Open Education Challenge

Develop, strengthen and fund your education related start-up through the Open Education Challenge – A new European-wide initiative that is a part of the Opening Up Education initiative and Start Up Europe.

Aspiring entrepreneurs or existing startups in the first stages of development can now submit their innovative ideas and solutions such as online education platforms, educational content, adaptive learning, assessment tools, etc., and on and covers diverse areas of education from K12 to higher education, corporate learning, lifelong learning, and so much more.

The top twenty selected finalists will have a chance to pitch their idea in Barcelona, while the top 10 winners will participate in a 12-week European incubator, after which a European jury, chaired by Lord Puttnam will make the final selection.

The incubation process offers the participants several forms of business development support:

Up to 20,000€ of initial seed funding intensive mentoring and coaching in successive European hubs of innovation: Barcelona, Paris, London, Berlin and Helsinki
Support from Europe’s top experts in education, technology and entrepreneurship
Exclusive access to the Open Education Investment Club to secure additional financing

Applications are open until March 17 and can be submitted from anyone, anywhere, in the world.

Visit the Open Education Challenge website for more information and stay connected on Facebook and Twitter.

Innovation in Education Starts here!

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