SXSW EDU hosts a number of distinct competitions, each of which serves as a vehicle to elevate and honor the work of trailblazers in the space. These competitions are about showcasing fresh ideas and solutions, and ultimately connecting the broader community to those ideas for impact.
Competition hallmarks include a lineup of finalists selected through an arduous application process, as well as emcees, judges, and coaches that are hand-picked for their experience and expertise.
In 2020 SXSW EDU planned to host four powerful competitions. Learn more about past competitions, listed below, and stay tuned for news for future competitions at SXSW EDU.
- Launch – Celebrates emerging innovations in learning with a fast-paced pitch competition featuring early-stage startups
- Learn by Design – Elevates groundbreaking work in the design of physical learning environments and how it impacts pedagogy and learning outcomes
- Student Startup – Brings together high school students during SXSW EDU to pitch their entrepreneurial business idea
- Amazon Alexa Challenge – Invites EdTech companies to develop the best use of voice application for education