Synbiota Wins The Innovative World Technologies SXSW Accelerator Award.
A Startup Based in Quebec by the name of Synbiota has recently received the highly sought after 2014 Accelerator award in the Innovative World Technologies category.
Synbiota is a digital collaboration site that connects international scientist, researcher, universities and others, to gather around and solve some of the world’s most complex problems with the use of genetic engineering. During SXSW 2014, Synbiota had decided to announce their new Synbiota #ScienceHack, one of the world’ first massive open online science event where over hundreds of scientist from around the globe will work together through Synbiota to make more affordable medicine..
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to receive this honor,” said Connor Dickie, CEO, Synbiota. “Synbiota’s mission is to enable the science community to solve the world’s biggest problems within a first-of-its-kind, collaborative platform, and receiving the SXSW Accelerator award will help us reach our world-changing goals even faster.”
“Québec had three outstanding finalists in this year’s SXSW accelerator competition, produced by Québec’s rapidly expanding technology industry,” says Louise Fortin, director of Economic Services at the Québec Government Office in Atlanta. “Considering the large number of businesses that applied for the accelerator pitch competition, we’re extremely proud to see our very own Synbiota make it all the way through as its category winner.”
The Grand Prize.
The 2014 SXSW Accelerator pitch competition has been designed to highlight some of the most innovative advancements in a of emerging technology sectors. Synbiota competed with over 500 applicants and was chosen as one of the 48 round-one finalist to present to panel of expert judges on Saturday. Following with the company making it through the end of the final round of 18 finalists during the following day. Synbiota’s pitch soared above the rest of the competition and took the grand prize in the Innovative World Technologies category.