ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — UbiQD Inc. CEO Hunter McDaniel said winning the South by Southwest Pitch competition this month in Austin for his company’s greenhouse-boosting technology has immensely raised company visibility.
“It’s a little overwhelming,” McDaniel said. “I have investors coming at me left and right. It’s hard to over emphasize how big SXSW is.”
The Pitch competition is the marquee entrepreneurship and startup track event at the annual SXSW conference. UbiQD Inc. was one of 50 companies selected to pitch from a record-setting 800-plus that applied worldwide.
Companies competed in 10 different categories in front of about 500 people and a panel of judges. UbiQD, which McDaniel launched in 2014 in Los Alamos, won in the Hyper-Connected Communities category for its red-light emitting window film for greenhouses.