XR Education Prize Challenge Top 8 Finalists Announced
It is our great honor to announce the Top 8 Finalists for the XR Education Prize Challenge.
Pitch Competition Countdown
The XR Education Prize Challenge is an innovation competition funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate the most promising companies innovating at the intersection of postsecondary education and virtual, augmented, or mixed reality (collectively, “XR”). XR Edu competition is part of the broader $1.5 million “Algorithm for Change: AI/ML & XR Access to Education” competition hosted by the NYU School of Entrepreneurship and Techstars in partnership with Two Bit Circus, University Ventures and Women in XR.
Top 8 Finalists for the
XR Education Prize Challenge
Embodied Labs mission is to foster meaningful change in the way we care for our elders by creating a system of immersive tools that allow professional and family care partners to embody the perspective of an older adult, and use the insights they learn to transform their organizations and communities. @embodiedlabs
Lovoco innovates AI and ML in language tech for accessibility, communication, and educational purposes; we invented Stenopoly - the first instantaneous bilingual subtitling AR SaaS - enabling: captions for visual learners, comprehension for global communicators, and higher learning outcomes for students. @LovocoLLC
F I R S T P L A C E
T H I R D P L A C E
Teams participating in the XR Edu Challenge will compete for the following cash prizes:
S E C O N D P L A C E
Martina Welkhoff – Founding Partner, Women in XR
Zoe Schlag – Managing Director, Techstars Impact
Iulian Radu – Postdoctoral Researcher (VR, AR, MR Education), Harvard University
Debra Pelletier – Business Development, Magic Leap
Cassidy Leventhal – Associate, University Ventures
Jessica Ochoa Hendrix – CEO, Killer Snails
Yoni Dayan – Co-Founder, XRforLearning; Co-Instructor, Stanford University Technology Entrepreneurship
Huge thanks to our esteemed panel of reviewers for contributing their valuable time & insights:
Submissions will be judged by a panel of prominent leaders in XR, venture capital and higher education. The Top 8 Finalists will be invited to compete at the XR Education Summit live pitch event, hosted by Two Bit Circus in Los Angeles. Prize winners will also be considered for additional convertible note funding up to $150,000* from University Ventures, the leading venture capital firm focused on higher education. The purpose of the XR Education Summit is to facilitate engagement and collaboration among industry leaders in XR, higher education, and venture capital. Attendance is mandatory for finalists, and travel expenses will be covered by the program.
*University Ventures investments subject to mutually agreed-upon investment terms.
XR Education Pitch Competition & Community Celebratio at Two Bit Circus
June 18, 2018
Top 8 Finalists notified
(link to submission form)
July 25, 2018
June 1, 2018
April 12, 2018
Traction to date
Strength of team
Potential for impact on low income, first generation and/or underrepresented minority students
Business model & growth strategy
Value proposition & efficacy of XR technology solution
Email Lara Jeremko, XR Education Prize Lead at email@example.com.
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