by Creatella, empowering founders to build world-class startups by providing them with venture building and tech capabilities
Educational institutions are moving toward adopting hybrid approaches to learning, providing greater space for the EdTech industry where it was previously limited to online content access.
The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a medium through which EdTech has been able to grow and shift its focus toward data analysis, gamification, and personalized learning solutions. As a result, individuals are provided with new solutions to gain knowledge more efficiently.
“Innovation and especially EdTech is a key research focus of both France and Singapore. The France Singapore EdTech Programme 2021 is aligned with the priorities of the bilateral roadmap for deepening education cooperation adopted by France and Singapore Ministers for Education in December 2020,” says Boris Huljak, Science and Innovation Officer at The Embassy of France in Singapore
The program features a venture competition and pre-acceleration program for innovative startups. It is fully conducted in a remote and digital format, connecting participants with seasoned mentors, judges, and facilitators from every corner of the world.
About the program and the eligibility criteria
The venture competition, kicking off on October 25, is the first of two parts encompassing the France Singapore EdTech Programme 2021.
The program is designed to provide founders and their teams with essential business and pitching skills, and a platform to showcase their businesses to an international audience.
The 15 most auspicious entrepreneurs from the competition will then be invited to join an intense two-week pre-acceleration program, which will cover topics including business development, technology, marketing, and financial skills, as well as topics specific to the ecosystems in France and Singapore.
The program aims to target entrepreneurs who are developing solutions in the EdTech industry, welcoming applications from early-stage EdTech startups (Pre-Seed to Pre-Series A), ideally with a clearly developed product idea and some traction.
Entrepreneurs must also have at least one French or Singaporean national among the founders or in a leadership role.
“The pandemic has initiated a critical change in education, creating more gaps to fill by tech startups, particularly in remote and blended learning. It’s a great opportunity for EdTech entrepreneurs to find solutions to these new challenges. With the France Singapore EdTech Programme we aim to find the most promising ideas addressing our modern world education challenges in France and Singapore,” says Guillaume Catella, Founder and CEO of Creatella.
The application criteria for the venture competition:
- Early-stage, from prototype/MVP stage to pre-series A
- For-profit startups whose target market is France or Singapore
- Tech or innovation driven with a focus on educational technology
- At least 1 Singaporean or French national in the co-founding team or be incorporated in France or Singapore.
For entrepreneurs and founding teams who are interested in taking part in the program, please apply at www.creatella.ventures/edtech21.
Application deadline: October 17, 2021, at 23:59 CET.
About the Organizers
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EduSpaze is Singapore’s first EdTech accelerator supported by Enterprise Singapore, an enterprise development agency. EduSpaze aims to nurture a vibrant EdTech startup ecosystem that serves the education sector in Singapore and Southeast Asia, addressing sector-specific challenges with innovative solutions to improve learning outcomes and the impact of education.
EduSpaze works with early-stage EdTech startups, helping them go to market, accelerate their growth, and co-innovate with other stakeholders.
Creatella is a venture builder incorporated in Singapore, whose mission is to empower founders to build world-class startups by providing them with venture building and tech capabilities.