Kenyan EdTech startup M-Shule has been shortlisted as a finalist on the Global EdTech Startup Awards (GESA) 2017.
M-Shule, an SMS and web-based learning management platform which makes use of artificial intelligence to design tailored learning experiences was launched in Aug 2016 and is the first adaptive, mobile learning management platform designed to improve performance for millions of primary school students across Kenya and Sub-Sahara Africa.
It is among 20 other promising EdTech startups that will be pitching at the Mindspace startup space in London on the 23rd January 2018.
GESAwards which is a joint venture by leading EdTech organizations from across the world including MindCET, Open Education Challenge, and EdTech UK among others is the world’s largest EdTech startup competition.
This year, they will be conducting its 4th edition where the finalist will have the opportunity to walk away with cash prizes, global exposure in the EdTech ecosystem, valuable PR, mentorship and business development opportunities.
More than 600 startups from 70 countries applied for this edition of which 20 finalists were chosen. Alongside the award for the most promising EdTech startup of the year, 3 other new startups will be chosen as winners in 3 new tracks, i.e. Innovation, Literacy, and Artificial Intelligence.
M-Shule is the second Kenya startup to be featured as a finalist in these awards after Kytabu, a Kenyan startup founded in 2012. Kytabu which offers an app that delivers digital textbooks, videos, audiobooks, learning games, and assessments to students, bagged $10,000 in cash prize at the 2nd Global EdTech Startup Awards 2015.