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.


August 2021

Accept Applications

Applicants Managed by MindCET

November 2021

Local Semi-Final Event

Select First, Second,
and Third Place Winner among Applicants,
and Select the Winner of the Special Tracks

January 2022

Global Final Event

Event Located in London, England
(Organized by MindCET)

  • Competition Criteria

  • 1

    Address a clear educational pain,
    relevant to the market

  • 2

    Provide an innovative,
    pedagogical approach

  • 3

    Provide an innovative
    pedagogical approach

  • 4

    Show potential for tremendous growth
    in their user base

  • 5

    Operate in the context
    of a sustainable
    business mode

  • All Prizes

  • Present winner of the Special Tracks cash prizes or round-trip plane tickets
    to attend the GESAwards Final Event, happening in London every January

    Winner of the Special Tracks
    Participate in Pitching
    1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Winners
    Participate in Bootcamp