Edtech Venture Day
São Paulo
November 6th, 2019

Edtech Venture Day São Paulo

Technology is evolving faster than ever affecting all industries. With Education is nodifferent: trends such as Mobile Education, Immersive Experience, Internet of Things, Blockchaina nd Artificial Intelligence will radically change the educational landscape worldwide, reshaping the nature of teaching and learning in the next decade.

Such technologies, combined with new practices and new kind sof interaction will bringe normous challenges to society in terms of job-creation and sustainability. But they will also provide powerful opportunities to education institutions and its partner organizations ,allowing countries to reach unprecedented levels of education.With the aim of facilitating that process, IE University, FGV EAESP and Google organize the first EdTech Venture Day in São Paulo, a cutting-edge, highly competitive program designed to identify and support startups that have the ability to establish a positive impact on major challenges faced by educational institutions today.

In the coming months, we will select 5 start-ups based on their originality, financial viability, and ability to have a positive impact on major challenges for society, including secondary education, technical and professional education and higher education, among others. Finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their projects to a selected audience in São Paulo composed of investors, government officials, business pioneers, and representatives of key educational institutions. They will also have the chance to meet world-leading experts in their fieldsand receive adviceandinsights and learn from best practices. Our goal is to create real networking and investment opportunities for those entrepreneurs that have projects that can truly help all parties of the educational ecosystem in having better access to quality, sustainable and efficient technological tools and educational processes.

The Competition

  • Criteria to Apply

     Who can pitch?

    We are interested in supporting inclusive innovators and start-ups that are using technology to solve important challenges faced by universities, schools, training institutes, and companies, in a wide range of areas and scales. We are particularly interested in solutions that leverage the power of new technologies, such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, machine learning, cloud computing, and online learning.

    Start-ups must also meet the following criteria:

    • Innovative – product/service, business model, and/or route to market
    • Scalable – international commercial potential & scalable business model
    • Team – relevant skills & experience mix
    • Market – clear & large market opportunity
    • Status – must have full time dedicated team and product/service in the market with early traction (stakeholders and/or users)
  • What's the prize?

    For 2018-2019´s Venture Days, the winner of the Startup Competition will have access to a 50% scholarship for one of the IE High Impact Online Programs (HiOP). The winner will choose the program they prefer, and the scholarship will apply to the entire winning Startup team (up to a limit of 10 team members). The winner startup will have a term of 6 months from the Venture Day celebration to enroll in the program. More info about the HiOPs here.

    Additionally, the 5 finalist Startups will have access to a 30% scholarship for one of the IE High Impact Online Programs (HiOP). The 5 finalists will choose the program they prefer and will have a term of 2 weeks from the Venture Day celebration to enroll in the program.

    In addition, the winner of each Venture Day is given the chance to pitch on IE’s stage in the South Summit in order to win a full Pass to the Event (Access to the investor Den, conferences in all stages, one on one meetings and matchmaking service with investors and big corporations, etc) taking place in beginning of october 2019. 

    What is the South Summit? 

    South Summit is the Leading Event from the South, connecting the most innovative entrepreneurs with the most important investors in the world and the corporations seeking to improve their global competitiveness through innovation. Keynote talks and debates with worldwide innovation leaders, meetings with the largest business angels and VC firms, Startup Competition with the best success stories and Business & Networking opportunities in every corner. Every year, more than 650 investors, 3000 startups and more than 12500 people participate to the South Summit. For more information: https://www.southsummit.co/

    What does that imply for my startup ? 

    The wining startup of the Tech Venture Day Shenzhen will be invited to Madrid on IE Business School’s campus for a 4 days acceleration program in order to prepare their pitch for the South Summit.

    They will then be pitching with the winner of each & every Venture Day organized worldwide.


Join us!

Don’t miss out the opportunity to pitch at the Startup Competition!!

Apply to the Startup Competition


Sponsors & Partners

Hans Munthe-Kaas

IE Entrepreneurship

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Hans Munthe-Kaas

IE Entrepreneurship