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startup-villlage-body_5-1With Fashion Week behind us, it’s time for SXSW! One of the cool additions this year was a wearable tech component added to SXSW accelerator competition presented by Oracle.

Our CEO, Liz Bacelar participated as a judge, and we are eager to share the finalists with you. Selected pitching companies were pulled from a pool of over 500 applicants applying for a chance to shine at Startup Village:

  1. Bionym – A wearable device that authenticates users through their unique cardiac rhythm, and communicates identity wirelessly for seamless and dynamic interaction with technology.

  2. Fashion Discovery Labs – Enables everyone to “Discover Fashion Instantly” in the real world through Google Glass, which aims to enrich the online and retail shopping experience.

  3. Jon Lou – A lifestyle brand for people who love fashion, love technology, and think it’s about time the two of them met for a drink.

  4. Kiwi Wearable Technologies – Builds products which help wearers enjoy happier and healthier lives.

  5. Mighty Cast – Connects physical objects to the cloud through its patent-pending technology and proprietary platform.

  6. Pauline van Dongen – A fashion designer working closely with companies in the field of science and innovation. She aims to merge fashion and technology.

  7. People+ – An innovative, curated business directory of professionals and companies.

  8. Skully Helmets – Pioneering augmented reality solutions for the head protection industry.

A complete list of all 2014 SXSW Accelerator finalists can be found here.