Next Billion Ed Tech Prize

In 2018, the Varkey Foundation introduced the Next Billion Prize aimed for EdTech start-ups addressing the needs of education in the developing world.

Building on its success and aiming to find the most innovative EdTech companies across the world, targeting teaching and learning in the developing world, refugee, displacement and socially disadvantaged contexts, GESF 2019 will see a return of the Next Billion Prize

The application stage has opened for 2019.

We’ll be selecting 30 start-ups to join us in Dubai from the 22-24 March 2019 to take part in the Next Billion Prize competition, which involves three days of pitching, networking and EdTech focused discussions.

You’ll learn how to create and deliver the best pitch and tell the most compelling story. We’ll deep dive into the current state of the EdTech market to find out what the elite EdTech investors are looking for, and what EdTech products education ministers are buying. You’ll hear from other start-ups who will share the challenges of scaling globally and the lessons they learned on the way. You’ll have an opportunity to hear from teachers on what they expect EdTech to do for them. In the evenings, you’ll enjoy world class networking. 

All 30 start-ups will pitch on the first day. From the starting line-up, 12 start-ups will be invited to pitch again on the second day. On the final day, 6 semi-finalists will be invited on stage to deliver a final pitch, and three winners will be crowned.

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