Munich at SXSW 2024

South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, is the biggest technology and creative festival in the world. From 8-16 March 2024, a delegation from Munich will attend.

Conference, Exhibition, Festival

South by Southwest (SXSW) is many things in one: technology and innovation conference, exhibition, comedy, music and film festival. SXSW brings together tech pioneers and innovators, start-ups and companies, creatives and artists from around the world. Over 75,000 participants are expected at the SXSW Conference alone. The conference program features over 1,000 key notes, panel discussions, workshops and meetups on 24 topic areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Climate Change, Health & MedTech, Games or Music & Tech.

Immersive Media Breakfast hosted by XPLR:Media in Bavaria and City of Munich, SXSW 2023

Munich at SXSW 2024

The Munich Delegation brings together startups, established companies, creatives and a team from the City of Munich led by the Head of the Department of Labor and Economic Development, Clemens Baumgärtner.

The official SXSW program will feature a panel with FC Bayern Munich on Investing in the Internationalization of Sports as well as a session with Siemens AG on Sustaining Coral Reefs With Digital Twins. Julia Weigl from Filmfest München will offer a mentor session on programming. Munich-based Jazz singer Enji will perform at the SXSW Music Festival.

Events involving the City of Munich

Innovation Bridge Europe, Thompson Hotel

Registration link will follow shortly.


Join the discussion and network with Europe's leading innovation hubs. A joint event of the City of Munich and Urban Hub Europe represented by BLOXHUB, KIRAHub, Munich Urban Colab and NORDIC EDGE.

Innovation Hub Europe, Thompson Hotel



In cooperation with 47forward, Berlin Partner and KölnBusiness.

Limited spots available.

Innovation Hub Europe, Thompson Hotel

Registration link will follow shortly.

Munich startups at SXSW

In November last year, startups from Munich had the opportunity to apply for 10 startup packages for SXSW 2024, sponsored by Munich Startup and munich business. The following ten startups have been selected and will be part of the Munich delegation:

Ägile Ässets

Ägile Ässets is the agile social media management SaaS for global brand builders. 

A truly pro-level social media management SaaS tool for anyone, especially agencies, it includes multi-brand/-channel/-language functionalities, AI-supported post creation as well as (upcoming) GenAI Trendwatch. 

Angsa Robotics

Angsa is developing an autonomous robot that detects even small trash items using artificial intelligence. The autonomous robot can be used for offroad terrain such as parks or festival grounds.


Atopia lets you experience museums, galleries, historic sites and stages from across the world on one spatial platform from home, in VR or simply from your laptop.


BAVERTIS is revolutionizing the electric vehicle industry by combining cutting-edge semiconductor technology with advanced AI software. This innovative approach extends the life of electric vehicle battery packs by 80% and paves the way for their reuse in new applications with a simple software update.


Certivity are aiming to facilitate access and insight for everyone who needs to understand and comply with regulations in the automotive industry. The Certivity RegTech Software solution makes regulatory management smarter, more transparent, more efficient and cheaper.


DROMNI was founded in 2021 as a spin-off from the Munich Technical University. The startup specializes in applying new technology, especially modern AI, in everyday workflows to facilitate complex work steps and increase productivity.


eLive helps audiences experience live encounters with their favorite creators & athletes by enabling industry players to deliver immersive remote live formats produced in the cloud.


Envoria helps companies enhance their sustainability endeavors and be compliant with the new sustainability regulations all around the world.


SUMM AI is the “Google Translate” for Plain Language: An AI-powered tool that makes any complicated text accessible and understandable for everyone. SUMM AI work with government agencies and companies to enable them to comply with accessibility regulations at the click of a button.

At SXSW, we are looking for potential partners abroad and to foster our growing network in the AI and accessibility space!

Flora Geske Co-Founder & CEO, SUMM AI


Twinu builds the digital infrastructure for a circular economy. The company enables brands to measure and improve the circularity of their products through AI/DLT-based implementation of Digital Product Passports, take-back systems and more.