London (UK), July 2017 - EdTechXEurope, a major European education-technology summit, announced the winners of its EdTechXGlobal startup awards at the fifth edition of its event on 21 June at Kings Place in London. Winners of the EdTechXGlobal All Stars Rise awards are Lingvist, Primo, and Thinglink and winners of the EdTechXGlobal All Stars Growth Awards are Learnlight, Touch Surgery, and Youscian.
The EdTechXGlobal All Stars Rise Awards featured companies that demonstrated the most significant innovation in the past year. The winners are
- Lingvist – based in Estonia; an innovative language learning program using AI technology designed to help users learn quickly and effectively by tailoring training to their needs
- Primo – UK based; an award-winning educational-toy company whose products are designed to teach children how to code using a tangible programming language that doesn’t require screens or literacy
- Thinglink – from Finland; a dynamic platform enabling image augmentation and mobile 360 storytelling to online publishers and 2.5 million teachers and students in 190 countries
The EdTechXGlobal All Stars Growth Awards included the education-and-training companies that have shown the most revenue growth momentum over the last three years. The winners in this category include
- Touch Surgery – started in the UK; a surgical simulation training platform for surgeons and healthcare professionals that uses cognitive mapping techniques, cutting-edge AI, and 3D rendering technology to help rehearse steps of the operation on the go
- Youscian – Finland based; an interactive music service to learn, play, and create music that serves 60+ million music learners from around the globe
- Learnlight – based in Barcelona, Spain; a fast-growing international ed-tech company focused on the global language and skills-training sectors
These six distinguished winners are also among the twenty finalists across both EdTechXGlobal Growth and Rise Awards categories that honour a selection of the most innovative, fastest-growing startups. The 20 EdTechXGlobal Awards finalists include: Blinklearning.com (Spain), BridgeU (UK), Busuu (UK), Cialfo Pte. Ltd. (Singapore), Coursedot (Bulgaria), Examus (Russia), Fullstack Academy (USA), Goodwall Org (Switzerland), Growth Tribe (Netherlands), Learnlight (Spain), Linvist (Estonia), Open Classroom (France), Peergrade.io (Denmark), Primo (UK), Snapask.co (Hong Kong), Thinglink (USA), Toppr (India), Touch Surgery (UK), Wonde (UK), Youscian (Finland).
"Participation for this year’s awards has been higher than ever, with 179 applications from 32 countries showcasing the best and brightest companies in ed-tech. The six winners were selected for market impact, production innovation, and growth trajectory of their ed-tech startup. All the entries from the EdTechXGlobal All Stars Awards highlighted the impressive work being done by ed-tech players at a global scale," shared Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet, Co-Founder of EdTechXGlobal.
The EdTechXGlobal All Stars Awards is determined by a global panel of judges, evaluating various factors including revenue growth, scale, innovation, and market impact. For each category, the awards showcase the top three startups across segmentation, geography, and industry trends.
The six winners received prizes to enable the continued growth of their companies from the partners of the EdTechXGlobal All Stars awards, including boutique technology-focused law firm Kemp Little; global leader in skills development City & Guilds; IE Rockets, a programme powered by IE Business school designed to reinvent higher education in partnership with startups; and specialist investment and corporate advisory group IBIS Capital.
The awards took place during the annual EdTechXEurope summit, at which 850+ thought leaders from 50+ countries joined more than 100 speakers to debate and discuss the "Now & Next of EdTech" worldwide. Finalists have also been awarded the opportunity to join the EdTechXEurope team at worldwide partner events including Slush, SXSWedu, WISE, and GETT.