The Global EdTech Startup Awards (GESAwards) is the world’s largest EdTech startup competition. Initiated by MindCET (Israel), GESA was co-founded by the Open Education Challenge (EU) and EdTech UK in 2014.

Over 3,500 startups from across the world have applied to GESAwards, for the opportunity to be given a global voice and to be crowned the Most Promising EdTech Startup of the year! In addition to promoting the best EdTech startups, GESAwards helps to build local EdTech ecosystems, connect to a global market and provide mentoring. Today GESAwards has become a significant player in promoting EdTech innovative solutions that address real educational problems.


GESAwards Sponsors: EduLab, Inc. Japan. The Center for Educational Technology, Israel.

Worth of Award

The best startups will get global exposure in the EdTech ecosystem, valuable PR, mentorship, cash prizes and business development opportunities. The competition’s top entrepreneurs will be invited to follow up events and next stage accelerator program.


The EdTech Startup will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • Address a clear educational pain, relevant to the market
  • Provide an innovative pedagogical approach
  • Have an outstanding user experience
  • Show potential for tremendous growth in their user base
  • Operate in the context of a sustainable business mode

How to Apply

  • Apply to GESAwards, get global exposure and compete towards the most promising EdTech Startup in the world.
  • Apply to one of GESAwards’ Special Tracks and win unique industry opportunities.
  • *Applying to a special track is, by default, granted participation in the main GESAwards contest.
  • Application is done online

Deadline: Applications close on September 15, 2022.


Click here for more details and to apply