MatheX Named Winner of the SXSW EDU 2023 Student Startup Competition

The SXSW EDU 2023 Student Startup competition, powered by WIT - Whatever It Takes, named MatheX from Windsor High School in Windsor, California, as this year’s winner.

MatheX is available for students and teachers. It enables elementary school students to practice basic math skills efficiently and completely individualized on their smartphones. The training is based entirely on speech. The teacher’s version of the app allows educators to view their students' training progress and even assign homework.

The Student Startup competition serves as a platform for high school students to showcase their talents, validate their business ideas, and gain experience by pitching to a panel of judges in front of a live audience. This year, five young entrepreneurs were selected as finalists.

Windsor High School (Windsor, California)

Which skills are more important than a basic understanding of mathematics? MatheX is a math training app for elementary school students that is scientifically grounded and completely speech-based. It perfectly adapts the problems to the individual student's strengths and weaknesses. And thanks to the seamless integration into math classes MatheX can not only benefit students but teachers as well. MatheX is already being used by hundreds of students from over 50 countries all around the world.

The full list of 2023 student finalists includes:

  • Lemonerdy University (Chicago, Illinois)
  • WorkBee Holidays (Frisco, Texas)
  • Maytik (McDonald, Pennsylvania)
  • MatheX (Windsor, California)
  • iEmote (San Mateo, California)

The competition was emceed by Sebastien Burkhardt, co-founder and CEO of Clore along with Sarah Hernholm, founder and president of WIT - Whatever It Takes. This year’s judges included Josh Nelson, Lesley Robinson, Harish Kolli, and Leslie Scofield.

Congratulations to MatheX!

Photo by Auva Saghafi

By Nicole Krause