Eggschain Selected as Finalist for 2019 SXSW Pitch
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 21, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Eggschain, a company that helps preserve the hopes of life, was selected as a finalist in the Blockchain category for the 11th annual SXSW Pitch® (formerly SXSW Accelerator).
The SXSW Pitch is the marquee event of South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals (March 8-17, 2019) Entrepreneurship & Startup Track, 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 more than 800 companies that applied to present at SXSW Pitch 2019, Eggschain was selected among the 50 finalists spanning 10 separate categories.
The two-day event will be held the first weekend of SXSW Conference & Festivals, Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, on the fourth floor of the Downtown Hilton Austin, Salon D/E. The event will then culminate with the 2019 SXSW Pitch Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 10, where winning startups from each category and a Best in Show winner will be announced and honored.
SXSW Pitch will feature finalists across the following 10 categories: Artificial Intelligence, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Blockchain, Enterprise & Smart Data, Entertainment & Content, Health & Wearables, Hyper-Connected Communities, Social & Culture, Sports & Performance Data, and Transportation & Delivery.
Eggschain will present among four other companies in the Blockchain category on Sunday, March 10th, 2019.
"We exist to empower consumers, delight our customers and increase shareholder value," shared Wei Escala, Founder and CEO of Eggschain. "Eggschain is the first blockchain-based community and suite of tools centered around the egg-freezing procedure, the fertility and genetic materials industry. We thank our customers, advisors and industry partners for their continued support and insights. Together, we are bringing the most cutting-edge technology with the best customer experience to the market."
Eggschain is centered around the mission of educating, supporting and providing peace of mind to women before, during and after the egg-freezing procedure. Eggschain is the only platform that enables women to create a permanent, immutable record, establish and track ownership changes, and ensure that their genetic materials are properly monitored and managed.
For more than a decade, we've had the pleasure of watching the leading startups of today and tomorrow successfully capture the attention of investors, partners and prospective customers – giving innovative CEOs the added boost and confidence they sometimes need to exceed the goals they've set for themselves and their teams," said SXSW Pitch Event Producer Chris Valentine. "Of the 453 companies we've seen deliver their pitches on stage, 71 percent have gone on to secure funding, and 16 percent were acquired through 2018. We're both proud and excited about where our past finalists have gone and where this year's group is sure to go.
For more information about SXSW Pitch and to view the complete list of finalists, visit: https://www.sxsw.com/pitch
Eggschain leverages the blockchain to track frozen eggs, embryos, sperm and other genetic materials and create an audit trail. Its goal is to provide peace of mind to consumers and customers by creating an immutable record of ownership information and documentation related to the precious genetic materials of individuals.
SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2019 will take place March 8-17.