Presented by Schmidt Futures & Walton Family Foundation

Launch Competition

Mar 9, 2022

11:00am – 12:30pm CT

The SXSW EDU Launch startup competition 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.

2022 Finalists:
Epixego // Berkeley, CA
IEP & Me // San Francisco, CA
Readlee // Worcester, MA
Affectifi Inc. // Brooklyn, NY
Our Worlds, Inc. // Pala Indian Reservation
Schoolytics // Washington DC

The live competition will be emceed by Dan Carroll, Chief Product Officer & Cofounder of Clever, and Craig Narveson, General Manager, and Director of Partnerships for Kahoot. The finalists will be judged by a panel including Riyaz Gayasaddin, Vice President of Camelback Ventures, Liz Dozier, Founder & CEO of Chicago Beyond, and Heejae Lim, Founder & CEO of TalkingPoints.

Finalist of the Launch Competition will be coached by Amrutha Vasan, Co-Founder of Inspirit, and Aly Murray, Founder and Executive Director of UPchieve.

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

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photo of Liz Dozier
Liz Dozier

Chicago Beyond

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Riyaz Gayasaddin

Camelback Ventures

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Heejae Lim


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Video On Demand for this event began on Wednesday, March 30th 2022 at 10:00am CT.