SMEs and Ventures

WISE Edtech Accelerator Programme 2021 for Education Technology Projects

Application Deadline: April 23, 2021

The WISE Accelerator supports innovative initiatives developing solutions in education technology with high potential for scalability and positive impact. Each year, the selected initiatives join the one-year program, during which they benefit from tailor-made support to address challenges that hinder their growth and scaling up process.

For over six years, we have supported founders from around the world build and scale innovative edtech solutions. With the support of our community of edtech founders, investors and education stakeholders, we have delivered a bespoke program aimed at providing access to quality mentorship, coaching and a global network focused on changing the way we learn, teach and wor


3 Bootcamps | 100 Introductions to potential partners per cohort | 108 Hours of Coaching per venture

Global Network

Access a community of over 50 edtech founders from 18 countries

Interaction with industry leaders from the private sector, non-profit  organisations and government  

Networking opportunities with potential donors, investors and partners

Coaching & Mentorship

A hand-picked team of experts providing founders with support on:

  • Marketing, sales & fundraising  
  • Product strategy, development and roadmapping 
  • Market insights and positioning

International Visibility

Selected ventures will have the opportunity to attend our international  events and promotion on our global platforms including: 

WISE@ forums, previous editions were held in Paris, New York and Beijing

WISE social media platforms 

WISE Summit in Doha, convening over 4000 attendees from 100 countries


  • An edtech venture established for at least one year; 
  • Evidence of existing beneficiaries or users; 
  • Product beyond Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage
  • Evidence of existing revenue; 
  • A dedicated team 


All applicants must provide the following: 

  • Submission of the official online application form, in English 
  • A short 3 minute video pitch via YouTube link. The pitch must explain what the edtech solution is, the problem being tackled, who their beneficiaries are, traction so far and why they are applying for the WISE Edtech Accelerator 
  • A product demo via YouTube link or log-in information for the WISE team  to assess the product

Selection Process

Each year, a committee composed of leading experts in education and entrepreneurship will support the WISE Edtech Accelerator team in the selection process. Applications will be assessed according to the following criteria: 

  • How well the venture addresses the problem that it aims to solve
  • How innovative is the solution is in light of existing ventures worldwide
  • The potential educational impact 
  • The potential for growth and scalability  

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the WISE Edtech Accelerator Programme 2021

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