UbiQD, Inc., a New Mexico-based nanotechnology development company, announced today that it was selected as a finalist in the Hyper-Connected Communities category for the 11th annual SXSW Pitch®(formerly SXSW Accelerator).

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Reported By UbiQD, Inc on January 9th, 2019: Los Alamos, NM—November 27, 2018 UbiQD, Inc., a New Mexico-based nanotechnology development company, announced today that it was selected as a finalist in the Hyper-Connected Communities category for the 11th annual SXSW Pitch®(formerly SXSW Accelerator).

SXSW Pitch is the marquee event of South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals (March 8-17, 2019) Entrepreneurship & Startup Track, where leading startups from around the world showcase some of the most impressive technology innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a live audience. Out of the more than 800 companies that applied to present at SXSW Pitch 2019, UbiQD was selected among the 50 finalists spanning 10 separate categories.

The two-day event will be held the first weekend of SXSW Conference & Festivals, Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, on the fourth floor of the Downtown Hilton Austin, Salon D/E. The event will then culminate with the 2019 SXSW Pitch Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 10, where winning startups from each category and a Best in Show winner will be announced and honored.

SXSW Pitch will feature finalists across the following 10 categories: Artificial Intelligence, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Blockchain, Enterprise & Smart Data, Entertainment & Content, Health & Wearables, Hyper-Connected Communities, Social & Culture, Sports & Performance Data, and Transportation & Delivery.

“This is a terrific opportunity to showcase our UbiGro greenhouse tech, and I am excited to represent UbiQD at South by Southwest this year in Austin.” said Dr. Hunter McDaniel, CEO at UbiQD. “It’s another example, in a recent series of recent milestones, that we are making concrete progress towards our vision of solving global food and energy problems with nanotechnology-enabled solutions. Go quantum dots!”

UbiQD will present among four other companies in the Hyper-Connected Communities category on March 9.

"For more than a decade, we’ve had the pleasure of watching the leading startups of today and tomorrow successfully capture the attention of investors, partners and prospective customers – giving innovative CEOs the added boost and confidence they sometimes need to exceed the goals they've set for themselves and their teams,” said SXSW Pitch Event Producer Chris Valentine. “Of the 453 companies we’ve seen deliver their pitches on stage, 71 percent have gone on to secure funding, and 16 percent were acquired through 2018. We’re both proud and excited about where our past finalists have gone and where this year’s group is sure to go.”

For more information about SXSW Pitch and to view the complete list of finalists, visit: https://www.sxsw.com/pitch

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