We are thrilled to announce that we have been chosen as 2022Extreme Tech Challengefinalists in the the Top 8 Edtech & Top 10 UNICEF Edtech category finalist!
Extreme Tech Challenge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation whose mission is to empower startups creating new tech innovations to address global challenges. It is the world’s largest ecosystem and competition for purpose-driven technology inspired by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Extreme Tech Challenge™ competition is supported by leading corporations, venture capital investors, foundations, policymakers, universities and tech conferences to give exceptional startups the potential for global visibility, the opportunity to raise capital, the ability to network with global leaders, and access to world-class mentorship to help them pioneer technological breakthroughs that address our most extreme global challenges.
The UNICEF EdTech Award is a special award in the Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 competition. The purpose is to identify and showcase bold entrepreneurs demonstrating the greatest potential to become “Blue Unicorns” – ventures that impact at least 100 million children’s learning experiences. Read more about its creation here.
This award is part of a wider strategic partnership to empower tech entrepreneurs driving transformative education innovations to help build the future of learning for every child worldwide, and will be presented during the XTC 2022 Global Finals in June 2022.
Follow our journey as we compete for a chance to pitch Kide Science at the XTC Global Finals on the TechCrunch stage in San Francisco!
ABOUT KIDE SCIENCE: Kide Science develops young children's scientific thinking skills through engaging hands-on experiments that solve real science problems. A proven pedagogical method predicts better learning outcomes in school and is based on years of rigorous academic research conducted Founder & Researcher Jenni Vartiainen, PhD in the University of Helsinki. Kide Science’s online platform provides teachers with training and lesson materials to lead playful STEAM education with storytelling for 3-8 year-olds already in 30 countries. Kide Science is the official member of Education Finland which is coordinated by the Finnish National Agency for Education.