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Congrats to the winners of our 30-second video-pitch contest at SxSW!

Above: SXSW 2014 banner in downtown Austin.

Image Credit: Dylan Tweney, VentureBeat
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Along with reporting on whatever interesting tech happenings we find in Austin, Texas during the annual South by Southwest festival, the VentureBeat team and Buzzstarter also set out to find a new set of Win30s champions.

In case you need a refresher on our contest, startups pitched our official Win30s team with short video pitches, and we’ve been selecting the best and most shared ones throughout the contest.

And now, we’ve finally selected the winners of this year’s 30-second video pitch contest in partnership with Buzzstarter, and we’d like to share the results and give them all a huge round of cyber-applause.

The contest judging, by the numbers:

  • 190 teams interviewed
  • 1,900,000 views of the Win30s.com site, both mobile and desktop
  • 210,000 votes
  • 160,000 social shares
  • 2 weeks in which all of this happened

Here are the winners:

Best Consumer: Brandicted

Brandicted enables people to visually explore and purchase branded products based on current, popular, and relevant real-life images.

Best Bootstrapped: Rbutr

Rbutr provides access to “the best critical response” to any given webpage.

Best Mobil: Peepsqueeze

Peepsqueeze brings your family and friends together with ease.

Best Enterprise: Partender

Partender is help you do bar inventory in 15 minutes.

VentureBeat Pick: Tethr

Tethr reimagines Web meetings and business collaboration using real-time voice-to-text transcription.

Investor’s Pick: Wefunder

Wefunder operates a crowdinvesting platform for startups.

Buzzstarter Pick: SwitchVideo

SwitchVideo makes the best explanatory videos for the best companies in the world

Overall Winner: Partender

More information:

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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