|[March 12, 2013]
Matchbox Recognized at SXSWedu Startup Competition
BOSTON --(Business Wire)--
announced today that judges from the Gates Foundation chose Matchbox as
the runner-up in the higher education category of the 2013 SXSW (News - Alert)
LAUNCHedu competition. Matchbox bested ten other startup finalists out
of a large field of pioneering higher ed startups with its innovative
tools for student records including an industry leading mobile app for
evaluating student records and powerful cloud-based integration system
that smoothly connects with the majority of school IT systems.
"We are thrilled and honored that the panel of venture capitalists,
experts, media, and attendees sent Matchbox to the final round of
competition where it finished second," said Matchbox CEO and Founder
Stephen Marcus. "We are humbled by the recognition as the other
finalists were impressive in their own right. Matchbox is focused on
making traditional universities significantly more cost effective at
enrolling students that graduate by providing the 1.1 million people
involved in enrollment with the tools they need to get the full story."
MIT (News - Alert) Sloan, Kellogg, UCLA, University of Dayton, University of New Haven,
Colorado College, represent some of the rapidly-growing community of
undergraduate and graduate programs Matchbox serves. These admissions
offices, like most around the country, travel continuously and are
inundated with applications. With Matchbox they skip a generation of
technology and leap ahead of their peer schools still reviewing and
processing via paper files or document imaging.
LAUNCHedu is the premiere destination for promising entrepreneurs to
showcase their innovative startup education business products and
services. This exciting, fast-paced competition highlights the
solution-seeking visionaries who are revolutionizing the world of
Now in its third year, the SXSWedu Conference has quickly emerged as a
catalyst for change in education. Education stakeholders of all
backgrounds converge at SXSWedu to connect, collaborate, create and
change how we teach and learn. For more details, visit http://sxswedu.com.
Matchbox disrupts the undergraduate and graduate admissions process by
replacing outdated software and systems with an iPad app for application
review. With a streamlined system, our customers gain a competitive
advantage by arriving at admissions decisions faster, which gives them
visibility into the incoming class sooner. The earlier perspective
enables admissions officers to proactively adjust their recruitment
efforts, improving yield and increasing tuition revenue.
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