"Deborah and Michael are powerhouses in the world of education startups, with an established track record of connecting educational entrepreneurs and strategic investors," said Ron Reed, executive producer of SXSWedu. "We believe their contributions to this program will help draw a large and qualified base of applicants for the 2013 competition as LAUNCHedu, like all of SXSWedu, continues its growth trajectory.”
LAUNCHedu successfully debuted last year as a major event for promising entrepreneurs to spotlight their visions before a jury of industry leaders, venture capitalists, key media influencers and the growing SXSWedu community.Fueled by the wave of energy revolutionizing education,
A springboard for what's next and new in the rapidly expanding education marketplace, the competition continues to highlight early stage startups working hard to leverage innovations to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the world of learning. The deadline for startup companies to apply for LAUNCHedu 2013 is November 9.