March 9-12, 2015 • Austin, Texas
The widespread intersection of education stakeholders - including teachers, administrators, university professors, business and policy leaders – at SXSWedu has become a premier destination for early stage education startups. LAUNCHedu returns in 2014 for its third edition to uncover some of the most innovative and creative learning solutions this March in Austin, Texas.
Entries from across the United States and around the world were received for this year's LAUNCHedu event. After weeks of extensive evaluations, SXSWedu is thrilled to introduce the finalists that have been selected to participate in the LAUNCHedu competition at SXSWedu, March 3-6, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
New York, NY
Admittedly is the ultimate online college advisory platform for high school students, their parents, and guidance counselors. It is the only site to target students early enough to give them meaningful information and ways to improve their chances.
Books That Grow
New York, NY
Books That Grow, an adaptive reading platform, addresses one of the most common problems that teachers face – how to help struggling and advanced students read and learn together. Our digital books ‘grow ‘ in difficulty as students become better readers. We do the differentiation, so teachers can focus on teaching.
ClassroomIQ is here to give teachers their time back. We take all of the mindless busy work out of grading, enabling teachers to grade dozens of hand-written, open-response questions in minutes. Since launching in 2013, teachers have graded over 200,000 open response questions using ClassroomIQ.
eduvee is a highly intuitive learning and tutoring platform that integrates and delivers personalised curriculum mapped multi-media content to learners on any device. eduvee’s adaptive learning engine is powered by real-time data analytics, allowing students to learn with a path tailored just for them.
Fluencia is an education technology company redefining the online language learning market by making it remarkably easier to learn Spanish online. Fluencia uses a unique combination of proprietary adaptive technology, the latest cognitive research, and an engaging curriculum to make learning Spanish more enjoyable and more effective.
NBA Math Hoops
Learn Fresh makes learning fun for everyone. We aim to improve student engagement and achievement through the creation and distribution of innovative, fun, and effective educational tools. Our first product, a math enrichment tool called NBA Math Hoops, created in partnership with the NBA, has reached over 16,000 students nationally.
Proctorio Remote Proctor
Proctorio is automated remote proctoring software that provides a scalable, cost-effective solution to validating student identities and activity during online exams. Proctorio is dedicated to eliminating academic policy violations that occur during online exams.
New York, NY
Qlovi is personalized reading and writing tools. Qlovi features an interactive eReader, embedded assessments, and actionable data for teachers. Recently, Qlovi streamed 12 author readings to 40,000 students! In 2013, the Qlovi team became Echoing Green BMA Fellows, HarperCollins BookSmash Winners, and winners in the Gates Foundation Literacy Courseware Challenge.
San Francisco, CA
Imagine being taught quadratic equations by a quadcopter. The RobotsLAB BOX is a revolutionary teaching-aid demonstrating core concepts of math and science using robots. The easy to use tablet includes interactive lessons which bring the robots to life, helping students understand why math is relevant to their life.
We put brain training and language learning on mobile phone lockscreens. Users unlock their phones on average 40 times each day. With UnlockYourBrain installed, that’s 40 opportunities for a targeted, calibrated teaching opportunity or test. Alongside compelling learning, UnlockYourBrain gives detailed statistics on users’ progress, providing real-time insight and motivation.
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