The competition began with 57 education-focused startups from across Indiana, and 10 teams were invited to the final presentation showcase.
Winners of the competition include:
- First place, Explore Interactive, a startup that provides access to and improves educational outcomes in STEM through immersive, educational games anywhere, anytime.
- Second place, Codelicious, a startup that aims to dramatically increase the funnel of youth coders for tomorrow’s tech workforce, by providing coding curriculum for youth.
- Third place, Deaf Kids Outreach, an organization that promotes technology, computer science, and design thinking skills as an innovative tool to empower deaf/ hard of hearing students socially and economically.
- Crowd favorite, HaptImage, a startup that assists individuals with visual impairments to process images through instantaneous haptic feedback or tactile responses.
Edupitch competition's partners include, Purdue Foundry, Burton D Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Heath CPA & Associates, Gutwein Law, LOOK, Del-Mar Software Development, Purdue Railyard and MatchBOX Coworking Studio.