user control interfaces through the motion of the eyes, so that you can relax your hands (and have a headache?) 38. Innovative World Technologies Viddyad, easy corporate videos for SMEsViddyad helps SMEs and business owners to create corporate videos on a budget and with almost no skills. 39. Social Technologies Review of startups @ SXSW 2014 40. Social Technologies Ansa, a Snapchat-like chatAnsa is a Snapchat-like app which keeps conversations private and destructible. Where its puzzling is that you can actually recall a destroyed conversation 41. Social Technologies Connect puts our contacts on a mapConnect puts on the map the list of our contacts, from LinkedIn to Find my Friends on iOs. Hard to see the value except the fact *they* will get your contacts information 42. Social Technologies Felt, the postcard designed on an iPad, sent IRLFelt will make your iPad picture a postcard, with the possibility to write event a hand message on it. 43. Social Technologies MobiSocial, a WhatsApp where we keep our dataMobiSocial is another of these social networks promising users they will keep their own data. Hard to see how they could get traction after 44. Social Technologies PPLConnect, put your smartphone anywherePPLConnect will make your smartphone (and its apps and call function) work from any device: tablets and desktop PCs 45. Social Technologies Samba, reactive video mixes video messages with a reactive feature which, still undevelopped, is hard to understand 46. Social Technologies Surfly, easy screen-sharing with a unique URLSurfly improves screen-sharing with a simple system of URLS, meaning you dont need anymore a Skype Premium account to share a website and explain it. Useful for webinars and to show your grandma how to publish on Facebook 47. Social Technologies Terranova, find what/who you likeTerranova wants to be your Personal Assistant to help you find things, meet people, like if you needed an app for that actually. 48. Wearable Technologies Review of startups @ SXSW 2014 49. Wearable Technologies Nymi, heart rate as a passwordNymi is a wearable device which knows your heart rate and use it to authentify sessions, login online and even open your car 50. Wearable Technologies Fashion Lab to scan fashion on the goFashion Discovery Labs allows anyone with Google Glasses to scan a person, and know where his/her garments come from 51. Wearable Technologies JonLou, when Italian design meet MITJon Lou is a commong brand associating an Italian designer and a team from the MIT. No visual yet of the connected fashion they are designing. 52. Wearable Technologies Kiwi, the IFTTT for real lifeKiwi Wearable Technologies is an IFTTT for real life. When you wake up, it launches the coffee machine. When you get out of the fitness room, it records your data on any app you like. Superb device and set of triggers. 53. Wearable Technologies The Nex Band, a smart and customisable wristbandThe Nex Band is a smart wristband you can actually customize. The different pearls can each fulfill one function, such as notify when you receive a Facebook message, or when a friend challenges you in a game, or when you are near a geofencing area. 54. Wearable Technologies P. Von Dongen invents solar clothingPauline van Dongen is a designer mixing solar panel technology with clothing. The result is completely absurd. 55. Wearable Technologies People+, to know all about your contactsPeople+ is a smart contact app which will enrich any of them with data from their social media or profile pages, so that you know more of them than a mere contact number 56. Wearable Technologies Skully, the smart helmet for motorcyclesSkully Helmets launches a helmet with intelligent features, a backward facing camera and location/navigation data. 57. Thanks!This review is part of Innovation is Everywhere, Powered by Agence Tesla, Bluenod, Web School Factory and Innovation Factory [email protected]