Cloud tech and servicesMobile and connected devicesWeb techCollaborative techBig dataVirtual techMedia and entertainmentHealth and healthcare ITLast year, 15 startups were chosen to participate including DADapp, Distil.it, GivePals, GoingMyWay (now RideScout), GonnaBe, LiveMusicStage, MyStream, NewsIT, Qukku, Realeyes, Recite, RewardCard, SPOTS Tracking Systems, Storymix Media and VoteIt. Distil.it won cloud hosting, a Samsung tablet, coaching and mentoring for their success last year in front of 300 people judged by Nicole Glaros, John Frankel, Marc Weiser, Joel Yarmon, Don Dodge, Joni Cobb, Rick Pleczko, and Chris Bernard. See video coverage from last year's inaugural HATCH Presented by Houston Technology Center at http://www.hatchpitch.com/hatch-startup-pitch-competition-at-sxsw/ . HATCH is a pitch competition for revolutionary tech startups at SXSW. Finalists present their business plans and receive feedback from esteemed entrepreneur, corporate, angel, and venture investor judges. The audience weighs in with comments and votes using mobile and web. HATCH is presented by the Houston Technology Center, one of Forbes' "Ten Technology Incubators Changing the World", and is a collaborative effort across the Houston and Austin startup communities. More details on HATCH can be found at www.hatchpitch.com. Connect to the cause on twitter and facebook at @HATCHPitch.