March. 03, 2020 News

Sonavi Labs , a medical device and software company from the Johns Hopkins community, was selected as a finalist in the AI, Robotics and Voice category for the 12th annual SXSW Pitch® (formerly SXSW Accelerator).

SXSW Pitch is the marquee event of South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals (March 13 – 22, 2020) Startups 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 937 companies that applied to present at SXSW Pitch 2020, Sonavi Labs 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 14 and Sunday, March 15, on the fourth floor of the Downtown Hilton Austin, Salon D/E. The event will then culminate with the 2020 SXSW Pitch Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 15, 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, Robotics & Voice, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Blockchain, Consumer Technology & CPG, Enterprise & Smart Data, Entertainment & Content, Health, Wearables & Wellbeing, Innovative World Technologies, Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics, and Social & Culture.

Sonavi Labs will present among four other companies in the AI, Robotics and Voice category on Sunday, March 15th . “We are so excited to be a part of this global festival. SXSW brings together the best of the best, and we are so grateful to be considered and included in this event.” said Sonavi Labs CEO & Co-Founder, Ellington West.

West is aiming to follow up her recent win in Dubai at the Arab Health Conference with another victory in Austin. This would be the company’s second win this year, and third pitch competition win in a row, following CTO and Co-Founder Ian McLane’s win in Bangladesh at the MIT-SOLVE Challenge finals in December.

SXSW attendees will have the opportunity to meet with West and McLane on Monday, March 16th at the Meet the Finalists event, where the Feelix platform will be on display.