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Our 2021 – 2022 Edtech Accelerator program is now open for applications!

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 founders from around the world build and scale innovative edtech solutions. With the support of our community of edtech founders, investors and education stakeholders, we have delivered a bespoke program aimed at providing access to quality mentorship, coaching and a global network focused on changing the way we learn, teach and work.

                               36 Ventures                                19 Countries               15 Million beneficiaries and users worldwide

                   36 Ventures                    19 Countries           15 Million beneficiaries
and users worldwide

The WISE Edtech Accelerator is a key part of our edtech program that aims to support innovation, conduct new research into edtech, and build a global edtech community.

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 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

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 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

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 

Application

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 Founders

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

Hugo Oskian

Hugo Oskian

CTO
Wiloki

Victoria Bianchi di Carcano

Victoria Bianchi di Carcano

Head of Curricullum & Content
Wumbox

2020-21 Cohort

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

Fire Tech

Reach: United Kingdom, Oman, France, Italy, Australia
Headquarters: United Kingdom

Fire Tech first began as a series of offline summer camps and courses that aimed to provide students with key technology related skills including video game development, mobile app design and robotics. The first courses were run over the summer at Imperial College and led by Imperial and Cambridge students who helped contribute to the curriculum.

Guider

Reach: United Kingdom
Headquarters: United Kingdom

Guider is on a mission to create the best personal-development platform for employees worldwide, with mentoring, coaching and advising at its core. Through their AI-powered mentoring software, Guider aims to help organisations like LVMH, Marks & Spencer and Aviva to foster a culture and community of learning and growth, with an understanding that mentoring is a powerful tool to transform and accelerate employees’ personal development.

TOMi

Reach: Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Guatemala, Costa-Rica, The Dominican Republic
Headquarters: Colombia

Founded in 2019, the team behind TOMi have developed a technology that aims to simplify the day-to-day tasks of teachers, providing them with more time to create inspiring lessons and resources. A device that can be connected to a TV or smartboard, or simply projected onto a blank surface, TOMi can be used to present engaging content in any classroom context.

Unrulr

Reach: United States of America
Headquarters: United States of America

Based in Hawaii, Unrulr is an engaging digital platform that students can use to share their stories of learning, document accomplishments, offer reflections on topics and get feedback from the wider learning community on their work.

The Committee

Yalda Aoukar

Yalda Aoukar

United Kingdom

Ms Jo Besford

Jo Besford

South Africa

Soon Joo Gog

Soon Joo Gog

Singapore

David Berg

David Berg

United States of America

2019-20 Cohort

Meet the seven selected edtech initiatives to join the WISE Edtech Accelerator program:

AskMyClass

AskMyClass

Reach: United States of America
Headquarters: United States of America

AskMyClass helps teachers add social-emotional learning into their lessons, with minimal prep and training. AskMyClass is an affordable SEL assistant that makes it easy for K-5 teachers to learn, infuse, and measure vital life skills in their day.

Langbot

Botter

Reach: Ethiopia, Japan
Headquarters: Ethiopia

Botter allows organizations and teachers connect an AI powered chatbot to their messaging platforms such as Facebook Messenger in order to teach courses they create on Botter web app.

kamkalima

Kamkalima

Reach: Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Qatar, Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United States of America
Headquarters: Lebanon

Kamkalima delivers high interest digital content in Arabic that is aligned with national and international curricula and covers the key language competencies of reading, writing, and listening. Kamkalima also offers learning and assessment tools, and deep data analytics to help teachers in lesson preparation, student progress reporting and follow up, and most importantly assessment of and for learning.

Livox

Livox

Reach: Brazil, United States of America, Djibouti, Egypt, Sudan, Saudi Arabia
Headquarters: United States of America

Livox is an alternative communication software available for Android tablets. Besides enabling non-verbal people with disabilities to communicate, it is also being extensively used in schools to help not only people with disabilities but also people with learning impairments to learn how to read, right and learn complex concepts at school.

Medics.Academy

Reach: United Kingdom, Holland, Norway
Headquarters: United Kingdom

The team at Medics.Academy is tackling the problem of training medical workers at scale through developing high quality, technology enhanced learning content that integrates into healthcare systems, delivering scalable education.

wiloki

Wiloki

Reach: France
Headquarters: France

Wiloki is an online learning platform that provides adaptive learning for k-12 students’ individual learning needs. Wiloki leverages artificial intelligence to offer a rich modular content that provide each child with personalized and engagement educational content based on the concept of gamification.

wumbox

Wumbox

Reach: Argentina, Uruguay
Headquarters: Argentina

OX launched Wumbox, an adaptive learning platform for kids between four and twelve years of age. It contains thousands of fun, interactive, story driven resources with which teachers can use to teach and kids can learn while playing.

The Committee

Yalda Aoukar

Yalda Aoukar

United Kingdom

All Ventures

The WISE Edtech Accelerator has supported 36 ventures from 19 countries. They have over 15 million beneficiaries in over 130 countries.

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