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.

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)
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)
ASD Reading (2017)
Binder (2015)
Books That Grow (2014)
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)
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)
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)
Smart Coos (2016)
School Yourself (2013)
scrible (2013)
Shinebright (2015)
Slate Science (2013)
Solfeg.io (2018)
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)
UnlockYourBrain (2014)
USEED (2013)
WealthyLife (2018)
Words Liive (2016)
Zaption (2015)
zondle (2013)

Learn by Design Competition History

 

The Learn by Design competition is a novel approach to understanding the design of learning environments with the potential to impact learning outcomes. The competition showcases projects in various categories, each addressing the creation, and implementation of physical learning spaces.

Past Learn by Design Winners

BCPS Mobile Innovation Lab (2017)
Citti Academy: Developing Collective Intelligence (2017)
D&F x Ghata (2018 honorary winner)
Pathfinder Kindergarten Center (2018)
University of Utah, Lassonde Studios (2017)

Past Learn by Design Finalists

49ers Denise DeBartolo York Education Center (2017)
BCPS Mobile Innovation Lab (2017)
Citti Academy: Developing Collective Intelligence (2017)
City Neighbors High School: KNOWN. LOVED. INSPIRED. (2017)
Condit Elementary (2017)
D&F x Ghata (2018)
Do Space (2018)
Dwight-Englewood School Hajjar STEM Center (2017)
Hazel Wolf K-8 (2017)
HEART Board Pyramid (2018)
KM Kindergarten and Nursery (2018)
L+ (2017)
Libraries of the Future – The Urban Learning Park (2018)
Missouri Innovation Campus (2018)
NZE K-12 Prototype (2017)
Outdoor Classroom for John Muir Middle School (2018)
Pathfinder Kindergarten Center (2018)
Schools of the future: AR, Gaming & Sustainability (2017)
Summit Sierra (2018)
Team Based Learning at the Dell Medical School (2017)
Tec21: Inventing the 21st Century Campus (2017)
The BIG Lab – Build Imagine Grow (2017)
University of Utah, Lassonde Studios (2017)
Watt Family Innovation Center – Clemson University (2017)
West Houston Institute (2018)

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 Finalists

[tchr] (2018)
Animal Inspired (2017)
Arodot (2018)
Beaut.e (2016)
Bru (2016)
CHAP Research (2015)
ConnectMe (2016)
FlexVE (2017)
Friday Night Boards (2015)
Go Club (2017)
Recharge (2017)
Refocus (2016)
REZ Parking (2018)
The Local Green (2015)
Threading Twine (2018)
Trashbots Inc. 2017)
United World Learning (2018)
Wuhu (2016)
YoursMineAndHours! (2015)

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