Last week we celebrated the Spanish final of the GESAwards, the largest global competition that seeks the most innovative Edtech startups, with the greatest impact on education and with the greatest capacity for growth.
The event took place, in hybrid format, in the EdTech Space of SEK Lab, at the Almagro Campus of the Camilo José Cela University.
The winning edtech startup has obtained a direct pass to the global finals, to be held in January 2022 at the BETT Show in London.
These awards, created in 2015 by MindCET, the Tel-Aviv-based benchmark edtech accelerator and SEK Lab partner, have hosted more than 6,000 startups from over 120 countries. In 2020 the global winner was Spain’s Genially and in 2021 Spain’s Singularity Experts took sixth place globally.
These are the 9 startups that have competed to be crowned winner of the GESAwards Spain 2021:
- Classlife Education: a project to reimagine online educational training. It offers an all-in-one platform for educational management.
- FisioCampus: online platform specialized in the training of physiotherapists.
- Jóvenes Proyectos: project whose mission is to help students and companies collaborate on real projects.
- Kimple: platform for teachers with current projects that promote the learning of essential knowledge and skills.
- Learnifit by Alumne: a continuous and personalized training platform for companies and individuals that revolutionizes e-learning.
- Let’s Coder: platform that allows you to take programming courses in different modalities with an innovative methodology.
- PAPUA Learn English: startup that proposes to learn English in an interactive series. All language skills are practiced through conversations and exercises adapted to your level.
- Rewarded: a game that turns companies into a continuous, flexible and specific training campus for their employees.
- WowPlay: startup that promotes STEM learning for boys and girls through the delivery of monthly kits with all the materials needed to carry out the projects.
After the five-minute presentation of all the candidates, the jury, composed of more than 20 experts from the ecosystem, evaluated the startups according to the following criteria:
- The relevance, importance of the problem they address.
- The degree of innovation at the pedagogical/educational level.
- User experience.
- Growth potential.
- The sustainability of their business model.
After his deliberation, Félix López announced the name of the jury’s favorite startup, which will represent Spain in the world final of the GESAwards 2021:
Kimple. Pina de Paz, its CEO, won over the jury with this content platform for teachers and school managers, where they can find dynamics and bilingual learning experiences for the development of skills, through current topics. It also received a check for $1,000 in Cloud services credits, courtesy of AWS.
Their founders, Oriana Circelli and Raquel Vela, also celebrated this second and third place.
In addition, all the startups that participated in the event received a check for $500 in AWS credits.