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Global EdTech Startup Awards 

Accelerating your company's growth with international recognition, the GESAwards will identify, showcase and recognise the world's most promising EdTech startups of the year.

The Competition

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Global EdTech Startups Awards (GESAwards) is an initiative led by a group of leading education innovation organisations from across the world.  


​For the last 5 years, EDUCATE Ventures Research has hosted the UK semifinals of the competition in the late Autumn, picking the contestants for the day through criteria published on the GESAwards website.



​1. Address a clear pain point, relevant to the market

2. Provide an innovative pedagogical approach

3. Offer a relevant user experience

4. Show potential for growth based on a sustainable business model

5. Demonstrate product viability

In November 2022, the winner of the UK semifinals was sAInaptic, an EDUCATE alumnus!  sAInaptic provides instant feedback on exam-style GCSE questions!

Our two runners up were Bodyswaps and the Gender Equality Collective

Below is a timeline of the process created by GESAwards.  It will give you an indication of what next year's event will look like.

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You can watch the last two semifinals from November 2020 and November 2021 here, each held online.  GESA is always a lot of fun!

EDUCATE is in partnership with GESAwards and will select participants for, and run, the UK semifinals for the worldwide competition during an online event in late Autumn - sign up to our Newsletter to stay up to date. 


Logos, information, branding and timeline figure courtesy of GESAwards and MindCet.

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