Competition History

SXSW EDU has a rich history of celebrating pioneers in the field of education. Competitions that take place during the Conference & Festival have supported startup founders, designers, educators, and students, all of whom are bringing forth new ideas to advance teaching and learning.



Learn more about past SXSW EDU competitions and past participants.


Photo by Tico Mendoza.

Photo by Tico Mendoza.

Launch Competition History

 

Since its debut at SXSW EDU 2012, the Launch competition has attracted significant energy and support as a catalyst for discovering what’s next and new in learning. With tremendous energy at the intersection of education, technology, and entrepreneurialism, startups on the bleeding edge of innovation are exploring everything from learning strategies to edtech solutions for districts and universities.

Past Launch Winners

Bloom Board (2012)
ELSA (2016)
Learning Jar (2012)
Clever (2013)
Edmit (2019)
Quottly, Inc. (2018)
RobotsLAB (2014)
Speaking Pal (2013)
The Whether powered by Better Weekdays (2017)
Zaption (2015)

Past Launch Finalists

Actively Learn (2013)
Adjunct Professor Link (2017)
Admit.me (2016)
Admittedly (2014)
Alchemie (2016)
ALEX, Anyone’s Learning Experience (2017)
Amira Learning (2019
ASD Reading (2017)
Binder (2015)
Books That Grow (2014)
Caribu (2019)
Cell-Ed (2017)
Chalk.com (2015)
Choosito (2018)
Chromatik (2012)
Classroom, Inc. (2013)
ClassroomIQ (2014)
CodeMonkey (2015)
Cognitive ToyBox (2020)
CollegeSnapps (2013)
CollegeSolved (2012)
Common Curriculum (2013)
DigitWhiz (2013)
disruptED (2018)
Doceri (2012)
Duckie Deck (2013)
eduvee (2014)
Einztein (2012)
Epigrammar (2018)
examPAL (2018)
Expii, Inc. (2016)
Flinja (2013)
Fluencia (2014)
Giide (2019)
GYLO (GetYa Learn On) (2012)
Ideas Box (2015)
instaGrok (2013)
Kahoot! (2013)
KinderTown (2012)
Kiri (2020)
Language Zen (2015)
Lea(R)n (2015)
Learnabi (2020)
LearnBoost (2012)
LearnSprout (2013)
Listen Current (2016)
LRNGO (2013)
M-Shule (2018)
MapStory (2013)
Nimble (2018)
Paragon One (2016)
PAIRIN (2018)
Parachute Teachers (2016)
Pear Deck (2015)
Pie for Providers (2019)
Presentr (2020)
Matchbox, Inc. (2013)
Matygo (Learndot) (2012)
MediaCore (2013)
More Than Money Careers (2013)
NBA Math Hoops (2014)
Proctorio Remote Proctor (2014)
Qlovi (2014)
Quizling – the Knowledge Game! (2017)
Quottly, Inc. (2018)
Raise.me(2015)
Reading Kingdom (2012)
RobotsLab (2014)
ROYBI (2019)
Smart Coos (2016)
School Day Wellbeing (2020)
School Yourself (2013)
scrible (2013)
Shinebright (2015)
Slate Science (2013)
Solfeg.io (2018)
SoroTouch (2019)
Sown to Grow (2017)
Sterio.me (2015)
Success Highways (2012)
Teaching Channel (2013)
Teachers Connect (2017)
Territorium (2016)
The Graide Network (2017)
ThinkCERCA (2013)
The Whether powered by Better Weekdays (2017)
UnlockYourBrain (2014)
Upkey (2019)
USEED (2013)
WealthyLife (2018)
Words Liive (2016)
Zaption (2015)
zondle (2013)

Learn by Design Competition History

 

The Learn by Design competition is a novel approach to understanding the design of learning environments with the potential to impact learning outcomes.

Past Learn by Design Winners

BCPS Mobile Innovation Lab (2017)
Citti Academy: Developing Collective Intelligence (2017)
D&F x Ghata (2018 honorary winner)
Pathfinder Kindergarten Center (2018)
University of Utah, Lassonde Studios (2017)
Waukee Innovation & Learning Center (WILC) (2019)

Past Learn by Design Finalists

49ers Denise DeBartolo York Education Center (2017)
Canyon View High School, DLR Group (2020)
City Neighbors High School: KNOWN. LOVED. INSPIRED. (2017)
Code Next Lab (2019)
Condit Elementary (2017)
Do Space (2018)
Dreamscapes Immersive Art Experience, Utah Arts Alliance (2020)
Dwight-Englewood School Hajjar STEM Center (2017)
Hazel Wolf K-8 (2017)
HEART Board Pyramid (2018)
KM Kindergarten and Nursery (2018)
L+ (2017)
LabVenture (2019)
Libraries of the Future – The Urban Learning Park (2018)
Missouri Innovation Campus (2018)
Museum Lab, Koning Eizenberg Architecture (2020)
NZE K-12 Prototype (2017)
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Robert B. Daugherty Education Center (2019)
Outdoor Classroom for John Muir Middle School (2018)
Project Lemonaid (2019)
Schools of the future: AR, Gaming & Sustainability (2017)
Seoul Foreign School, New High School (2019)
Spero Academy (2019)
Summit Sierra (2018)
Team Based Learning at the Dell Medical School (2017)
Tec21: Inventing the 21st Century Campus (2017)
The BIG Lab – Build Imagine Grow (2017)
The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (2020)
The Living Lab, Rob Wellington Quigley Architects (2020)
Watt Family Innovation Center – Clemson University (2017)
West Houston Institute (2018)

Student Startup Competition History

 

The Student Startup competition supports high school students through an elevator pitch competition featuring their startup business idea.

Past Student Startup Winners

Bru (2016)
Threading Twine (2018)
Trashbots Inc. (2017)
Stria Labs (2019)
YoursMineAndHours! (2015)

Past Student Startup Finalists

[tchr] (2018)
AmityConnections, Academies of Loudoun (2020)
Animal Inspired (2017)
Arodot (2018)
Barronsol, David Crockett High School (2020)
Beaut.e (2016)
CHAP Research (2015)
Clutch (2019)
ConnectMe (2016)
FlexVE (2017)
Friday Night Boards (2015)
GameTime Live (2019)
Go Club (2017)
MODAP, The Nueva School (2020)
Recharge (2017)
Refocus (2016)
RestEasy (2019)
REZ Parking (2018)
ScreenWise (2019)
Seeing for the Blind, Lexington High School (2020)
Stria Labs (2019)
Solis UVC Purification, Lake Forest High School (2020)
SZN XXI (2019)
The Local Green (2015)
Threading Twine (2018)
Toubans! (2019)
Travel Time (2019)
United World Learning (2018)
Wuhu (2016)

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