The GSV Cup

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


EDTECH Startups competing LIVE in San Diego For
$1 Million in cash & Credits

Selected semi-finalists will all receive a complimentary ticket to the 2021 Summit for either in-person or virtual and have the chance to compete for a prize pool of $550,000 in non-dilutive capital, $450,000 in Google Cloud credits, and HubSpot prizes. The “Elite 200” semi- finalists who will pitch at the 2021 ASU+GSV Summit, read the FAQ to learn more.
Meet the Elite 200

Application & Selection Process

The 2021 GSV Cup application is open to pre-seed and seed companies in the education technology sector with clear ties to digital learning and skills. Eligible companies are encouraged to apply by submitting the online application, March 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021.
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Applicants are thoroughly evaluated by a vanguard of leading global venture and capital firms as well as strategic partners in the digital learning and skills. Selected finalists will be notified and invited to participate at the ASU+GSV Summit, August 9-11, 2021, as one of the “Elite 200” presenters with a complimentary registration.


GSV Cup applicants are evaluated by an esteemed panel of judges through a confidential review process designed around the “Five P’s” framework:

People | Product | Potential | Predictability | Purpose

Thank You to Our 2021 Judges

About the Organizers

GSV Ventures (formerly known as GSV AcceleraTE) is an early stage venture fund that partners with exceptional entrepreneurs and their companies in the $7 Trillion learning and skills technology sector.
Google Cloud provides flexible infrastructure, end-to-security, modern productivity, and intelligent insights engineered to help your business thrive.
HolonIQ is the world's smartest source of intelligence to help better predict and plan for the future of learning and work.
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.

The 2020 Winners are...

Congratulations to the three exceptional companies who took home $250k in cash and $150k in Google Cloud credits as winners of the 2020 GSV Cup.

1st Place

2st Place

3st Place

Watch last year’s videos to revisit all the 2020 presenting companies.
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