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Submission period has ended. Our 2022–2023 Edtech Accelerator Cohort will be announced in September 2022.

Important Dates

What do we offer?

3

Bootcamps

100

Introductions to potential partners per cohort

108

Hours of Coaching
per venture

About the WISE Edtech Accelerator

For over six years, we have supported edtech founders from around the world scale innovative solutions to key challenges within the world of education. Each year, we deliver a bespoke program aimed at supporting startup growth through one-to-one coaching, masterclasses with industry experts, as well as access to a global network of investors and education specialists.

The WISE Edtech Accelerator is a key part of our edtech program that aims to support innovation and build an edtech community focused on revolutionizing the way we teach and learn.

What can you expect from our program?

Global Network


Access a community of over 50 edtech founders from 18 countries

Interaction with industry leaders from the private sector, non-profit organisations and government 

Networking opportunities with potential donors, investors and partners

 

Global Network

Access a community of over 50 edtech founders from 18 countries

Interaction with industry leaders from the private sector, non-profit organisations and government

Networking opportunities with potential donors, investors and partners

Global Network

Access a community of over 50 edtech founders from 18 countries

Interaction with industry leaders from the private sector, non-profit organisations and government

Networking opportunities with potential donors, investors and partners

Coaching & Mentorship


A hand-picked team of experts specialising in:

Marketing, sales & fundraising  

Product strategy, development and roadmapping 

Market insights and positioning

 

Coaching & Mentorship

A hand-picked team of experts providing founders with support on:
Marketing, sales & fundraising

Product strategy, development and roadmapping

Market insights and positioning

Coaching & Mentorship

A hand-picked team of experts providing founders with support on:
Marketing, sales & fundraising

Product strategy, development and roadmapping

Market insights and positioning

International Visibility


Selected ventures will have the opportunity to attend our international  events and promotion on our global platforms including: 

WISE@ forums, previous editions were held in Paris, New York and Beijing

WISE social media platforms 

WISE Summit in Doha, convening over 4,000 attendees from 100 countries

 

International Visibility

Selected ventures will have the opportunity to attend our international events and promotion on our global platforms including:
WISE@ forums, previous editions were held in Paris, New York and Beijing

WISE social media platforms

WISE Summit in Doha, convening over 4000 attendees from 100 countries

International Visibility

Selected ventures will have the opportunity to attend our international events and promotion on our global platforms including:
WISE@ forums, previous editions were held in Paris, New York and Beijing

WISE social media platforms

WISE Summit in Doha, convening over 4000 attendees from 100 countries

What is the selection process?

Requirements

  • An edtech venture established for at least one year;
  • Evidence of existing beneficiaries or users; 
  • Product beyond Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage
  • Evidence of existing revenue; 
  • A dedicated team 

Applications

All applicants must provide the following: 

    • Submission of the official online application form, in English 
    • A short 3 minute video pitch via YouTube link. The pitch must explain what the edtech solution is, the problem being tackled, who their beneficiaries are, traction so far and why they are applying for the WISE Edtech Accelerator
    • A product demo via YouTube link or log-in information for the WISE team to assess the product

Selection Process

Each year, a committee composed of leading experts in education and entrepreneurship will support the WISE Edtech Accelerator team in the selection process. Applications will be assessed according to the following criteria: 

  • How well the venture addresses the problem that it aims to solve
  • How innovative is the solution is in light of existing ventures worldwide
  • The potential educational impact 
  • The potential for growth and scalability  

Initiatives addressing education challenges through the use and/or design of technology in all sectors and regions are welcome to apply. Initiatives in this particular field may tackle education challenges in early childhood education, K-12, higher education or the future of work.

Applicants must meet the below requirements:

  • An education technology venture established for at least one year;
  • Existing beneficiaries or customers;
  • A product beyond Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage
  • Existing revenues;
  • A dedicated team

A Committee composed of leading experts in education and entrepreneurship will support the WISE Accelerator team in the selection process. The selected initiatives will be announced and join the WISE Accelerator in September 2020.

Applications will be assessed according to the following criteria:

The Team


The WISE team will assess the team’s ability to execute and deliver on its vision.

The Solution


The WISE team will assess how well the solution developed by the initiative addresses the problem that the initiative aims to solve.

The Innovation


The WISE team will assess how innovative is the solution developed by the initiative in light of solutions developed worldwide in the edtech sector.

The educational impact


The WISE team will assess the potential of the educational impact that the initiative may have as it scales up

The Market


The WISE team will take into consideration the growth potential of the edtech market where the initiative operates

Applications must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. All applicants must complete, in English, the official online application form fully.

  2. All applicants must submit a short 3 minutes video pitch by submitting a YouTube link. During the pitch, they must explain their edtech solution, the problem they are tackling, who their beneficiaries are, their traction so far and why they are applying for the WISE Accelerator.

  3. All applicants must provide a link to a product demo via a YouTube link or log-in information for the WISE team to assess the product developed by the applicant.

  4. The WISE team will invite shortlisted applicants to take part in an interview.

Initiatives addressing education challenges through the use and/or design of technology in all sectors and regions are welcome to apply. Initiatives in this particular field may tackle education challenges in early childhood education, K-12, higher education or the future of work.

Applicants must meet the below requirements:

  • An education technology venture established for at least one year;
  • Existing beneficiaries or customers;
  • A product beyond Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage
  • Existing revenues;
  • A dedicated team

A Committee composed of leading experts in education and entrepreneurship will support the WISE Accelerator team in the selection process. The selected initiatives will be announced and join the WISE Accelerator in September 2020.

Applications will be assessed according to the following criteria:

The Team


The WISE team will assess the team’s ability to execute and deliver on its vision.

The Solution


The WISE team will assess how well the solution developed by the initiative addresses the problem that the initiative aims to solve.

The Innovation


The WISE team will assess how innovative is the solution developed by the initiative in light of solutions developed worldwide in the edtech sector.

The educational impact


The WISE team will assess the potential of the educational impact that the initiative may have as it scales up

The Market


The WISE team will take into consideration the growth potential of the edtech market where the initiative operates

Applications must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. All applicants must complete, in English, the official online application form fully.

  2. All applicants must submit a short 3 minutes video pitch by submitting a YouTube link. During the pitch, they must explain their edtech solution, the problem they are tackling, who their beneficiaries are, their traction so far and why they are applying for the WISE Accelerator.

  3. All applicants must provide a link to a product demo via a YouTube link or log-in information for the WISE team to assess the product developed by the applicant.

  4. The WISE team will invite shortlisted applicants to take part in an interview.

Meet our Coaches

Zevae-Zaheer

Zevae Zaheer

Founder and CEO,
ExperimentFirst

Eva-Peris

Eva Peris

US Marketing & Growth,
Revolut

Klaas-Ardinois

Klaas Ardinois

CTO,
CloudCall

Meet our Founders

Zachary Silverzweig WISE

Zachary Silverzweig

Founder and CEO,
TinyIvy

Peter Nicholson

Co-Founder and CEO,
Baobabooks

Olivia Fossali

Co-Founder, Business Development Coordinator, and Customer Success Specialist,
Baobabooks

Rey Mendoza

Co-Founder and CPO,
Baobabooks

Radyum Ikono WISE

Radyum Ikono

Co-Founder & CEO,
Schoters

M Dzarnuji Aziz

Co-Founder & COO,
Schoters

Alonso Mujica Silabuz WISE

Alonso Mujica

Co-Founder and CEO
Silabuz

Alejandra Puente Silabuz WISE

Alejandra Puente

Co-Founder and CMO
Silabuz

Jill Hodges

Founder and CEO,
Fire Tech

Nick Ross

Co-founder and CEO
Guider

Juan Manuel

CEO and Co-Founder
TOMi

Alejandro Sepulveda

Alejandro Sepulveda

CTO and Co-Founder
TOMi

Will Reppun

Will Reppun

Co-Founder and CEO
Unrulr

Fred Delse

Fred Delse

Co-Founder and COO
Unrulr

Aparna Ramanathan

Aparna Ramanathan

CEO and co-founder
AskMyClass

Deepak Ramanathan

Deepak Ramanathan

Co-founder
AskMyClass

Nathnael Gossaye

Nathnael Gossaye

CEO
Botter

Siroun Shamigian

Siroun Shamigian

Co-founder and CEO
Kamkalima

Nisrine Makkouk

Nisrine Makkouk

Co-founder
Kamkalima

Carlos Edmar Pereira

Carlos Edmar Pereira

CEO and Founder
Livox

Johann Malawana

Johann Malawana

Founder and CEO
Medics.Academy

Thibaut Oskian

Thibaut Oskian

Creative Director
Wiloki

Manon Oskian

Manon Oskian

CEO
Wiloki

Victoria Bianchi di Carcano

Victoria Bianchi di Carcano

Head of Curricullum & Content
Wumbox

2022-23 Cohort

Meet the four selected edtech ventures who have recently joined the WISE Edtech Accelerator program:

Instill Education

Instill Education

Reach: South Africa, Ghana, Kenya
Headquarters: South Africa

Instill Education supports educators and aspiring teachers in their education journey through a digital professional development platform, Upskill. Upskill is an accessible multi-channel, mobile learning, credentialing and rewarding platform; effectively creating the type of impact and incentives to engage with professional development that existing systems lack.

Lynx Educate

Lynx Educate

Reach: Europe & United Kingdom
Headquarters: France

TBC

ynmo

Ynmo

Reach: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, UAE
Headquarters: Saudi Arabia

TBC

PraxiLabs

PraxiLabs

Reach: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, USA, UK, Philipines, Thailand, Peru, Mexico, Romania, Taiwan, Canada, New Zealand
Headquarters: Egypt

PraxiLabs aims to provide equal opportunity for an enhanced STEM education for students everywhere by providing 3D interactive virtual simulations of science labs that are accessible, usable, and affordable for educational institutions and students alike.

2021-22 Cohort

Meet the four selected edtech ventures who have recently joined the WISE Edtech Accelerator program:

TinyIvy WISE

TinyIvy

Reach: India, United States of America
Headquarters: United States of America

TinyIvy has created an innovative reading system to give every child an equal chance to rocket themselves into a bright future. By making reading easier, TinyIvy enables children to make more progress, faster, with fewer mistakes.

Baobabooks WISE

Baobabooks

Reach: United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Spain, Luxembourg, Italy, Pakistan, Nepal, India, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Morocco
Headquarters: Switzerland

Baobabooks is an easy-to-use and intuitive edtech platform where children, teens and young adults can write, illustrate and publish their own books and then share them with the world.

Schoters WISE

Schoters

Reach: Indonesia
Headquarters: Indonesia

Schoters aims to support students as they prepare for higher education applications, particularly within international institutions. The end-to-end service Schoters provide includes admission and exam preparation, mock interviews, document translation etc.

Silabuz WISE

Silabuz

Reach: Peru, Chile, Mexico, United States of America
Headquarters: Peru

Silabuz is a unique online coding school that connects students and professionals from Spanish-speaking countries with online courses to strengthen their 21st century competencies and develop the skills required to participate in our increasingly digital global economies.

The Committee

David Berg

David Berg

United States of America

Zelmira Polk

Switzerland

Yalda Aoukar

Yalda Aoukar

United Kingdom

Sarah Lee

United States of America

The Committee

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All Ventures

The WISE Edtech Accelerator has supported 40 ventures from 22 countries, collectively
serving over 15 million beneficiaries in 130 countries.

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