Prynt Selected As A Finalist For 2016 SXSW Accelerator Competition
Prynt, the company making the first-ever photo-printing smartphone case, was selected as a finalist in the Entertainment and Content Technology category for the eighth annual SXSW Accelerator competition. The accelerator, presented by 24/7 Intouch, is the marquee event of SXSW Interactive Festival’s Startup Village, where leading startups from around the world showcase some of the most impressive new tech innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a live audience. Out of the more than 470 companies who applied to present at SXSW Accelerator, Prynt Corp. was selected out of 48 finalists in six different categories.
The two-day event will be held the first weekend of SXSW Interactive, Saturday, March 12 through Sunday, March 13, on the fourth floor of the Downtown Austin Hilton. The pitch competition will then culminate with the SXSW Accelerator Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 13, where winning startups from each category will be announced and honored. The Accelerator competition will feature finalists across the following six categories: Enterprise and Smart Data Technologies, Entertainment and Content Technologies, Health and Wearable Technologies, Innovative World Technologies, Payment and Fintech Technologies and Virtual Reality Technologies. The 2016 SXSW Accelerator Category Sponsors are Brother (Innovative World Sponsor) and Allscripts (Health and Wearables Sponsor), with Prezi serving as the official presentation platform for the competition.
“When you share the picture, you really let people experience the memory„ CEO Clément Perrot
“In the past seven years we have seen some of the most innovative startups compete in SXSW Accelerator. They have caught the eye of investors and leading technology companies, as more than 65 percent have gone on to receive funding in excess of $2.6 billion and 13 percent of the companies have been acquired,” said SXSW Accelerator Event Producer, Chris Valentine. “Of the more than 470 companies that applied this year, we’ve narrowed the field to 48 finalists. The SXSW Accelerator is without a doubt the place to witness the most innovative startups pitch their ideas for solving some of today’s most challenging problems through technology.”
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Prynt reimagines how we share digital content in the physical world with the first-ever photo-printing device for your smartphone. Prynt photos have short video clips embedded inside so you can share your memories in a way that’s tangible and magical.
In 2015, Prynt launched the Prynt Caseon crowdfunding website Kickstarter raising over $1.5 million. With this success, Prynt released its second generation version the Prynt Pocketin May 2017, a smaller and portable instant camera that fits into the palm of your hand.
Due to the high volume of requests from fans and users, Prynt announced Prynt Pocket for Androidon Kickstarter in October 2017, which will be released later this year.
Prynt’s mission is to inspire creativity and communication. Prynt is owned by QuickerPics LLC and Skyview Capital.