GESAwards BOOTCAMP 2021

GESAwards Bootcamp Agenda

The Global Edtech Startup Bootcamp is a two-days event prior to GESAwards London Finals, exclusively for GESAwards finalists, providing them with practical tools and specific opportunities to grow their businesses. The crowd in the bootcamp includes 30-40 selected startups from around the globe, in different stages and from various verticals of Edtech, as well as GESAwards global partners.

The bootcamp is first of all an opportunity to connect, share experiences, challenges and opportunities across the global EdTech industry. The agenda includes presentations of industry leaders, workshops and discussions, with an emphasis on practical, hands on experience for the participants, enabling them to generate usable outcomes. 

GESAwards Bootcamp Agenda
January 17-18, 2022, 12pm-5pm GMT - Online

HOST: Dr. Cecilia Waismann VP R&D MindCET

17.1 - Day #1

12:00-12:30

GESAwards 2021 EdTech Trends

Avi Warshavsky
GESAwards Founder and MindCET CEO

12:30-13:00

“Getting to Know You” – The 30 Chosen Global EdTech Startups of 2021

13:00-13:45

Europe, the fastest growing EdTech market

Pierre Antoine Ullmo, Co-Founder EXPeditions

Sasha Lehmann, Co-Founder ed21

Tobias Himmerich, Founder Eduvation

Beth Havinga, Europe EdTech Alliance

Becky Sage, Educate

Antti Korhonen, Founder xEdu

Valery Platonov, EdCrunch  

Felix Lopez, SEK Lab

13:45-14:15

Europe Opportunities: Investment and Industry

Elinor Honigstein, Head of UK Office UK -Israel Tech Hub

Benoit Wirz, Partner Brighteye Ventures

Caroline Wright, Director General British Edu Sup Ass

Mario Barosevcic, Principal at Emerge Education

14:15-14:45

BREAK

14:45-15:15

Round Tables: Connecting the Ecosystem

15:15-15:45

The pandemic effect - EdTech penetration on the US educational market

Jean Hammond, CEO Learnlaunch

Trisha Callella, Chief Innov Off at LEANLab Education

Ash Kaluarachchi, CEO StartEd

15:45-16:15

A New EdTech Era – Unicorns!

Emiliano Abranzon, Co-Founder and CEO Nearpod

David Porcaro, VP Learning General Assembly

Nathan Martin, Head of Marketing Off2class

Din Heiman, VP of Strategy Renaissance Learning

16:15-17:00

A wave of opportunities: corporates

Juan Luis Vilchez , EMEA EdTech Lead AWS

Irit Hillel, Partner at HP Tech Ventures

Tal Redler, Head MindCET Yerucham

A wave of opportunities: non-profits

Tali Yariv, CEO Keren Bracha

Lina Gomes, VP, Youth In Nat Geo Society

Yossi Baidatz, CEO CET

Anna Fiorentino, LUISS Business School

John Sloleanicov, Co-Lead Learning Schools at Jacobs Foundation

18.1 - Day #2

12:00-12:45

 2021 EdTech Landscape by HolonIQ

Maria Spies, Co-CEO HolonIQ

12:45-13:25

Asia, a new market order!

Sohee Shin, CEO Education Commission Asia

Norihisa Wada, Chief Marketing Off EduLab

Alex NG, Managing Director Eduspaze

Jubin Mathew, Ingenious Faces

13:25-13:45

AI Imposing New Product Paradigm

A.J. Tyvand, Business Development EdFlex

13:45-14:05

Africa Offering New Target Markets

Wesley Lynch, South Africa Tech Hub

Ernest Gavor, Ghana Society Edu Tech

Sheena Raikundalia, Kenya Tech Hub  

Adaeze Sokan, Nigeria Tech Hub

14:05-14:30

BREAK

14:30-15:00

 LATAM expanding EdTech opportunities 

Marcelo Burbano, Managing Partner Prismapar

Jose Escamilla, Edu Innov Director Tech Monterrey

Fernando Valenzuela, Founder Global Impact EdTech All

15:00-16:00

What are investors new interests?

Marie Christine Levet, Founder and Partner EduCapital

Tamas Heiman, Co-founder SuperCharger Ventures

Shannon Atkeson, IFC Venture Capital –World Bank  

Yishai Pinchover, Co-Founder Codemonkey

16:00-16:45

Networking

16:45-17:00

Wrap Up