Photo by Gene ChavezLAUNCHedu convenes the solution-seeking visionaries and education leaders at SXSWedu. Discover what’s unfolding in the evolving learning landscape with an exciting competition for early-stage education startups. Learn more about the LAUNCHedu program and competition now!

The Competition

Beginning in August, promising education entrepreneurs from across the United States and around the world entered their innovative startup products and/or services in the LAUNCHedu competition. Following a rigorous pre-event review process, 10 finalists were selected to compete in the exciting event during SXSWedu, March 3-6, 2014. The selected startups will take the stage in March to highlight their innovations in an elevator-style pitch competition before the live SXSWedu audience and an esteemed judging panel of venture capitalists, successful entrepreneurs and education practitioners. Winners of the LAUNCHedu competition will be celebrated in true SXSWedu fashion at the conference-wide LAUNCHedu Party on Wednesday, March 5.

LAUNCHedu Timeline

August - November LAUNCHedu Application Window
Monday, March 3 Startup Showcase
Tuesday, March 4 LAUNCHedu Competition Lightning Round
LAUNCHedu: Educator Insights
Wednesday, March 5 LAUNCHedu Competition Showdown Round
LAUNCHedu Party & Winner Announcement

LAUNCHedu Highlights and Alumni

The growth of entrepreneurial energy in the education marketplace and the unparalleled convergence of education stakeholders at SXSWedu has set the stage to uncover what's next in education. During its existence, LAUNCHedu has served as a catalyst for a line of game-changers who have gone on to do great things in education. Check out the LAUNCHedu Alumni or watch the past videos to discover highlights from the event.

Learn more about the LAUNCHedu competition and program now and make plans to join all of the excitement at the 2014 SXSWedu Conference & Festival!