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Launch Startup Competition

Launch celebrates emerging innovations in learning with a fast-paced pitch competition featuring early-stage startups during SXSW EDU.

The ninth annual Launch competition will take place at SXSW EDU 2020. This exciting event 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.

Here are the five startups that have been selected as finalists to compete in this fast-paced, live event for a chance to win $2,500 and $20,000 Google Cloud credits.

Cognitive ToyBox
School Day Wellbeing

Special thanks to the Launch Startup Coaches Amy Looper and Isis Stephanie Cerda who dedicated their time to help prepare the finalists for the live competition.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Kimberly Bryant

Black Girls CODE

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Cherry Thompson

Teaching Channel