Future Sight AR Selected for SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event


Houston, Texas — January 22nd, 2018 — Future Sight AR, an oil & gas augmented reality start-up was selected as a finalist in the Augmented and Virtual Reality Technologies category for the 10th annual SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event®.

The SXSW Accelerator is the marquee event of South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals (March 9-18, 2018) Startup & Tech Sectors 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 600 companies that applied to present at SXSW Accelerator, Future Sight AR 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 10 and Sunday, March 11, on the third floor of the Downtown Hilton Austin, Salon A/B. The Pitch Event will then culminate with the SXSW Accelerator Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 11, where winning startups from each category and a Best in Show winner will be announced and honored.

The Accelerator will feature finalists across the following 10 categories: Augmented & Virtual Reality, Enterprise & Smart Data, Entertainment & Content, Health & Wearables, Hyper-Connected Communities, Payment & FinTech, Security & Privacy, Social & Culture, Sports & Performance Data, and Transportation. Future Sight AR will present among four other companies in the Augmented and Virtual Reality Technologies category on March 10.

"Future Sight is honored to be part of 10th SXSW accelerator pitch." said Lori-Lee Emshey, the co-founder of Future Sight AR. "Construction projects rely on antiquated technology and we believe that VersaView could be the innovation injection that the industry desperately needs." She added: "We are incredibly excited to share what we have been working on with the tech community on March 10."

The Houston-based startup, which was recently accepted into Women in XR’s 2018 cohort, developed their flagship application VersaView to help transfer knowledge from an aging leadership generation to the newest up and comers. VersaView is a mixed reality platform and content library that provides field teams on EPC projects with expert work instructions and remote support from construction through to operations. This first product offering aims to increase efficiency and safety, decrease costs and delays and move the industry closer to automation.  

"For the past decade, we've had the honor of offering a platform to some of the most cutting-edge global technologies and innovations – allowing CEOs and developers to present their solutions to investors, potential partners and key targets," said SXSW Accelerator Event Producer Chris Valentine. "Of those who've presented on stage, over 70% have gone on to receive funding in excess of nearly $4.63 billion. In addition, 16% of these companies went on to be acquired. We look forward to once again being a launching pad for startups to achieve some of their greatest successes. All of us with SXSW Accelerator are proud and impressed by the companies who are truly changing industries and changing the world."

About Future Sight AR
Future Sight AR builds immersive platforms and content to transfer expert knowledge, uphold standards and set best practices. Founded in 2016 Future Sight helps leaders in the oil & gas EPC world to save rework, money & time while improving quality and safety to deliver world class projects.

About SXSW
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 the interactive, film, and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2018 will take place March 9-18, 2018.

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