Competition History

SXSW EDU has a rich history of celebrating pioneers in the field of education. Competitions that take place during the Conference & Festival support startup founders, designers, educators, and students, all of whom are bringing forth new ideas to advance teaching and learning.



Learn more about past SXSW EDU competitions and past participants.


Photo by Tico Mendoza.

Photo by Tico Mendoza.

Launch Competition History

 

Since it’s debut at SXSW EDU 2012, the Launch competition has attracted significant energy and support as a catalyst for discovering what’s next and new in learning. With tremendous energy at the intersection of education, technology, and entrepreneurialism, startups on the bleeding edge of innovation are exploring everything from learning strategies to edtech solutions for districts, and universities.

Past Launch Winners

Bloom Board (2012)
ELSA (2016)
Learning Jar (2012)
Clever (2013)
Edmit (2019)
Quottly, Inc. (2018)
RobotsLAB (2014)
Speaking Pal (2013)
The Whether powered by Better Weekdays (2017)
Zaption (2015)

Past Launch Finalists

Actively Learn (2013)
Adjunct Professor Link (2017)
Admit.me (2016)
Admittedly (2014)
Alchemie (2016)
ALEX, Anyone’s Learning Experience (2017)
Amira Learning (2019
ASD Reading (2017)
Binder (2015)
Books That Grow (2014)
Caribu (2019)
Cell-Ed (2017)
Chalk.com (2015)
Choosito (2018)
Chromatik (2012)
Classroom, Inc. (2013)
ClassroomIQ (2014)
CodeMonkey (2015)
CollegeSnapps (2013)
CollegeSolved (2012)
Common Curriculum (2013)
DigitWhiz (2013)
disruptED (2018)
Doceri (2012)
Duckie Deck (2013)
eduvee (2014)
Einztein (2012)
Epigrammar (2018)
examPAL (2018)
Expii, Inc. (2016)
Flinja (2013)
Fluencia (2014)
Giide (2019)
GYLO (GetYa Learn On) (2012)
Ideas Box (2015)
instaGrok (2013)
Kahoot! (2013)
KinderTown (2012)
Language Zen (2015)
Lea(R)n (2015)
LearnBoost (2012)
LearnSprout (2013)
Listen Current (2016)
LRNGO (2013)
M-Shule (2018)
MapStory (2013)
Nimble (2018)
Paragon One (2016)
PAIRIN (2018)
Parachute Teachers (2016)
Pear Deck (2015)
Pie for Providers (2019)
Matchbox, Inc. (2013)
Matygo (Learndot) (2012)
MediaCore (2013)
More Than Money Careers (2013)
NBA Math Hoops (2014)
Proctorio Remote Proctor (2014)
Qlovi (2014)
Quizling – the Knowledge Game! (2017)
Quottly, Inc. (2018)
Raise.me(2015)
Reading Kingdom (2012)
RobotsLab (2014)
ROYBI (2019)
Smart Coos (2016)
School Yourself (2013)
scrible (2013)
Shinebright (2015)
Slate Science (2013)
Solfeg.io (2018)
SoroTouch (2019)
Sown to Grow (2017)
Sterio.me (2015)
Success Highways (2012)
Teaching Channel (2013)
Teachers Connect (2017)
The Graide Network (2017)
ThinkCERCA (2013)
The Whether powered by Better Weekdays(2017)
Territorium (2016)
Upkey (2019)
UnlockYourBrain (2014)
USEED (2013)
WealthyLife (2018)
Words Liive (2016)
Zaption (2015)
zondle (2013)

Learn by Design Competition History

 

Student Startup Competition History

 

The Student Startup competition supports high school students through an elevator pitch competition featuring their startup business idea.

Past Student Startup Winners

YoursMineAndHours! (2015)
Bru (2016)
Trashbots Inc. (2017)
Threading Twine (2018)
Stria Labs (2019)

Past Student Startup Finalists

[tchr] (2018)
Animal Inspired (2017)
Arodot (2018)
Beaut.e (2016)
CHAP Research (2015)
Clutch (2019)
ConnectMe (2016)
FlexVE (2017)
Friday Night Boards (2015)
GameTime Live (2019)
Go Club (2017)
Recharge (2017)
Refocus (2016)
RestEasy (2019)
REZ Parking (2018)
ScreenWise (2019)
Stria Labs (2019)
SZN XXI (2019)
The Local Green (2015)
Threading Twine (2018)
Toubans! (2019)
Travel Time (2019)
United World Learning (2018)
Wuhu (2016)

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