Brazilian start up Blox wins the first EdTech Venture Day in São Paulo organized by IE University, Google and FGV-EAESP
The event was atended by various experts including Daniel Cleffi, director of Google for Education Latam.
The first EdTech Venture Day held in São Paulo organized by IE University, Google and FGV-EAESP, has attracted more than 20 experts from the education, entrepreneur and technology sectors to discuss and facilitate the distribution of new methodologies, along with new interaction and technology models to create new opportunities for educational institutions of all kinds.
Of the more than 30 startups that initially took part, five Brazilian initiatives presented their projects in the finals of Edtech entrepreneurship competition. The finalists were Kludo, Educash, Baqwara, Matraquinha and winner Blox, whose founders will receive a trip to Spain as a prize to participate in an acceleration program at IE University and will then present their project to European investors.
Blox is an innovative educational system designed for high schools, colleges and corporate universities. “We want to give education the same agility and the same interesting topics that we see in Silicon Valley, but in a flexible and gamified way,” explained Bruno Berchielli of Blox, in his presentation.
“I have no doubt that Sao Paulo has all the necessary ingredients to be considered a great ecosystem worldwide.”
“Two of the fundamental principles of IE University are entrepreneurship and innovation, and our Venture Days are initiatives created with the main objective of strengthening and connecting with the best entrepreneurial ecosystems in the world. After this Edtech Venture Day, I have no doubt that Sao Paulo has all the necessary ingredients to be considered a great ecosystem worldwide,” says Nacho Mateo, Chief of Investor Relations at IE University.
About IE Venture Days
IE Venture Days are international events designed to foster the entrepreneurial ecosystem, connecting the best startups, investors, corporations, accelerators and thought-leaders.
Every Venture Day lasts between 4-8 hours, and its format is a combination of keynote speakers, panel discussions and a startup competition with the most-promising entrepreneurs of the region.
IE Venture Days take place in cities around the world, connecting the entrepreneurial community across all continents. In the past three years, we have held more than 35 International Venture Days in cities such as Shanghai, Tokyo, Miami, Bogota, London, Santiago de Chile, Paris and many more. Moreover, every year Madrid hosts two Venture Days attended by more than 500 people to celebrate the winners of the IE University Venture Lab Accelerator program.