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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

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


​For the last 3 years, EDUCATE 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.  Usually ten EdTech companies are selected and pitch in front of a number of celebrity EdTech judges for 3-5 minutes, facing a Q+A from the judges at the end of the pitch.  Once all pitchers have performed, the judges go away to confer on the winner and runners-up.


In November 2020, the winner of the UK semifinals was Cognassist, helping every learner reach their full potential through neurodiversity.  Congratulations!

Our two runners up were Enroly and Little Bridge, one of EDUCATE's esteemed EdWard-Level 2-winning alumni.

You can watch the event or read about it here and here!

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.

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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