Stower Selected as Finalist for the SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Competition

San Francisco, CA, August 28, 2015 --( Stower was selected as a finalist in SXSW Eco’s entrepreneurial pitch competition, the Startup Showcase, taking place on October 5-7, 2015 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX.

The Startup Showcase, now in its fourth year, is a rapid-fire pitch competition spotlighting innovative early stage companies in the areas of Energy, Internet of Things + Software, Reuse + Recycling, Social Impact, Supply Chain + Product Innovation, Water and International Innovations. Finalists in these categories were selected out of a pool of hundreds of applicants from around the world and will compete at SXSW Eco in front of a live audience and panel of Judges from companies such as of Target, Shell GameChangers, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, AMD, GE Energy Ventures and the United Nations Foundation. In the past three years, participating companies have gone on to raise close to $40M in funding and acquire global brands as clients. For a complete list of SXSW Eco Startup presenters, visit the following site:

“We are honored to be selected by SXSW Eco,” said Andrew Byrnes, CEO of Stower. “We cannot wait to connect with the other incredible companies that were picked as finalist. As our successful Kickstarter campaign is ending, we are looking forward to the conference as the next venue to demonstrate our sustainable chargers for small electronic devices.”

Optional Quote from SXSW Eco: “Each year, we are honored to spotlight the startups offering the most innovative new solutions to our social and environmental challenges,” said Carolyn Harrold, SXSW Eco Head of Programming. “This year’s finalists are the most promising yet, and we look forward to the excitement they will bring to the conference and the change they will drive in the coming year.”

About Stower™
Founded in 2013, Stower builds energy products for individuals, making it easier and more efficient to generate and control our own electricity. Using sustainable energy technologies, Stower sees a future where personal power is produced by arrays of distributed generators with support services accessed through mobile technologies. To learn more about Stower, visit

Stower’s successful KickStarter campaign for the Candle Charger ends August 28.

About SXSW Eco
SXSW Eco creates a space for business leaders, investors, innovators and designers to advance solutions that drive economic, environmental and social change. In its fifth year, the conference will feature collaborative events to facilitate direct connections, as well as focused panel sessions and exciting competitions that will introduce attendees to transformative products, technologies and ideas. Through provocative programming, strategic alliances and global participation, SXSW Eco supports the communities creating a positive impact.

SXSW Eco 2015 is sponsored by the Austin Chronicle, Austin Energy, Austin Technology Incubator, Biomimicry 3.8, Biomimicry Institute, Bloomberg BNA, the City of Austin Resource Recovery, Direct Energy, Energy Thought Summit (ETS), Timberland, XPRIZE and City of Austin Resource Recovery.
Jason McGowin