IoT Platform as a Service technology company that connects OEMs with the cloud to compete in Austin against top startups from around the world

San Francisco and Austin — March 8, 2019 —UrsaLeo, an IoT Platform as a Service technology company that connects OEMs with the cloud, today announced that the company has been invited to participate in the 2019 Startup of the Year SXSW Competition. Startup of the Year is powered by Established, a consultancy focused on helping organizations with their innovation, startup, and communication strategies. UrsaLeo will join the ranks of great companies that have passed through their events over the past decade such as GrubHub, ShearShare, Maxwell Health, Groupon, and Uber.

**UrsaLeo is an IoT platform that allows anyone to collect, store, and act on data from all types of industrial equipment and devices. During the competition John Burton, CEO of UrsaLeo, will present details on how facilities managers can use the platform to securely transmit, store, visualize, analyze, and act on data from low-cost monitoring sensors. **

“The power of IoT and Cloud technology is within grasp for industrial facilities of all types for the collection and analysis of big data,” said John. “We are proud to be a Google Cloud and SaaS partner and participate in a competition that will showcase our technology with potential partners, customers, and investors.”

UrsaLeo will fast-pitch in a lightning round on the rooftop of the Startup of the Year House at Maggie Mae’s on March 10, and if selected as one of the Top 5 Finalists, present later that afternoon on stage to esteemed judges such as Todd Klein, Partner, Revolution; Lolita Taub, Principal, Backstage Capital;  Kimberly Bryant, CEO, Black Girls Code; Carol Lynch, President, Sandoz US and Head of North America. Other stellar judges include: Andre Heeg, Sandoz; Kira Blackwell, NASA iTech; Christina Bechhold Russ, Samsung NEXT; Sarah Kunst, Cleo Capital and more.

More information on the **Startup of the Year House at SXSW can be found on https://www.startupofyear.com/sxsw.**