Dallas-based health care IT startup Pieces Tech will be partnering with local nonprofits at the South By Southwest Conference and Festival, which kicks off today in Austin and runs through March 19, by showcasing community resources at their booth.
The resources benefit from Pieces Tech’s community-connected software, Pieces Iris, by enabling the organizations to connect and communicate in fresh ways between social service organizations, hospitals, and clinics.
“On average, we could spend $5 to $8 per item on conference giveaways for each visitor that comes to our booth at SXSW Interactive,” Paul Ceverha of Pieces Tech said in a release. “But we thought we could use that money to raise awareness and money for the organizations that are on the front lines of providing for the social needs of the community.”
“On average, we could spend $5 to $8 per item on conference giveaways for each visitor that comes to our booth at SXSW Interactive.”
Pieces Iris is an SaaS platform that addresses economic and social determinants of health by connecting social service organizations with health-care providers.
Visitors to the booth will have the opportunity to pay it forward to a social service-oriented client that already uses Iris.
Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, Unlocking DOORS, The North Texas Food Bank, MJ Pearson Senior Solutions, and Sharing Life Community Outreach are the local nonprofits that will be using the Pieces Tech platform to raise awareness of community resources that serve vulnerable populations.
Visit Pieces Tech at booth No. 708, from March 12-15.
Also scheduled to speak at SXSW will be Dallas Mavericks owner and tech billionaire Mark Cuban; founder and CEO of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, Trey Bowles; and co-founder and President of Plano-based rewardStyle, Amber Venz Box, and others.
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