SXSWedu sincerely appreciates the assistance of the following sponsors and supporters who share our passion for innovative, high–quality instruction and world-class learning. We thank them sincerely for their help in making the event a tremendous success!
Sponsors of SXSWedu 2013
Amplify is a new organization dedicated to remaining K-12 education by creating digital products and services that empower students, teachers and parents in new ways. Amplify will enhance the potential of students with new curricular experiences, support teachers with new instructional tools and engage parents through extended learning opportunities. We are focused on transforming teaching and learning by creating and scaling digital innovations in three areas: insight, learning, and access.
AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
Canvas Network is the open, online platform that gives instructors and institutions the opportunity to share their expertise and content with millions of users around the world.
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company’s products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes and deliver authoritative information to people whenever and wherever they need it.
CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides high-quality FREE curated content for K-12 schools that's being used by millions of students and teachers globally. They provide free digital Flexbooks (standards-aligned customizable textbooks) and also create and curate high quality relevant content from the Web to help students understand concepts at their own pace and in their own learning style and in different modalities (images, videos, text, quizzes etc).
Cognizant is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services. Cognizant’s Making the Future education initiative seeks to inspire young learners to pursue science, technology, engineering and math disciplines by creating fun, hands-on learning opportunities.
The College Board's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
Compass Learning makes learning personal. Our rigorous and engaging digital content and curriculum, and underlying technology come together to create personalized learning paths that unlock every student’s potential for academic achievement and personal growth. Educators around the world use our solutions to assess a student’s strengths and needs, their interests, learning styles and expression styles, and then automate the creation of personalized learning paths and customized activities designed to help students develop 21st century skills.
ConnectEDU is committed to preparing 21st Century Learners on their pathways from school to college to career, helping them realize their potential, achieve a secure financial future, and ultimately connect to life's possibilities. ConnectEDU serves more than 20 million registered learners, 5,000 educational institutions, and 130,000 employers throughout 40 countries.
Dell Inc. listens to students, educators, school administrators, parents and community members to deliver innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com; follow @DellEDU.
Edmodo provides a safe and easy way for classrooms connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices. Our goal is to help educators harness the power of social media to customize the classroom for each and every learner.
Improving the public education system so that every Texas student is prepared for success in school, in the workforce, and in life.
ePals is the free Global Learning Network that safely connects K-12 classrooms around the world for collaborative, project-based learning.
Google in Education
At Google, we believe in the power of the web to help people discover, connect, and learn. Education lies at the very core of our company’s mission “to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Leading-edge technologies will play a vital role in helping equip future generations with the skills they need to thrive in the workforce of today and tomorrow. That is why we support collaborative learning in communities around the world, and why we invest heavily in education programs initiatives and partnerships through our products and tools.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A leading global education company committed to addressing education’s dynamic challenges through individualized content, innovative technology and a holistic approach that inspires achievement and a lifelong love of learning.
inBloom, Inc. is a nonprofit organization working to make personalized learning a reality for every U.S. student. inBloom provides technology services that allow states and public school districts to better integrate student data and learning applications to support sustainable, cost-effective personalized learning.
Founded in 1968 the International Baccalaureate (IB) is a not-for profit foundation, which offers four high quality and challenging educational programmes for a worldwide community of schools. For more than 40 years, IB programmes have gained a reputation for their rigour and high academic standards, for preparing students for life in a globalised 21st century, and for helping to develop citizens who will create a better, more peaceful world. Currently there are over 1 million IB students attending nearly 3500 schools in more than 143 countries.
LEGO ® Education
LEGO ® Education offers solutions from preschool to university, offering STEM and humanities related products along with digital tools, comprehensive teacher guides and activity packs.
McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
Since 1976, National Instruments has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NI’s graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control.
Pathbrite delivers next-generation portfolios that help students – and learners of all ages – collect, track, reflect on, and showcase a lifetime of achievement, and that recommend pathways for continuous success.
The Pearson Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization that aims to make a difference by promoting literacy, learning, and great teaching. We do this by collaborating with leading businesses, nonprofits, and education experts to share good practice; foster innovation; and find workable solutions to the educational disadvantages facing young people and adults across the globe.
Scholastic Corporation is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology and children’s media. Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children's books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys. Scholastic distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs and school-based book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries, television networks and www.scholastic.com.
Vital Source Technologies
Vital Source Technologies, an Ingram Content Group Company, is the preferred and most used e-textbook platform in higher education today. With longstanding relationships with more than 300 of the best-known publishers and over 2.9 million registered users on 6,000 campuses in 200 countries and territories worldwide, the platform is designed to support learning and built to scale for dramatic growth.
Supporters of SXSWedu 2013
AMS Pictures Public Interest
The Public Interest Division of AMS Pictures partners with state agencies, non-profits and civic-minded corporations to develop communication strategies and digital media tools that make a difference in people’s lives, and build a better society.
Institute for Public School Initiatives
The mission of the Institute for Public School Initiatives is to improve the quality of academic outcomes for public education in Texas by building awareness and alignment between public schools and institutions of higher education.
Combining the power of immersion with the rigor of data, Porter Novelli creates a deeper human insight that transforms the opinions, beliefs and behaviors of those who matter most to our clients. Part of the Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), Porter Novelli has 90 offices in nearly 60 countries. In 2012 we are celebrating 40 years of having our hands in the clay, shaping business and moving the world forward.
Texas Association of School Administrators
A well-respected voice for public schools and school leaders, the Texas Association of School Administrators provides support for public education through a variety of initiatives, including leadership development; impacting laws, policies, and practices to improve education; and promoting research-based decision-making.
The Texas Association of School Boards
The Texas Association of School Boards is a nonprofit membership association established in 1949 to serve Texas public school districts. TASB is dedicated to helping school board members serve their communities and to speaking with a unified voice to decision makers to chart the best future for Texas public education.
WeAreTeachers provides a powerful online community for teachers, combining the expertise of our member community, the resources and knowledge base of our partners and the momentum of social media to recognize and reward innovative teaching ideas.
Sponsors of LAUNCHedu 2013
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health with vaccines and other life-saving tools and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to significantly improve education so that all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
At MyEdu we help students get a better return on education. Millions of students use our platform to manage college, display credentials, and find internships and jobs. MyEdu is also the best place for employers to connect with college students early in their educational process and find the right talent for their companies.
Supporters of LAUNCHedu 2013
ASU Innovation Summit
Now in its fourth year, the ASU GSV Education Innovation Summit is a dynamic, three-day convergence of industry leaders and visionaries—educators, investors, philanthropists and entrepreneurs representing over 170 disruptive education companies that are deeply passionate about education.
Austin Chamber of Commerce
The Austin Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 2,400+ business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals. Its mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for its members.
The EdNET Conference, the industry's premier event, gathers business and education leaders together to network, identify hot business opportunities, and discuss what's aphead for the market. Join over 500 corporate players and top education officials at the 25th annual EdNET Conference in Denver, September 22-24, 2013, for three days of networking and building new business relationships.
GSV Advisors is dedicated to helping education entrepreneurs and growth companies connect with value-added, strategic investors and partners to enable their ideas to become the next market-leading businesses.
Learn Capital is a venture capital firm focused exclusively on funding entrepreneurs with a vision for better and smarter learning.
McCombs School of Business
The highest ranked business school in Texas and the Southwest, and a top-ranked research institution, the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin is dedicated to educating the business leaders of tomorrow while creating knowledge for industry and society. Rankings tell only part of the story of what makes McCombs so great, but it’s a good beginning. We’re one of the few schools in the country to receive top marks in nearly all the business specialty areas ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report—at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Top Hat Monocle
Top Hat Monocle is a web-based clicker and homework tool. Born on a university campus, it revolutionizes the learning experience for professors and students alike by transforming any kind of mobile device into a tool for active learning.
Texas Venture Labs
The Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs is a startup accelerator housed within the McCombs School of Business that transforms students into future entrepreneurs and business leaders while assisting startups raise capital and bring their products to market.
Trinity Education Group
Trinity Education Group is a business incubator focused on growing and sustaining high-quality, research-based educational products and services. We help authentic, responsive education companies go to scale by optimizing products through the use of technology as well as core business services, we provide those authentic “voices” with a way to offer meaningful change to the education community.
Media Partners of SXSWedu 2013
EdSurge is an independent information resource and community for everyone involved in education technology. We aim to help educators discover the best products and how to use them and to inspire developers to build what educators and learners need.
SmartBrief keeps you informed and prepared. We satisfy your professional appetite for intelligence by sifting through thousands of sources throughout the day, selecting the most important information, and editorially distilling it into a must-read briefing tailored to your profession.
Tech & Learning
For over 30 years, Tech & Learning has been — and continues to be — the leading resource for K-12 leaders. Its publications, web sites and events provide factual and evaluative information on trends, products, and strategies to educators who purchase technology products in their districts and schools.
Texas School Business
The independent voice for public education in Texas for 58 years.
The Texas Tribune
The Texas Tribune is a non-partisan, non-profit media organization that promotes civic engagement and discourse on public policy, politics, government, and other matters of statewide concern. Our vision is to serve the journalism community as a source of innovation and to build the next great public media brand in the United States.
Twitter brings you closer to the things and people you care about most.