Both the number of applicants and local participants in this year’s South By Southwest Interactive business model competition declined.
Clay.io and Spot On Sciences Inc. are the only two Austin companies listed to compete in the SXSW Accelerator event. In 2012, six local startups were finalists in the competition. Also, the competition received 500 applications compared with670 last year, organizers said.
Clay.io develops a platform for HTML5 games, including an application store to discover games that work on phones, tablets and personal computers. It also developed a programing interface for developers to integrate features into games.
Spot On Sciences develops medical devices for clinical diagnostic testing and medical research. Its initial products are designed to enable remote and self-collection of blood samples.