WISE Accelerator

2017-2018 WISE Accelerator

The application deadline for the 2017-2018 WISE Accelerator is Wednesday, June 14, at 12.00 Noon GMT.

Projects invited to apply

All education projects that use or link technology to their DNA are encouraged to apply!

Ideal candidates for the WISE Accelerator will be existing projects at an early stage of development, with the following attributes:

  • Established for at least two years;
  • A significant and growing number of beneficiaries or customers;
  • A record of activities with a product or service that has been successfully implemented and beyond proof of concept;
  • Existing, stable revenues, and new opportunities for growth;
  • A dedicated team, with an established physical space or office;
  • Deep knowledge of the market/education context and of their beneficiaries’ or customers’ needs;
  • Clear future objectives and motivation to develop further;
  • Good understanding of the project’s current challenges in scaling.

Projects from all sectors and regions of the world are invited to apply for the WISE Accelerator.

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Selection process

The WISE Accelerator Committee, composed of leading experts in education and social entrepreneurship, will conduct a rigorous selection process.

Applications will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  • Solution and innovation;
  • Strategy and management;
  • Development beyond proof of concept, and potential for growth

Key milestones

  • Kick-off
  • Needs Assessment
  • Tailor-Made Mentorship
  • Conclusion Program and Pitch to Investors
  • Follow-up and Evaluation

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