Conquer Accelerator Alum Team, Every Two Minutes, Heads to SXSW

Posted Jan 10th, 2019

Every Two Minutes, Inc. Selected as Finalist for 2019 SXSW Pitch

Every Two Minutes, Inc. to showcase MySideKick in the Social & Culture category

 

Every Two Minutes, Inc was selected as a finalist in the Social & Culture category for the 11th annual SXSW Pitch®(formerly SXSW Accelerator).

SXSW Pitch is the marquee event of South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals (March 8-17, 2019) Entrepreneurship & Startup 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 800 companies that applied to present at SXSW Pitch 2019, Every Two Minutes, Inc. 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 9 and Sunday, March 10, on the fourth floor of the Downtown Hilton Austin, Salon D/E. The event will then culminate with the 2019 SXSW Pitch Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 10, where winning startups from each category and a Best in Show winner will be announced and honored.

SXSW Pitch will feature finalists across the following 10 categories: Artificial Intelligence, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Blockchain, Enterprise & Smart Data, Entertainment & Content, Health & Wearables, Hyper-Connected Communities, Social & Culture, Sports & Performance Data, and Transportation & Delivery.

Every Two Minutes, Inc. will present among four other companies in the Social & Culture category on March 9, 2019.

"For more than a decade, we’ve had the pleasure of watching the leading startups of today and tomorrow successfully capture the attention of investors, partners and prospective customers – giving innovative CEOs the added boost and confidence they sometimes need to exceed the goals they've set for themselves and their teams,” said SXSW Pitch Event Producer Chris Valentine. “Of the 453 companies we’ve seen deliver their pitches on stage, 71 percent have gone on to secure funding, and 16 percent were acquired through 2018. We’re both proud and excited about where our past finalists have gone and where this year’s group is sure to go.”

For more information about SXSW Pitch and to view the complete list of finalists, visit: https://www.sxsw.com/pitch

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About Every Two Minutes, Inc.

Every Two Minutes is a Benefit Corporation that creates programs utilizing next-generation technology to help eliminate gender-based violence. Their first product, MySideKick, is a completely web-based application that addresses all the issues of sexual violence, with a mobile interface to help better engage college students. They discovered 4 reasons why sexual violence is not properly being addressed on college campuses and created 7 powerful components to address and remedy these issues. For more information, please visit: https://mysidekickapp.io/

About SXSW

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 2019 will take place March 8-17.

 

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Aaryn Richard, Communications Manager
Conquer Accelerator

517.884.1561
aarynr@msufoundation.org