Collective Liberty to Compete at Elite SXSW Pitch 2020 Competition

Collective Liberty to Compete at Elite SXSW Pitch 2020 Competition

UPDATE: SXSW 2020 was canceled as a result of COVID and plans for the 2020 competition have yet to be announced. Read our feature in Washington Post Magazine and stay tuned for new dates and announcements for the competition!

Collective Liberty joins the elite top 5% of global startups, competing as a finalist at SXSW Pitch 2020, a global competition as part of the South by Southwest Annual Conference and Festival. Over 900 startups from across the world applied to be part of SXSW pitch this year. Fifty finalists (the top 5% of applicants) were selected to compete across 10 categories – Collective Liberty is in the “Social and Culture” category. Read more about Collective Liberty in the SXSW spotlight feature over at

CEO Rochelle Keyhan will be pitching their Forging Freedom portal and analytical tools. Click through to learn more! If you’ll be at SXSW, be sure to find us at

  • the evening VIP reception March 14 at The Established House of Startups, or
  • the Official 2020 SXSW Pitch “Meet the Finalists” event the morning of March 16!

We will have every flavor of Tony’s Chocolonely slavery free chocolate, and Virtual Reality Headsets to help you see and understand human trafficking first hand, directly from survivors.

“Our team at Collective Liberty has lived through the struggles of an underfunded government response to human trafficking, and ways it leaves victims behind while allowing traffickers to flourish,” said Collective Liberty CEO Rochelle Keyhan. “We are passionate about filling the specific gaps in tech-based data and intelligence solutions to human trafficking. The cost for our collective failing is measured in human lives and it is a cost we could no longer tolerate.”
CEO, Rochelle Keyhan