What are the eligibility requirements for companies applying to the 2021 Launch Competition?
The SXSW EDU Launch competition is open to early-stage startup companies in the education market.
Companies must be incorporated with a management team and public-facing website, able to convey a sustainable business model and able to demonstrate user traction, engagement, and adoption metrics.
Companies who have raised over $5 million in funds from combined funding sources at the time of application are ineligible.
Each applicant is only eligible to present in one of the SXSW family of startup events (SXSW Pitch,, or SXSW EDU Launch). In contrast, if you have applied for one of these events and were not accepted to participate, then please feel free to apply to SXSW EDU Launch.