Health and wellness technology start-up, Health Connections, will be competing as a finalist at the Sixth Annual SXSW Accelerator pitch event on March 8th and 9th. Health Connections was chosen out of hundreds of applicants to be one of eight companies that will present in the Health Technologies category.
Health Connections' Founder, Marty Jaramillo, will present the company’s innovative health and wellness integration platform before a live audience and judges. Marty Jaramillo commented: “We couldn’t be more excited to be asked to present at SXSW Accelerator. We are thankful for the opportunity to appear on the same stage graced in the past by such innovative companies as Siri, Klout and Bump Technologies or this year in the Health Technologies category by Adhere Tech or Kinsa.”
Richard Braddock, Chairman of Health Connections' Board,“ said: "This selection from SXSW once again validates that Health Connections platform is truly unique and intuitive.” Mr. Braddock added: “I am confident that Health Connections is the right tool for this time in healthcare and has the power to bring long-term, sustainable health and better outcomes to a wide audience.”
“Over the past five years of companies competing in SXSW Accelerator, 56% have gone on to receive funding in excess of $587M and 9% of the companies have been acquired, so the judges are looking for truly innovative companies to raise the stakes,” said SXSW Accelerator Event Producer, Chris Valentine. “All of the finalists have demonstrated the capability to change our perception of technology and we now have to recognize the utmost potential within a very distinguished group of entrepreneurs.”