The StartEdu Competition, a nationwide program looking to identify, mentor, incubate, and invest in the most promising early-stage education startups that are serving India’s masses, organised by the Unitus Seed Fund in partnership with Sylvant Advisors has announced the winners of the first competition, which was an online pitchfest with viewers in the US and India.
The winners will get a chance to win INR 5 lakh prize money, and they and the runner-up each get to pitch to Unitus in our office in Bangalore for a potential INR 1 Cr. investment.
The winners of the first competition were:
LabInApp: It is revolutionizing science learning through 3D virtual laboratories. Real-time computer graphics technology helps people to interact, visualize and explore the science.
Math Adventures: The startup makes learning mathematics a process of fun and discovery, while improving student’s understanding and performance and teachers’ effectiveness.
The Other Finalists Were:
MeetUniv: It aims to become the single largest place to connect with universities/experts directly in the education marketplace.
StudyBud: It is a targeted company-specific employability skills development and assessment platform.
Edu4share: It is into aggregating and digitizing exam preparation and providing tele-mentorship programs.
SrJna: It provides an advanced way of learning using innovative teaching aids and methodologies for math, science and social sciences.
The Ideal Child: It provides an end-to-end holistic approach to after school programs for children.
MangoReader: It is a reading library and creative play lab that develops reading and learning activities for children.
Vesto Education Solutions: It provides activity-based learning products and services to make learning fun and experiential for students, while enabling innovation in school.
A2Z Applications: It offers a device-agnostic PaaS with the building blocks that help education businesses automate, scale and collaborate.
Logic Roots: It uses gamification and technology to help kids get 20 times more math practice. Willingly.
Unitus had announced the StartEdu competition in December last year. Read details of the competition here.
The StartEdu 1B competition is set for April 24th, 2015. The application for the final 2015 round of StartEdu opens on June 1st, 2015.