The exciting LAUNCHedu competition at SXSWedu provides a forum for entrepreneurs, investors and cutting edge startups to showcase their talents and share the ideas shaping the future of teaching and learning. LAUNCHedu celebrates the convergence of today's dynamic educators and entrepreneurs transforming traditional classrooms and revolutionizing schooling.
LAUNCHedu debuted at SXSWedu 2012, attracting significant energy and support as a catalyst for discovering whatʼs next and new in the evolving education landscape. In response to a dramatic increase in applicants, and the growth of the SXSWedu Conference & Festival at large, LAUNCHedu has expanded to feature 24 finalists in the competitionʼs second year.
A Few LAUNCHedu Highlights for 2013
24 Promising Competitors
Twelve K-12 companies + 12 Higher Education companies have been selected to compete for top honor in LAUNCHedu 2013. Preview these trailblazing entrepreneurs now and make plans to see them compete at SXSWedu, March 4-7, 2013 in Austin, Texas.
LAUNCHedu Party hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and MyEdu
Wednesday, March 6 at The Stage on Sixth
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Make plans to attend the LAUNCHedu Party hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and myEdu. Enjoy refreshments, drinks, and be there when the winners of the 2013 LAUNCHedu competition for education startups will be announced and celebrated.
Target-Rich Environment for Entrepreneurs
SXSWedu convenes thousands of forward-thinking education professionals and other interested stakeholders, including representatives from business and industry. Finalists for LAUNCHedu 2013 were evaluated and selected by the LAUNCHedu Advisory Board led by co-chairs, educational investment veterans Deborah Quazzo and Michael Moe of GSV Advisors.