SXSW EDU hosts four distinct competitions, each of which serves as a vehicle to elevate and honor the work of trailblazers in the space. These competitions are about showcasing fresh ideas and solutions, and ultimately connecting the broader community to those ideas for impact.
Each competition features a lineup of finalists, selected through an arduous application process, as well as emcees, judges, and coaches hand-picked for their experience and expertise.
Launch – Celebrates emerging innovations in learning with a fast-paced pitch competition featuring early-stage startups
Learn by Design – Elevates groundbreaking work in the design of physical learning environments and how it impacts pedagogy and learning outcomes
Student Startup – Brings together high school students during SXSW EDU to pitch their entrepreneurial business idea
Amazon Alexa Challenge – Invites EdTech companies to develop the best use of voice application for education