The SXSW EDU Launch startup competition provides a platform for entrepreneurs seeking feedback, investment, strategic partnerships, and exposure, to present their early-stage company before a panel of industry experts, early adopters, investors, and educators as well as the live SXSW EDU audience.
How To Apply
Early-stage education startups are encouraged to complete the online application process to be considered as a finalist for the 2022 competition.
Tuesday, June 29 – Application Opens
Thursday, October 28 – Application Closes
Apply to Launch
- The SXSW EDU Launch competition is open to early-stage startup companies in the education market.
- Companies must be established with a management team and public-facing website, able to convey a sustainable business model and able to demonstrate user traction, engagement, and adoption metrics.
- Companies who have raised over $5 million in funds from combined funding sources at the time of application are ineligible.
- Each applicant is only eligible to present in one of the SXSW startup events (SXSW Pitch or SXSW EDU Launch). If you apply and are selected as a finalist for both, you will need to choose in which competition you’d like to present.