<span class="caption right"><img src="/sites/default/files/news/image/IMG_6992_0.jpg" width="220" alt="" />Photo by Steven Grandos</span> [SXSWedu](http://www.sxswedu.com/) is excited to introduce a new element to [LAUNCHedu](http://www.sxswedu.com/launch-edu), the **Startup Showcase**, March 4-7, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Startups play a tremendous role in the future of the education landscape and SXSWedu is excited to shine the spotlight on today's new and emerging companies. The Startup Showcase will bring together the cutting-edge startups competing in [LAUNCHedu](http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events?filter%5Bcategory%5D=launchedu) with the forward thinking attendees that make up the SXSWedu community. The LAUNCHedu competition provides a forum for entrepreneurs, investors and cutting edge startups to showcase their talents and share the ideas shaping the future of teaching and learning. Located in room 404 of the Hilton Austin Downtown, the Startup Showcase will display the various [LAUNCHedu finalists](http://www.sxswedu.com/launchedu/finalists) and their startup services and products. SXSWedu registrants are encouraged to visit and network with the 2013 LAUNCHedu finalists in the Startup Showcase. Learn more about [LAUNCHedu](http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events?filter%5Bcategory%5D=launchedu) and make plans to [attend](http://www.sxswedu.com/attend) SXSWedu today!