SXSWedu® Launch Competition Announces ELSA as Winner

AUSTIN, Texas, March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The SXSWedu Conference & Festival named ELSA as the winner of the SXSWedu Launch startup competition. Following two days of pitches from this year’s ten finalists, the announcement closed out the competition at the Launch party, hosted by the Walton Family Foundation, in Austin, Texas.ELSA is a mobile app for language learners to improve pronunciation and reduce accent, utilizing in-house speech recognition, automated feedback and deep learning technology. ELSA works to enable 1.5 billion learners to increase language fluency at the lowest cost and unlock new opportunities.The SXSWedu Launch startup competition, powered by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, serves as an unparalleled opportunity for early stage startups in the education space to highlight their products and services in front of a panel of…


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