We, at xEdu Accelerator, are excited to launch our sixth acceleration program today. After receiving more than 146 applications from 49 countries, we have carefully selected the top 9 startups that will be shaping the future of education.
The top-notch teams that innovate in experiential, collaborative, language and life-long learning, talent-development, AI, Robotics, VR and AR will start their 3-month learning journey with the best coaches in their fields. The program is built around the strong ecosystem that we have created with our partners.
Our long-time main partner Samsung is focusing on the role of Social Impact in technology development and brings the access to the latest mobile and wearable devices for the startups. This Fall, we take our Social Impact mission to a new level by partnering up with UN Technology Innovation Labs and launching a joint program.
A part of the new cohort will be involved in the first-ever xEdu-UNTIL Learning Accelerator. These teams will be attending additional tailor-made modules focusing on the specific issues of the developing countries and will continue with chosen UNTIL country pilot deployments in the Spring of 2019.
Without further ado, please meet the new cohort of xEdu startups:
Viking Theories teaches better leadership skills through gamification. Its online game combines theory with practice and simulates real-life leadership situations.
iSmart is an inclusive education app especially designed for students with learning difficulties (dyslexia, ADHD and others). It aims to give back confidence to students struggling to read, write and study.
Reactored aims to create a digital language-learning platform which would work as a knowledge streaming service. It offers learning content for all kinds of language learners. That implies a customizable learning experience which would meet the requirements of the national curriculum.
With OVO Bots, kids can learn maths through conversation. The smart bot helps teachers find out potential areas of concern at early stages.
Virtual Film School
Backed by BAFTA, BFI, HTC and three of the film studios, Virtual Film School teaches 2D film in Virtual reality for the next generation of media creators, globally.
XEDU-UNTIL Learning Accelerator Companies:
Ideasgym provides teachers & students with a Tri-Blended combination of: e-Learning platform (web and mobile-based courses), online shop for affordable educational kits and in-person workshops in Ideasgym Labs inside Universities, Technology parks, Science Centers and Schools.
Kide Science helps kids get excited about the natural sciences through play-based learning. Children get to explore the wonders of the world around them by exploring, experimenting and observing. Join us on a thrilling science adventure that has long-lasting effects.
Equally is building the future of learning for kids of all ages using immersive technology and artificial intelligence. Its first product Da Vinci Club is a social network for kids in AR, where kids unlock knowledge from the world around them and share with their friends.
ROYBI is an AI-powered companion robot for kids aged 3-7 in early childhood education and language development. Over the next few years, the team plans to increase the number of languages ROYBI can teach and to expand content to STEAM learning activities.