More than 500 companies from all over the world submitted their products to the 9th annual SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event. Two Belgian startups, MuuseLabs and Bloomlife, are among the finalists!

For our Belgian startups this means, that they will be showcasing their products on Saturday, March 11th and Sunday, March 12th at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Austin. The SXSW Accelerator Pitch competition will culminate on March 12th, where winning startups from each category (in total there are 10 categories) will be announced and celebrated with the SXSW Accelerator Awards.

One of the finalists, MuuseLabs is a family tech consumer electronics company. 

Photo: MuuseLabs founders. Source: MuuseLabs

It develops Jooki - The Jukebox for Kids - a wireless speaker that is targeted at kids without a smartphone. It plays files stored on Jooki (sourced from CD's, iTunes, ...) and also supports Spotify streaming and Bluetooth.

At SXSW, Muuselabs will compete in the category Entertainment and Content Technologies. 

Photo: Bloomlife device. Source: Digimedia.be

Bloomlife, one of the Health and Wearables Technologies finalists, is a smart pregnancy tracker that automatically displays, tracks, and counts contractions. It combines wearables with data analytics to reassure moms and provide doctors with better information to improve birth outcomes.

Recently Muuselabs and Bloomlife made it to the finals of CES 2017 held in Las Vegas. Both startups will also be present at the Belgian Startups.be booth in Austin during SXSW.

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