BERLIN GOES AUSTIN
6. March 2023 – From 10 to 15 March, Berlin Partner is bringing some of the most creative companies from Berlin to Austin - to the world's largest festival for the international digital and creative industries, South by Southwest (SXSW).
Thus, after three years, the capital is back at SXSW. As part of the "Innovation Bridge Europe House" organized by german:innovation the business development agency is presenting eleven innovative Berlin tech companies to connect them in the US, create B2B meetings and networking opportunities, and promote the exchange of information. During the six days in the USA the focus will be on meeting international investors, potential customers, stakeholders and ecosystem experts as well as other delegations from all over the world.
The participating start-ups come from the fields of gaming, artificial intelligence, fintech and fashion tech:
DAIN Studios (ICT, data, AI, consulting | founded 03/2016 | 75 employees | self-funded)
Fanzone Media (Fintech, Blockchain, NFT | founded 06/2020 | 20 employees | seed-funded)
i-mmersive (Gaming, VR/AR/XR | founded 08/2014 | 8 employees | seed-funded)
Inuru (ICT, optics/photonics | founded 01/2016 | 23 employees | seed-funded)
NFTLab.Berlin/ chris and friends GmbH (Fintech, Blockchain, NFT | founded 02/2022 | 10 employees | self-funded)
Pixaera (EdTech, Gaming, VR/AR/XR | founded 12/2019 | 16 employees | seed-funded)
Proof of Taste/ The District VR (MusicTech, Gaming, VR/AR/XR | founded 12/2020 | 3 employees | seed-funded)
RAVE.SPACE (Gaming, VR/AR/XR | founded 01/2021 | 10 employees | self-funded)
STYLE Protocol (Blockchain, NFT | founded 2022 | 17 employees)
Yoona (FashionTech, AI, VR/AR/XR | founded 08/2020 | 7 employees | seed-funded)
Zaubar (Gaming, VR/AR/XR | founded 08/2019 | 12 employees | self-funded)
The centrepiece of Berlin's activities will take place on 14 March at one of SXSW's most exciting locations: The BERLIN LEVEL in Downtown Austin. Under the motto “Berlin Takeover” the delegation’s start-ups will present their innovations in an immersive exhibition. The Berlin artists Die Dixons will create a mural on the outside facade of the location and in the evening, there will be a big closing party with live music acts from the capital.
South by Southwest is the world's largest festival for the international digital and creative industries, making it the ideal place to present Berlin as Europe's leading start-up metropolis. It will take place from 10 to 19 March with festivals, conferences and exhibitions in Austin, Texas.