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Global EdTech Startup Awards 

Accelerate your growth with international recognition

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Global EdTech Startup Awards (GESawards) is the largest EdTech competition and community in the world

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+8000

Startups

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135

Countries

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Judges

2024 Timeline

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March

Applications open to
general & special tracks

September 30

Deadline for application
submission

Oct-Nov

Semifinals
events

January 2025

Global Finals Event

2024 Semifinals Events

World-Wide Partners

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Competition Criteria

The product or service will be judged according to the following criteria

1

Address a clear pain point, relevant to the market

3

Offer a relevant user experience

5

Demonstrate product viability

2

Provide an innovative pedagogical approach

4

Show potential for growth based on a sustainable business model

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GESAwards Prizes

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2023 prizes are sponsored by

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The Judges

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Felix Lopez

Director at SEK Lab Edtech Accelerator

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Avi Warshavsky

CEO of MindCET

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Betsy Corcoran

Founder of Edsurge

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Jean Hammond

General Partner, Co-Founder LearnLaunch

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Marcelo Burbano

Managing Partner & Co-founder, Prismapar

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Litzie Maarek

Managing Partner at Educapital

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Tobias Himmerich

Founder and Managing Director, EDUvation

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Caroline Wright

Director General BESA

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Moshe Mor

Partner at aMoon Fund

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Juan Luis Vilchez

EMEA EdTech Lead at AWS

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Pierre-Antoine Ullmo

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Marie Christine Levet

Founder & Partner Educapital

EdTech Founder & Investor

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Erez Toker

CEO, Trinity College London

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Rebeca Barbalat

EdTech R&D Expert

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Norihisa Wada

Chief Marketing
Officer, Edulab

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Ash Kaluarachchi

CEO & Managing Director, Started

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Donatella Solda

Director at FEM

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Yossi Baidatz

CEO of CET

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Patrick Hayes

Chief Development Officer, Times Higher Education

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Carla Aerts

Strategic Consultant

ErasmusX

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Tamas Haiman

Co-Founder, 

Supercharge

ventures

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Ronni Kenneth

CEO

mindcet Capital

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Harris Goodman

Senior VP Marketing

& Growth, BrainPOP

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Hailey Carter

VP

Owl Ventures

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Luís Rodrigues

Director 

Startup Braga

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Beth Havinga

Digital Education Expert

European EdTech Alliance

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Ernest Gavor

Technology Entrepreneur and Innovator

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Julia Himmerich

CEO

Eduvation

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Fernando Valenzuela

Global Digital Education Thought Leader

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Tim Lavery

Founder & CEO

EdTech Ireland

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Michaël Bijaoui

Partner & COO

East Wind Advisors

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Shlomy Kattan

Managing director

Tyton Partners

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Hilla Ovil Brenner

CEO, Yazamiyot - Women

Entrepreneurs

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Enrico Poli

CEO

Zanichelli Venture

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Roy Zur

CEO, ThriveDX Enterprise

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