The Global EdTech Startups Awards is a new initiative led by a group of prominent education innovation organizations from across the world. The competition’s goal is to identify, highlight and recognize the world’s most promising EdTech startups for 2014, those which present a potential for groundbreaking learning solutions. We wish to give voice and space to the exciting growing trends in innovation and investments in EdTech currently arising in different parts of the world.
How does GESAwards work?
1st stage: Anyone – a founder, investor, or user (teacher, student or parent) can nominate a startup by filling in the “Add a Startup” form, as well as give their comments, tweets and likes. Representatives from the different world regions will select their 10 most promising startups from the general list.
2nd stage: A panel of professionals will choose the final 10.
3rd stage: From the professional’s selections, a panel of judges will choose the 2 winners. The panel of judges include renowned figures representing the education and technology industry. An additional popularity G.E.S Award will be granted according to the startup with the highest number of social responses (comments, tweets and likes).
Winners: The 10 finalist will be promoted online. Three winners will be selected: 2 from the panel of judges and 1 by popularity from the audience responses.
Prizes: Among the actual prizes, the winners will be awarded with free acceptance to three leading world EdTech ecosystems: Tel Aviv, New York and London; office space and facilities, mentoring and guidance, over a total period of four months, at the following EdTech accelerators: EdTech Incubator (London), Socratic Labs (New York), and MindCET (Tel Aviv and Yeruham).