BetaKit at #SXSW: Chatting With PPLCONNECT at a Bar in Austin

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In our final interview of Austin, Managing Editor Joseph Czikk speaks with Montreal’s PPLCONNECT, fresh off their big pitch at the SXSW 2014 Interactive Accelerator Pitch Competition.

Czikk caught up with cofounders Jenviev Azzolin and Denzil D’Sa at where else but Buffalo Billiards in downtown Austin, Texas.

PPLCONNECT is a free app that lets users access and use their smartphone from any web-enabled device. User can log-in on the web, a tablet or even a second phone. It provides a nice safety net for those unfortunate times when people either completely lose their phone or if their phone dies and no charger is in sight.

Read Also: Lost or Dead Smartphone? You’re Safe with PPLCONNECT’s Web-Based Solution

Azzolin and D’Sa told Czikk about their on-stage pitch, deciding whether to come to SXSW as a Canadian startup and even their experience running a startup in a family home complete with children.

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Joseph Czikk

Joseph Czikk

Joseph Czikk is Managing Editor at Betakit. Prior to Betakit Joseph wrote for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, Regina Leader Post, Techvibes and BC Business Online. Joseph often goes crazy on twitter during NHL and NFL games.