SXSW 2023: Ukrainian Startup ecosystem in Texas

For the second time, Ukrainian startup ecosystem is being presented in Texas, USA, within the SXSW international conference. Ukrainians represent technological developments in such fields as gaming, fashion tech, metaverse, XR, media content creation and future communications.

Ukrainian Startups at SXSW 2023

Ukraine was represented by:


The “Google analytics” for live streaming. This startup joined the Superconnectors program. This program allows teams to seek investment and partner with others. with Esports Charts, businesses interested in the eSports, streaming, entertainment, and traditional sports markets can get statistical data about its audience.

Aspichi is an educational platform based on audiovisual teleportation. More than 250 people tested their virtual worlds. Also the project team was partnered with one of the European technology parks. Aspichi’s main product is a platform that streams video and audio in real-time to users of virtual reality (VR) helmets. This technology moves to the place where the broadcast is coming from.

Is a production company which creates virtual worlds based on a game engine. This is a unique combination of computer games, classic 3D modeling and the film industry. Furthermore, the team met potential customers from the XR industry and arranged a meeting with a large Finnish production company.

Is a virtual fitting room developer for online stores. Moreover, the co-founder of the startup became the speaker of the Future of Fashion discussion panel. It works on the patented technology of mobile body scanning, and a potential buyer can easily scan themselves by taking just two photos.

Finally, there was an app for feels sharing. The application is used as a messenger, where users can share pleasant gestures, touches and to talk about their mood. Moreover, the development impressed one of the representatives of investment funds, who offered a partnership to the startup.

The participation of the Ukrainian startup ecosystem at SXSW 2023 was able thanks to the USAID Program “Competitive Economy of Ukraine” in cooperation with the Ukrainian Startup Fund, Startup Grind Kyiv and Western NIS Enterprise Fund.


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