Press Release: Parknav Wins SXSW Accelerator in Austin
Parknav selected as winner of the SXSW Accelerator in the Enterprise and Smart Data category
Austin – March 14, 2016 – Yesterday, Parknav, the global leader in real-time on-street parking availability data, won the SXSW Accelerator in the Enterprise and Smart Data category. Parknav was selected from over 470 companies who applied to present at the SXSW Accelerator for 6 different categories. After being selected to move on to the second and final round, along with fellow Microsoft Ventures alumnus Beagle Inc., Parknav was chosen as the winner of the competition in the Enterprise and Smart Data category.
The two-day event was held the first weekend of SXSW Interactive from Saturday March 12 to Sunday March 13. The pitch competition culminated with the SXSW Accelerator Awards Ceremony yesterday evening where Parknav was announced the winner of the Enterprise and Smart Data category and presented with the award. The SXSW Accelerator Awards Ceremony honored one winner across each of the following six categories: Enterprise and Smart Data Technologies, Entertainment and Content Technologies, Health and Wearable Technologies, Innovative World Technologies, Payment and Fintech Technologies and Virtual Reality Technologies.
“We are incredibly honored and excited to win at SXSW,” says Eyal Amir, CEO at Parknav. “There were some amazing companies and feel everyone did a fantastic job presenting their solutions. We also want to give a special thanks to Microsoft Ventures and fellow Microsoft Ventures alumnus Beagle Inc. for their incredible support!”
For more information about the SXSW Accelerator and to view the complete list of the winners, visit: http://www.sxsw.com/interactive/news/2016/accelerator-winners.
Founded in 2009, Parknav has revolutionized the real-time on-street parking availability industry with its innovative, highly accurate and scalable data-based solution. Its solution works 24/7 for all streets in a city, covers all types of on-street parking (including free, metered, and permit parking), and has an accuracy that surpasses 80%. Currently, Parknav has over 1.5 billion recorded parking events and is available in the U.S and Germany.
Parknav and its employees are committed to providing drivers with the safest and most advanced driving experience when searching for parking in today’s metropolitan areas.