Calling all #EdTech Startups

Have a technology innovation that could change the world of tomorrow? Here’s your chance!

As we gear up for this year’s Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF), the Varkey Foundation — a not-for-profit organisation that aims to improve education for underprivileged children throughout the world — has launched a call for the best EdTech companies out there to step up and make the world a better place through education!

Tech Trends will be at #GESF2018 and very much looking forward to seeing who will be crowned this year’s winner of the Global Teacher Prize. This year, there will be a strong focus on digital literacy and the role of teachers in preparing the next generation with the skills of the future.

Tech of course plays an increasingly important role in tackling problems such as the global shortage of trained teachers, through innovative use of scalable technology solutions.

The “Tomorrow” summit aims to start building a community of EdTech innovators to create opportunities for students in the developing world. The competition — which will take place in Dubai next month, will bring together some of the world’s most innovative Education Technology startups in front of a panel of expert judges including Mike Butcher MBE, Editor-at-Large at TechCrunch.

The three chosen finalists will have the opportunity to pilot their technology in the developing world. Every startup invited to participate will get the chance to meet with some of the top venture capitalists in EdTech, as well as having the Teacher Prize cohort trial and critique their technology.

The competition is free to enter, but do hurry, as all entries must be received before February 15th at 23:59 PM GMT.

You can apply via this this form

Alice Bonasio is a VR Consultant and Tech Trends’ Editor in Chief. She also regularly writes for Fast Company, Ars Technica, Quartz, Wired and others. Connect with her on LinkedIn and follow @alicebonasio on Twitter.

Originally published at Tech Trends.

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