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Desire2Learn Edge Challenge 2013

Desire2Learn and our partners believe in advancing great ideas. We want to give post-secondary students a chance to shape the future of learning in new and exciting ways. For this year's Edge Challenge, we've kept things simple:

  1. Register

    Register a team of up to five post-secondary students.
  2. Build

    Build an app (web, mobile or desktop - your choice!) that improves any aspect of the educational experience. Something you're passionate about. Something you believe in.

  3. Submit

    Submit your app for review! Pitch Video due November 11th. Final Video & Application due December 16th. See competition Terms for complete submission requirements.


The Edge Challenge competition is an innovative opportunity to participate in educational events with post-secondary students from a variety of disciplines and schools. It's a meeting of the next great minds in EdTech and a chance to use your education in a real-world context.


Keep the Edge Challenge in mind as you plan your capstone and project courses for the Fall semester. Your students will participate in educational events, get exposure to e-Learning leaders, and apply what they've learned in the classroom to the challenge at hand.




September 16

Edge Challenge 2013 Education Series begins


November 11

Pitch Video due


November 18-29

Pitch Video Audience Choice voting


December 16

Final Video & Application due


January 6

Short-list announced


February 6

Winners announced

To Win

Our judging panel will be evaluating your submission based on the following criteria:

  • Innovative

    Innovative: Does the application introduce a great new idea?
  • Impactful

    Impactful: Does this solution enhance the experience of learners, instructors or administrators in an educational context?
  • Polished

    Polished: Is the application ready to use and complete, including ease of use and design aesthetic?

Edge Challenge 2013 Education Series

The Edge Challenge 2013 Education Series serves as the framework for participating in the Edge Challenge development competition. Participants will be introduced to topics in the lifecycle of an EdTech Startup, and then apply these practical insights as they develop their competition submissions. This course is a unique opportunity to learn from and interact with industry experts, and collaborate with fellow Edge Challenge participants.


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Addison Cameron-Huff
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Alan L. Johnson
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April Dunford
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Aron Solomon
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Dan Toogood
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Ed Wisniewski
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Jeff Hoffart
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Sheldon Hebert
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Terry Stepien


Grand Prize sponsored in part by XMG Studio Inc.

Find Out More

Official competition Terms are maintained on this website. Check back soon and often as we reveal information about submissions, prizes, competition rules, and important dates.

The Desire2Learn Edge Challenge 2013 also has a Facebook page to use for ongoing communication with your team participants regarding anything not related to the competition's rules. Please note that this competition will not be administered on Facebook.

Official communications about the competition will be sent from the Edge Challenge email address.

The details on this site are subject to change without notice in the discretion of Desire2Learn.