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Homebase Selected as Finalists for SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event

By January 16, 2018No Comments to showcase Connected Community Manager in the Hyper-Connected Communities category

Kansas City, MO — January 16, 2018 —, a connected building and community management platform for apartments and student housing was selected as a finalist in the Hyper-Connected Communities category for the 10th annual SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event®.

The SXSW Accelerator is the marquee event of South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals (March 9-18, 2018) Startup & Tech Sectors Track, where leading startups from around the world showcase some of the most impressive technology innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a live audience. Out of the more than 600 companies that applied to present at SXSW Accelerator, was selected among the 50 finalists spanning 10 separate categories.

The two-day event will be held the first weekend of SXSW Conference & Festivals, Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11, on the third floor of the Downtown Hilton Austin, Salon A/B. The Pitch Event will then culminate with the SXSW Accelerator Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 11, where winning startups from each category and a Best in Show winner will be announced and honored.

The Accelerator will feature finalists across the following 10 categories: Augmented & Virtual Reality, Enterprise & Smart Data, Entertainment & Content, Health & Wearables, Hyper-Connected Communities, Payment & FinTech, Security & Privacy, Social & Culture, Sports & Performance Data, and Transportation. will present among four other companies in the Hyper-Connected Communities category on March 10, 2018.

“SXSW is a world class event where some of the most well known startups ever have launched, we’re excited to have the chance to pitch our solution for making apartment buildings smarter and more connected and to share the stage with all the other innovators who are changing the world” said Blake Miller, Founder of Homebase.

Homebase works with owners and managers of multi-family or student housing to develop smarter communities. The Homebase platform offers opportunities for cost, energy, and efficiency savings with new sources of revenue from resident services. Our streamlined resident communications, payment collections and other property management functions makes property management a breeze. While integrations with commercially available smart home and building automation systems offers intelligent data-driven building automation with cloud-based data insight, device control and building report dashboard for owners, property managers and residents.

“For the past decade, we’ve had the honor of offering a platform to some of the most cutting-edge global technologies and innovations – allowing CEOs and developers to present their solutions to investors, potential partners and key targets,” said SXSW Accelerator Event Producer Chris Valentine. “Of those who’ve presented on stage, over 70% have gone on to receive funding in excess of nearly $4.63 billion. In addition, 16% of these companies went on to be acquired. We look forward to once again being a launching pad for startups to achieve some of their greatest successes. All of us with SXSW Accelerator are proud and impressed by the companies who are truly changing industries and changing the world.”

For more information about SXSW Accelerator and to view the complete list of finalists, visit:

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Homebase is a connected building and community management platform for the multi-family and student housing industry. Homebase integrates with smart home devices, automated building systems and service providers to enable seamless control and insight to connected buildings through one integrated dashboard and resident mobile applications.

About SXSW
SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2018 will take place March 9-18, 2018.

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Blake Miller, Founder
(816) 287-1565