Looking to launch your clean, green business to success? It would behoove you to get involved with SXSW Eco's Startup Central — a bigger, better Startup Showcase.
At Startup Central, fledgling businesses are invited to meet with the entrepreneurs and investors "shaping our future," says SXSW Eco.
It's a one-day, one-stop-shopping event where participants can attend panels, meet-ups, workshops and networking events — or flex their muscles at the highlight of the conference, an investor pitch competition featuring top startups from around the world.
Confirmed judges for the pitch event — which is divided into three categories: Green Tech, Clean Web and Social Impact — include Austin's Bob Metcalfe and venture capitalists from Kleiner Perkins and Khosla Ventures. Last year, Kansas City-based PlanetReuse Marketplace took home the grand prize for its success in raising awareness of and access to reclaimed building materials nationwide.