Nairobi-based M-Shule, an adaptive, mobile learning management platform designed to improve performance for millions of primary school students across Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa came in second at the Global EdTech Startup Awards (GESA).
M-Shule came in second after Japan’s Arcterus while India’s Mentormind came in third out of the 15 finalists. Promising to involve the whole learning community in accelerating a child’s progress, M-Shule says it delivers personalized lesson to the student and parent at home through SMS and also analyzes student progress and performance. It shares analytics, insights, and reports with the school, teacher, and parent through SMS and web.
The winners will take home cash prizes, global exposure in the EdTech ecosystem, valuable PR, mentorship and business development opportunities. As well, a few of the competition’s top entrepreneurs will be invited to follow up events and next stage accelerator program.
M-Shule last year raised undisclosed funding from Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) to take its mobile learning management platform to 144 million primary school students across Sub-Saharan Africa.
The startup uses artificial intelligence to create and deliver personalized learning experiences for each child and empower schools with insights all through SMS and web. As students engage with platform, the data is provided to parents, teachers, and school administrators and stakeholders for insights and opportunities.
GESA is the world’s largest EdTech startup competition initiated by MindCET (Israel) and the Open Education Challenge (EU) and EdTech UK in 2014 and saw over 2000 startups from across the world participate to for an oppportunity 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, GESA helps to build local edtech ecosystems, connect to a global market and provide mentoring. Today GESA has become a significant player in promoting EdTech innovative solutions that address real educational problems.