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Yingo Yango Presents as a Finalist at SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event

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WEATOGUE, Conn., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health and wellness technology start-up, Yingo Yango, will be competing as a finalist at the Sixth Annual SXSW Accelerator pitch event on March 8th and 9th. Yingo Yango was chosen out of hundreds of applicants to be one of eight companies that will present in the Health Technologies category.

Yingo Yango's Founder, Marty Jaramillo, will present the company's innovative health and wellness integration platform before a live audience and judges. Marty Jaramillo commented: "We couldn't be more excited to be asked to present at SXSW Accelerator. We are thankful for the opportunity to appear on the same stage graced in the past by such innovative companies as Siri, Klout and Bump Technologies or this year in the Health Technologies category by Adhere Tech or Kinsa."

Richard Braddock, Chairman of Yingo Yango's Board, said: "This selection from SXSW once again validates that Yingo Yango platform is truly unique and intuitive." Mr. Braddock added: "I am confident that Yingo Yango is the right tool for this time in healthcare and has the power to bring long-term, sustainable health and better outcomes to a wide audience."

"Over the past five years of companies competing in SXSW Accelerator, 56% have gone on to receive funding in excess of $587M and 9% of the companies have been acquired, so the judges are looking for truly innovative companies to raise the stakes," said SXSW Accelerator Event Producer, Chris Valentine. "All of the finalists have demonstrated the capability to change our perception of technology and we now have to recognize the utmost potential within a very distinguished group of entrepreneurs."

About Yingo Yango

Yingo Yango is a simple mobile and web platform to connect the healthcare and wellness resources provided by employers or providers to individuals in order to achieve better outcomes. Its low-cost solution, offered as a platform as a service (PaaS), promotes participation by creating focused "health circles" or ecosystems of care. It provides connectivity, offers personalized engagement and is supported by powerful tracking, assessment and analytic tools, all of which can be integrated with existing corporate intranets and patient portals.

Yingo Yango's platform was identified as unrivaled by Startup Health, the growth academy and accelerator, which included the company in its prestigious Healthcare Transformer Academy. Yingo Yango recently closed a round of investment that included Connecticut Innovations (the state's Private Equity division) and Richard Braddock, former CEO of, who was recently named chair of Yingo Yango, along with other individual investors.

About the SXSW Accelerator Competition

The two-day event will be held the first weekend of SXSW Interactive, on Saturday, March 8th and Sunday, March 9th, at the SXSW Startup Village at the Downtown Austin Hilton. The pitch competition will then culminate with the SXSW Accelerator Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 9, where winning startups from each category will be announced and honored. For more information about SXSW Accelerator and to view the complete list of finalists, visit the following site:

About SXSW Interactive

The 21st annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin from Friday, March 7 through Tuesday, March 11. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2014 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to preview the technology of tomorrow today. 

SOURCE Yingo Yango

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