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Meet The Hottest EdTech Start-Ups of 2017

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The Winners of this year’s EdTechXGlobal Awards were just announced, and show how Education Technology is still booming.

The winners of the EdTEchXGlobal Awards were just announced Click To Tweet

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Europe’s largest Education Technology Summit, EdTechXEurope, just wrapped up and the winners of the prestigious prize were announced on June 21st 2017 in London.

“Participation for this year’s awards has been higher than ever with 179 applications from 32 countries showcasing the best and brightest companies in EdTech. The six winners were selected for market impact, production innovation and growth trajectory of their EdTech startup. All the entries from the EdTechXGlobal All Stars Awards highlighted the impressive work being done by EdTech players at a global scale” said Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet, Co-Founder of EdTechXGlobal.

These awards featured companies who demonstrated the most significant innovation in the past year. The 3 winners are:

Lingvist –Language learning program that uses AI to help users learn more quickly and effectively by tailoring materials to their specific needs, based in Estonia


Primo – Award-winning educational toy company designed to teach children how to code using a tangible programming language that doesn’t require screens or literacy


Thinglink – A dynamic platform from Finland that incorporates 360 storytelling with content from online publishers, with over 2.5 million teachers and students in 190 countries

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EdTechXGlobal All Stars Growth Awards also highlighted companies that have shown the most revenue growth momentum over the past 3 years. The panel of international judges also evaluate a variety of additional factors including, scale, innovation and market impact. For each category, the awards showcase the top three start-ups across segmentation, geography and industry trends. This year’s winners included:

Touch Surgery –Touch Surgery is a surgical simulation platform started in the UK which uses cognitive mapping techniques to train surgeons and healthcare professionals using AI and 3D rendering technology to help rehearse steps of the operation on the go.


Youscian – Another Finnish start-up this interactive music service with over 60 million users around the world lets you learn, play and create your own music


Learnlight – Is a Barcelona-based start-up focusing on the global language and skills training sectors

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. Finalists have also been awarded the opportunity to join the EdTechXEurope team at worldwide partner events including Slush, SXSWedu, WISE and GETT.

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There were 179 applications from 32 countries for the awards Click To Tweet

Here is a list of the 20 finalists from which the winners were chosen: (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), (Denmark), Primo (UK), (Hong Kong), Thinglink (USA), Toppr (India), Touch Surgery (UK), Wonde (UK), Youscian (Finland).

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Now in its fifth year, EdTechXEurope was part of London EdTech Week, which brought together 6000+ attendees to London in June, and the EdTechXAsia summit will invite 1200+ global thought leaders to Singapore in October.

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