The eight most promising startups in Latin America were selected at the INCmty, the largest entrepreneurship festival in Latin America, when it hosted one of the Global EdTech Startups Awards (GESA) semifinals.
Chosen among the more than 130 budding EdTech companies coming from most Latin American countries, the eight semifinalists were:
1. Crehana (Peru) – a learning platform for creative professionals. Its iOS and Android apps provide an avenue to learn digital illustration, motion graphics, 3D modeling and graphic design.
2. Colegium (Chile) – a school management and pedagogical development company with a goal to enhance the overall management of schools by providing solutions for teachers, administrators, students and parents.
3. Digital House (Argentina) – an educational body aiming to help people who are aspiring to enhance their digital skills with the trainings it offers. Using an innovative methodology based on practice, interested students can learn Full Stack and Mobile Web Programming for iOS and Android operating systems, Digital Business Management, User Experience (UX) Design; Data Science, Data Analytics, Digital Marketing, and Artificial Intelligence.
4. Eidos Global (Argentina) – creates custom-fit, impact-oriented and scalable educational solutions for companies and governments needing to train people with the necessary skills and understanding for the jobs of the future.
5. Leaducate (Mexico) – aids students determine and decide which university is best for them which corresponds to their profile, needs and preferences.
6. Ludibuk (Chile) – has a digital library which provides innovative reading experience for Spanish-speaking students, who are trying to advance their reading rates and level of comprehension.
7. Bedu (Mexico) – provides a unique learning methodology to enhance digital programming and business skills. Students study the theory online and attend classes to apply the knowledge acquired.
8. BabySparks (Colombia) – a mobile platform that supports new parents to learn, understand and adapt to their child’s development offering a customized program for unique to every profile.
The eight semifinalists were among the many participants of the Global EdTech Startups Awards that presented their innovative educational solutions to regional judges who would need to decide on the winner based on the startup’s scalability, teamwork and the novelty of their educational solutions.
"Since its conception, one of GESA’s main objectives was to demonstrate to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Latin America that there are successful EdTech startups in our region," Fernando Valenzuela Migoya, the Global Edtech Startup Awards judge, said. "This year we showed that the ecosystem is being strengthened and that it is possible to have several million-dollar educational startups and attract interest and investments from recognized global private equity funds."