Imvizar selected as only Irish startup for SXSW Pitch

Michael Guerin
January 27, 2022

Imvizar to showcase their augmented reality storytelling platform in the Entertainment, Media and Content category

We are delighted to announce we have been selected as a finalist in the Entertainment, Media and Content category for the 15th annual SXSW Pitch (formerly SXSW Accelerator).

SXSW Pitch is the marquee event of South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals (March 10 - 19, 2023), 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 731 companies that applied to present at SXSW Pitch 2023, Imvizar was selected among the 40 finalists spanning eight separate categories, making them the only Irish startup and one of just eight European startups selected for the prestigious pitch competition.


The two-day event will be held the first weekend of SXSW Conference & Festivals, Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12, on the fourth floor of the Downtown Hilton Austin, Salon D/E. The event will then culminate with the 2023 SXSW Pitch Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 12, where winning startups from each category and a Best in Show winner will be announced and honoured in Salon H on the sixth floor of the Hilton Hotel.


SXSW Pitch will feature finalists across the following 8 categories: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Voice, Enterprise & Smart Data, Entertainment, Media & Content, Food, Nutrition & Health, Future of Work, Innovative World Technologies, Metaverse & Web3, and Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics.


Imvizar will present among four other companies in the Entertainment, Media and Content category on Saturday 11th March 2023.


Michael Guerin, CEO & Founder of Imvizar said “We are honoured to be chosen among the best startups to present at the SXSW pitch competition. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our unique solution and demonstrate the power of augmented reality as a medium for immersive storytelling.”

“Since its beginning in 2009, SXSW Pitch has significantly helped shape the early-stage venture ecosystem and connected promising companies with the resources they need to thrive, giving promising companies the resources they need to succeed when it matters most,” said SXSW Pitch Event Producer Chris Valentine. “Of the 613 companies who have been selected as finalists since the competition’s inception, over 93 percent have gone on to secure funding and numerous have been acquired by the likes Google, British Telecom, Huffington Post, Apple, Live Nation, OpenTable, Meta, Michelin, Constant Contact, and Harmon. We’re excited to see this year’s impressive group of startups take to the stage and show us how their innovations will change the world.”


For more information about SXSW Pitch and to view the complete list of finalists, visit: