VentureBeat’s 30-second pitch contest, formerly known as WinSXSW, is going strong. And it’s not too late to enter for a shot at more than $100,000 in prizes and investment — not to mention coverage, glory, fame, and honor.

This year, with a more agile VentureBeat-Buzzstarter team, we were able to interview 160 startups throughout different events at SXSW. This doesn’t include the videos that startups have created themselves and uploaded through the contest site.

And while the interactive portion of SXSW is over, you can still enter the contest by entering your own 30-second pitch at You’ve got until Saturday, March 15, at 11:59pm Pacific time.

And don’t forget to vote for your favorites!

Check back on VentureBeat on Monday, March 24, to find out who the ultimate winners are.

In the meantime, here are the winners from the first three days of voting:

Locus Social, Inc.’s Mapulse is a mobile app available for iOS that lets you discover location based trends and photos in real time:

PixC (turns average images into awesome ones by editing and removing the background) was the second-day winner. Caution: We shot this one at a party, and the sound is very loud. Turn down your speakers before you click play:

Macho (a multimodal travel search engine) was the day three winner:

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Locus Social‘s Map Pulse (a location-based social media app to discover what is happening around the world) was the first day winner by a large margin... read more »

Our mission at Pixc is to turn your product images into awesome ones so you can increase your online sales. With the rise of online shopping, we’ve noticed that professional photos helps to highlight your products, make you stand out... read more »

Macho was founded to make travel planning easier. By aggregating air, rail, and bus options with intra-city directions, Macho provides a one-stop shop to search, compare, and book trips within the US Northeast. Travel planners can now ... read more »

Buzzstarter is a growth engineering platform generating significant ROI multiples for businesses’ marketing campaigns. Leveraging crowdsourcing and data science, Buzzstarter’s technology optimizes distribution on emerging distribut... read more »

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