Tomorrow - Emerging World of EdTech

Could your educational technology start-up transform education for millions of children?

The Global Education and Skills Forum 2018 is bringing together highest potential educational technology start-ups targeting emerging markets together with Ministers, policymakers, investors, donors, charities and educationalists from around the world, to meet and discuss how technology can improve the future of education. ‘Tomorrow’ is a new summit within the Global Education and Skills Forum in 2018, where solutions to tomorrow’s problems are addressed and resolved. Join us to be a part of that change.

‘Tomorrow’ will host the inaugural Next Billion EdTech Prize.  Judged by a panel of experts and education ministers, select education technology start-ups in emerging markets can pitch their ideas against others for a money-can’t buy prize - a chance to pilot out the technology in schools and with ministries of education in up to three partner countries, as well as a share of a prize fund.


5 minute pitch + 5 minute Q&A. Your start-up can demonstrate its concept or platform to a panel of judges from education's biggest influencers, ministers and technologists.

The final 3 starts ups will be judged by the Global Education & Skills Forum delegates - an audience of leaders from the public, private and social sectors.

Three winners will share $75,000 to take their product to market, trialling it in a new country to demonstrate proof of concept. Could you be the start-up to beta test with the some of the world's best teachers? The winners will also get feedback from The Global Teacher Prize finalists - after all, edtech and teachers make the best classroom combination.


  • Learn from and network with 20+ former and serving Ministers of Education
  • Connect with funders, VCs and inventors from Silicon Valley and beyond
  • Take part in a business mentoring session with a start up incubator
  • Hear top minds and the latest research from UCL, CMU and MIT
  • Attend VIP events around the Forum
  • Showcase your idea to global media


"Our fervent hope is that the Next Billion Tomorrow EdTech Prize inspires practical and persistent entrepreneurs the world over to come forward with fresh tech ideas to improve education in regions plagued by a shortage of Internet bandwidth, a lack of devices, and intermittent electricity supply. It will take real ingenuity to win this prize.”

Sunny Varkey, Founder

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