Presented by Walton Family Foundation

Launch Startup Competition

Mar 5, 2024

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.

2024 Finalists:
Culture Crate // Cambridge, Massachusetts
Keenious // Tromsø, Troms, Norway
Maro // Bozeman, Montana
NaTakallam // New York, New York
Shoelace Learning // Lake Loon, Nova Scotia, Canada
Struggly // Austin, Texas

The emcees for the live competition will be Evan Baehr, Managing Partner at Learn Capital, and Taniya Mishra, Founder and CEO of SureStart. The judging panel, including Kristen DiCerbo, Chief Learning Officer of Khan Academy, Joanna Cannon, Fellow at the Walton Family Foundation, and Carlos Moreno, Co-Executive Director of Big Picture Learning, will select the winners of the three awards.

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

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

photo of Evan Baehr
photo of Joanna Cannon
Joanna Cannon

Walton Family Foundation

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Taniya Mishra


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Carlos Moreno

Big Picture Learning

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