Are you ready to Pitch? These expert judges will give feedback at Startup Oasis.

This weekend, the UP Global team will be in Austin, TX at Startup Oasis! Along with celebrating the launches of some exciting companies, providing awesome mentors for Office Hours, and throwing a few can’t-miss parties, lunches, and happy hours… we’ll be hosting two pitch competitions on Friday and Sunday.

We’re excited to announce the pitch competition’s judges – thanks to our friends and pitch partners at Bigcommerce and NASDAQ!

If you’re headed to Austin this weekend, make sure not to miss Startup Oasis!

Friday’s Judges (click photo for full profile):

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Sunday’s Judges (click photo for full profile): 

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Come Party and Pitch With UP Global and Sprint at SXSW Interactive!

This year at SXSW, one of our Global Partners, Sprint, is joining us at Startup Oasis to help you party and pitch!


Kickoff Party – Presented by Pinsight Media+ powered by Sprint

We’re kicking off Startup Oasis with one heck of a party, thanks to Pinsight Media+, a new mobile advertising platform powered by Sprint. We’ll have lots to drink, great food to order, fun swag, and much more. We’ll also be bringing you an awesome music act, The Bones of JR Jones. Come by at 8 when the party gets started and be prepared to go until 2! Register here!

Pitch Booth – Presented by Sprint Accelerator 

Get ready to give your best 60-second pitch in Sprint’s pitch booth! Hop on in and film yourself pitching for the world to see. Taken as an idea from the Grammy’s backstage vine mirror, we’ll be publishing your pitches to the world with one single click. Get great exposure by adding in your twitter handle and posting it – or send it to yourself for promotional material. All of this is thanks to Sprint’s Accelerator, located in Kanas City.

Sprint will also be participating in Office Hours if you want to book some one-on-ones, and Sprint execs will also be judging the Pitch Hour competitions happening in our space!For more information on what UP is doing at SXSW, check out Startup Oasis, powered by UP Global and the Kauffman Foundation. We’ll see you there March 7-9!

Sprint answers the question: What do Kansas City and Mobile Health have in common?

This post was originally posted on the Sprint Accelerator Blog

Ten start-up companies will be chosen to gather in Kansas City for three months and incubate their ideas for bringing mobile innovation to the health world. They will work at the center of Kansas City’s thriving downtown area, collaborating with mentors and shaping the future of mobile health. The application deadline in January 6th! Apply now. 

“Kansas City is the place to be if you’re building a mobile health technology company…but don’t take our word for it.  We had a few people in KC over to the space to get their thoughts on the mobile health revolution and captured it all on video!”

Check out Sprint’s CEO – Dan Hesse, Techstars CEO – David Cohen, Mayor Sly James and many more influential Kansas Citians as they talk about the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator.