Fibrum Selected as Finalist for SXSW Accelerator Competition
Fibrum, the Russian company, leader in both software and hardware solutions for AR/VR technologies was selected as a finalist in the VR/AR Experience category for the ninth annual SXSW Accelerator competition. The accelerator is the marquee event of South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals (March 10-19, 2017) Startup Village®, where leading startups from around the world showcase some of the most impressive new tech innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a live audience. Out of the more than 500 companies who applied to present at SXSW Accelerator, Fibrum was selected out of 50 finalists in ten different categories.
The two-day event will be held the first weekend of SXSW Conference and Festivals, Saturday, March 11 through Sunday, March 12, on the third floor of the Downtown Austin Hilton. The pitch competition will then culminate with the SXSW Accelerator Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 12, where winning startups from each category will be announced and honored. The Accelerator competition will feature finalists across the following ten categories: Augmented and Virtual Reality, Enterprise and Smart Data, Entertainment and Content, Health and Wearables, Innovative World, Payment and FinTech, Security and Privacy, Social and Culture, Sports, and Transportation. Fibrum will present alongside five other companies in the VR/AR Experience category.
The participation in SXSW is of great importance for us, – says Ilya Flaks, Fibrum CEO and Founder. – We expect a lot of interesting meetings and useful contacts during the event. We also feel really enthusiastic about competing with the best players of VR/AR market from all over the world and are going to win with our innovative product.
Fibrum is to present its unique Fibrum Platform – VR ecosystem that unites consumers, software developers and hardware manufactures in one place. Fibrum Platform guides a user through the VR world and provides him with the best first experience. The company deals with it by collecting users’ data and analysing statistics about their presence in VR. Such an information also helps developers to improve their products and to promote them to the audience. Fibrum Game Cards is the part of the platform presenting an idea of unique game bundles adopted to any interests, needs or events.
SXSW Accelerator has hosted some of the most innovative startups over the eight years we’ve held our competition. These companies have gone on to capture the attention of investors and leading technology companies worldwide. 71 percent have received funding in excess of $3.1 billion, while 14 percent were acquired,” said SXSW Accelerator Event Producer Chris Valentine. “Out of the hundreds of applicants, we have identified 50 finalists to present. Everyone with SXSW Accelerator is proud to support startups that are on the forefront of solving some of today’s biggest challenges through technology.”
For more information about SXSW Accelerator and to view the complete list of finalists, visit the following site: http://www.sxsw.com/interactive/awards/accelerator.