WINNERS AROUND THE WORLD: Kytabu, a Kenyan startup founded in 2012, took home first place in the 2nd Global EdTech Startup Awards, a competition organized by Israeli education technology research and startup accelerator, MindCET. The company, which offers an app capable of delivering digital textbooks, audiobooks, learning games, and assessments to students, will get $10,000 in cash prize.
Australia's Cashtivity, a project-based learning platform for math and business subjects, took home second place, followed by tutoring math app, Tabtor. Kuepa, a Colombian developer of an online learning platform, also won a $10,000 cash award from Cengage Learning as the most outstanding Latin American edtech company.
Over 350 edtech companies across the world applied—including, for the first time, ones from China and Japan.