Four EdTech Startups From France, Lebanon and The UK Selected for 2017-2018 WISE Accelerator Cohort
While nibletz.com spends an abundance of time reporting on K-20 edtech startups based in the United States, there are some great global efforts leading the way for innovation and education abroad. In India, edtech is one of the fastest growing venture capital investment verticals. Qatar is host to one of the most widely respected and widely known edtech innovation programs called WISE.
WISE, The World Innovation Summit for Education, has just announced the four startups for their 2017-2018 program. The cohort includes startups from Lebanon, France and the UK.
Here are the edtech startups selected:
CamBioScience, UK – a cloud platform delivering individualized online courses in life science technologies for professionals in academia and industry. It responds to the demands of the rapidly advancing fields of science and technology, and an ever-increasing share of jobs requiring a background in STEM.
Doc Academy, UK – an education program aiming to develop critical and independent thinking in young people. Using the power of documentary film as a stimulus for learning and debate, Doc Academy is designed to help teachers and students think about the world, society, and their place in it.
Pixis, France – an online platform aiming to become the college counselor of the future through the use of artificial intelligence and data science, with the goal of transforming career guidance. Pixis helps students explore and identify meaningful degrees and jobs.
Tabshoura in a Box, Lebanon – an initiative of Lebanese Alternative Learning (LAL) which deploys an offline server filled with digital resources. Aligned with the Lebanese school curriculum, the content is designed to fill the learning gaps and avoid school dropouts in deprived areas of Lebanon and refugee communities.
WISE matches each startup with members of their global mentor network. They prepare them for entry into the education space and also prepare them for raising money. The program runs for an entire year, as opposed to a typical 90 day accelerator model.
You can find out more here.