Accel Diagnostics Selected as Finalist for SXSW Accelerator Competition In the Digital Health Technology Category-Project Olympus - Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, February 2, 2015

Accel Diagnostics Selected as Finalist for SXSW Accelerator Competition In the Digital Health Technology Category

February 2, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA — Accel Diagnostics (AccelDx) the leader developer of mobileenabled blood diagnostic tests was selected as a finalist in the Digital Health Technology category for the 7th annual SXSW Accelerator competition presented by Oracle, the marquee event of SXSW Interactive Festival’s Startup Village, where leading startups from around the world showcase some of the most impressive new technology innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a live audience. Hundreds of companies submitted to present at SXSW Accelerator, where Accel Diagnostics 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 14 through Sunday, March 15, on the sixth floor of the Downtown Austin Hilton. The pitch competition will then culminate with the SXSW Accelerator Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 15, where winning startups from each category will be announced and honored. The Accelerator competition will feature finalists across categories including Enterprise and Smart Data Technologies, Entertainment and Content Technologies, Digital Health and Life Sciences Technologies, Innovative World Technologies, Social Technologies, and Wearable Technologies. SXSW Category Sponsors include Rackspace, Enterprise and Smart Data Technologies Category Sponsor; and IBM, Innovative World Technologies Category Sponsor and Dyn, Social Technologies Category Sponsor.

Accel Diagnostics will present alongside seven other companies in the Digital Health Technology at 3:30pm on Saturday March 14, 2015.

“We are very excited to have been selected as Finalist in the Digital Health Technology category. Our mission is to provide to every patient the right tool to live a better, healthier and comfortable life. The support and interest of so many people comes as a strong encouragement to our hard work.”

“Over the past six years of companies competing in SXSW Accelerator, more than 50 percent have gone on to receive funding in excess of $1.7 billion and 12 percent of the companies have been acquired,” said SXSW Accelerator Event Producer, Chris Valentine. “This year’s finalists have all demonstrated the capability to change our perception of technology and we expect to see them achieve similar, if not greater, success than our past finalists.”

For more information about SXSW Accelerator and to view the complete list of finalists, visit the following site:

Accel Diagnostics is a Pittsburgh, PA, based company with an office in Berkeley, CA, developing mobile-enabled blood screening technology for disease specific biomarkers that enable patient self-testing, anytime-anywhere, and physician remote monitoring. For more information on AccelDx, please email or visit

About SXSW Interactive

The 22nd annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin from Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 17. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2015 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores
of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to preview the technology of tomorrow today. Join us in March 2015 for the sessions, the networking, the evening events, the 18th Annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards, SXSW Accelerator, the SXSW Gaming Expo, the SXSW Trade Show, SXSW Create, the Digital Creative Job Market, cross-industry conversations with attendees from SXSW Film and SXSW Music, and, most of all, the unforgettable inspirational experiences that only SXSW can deliver.

SXSW Interactive 2015 is sponsored by Miller Lite, Esurance, AT&T, IFC, Mazda, Monster Energy, McDonald’s, Philips and The Austin Chronicle.

By: Alberto Gandini, Accel Diagnostics