Dutch startups in SXSW 2021

Every year in Austin Texas, the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.

During the online festival (March 16-20, 2021), New Dutch Wave will represent the Dutch creative and innovative industry through a special program that includes an interactive booth, matchmaking sessions, interviews, among other activities. One more time, they will showcase the best and the next of bright, brave innovative, creative Dutch entrepreneurs, artists, start-ups, scale-ups, corporates, cities, and initiatives.

Supported by Creative Holland, New Dutch Wave will host its own 2-hour showcase in the SXSW main program.

At the beginning of this year, three Dutch startups already were selected among the finalists, from over 40 interactive technology companies from 8 different categories:

  • AlphaBeats (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) – Health, Wearables & Wellbeing‍
  • VideowindoW (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics‍
  • Dayrize (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – Social and Culture

These companies will virtually pitch and participate in a 5-minute Q&A with three judges as a part of SXSW Online.

New Dutch Wave is an International movement to celebrate top notch Dutch creativity and entrepreneurship launched in 2017 at South by Southwest. A platform designed to inspire, connect and generate new business, New Dutch Wave is the place where Dutch entrepreneurs, creatives, start-ups, artists, as well as the Dutch government and our smartest cities will present themselves to a relevant international audience.

New Dutch Wave presents ambitious entrepreneurs to an international audience and embraces the continuous innovation that is so stereotypical for,- and lovely about, the creative industry. For this, NDW creates meeting points to connect like-minded people from all over the world.