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Startup Digest Education - Issue #45 - Short & Sweet Edtech Roundup

Short, but sweet digest for you all today! Have a great week!
Issue #45  •  March 11  •  view online
Startup Digest Education
Startup Digest Education
The latest news and information about startups and innovations in education.
Short, but sweet digest for you all today!
Have a great week!


Builder by is a Human-Assisted-AI platform that enables everyone to build bespoke software in a simple, user friendly and mindful way that transcends the need for traditional know-how. Everyone should be empowered to unlock their true potential to be a builder, irrespective of what they know, what they have and what they are afraid of. Builder, the “online assembly line” for software development, is a collision of intelligent automation, ideas, and human talent that allows you to build any tech project transparently.

ExxonMobil Robotics Pitch Competition ($60,000 + Pilot)

BBL Ventures has opened the first Reverse Robotics Pitch for ExxonMobil. Interested applicants are invited to enter the challenge by March 29th for the chance at an invitation to Houston to participate in the reverse pitch the week of April 17. The prize for the winning challengers is $60,000 and eligibility for a commercial pilot.
Reasons for not being a cutting edge tech adopter:
  1. Time. Cutting edge technology comes with kinks and bugs. That takes time.
  2. Limited Resources so you can’t spend it on non-proven products/tools.
  3. Cautionary Nature (if this is your nature). Allow someone else to jump off the bridge first and watch if they sink or swim.
BUT, being a cutting edge adopter means adopting with limitations. It means encouraging those that are on board with you. It means trying that thing again…a different way…failing…trying again. This experience will pull you out of your norm but also will push you in the area of a growth mindset.
Give a try!

In many places, having a tutor for your child is seen as almost a necessity, but more and more parents are turning to apps to fill the role. One of the main benefits for children is that almost all edtech apps try to make learning fun, for parents, that benefit is cost and convenience. 

Until recently, impact investors in India represented a niche market. The sector has grown, but it hasn’t yet translated to hundreds of millions of dollars flowing into the sector. Why are investors so hesitant to put money into a sector that has the ability to transform lives and countries? Is there opportunity within education that investors are not seeing?
  1. “Education is just different. The more you dig into it, the more you see complexities.”
  2. Shouldn’t the government be doing this?
  3. Who needs large-scale investments?
  4. Where’s the patient capital?
  5. Herd mentality
  6. If not schools, then?
  7. If not impact investing, then?

MyGalileoApp Competition

Bring space to your smartphone and win €100,000 by developing an Android and iOS app. The MyGalileoApp Competition is ON!🛰😎Develop an innovative app that uses the Galileo satellites’ positioning accuracy & commercially launch your solution! Gather a team or go solo & design & develop an app that will #UseGalileo. And the best part? Meet & work hand in hand with our amazing mentors and the 1st place winner gets €100,000! You can find everything you need to know at Don't wait until the last minute and make sure you register your app proposals on time! Deadline: March 28.
Techstars Startup Digest Startup Digest Education is curated by:
Aurelio Jiménez Aurelio Jiménez - COO at Zapiens Technologies
Hrvoje Morić Hrvoje Morić - Teacher, Podcaster
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Jessica Falkenthal Jessica Falkenthal - Education Community & Growth Strategist
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