SXSWedu is thrilled to reveal the full program for the fourth annual LAUNCHedu education startup competition including this year's finalists, judges, emcees and coaches!
SXSWedu relies on the insights and charisma of emcees to help make the event a success. This year SXSWedu is excited to pair an enthusiastic educator and a passionate entrepreneurial leader together as the 2015 LAUNCHedu emcees.
North Shore Schools
Director of Education Entrepreneurs,
A record number of entries, from across the US and around the world, were received for this year's LAUNCHedu competition. After weeks of extensive evaluations, SXSWedu is pleased to introduce the finalists that have been selected to participate in LAUNCHedu 2015 at SXSWedu, March 9-12 in Austin, Texas.
- Binder | New York, NY | mybinder.io
- Chalk.com | Ontario, Canada | chalk.com
- CodeMonkey Studios | Tel Aviv, Israel | playcodemonkey.com
- Ideas Box | Paris, France | ideas-box.org
- Language Zen | Stamford, CT | languagezen.com
- Lea(R)n, Inc | Raleigh, NC | learntrials.com
- Pear Deck | Iowa City, IA | peardeck.com
- Raise.me | San Francisco, CA | raise.me
- Sterio.me | Santiago, Chile | sterio.me
- Zaption | San Francisco, CA | zaption.com
The LAUNCHedu Lightning Round and Showdown judging panels, comprised of education practitioners, successful entrepreneurs and investors, will contribute their unique experience and expertise to the 2015 competition.
Professor of Innovation, The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business Jennie Magiera
Digital Learning Coordinator, Academy for Urban School Leadership Dan Carroll
Cofounder & Chief Product Officer, Clever Jeff Livingston
Senior Vice President, Education Policy and Strategic Alliances, McGraw-Hill Education Jack Lynch
Chief Executive Officer, Renaissance Learning Stacey Childress
Chief Executive Officer, New Schools Venture Fund
The LAUNCHedu coaches are experienced individuals who work closely with the finalists to assist them in preparing for their onstage presentation.
Founder, CEO and Director, Civitas Learning Scott Lipton
Co-Founder and CEO, EdTech Action Susan Badger
Principal, Badger Consulting Group
Photo by Robert Santos