This competition takes place during SXSW Online 2021, with 40 startups chosen to compete based on the technological innovation brought to their fields. One winner will be selected from each of the eight categories, with the most promising project receiving the Best In Show award.
This year’s event includes startups within existing popular technology sectors like artificial intelligence, smart data and health, with the addition of one new category, Future of Work, which highlights technologies that enable, empower, change and expand capabilities in the future of work and the working experience.
Among the finalists in the Enterprise & Smart Data category is Vancouver’s own Matidor Technologies.
Matidor is a geospatial visualization and collaboration startup that is building a project platform for consultants and engineers in the energy sector to keep track of projects in a single dashboard.
Last month Matidor was included on Techcouver’s 10 Homegrown B.C. Startups to Watch in 2021 list.
Matidor co-founders Vincent Lam and Sean Huang are not new to virtual pitch competitions. They introduced Matidor last year on the virtual stage at TechCrunch Disrupt and came second on the Startup Battlefield.
In addition to Matidor being named a finalist in their category, Vancouver’s Sonic Incytes Medical was named an ‘alternate’ in the Health, Wearables & Wellbeing category.
Sonic Incytes believes in creating accessible and affordable solutions for healthcare providers with health insights they can count on. Their lead product, Velacur, is redefining the standard of care in quantifying chronic liver disease with diagnostic accuracy comparable to MRI.