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Startup of the Year SXSW Finals & Happy Hour presented by Sandoz
Join us for a one-of-a-kind SXSW Happy Hour & Live Pitch event presented by Sandoz! RSVP for a spot to watch the Top 5 Finalists from our...
Startup of the Year House at Maggie Mae's
323 East 6th Street
Legacy Lounge | First Floor, Main Entrance
Austin, Texas 78701
Free Event
Registration Encouraged
Sunday, March 10
4:30pm - 7:00pm
Startup of the Year SXSW Finals & Happy Hour presented by Sandoz image
About this event

Join us for a one-of-a-kind SXSW Happy Hour & Live Pitch event presented by Sandoz!

RSVP for a spot to watch the Top 5 Finalists from our Startup of the Year Rooftop Pitch & BBQ lunch battle it out in front a panel of esteemed judges and live audience.

The evening will also host Special Guest, Carol Lynch, President of Sandoz US and Head of North America, as she announces the 2019 Sandoz HACk - Healthcare Access Challenge winner (learn more about our partner and their incredible competition below).



What to Expect:

  • Top 5 early-stage, innovative & diverse startups will present 3 min pitches with 2 min judges Q&A to win amazing prizes that include a fast-track spot as a Top 100 Semifinalist for the 7th Annual Startup of the Year competition this fall.

  • Top-notch industry leaders & investors participating as judges.

  • Grand Announcement of the Sandoz HACk - Healthcare Access Challenge winner!




About Sandoz and the Sandoz HACk - Healthcare Access Challenge:

Sandoz is a global leader in generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars. As a division of the Novartis Group, their purpose is to pioneer new ways to improve access to medicines. Through Sandoz HACk, they use their expertise to support ideas that improve access to healthcare in local communities.

Following a submission of more than 400 ideas across 80 countries, three finalists were selected and will participate in a HACk Accelerator during SXSW. The winner will be announced at the Startup of the Year Finals & Happy Hour.

The three shortlisted entrants are from Uganda, the US, and the Netherlands. They propose novel ways of leveraging digital technology, including artificial intelligence (AI), mobile apps and digital therapeutics, to connect patients with caregivers, medicines and information, and address local healthcare access challenges.





FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes. Attendees must be 21 years of age to enter Maggie Mae's.

 

Is this an official SXSW event?

Yes, the Startup of the Year SXSW Finals and Happy Hour presented by Sandoz is an official SXSW event. Although the event is free and open to the public, badges will be preferred. Guests will enter on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.


What are the other activities taking place at the Startup of the Year House? Check them out & RSVP.

11:30 AM - 2 PM | Startup of the Year Rooftop Pitch & BBQ presented by Established

Watch 25 startups fast-pitch on the roof with special guest Andre Heeg, Sandoz Global Head Digital.


7 PM - 11 PM | Startup Night SXSW presented by Eventbrite

Mix and mingle with 25 startups as they showcase their innovative products.


What is the difference between this event and Startup Night that starts at 7 PM?

This event features the Top 5 finalists chosen from the Startup of the Year Rooftop Pitch & BBQ lunch pitching live and begins at 4:30 PM. It also includes Carol Lynch, President of Sandoz US and Head of North America, announcing the Sandoz HACk - Healthcare Access Challenge winner. The evening party begins at 7 PM where 25 startups will showcase their products.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email Jessica@est.us with any questions.