New Communications Platform Startup, Bit6, Selected as Finalist for HATCH Pitch Competition at SXSW Interactive
Bit6 revolutionizes how developers can quickly and easily integrate communications into their apps
HOUSTON, March 4, 2014 – Bit6, a pre-launch company that will revolutionize how developers integrate communications into their apps, has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 HATCH Pitch Startup Competition at SXSW Interactive. Bit6 and 11 other finalists were selected from entries from early stage tech startups from 14 countries and 17 states across the U.S.
Bit6 provides a real-time cloud-based communications platform enabling developers to quickly and easily integrate proven voice/video calling, texting and multimedia messaging into their apps. In addition, Bit6 provides a suite of essential application integration modules including Identity Management, Social Map, and Virtual Wallet to help integrate the communication capabilities into a complete end-user experience. The company was spun off from Voxofon (www.voxofon.com), a rapidly growing provider of mobile apps utilizing over-the-top (OTT) voice and messaging services. By offering access to the underlying communications platform that has made Voxofon successful, Bit6 expects to do to communications what Google Maps and PayPal have done for maps and payments.
"We see Bit6 as a revolutionary platform making it possible to build the next WhatsApp or SnapChat in a matter of days, rather than the months or years required to build these capabilities from scratch," said Alexey Goloshubin, CEO of Voxofon who also is guiding the launch of Bit6. "Our goal is to unlock a new wave of innovation among developers who can imagine amazing things to create by weaving voice/video calling, texting and multimedia messaging into their apps."
During the HATCH Pitch Competition on March 10th, each finalist will have four minutes to convince a panel of judges that their innovative idea is making life better, is scalable and sustainable, and their founders and team are great.
"Being selected as a finalist for HATCH Pitch is a great honor and a big opportunity for us as we prepare to publicly launch Bit6," said Goloshubin. "We understand the needs and requirements of developers because we already have apps running on the Bit6 communications platform. This is a proven concept – the communications platform is already in the market powering one of the top grossing communications apps with more than a million registered users."
The 21st annual SXSW Interactive Festival is an incubator of leading-edge technologies and digital creativity and HATCH Pitch is one of the most popular events in the Startup Village session, attracting hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors. The final pitches will be given on Monday March 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Austin Downtown. The event is open to all SXSW Interactive Gold or Platinum badge holders.
Bit6 (www.bit6.com) is a pre-launch company that promises to revolutionize how developers integrate communications into their apps. By providing a real-time cloud-based communications platform that already powers a voice and messaging service with more than 1 million users, Bit6 enables developers to quickly and easily integrate proven voice/video calling, texting and multimedia messaging into their apps. The company was spun off from Voxofon, a rapidly growing provider of mobile apps utilizing over-the-top (OTT) voice and messaging services.