Presented by Walton Family Foundation

Launch Startup Competition

Mar 7, 2023

11:30am – 1:00pm 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.

2023 Finalists:
EduOpenings // St. Louis, Missouri
Kide Science // Helsinki, Finland
Promineo Tech // Peoria, Arizona
Robotical // Edinburgh, Scotland
Tilli // Sri Lanka
Koalluh // Atlanta, Georgia
Equmenopolis, Inc. // Tokyo, Japan

The live competition will be emceed by Kumar Garg, vice president of partnerships at Schmidt Futures. The finalists will be judged by a panel including Shalinee Sharma, CEO & co-founder of Zearn; Frances Messano, CEO of NewSchools Venture Fund; and Leticia de la Vara, Chief of Staff of TNTP.

Finalist of the Launch Competition will be coached by Catherine Eng, co-founder and CTO of OurWorlds, Inc.; Riyaz Gayasaddin, vice president of program and talent at Camelback Ventures; and 2021 Launch winner Amrutha Vasan, COO & co-founder of Inspirit Learning, Inc.

Winners of the competition will be announced at the Launch Competition Spotlight.

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

Kumar Garg

Schmidt Futures

Frances Messano

NewSchools Venture Fund