What are the eligibility requirements for companies applying to the 2023 Launch Competition?
The SXSW EDU Launch competition is open to early-stage startup companies in the education market.
Companies must be established 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 $8 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). If you apply and are selected as a finalist for both, you will need to choose in which competition you’d like to present.