Fortius Metals Selected to Present at 2023 SXSW Pitch
Fortius to showcase advanced large format metal 3D printing in the Innovative World Technologies category
SXSW Pitch is the marquee event of South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals (March 10 - 19, 2023), 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 731 companies that applied to present at SXSW Pitch 2023, Fortius Metals was selected among the 40 finalists spanning eight separate categories.
The two-day event will be held the first weekend of SXSW Conference & Festivals, Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12, culminating with the 2023 SXSW Pitch Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 12.
SXSW Pitch will feature finalists across the following 8 categories: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Voice, Enterprise & Smart Data, Entertainment, Media & Content, Food, Nutrition & Health, Future of Work, Innovative World Technologies, Metaverse & Web3, and Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics.
Fortius Metals will present among other companies in the Innovative World Technologies category on Sunday, March 12, 2023.
"Fortius Metals is very excited to present at the 2023 SXSW Pitch," said Jeff Lints, Founder and CEO. "This is a prestigious event that attracts creative and ambitious people who are thinking about the future." Fortius Metals' next-generation metal 3D printing will allow rockets to carry larger payloads and electric vehicles to extend their range. Fortius alloys are often twice the strength compared to what customers can source today, which could reduce the weight of a rocket by half. In addition, Fortius robotic fabrication cells will help customers test and adopt new methods of additive manufacturing in their own factories.
"Since its beginning in 2009, SXSW Pitch has significantly helped shape the early-stage venture ecosystem and connected promising companies with the resources they need to thrive, giving promising companies the resources they need to succeed when it matters most," said SXSW Pitch Event Producer Chris Valentine. "Of the 613 companies who have been selected as finalists since the competition's inception, over 93 percent have gone on to secure funding and numerous have been acquired by the likes of Google, British Telecom, Huffington Post, Apple, Live Nation, OpenTable, Meta, Michelin, Constant Contact, and Harmon. We're excited to see this year's impressive group of startups take to the stage and show us how their innovations will change the world."
For more information about SXSW Pitch and to view the complete list of finalists, visit: https://www.sxsw.com/
About Fortius Metals
Fortius Metals is a large format additive manufacturing company specializing in new materials. These patented, groundbreaking metal alloys will enable stronger, lighter fabrication for customers' products ranging from rockets to electric vehicles. Fortius, headquartered near Boulder, Colorado, was formed in 2021 to commercialize wire-based products for use in robotic welding applications – with enhanced material properties such as 2x strength, improved corrosion resistance, and higher thermal conductivity. Fortius in-house capabilities include wire manufacturing as well as wire arc and laser large format 3D printing cells.
SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of tech, film and television, music, education, and culture. An essential destination for global professionals, the annual March event features sessions, music and comedy showcases, film screenings, exhibitions, professional development, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2023 will take place March 10 - 19, 2023 in Austin. For more information, please visit sxsw.com. To register for the event, please visit sxsw.com/attend.
SXSW 2023 is sponsored by White Claw, Volkswagen, Porsche, Itaú Bank, and The Austin Chronicle.
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