Vista Ridge HS Teacher quote
“Last year's experience was a life-changing one for my students. They thoroughly enjoyed both the student and the Launch competitions”
2021 Launch Competition Finalist – Leslie Begert
For me, the most unexpected benefit was meeting the finalists, and while we were waiting, we formed a solid bond that has lasted the test of time because we were all in this very similar boat. It has actually had real material impact on our journey… You don’t get this sort of camaraderie from other pitch competitions.
2022 Student Startup Competition Emcee – Sarah Hernholm
Something that i'm really excited about that I've seen at the conference this year is how much the youth voice is being amplified. I want young people around, and I want them in spaces that are usually reserved for adults. And the thing that I love about EDU is that they do that.
2018 Launch Winner – Aarushi Machavarapu
Winning the Student Startup Competition in March 2018 lifted me up and empowered me to continue working and dreaming big.
2017 Media – The 74million.org
Few arenas spotlight, critique, or celebrate the newest edtech efforts quite like the South by Southwest Education Conference & Festival. At the center of it all: the live, rapid-fire Launch Competition, which gives new edtech innovators a stage, and platform, to make their best pitch.