SXSW Startup Village
Industrial Technology Pitch Competition

WHEN: MARCH 14, 2017
DEADLINE: December 23rd, 2016

Caterpillar Inc. and HOLT CAT, the largest independent dealer of Cat equipment in the U.S., have teamed up to further our mission of expediting technology innovation in the construction, resource, energy and transportation industries. Through our respective corporate venture arms, Caterpillar Ventures and Holt Ventures, and collaborating with Brick & Mortar Ventures and Cottonwood Technology Fund, we will be selecting 15 startups with disruptive potential in the industrial space to be featured in a pitch competition at SXSW in March 2017.

We will be holding three separate, 1-hour pitch competitions and will feature 5 startups in each session based on maturity stage. The winner of each session will be awarded a combination of cash and/or potential strategic partnership opportunity.

Award Structure:

Event Stucture:

Session 1
Seed Stage
  • Seeking seed funding
  • Other Criteria: Determined problem/solution fit, developed MVP, establishing product/market fit with early or line of sight customer/partnership traction

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Session 2
Advanced Seed Stage
  • Seeking additional seed or bridge funding
  • Other criteria: Seed Stage plus established customer/partnership traction and positive revenue trends

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Session 3
Series A/B Stage

Submission deadline – December 23rd, 2016