SXSW 2023 Finalist – Yourco
YOURCO SELECTED AS FINALIST FOR 2023 SXSW PITCH
Yourco, Inc. to showcase Yourco in the Future of Work category
INDIANAPOLIS / CHICAGO — JANUARY 17, 2023 — Yourco, a software company that establishes an internal communications infrastructure for businesses with blue-collar workforces and non-desk employees, was selected as a finalist in the Future of Work category for the 15th annual SXSW Pitch (formerly SXSW Accelerator).
SXSW Pitch is the marquee event of South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals (March 10 – 19, 2023), 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 731 companies that applied to present at SXSW Pitch 2023, Yourco was selected among the 40 finalists spanning eight separate categories.
The two-day event will be held the first weekend of SXSW Conference & Festivals, Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12, on the fourth floor of the Downtown Hilton Austin, Salon D/E. The event will then culminate with the 2023 SXSW Pitch Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 12, where winning startups from each category and a Best in Show winner will be announced and honored in Salon H on the sixth floor of the Hilton Hotel.
SXSW Pitch will feature finalists across the following 8 categories: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Voice, Enterprise & Smart Data, Entertainment, Media & Content, Food, Nutrition & Health, Future of Work, Innovative World Technologies, Metaverse & Web3, and Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics.
Yourco will present among four other companies in the Future of Work category on March 12th, 2023.
“We are very excited to be a part of this prestigious event. Benjamin and I have been building software together for a long time. To see a product we initially built for our family’s printing business have an impact on customers all over the US and Canada has been extremely rewarding. Getting on stage at South by Southwest will be great exposure and an opportunity for more businesses to learn about effective communication with their non-desk staff!”
— Brodie Meyer, Co-Founder & CEO
“Since its beginning in 2009, SXSW Pitch has significantly helped shape the early-stage venture ecosystem and connected promising companies with the resources they need to thrive, giving promising companies the resources they need to succeed when it matters most,” said SXSW Pitch Event Producer Chris Valentine. “Of the 613 companies who have been selected as finalists since the competition’s inception, over 93 percent have gone on to secure funding and numerous have been acquired by the likes Google, British Telecom, Huffington Post, Apple, Live Nation, OpenTable, Meta, Michelin, Constant Contact, and Harmon. We’re excited to see this year’s impressive group of startups take to the stage and show us how their innovations will change the world.”
For more information about SXSW Pitch and to view the complete list of finalists, visit: https://www.sxsw.com/pitch.
Trusted by small businesses and Fortune 500 enterprises, Yourco is a B2B SaaS solution that establishes an internal communication infrastructure for businesses with blue-collar workforces. After launching in 2021, Yourco quickly began generating revenue, experiencing 668% revenue growth in 2022. Yourco’s flagship product is an SMS-based communication and intranet platform that does not require downloads, passwords, internet access, or data plans.
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 tech, film and television, music, education, and culture. An essential destination for global professionals, the annual March event features sessions, music and comedy showcases, film screenings, exhibitions, professional development, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2023 will take place March 10 – 19, 2023 in Austin. For more information, please visit sxsw.com. To register for the event, please visit sxsw.com/attend.
SXSW 2023 is sponsored by White Claw, Volkswagen, Porsche, Itaú Bank, and The Austin Chronicle.