The Best startups in the world 2020

How will startups be responsible for giving a new approach to the education of the next generations? enlightED Awards has already selected them.

The most innovative entrepreneurial initiatives within two areas, education and technology, have been selected by enlightED, the world conference that debates education in the digital age, as winners of the enlightED awards 2019. Among the selection criteria, they have been valued its innovative character, viability, scalability, team profile and investment attraction capacity.

The first phase of the awards selected 10 finalist startups from a total of 580 applications. If you want to know who the finalists were, don’t miss this article.

The finalists have traveled to Madrid to present their projects and, in addition to the recognition of the competition organized by South Summit, enlightED has delivered 4 awards today.

enlightED Awards Ceremonia

Smowltech: ‘Best startup in Higher Education’

The IE University Prize has been awarded to Smowltech. The objective of this Spanish startup is to help organizations improve their online academic integrity in order to gain confidence and prestige in the market. It provides a continuous online protection service, through facial recognition. Thus, it allows organizations to increase their offer with credibility and profitability.

PraxiLabs: ‘Startup with a better technological solution for learning and training’

This prize is awarded by Fundación Telefónica and Telefónica Educación Digital, has been for PraxiLabs, a startup that arrives from Egypt and provides equal opportunities for STEM education for students from all over the world, providing interactive virtual 3D simulations.

NeekidsApp: ‘Startup with greater social impact on education’

Fundación Santillana has awarded this title to NeekidsApp, a tool that conducts psychopedagogical, neurocognitive and neuropsychological tests to create a neurodidactic profile. In this way, machine learning techniques are created, to recommend the best educational program adapted to the special needs of each child.

Marmelade: ‘Most Scalable Edtech Startup’

Wayra, Telefónica’s startup development accelerator, has selected Marmelade, a French startup that has designed a micro-learning application, which allows users to easily learn by answering a question while unlocking their phone.

Finally, PraxiLabs has been the winner of the biggest award of the event, the ‘EDTECH Award to the global winner enlightED’, chosen among all the almost 600 participants.

The jury has been composed of David Calle, founder of beUnicoos; Bernhard Niesner, CEO of Busuu; Nacho Mateo, Chief of Investor Relations at IE Business School and Miguel Arias, Global Entrepreneurship Director at Telefónica.

The enlightED Awards ceremony was chaired by Diego del Alcázar, Vice President of the IE University; María Benjumea, Founder of the South Summit; Carmen Morenés, General Director of Fundación Telefónica and Isabel Díaz Ayuso, President of the Community of Madrid.

Winning projects will have access to the Edtech IE Rockets startup accelerator, Wayra’s international entrepreneurship network and the entire South Summit investment ecosystem, as well as the possibility of collaboration with its partners and collaborators.

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