The GSV Cup

the world’s largest pitch competition for "Pre-K to Gray" EdTech startups

Workforce skills & Education Startups Compete LIVE in San Diego For $1 Million in cash & Credits

The "Elite 200" semi-finalists will all receive a complimentary ticket to the 2023 ASU+GSV Summit and the chance to compete for a prize pool of $500,000 in non-dilutive capital + $500,000 in prizes. The "Top 20" finalists will pitch live at the 2023 ASU+GSV Summit. Read the FAQ to learn more.
MeEt the Elite 200

Application & Selection Process

The 2023 GSV Cup application is open to pre-seed and seed companies across the digital learning and workforce skills sector. Applications for the 2023 Cup are now open through September 30, 2022.
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Leading global venture capital firms and strategics in the EdTech ecosystem thoroughly evaluate each applicant. Selected finalists are invited to participate at the ASU+GSV Summit, April 17 - 19 2023, as one of the “Elite 200” and are provided with complimentary registration.
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GSV Cup applicants are evaluated by an esteemed panel of judges through a confidential review process designed around the “Five P’s” framework. Find out more about the Five P's here.

People | Product | Potential | Predictability | Purpose

200+ Judges from top global venture capital firms And Strategics

About the Organizers

GSV Ventures is a multi-stage venture capital firm that partners with exceptional entrepreneurs in the $7 Trillion learning and skills technology sector across Pre-K to Gray.
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HolonIQ is the world's smartest source of intelligence to help better predict and plan for the future of learning and work.
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Accelerate your digital transformation with Google Cloud. Meet your biggest challenges in education and workforce development head on with cloud computing services from Google, including data management, hybrid & multi-cloud, and AI & ML. Feeling inspired? Learn more about our EdTech solutions and programs at
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RealmSpark utilizes technology and investment into early stage companies to address the largest challenges facing education today. In line with Arizona State University’s mission of inclusivity and student success, we partner with and fund companies that are scaling access to education and improving learner outcomes. Through ScaleU, our functional EdTech accelerator program, we provide startups the opportunity to test and validate their pilot-ready products at the nation’s largest public research university dedicated to innovation.
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Startups grow and scale better with HubSpot for Startups. With education, software at a startup-friendly price, and over 600+ integrations, startups have the tools and support needed to find success.
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Congratulations to the three exceptional companies who took home $1 Million in prizes including a $500,000 Cash prize & Google Cloud credits.




The world’s largest pitch competition for early stage EdTech startups will return to the 2023 ASU+GSV Summit in April!

Learn from GSV Cup Startup Academy

The GSV Cup Startup Academy is a monthly virtual event series dedicated to providing the GSV Cup community with valuable insights around early-stage EdTech startups across Pre-K to Gray. Each month we'll invite industry leaders to share their wisdom and expertise on different topics relevant to our community within three key areas: growth, product, and people. Each session will be a 30-minute panel discussion followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.
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