Blended, an Argentinian edtech startup has emerged the winner of the 2019 Seedstars Global Summit. This took place in Lausanne, Switzerland during an award ceremony at the SwissTech Convention centre. The winner walked away with $500,000 equity funding.
Founded in 2015 by Federico Hernandez and Nicolas Andres Gimenez, ‘Blended’ aims to improve communication between schools and families with a communication platform that generates engagement between parent and teachers.
A total of 8,000 startups applied to the 2018 series of the competition to stand a chance to become the 2019 winner and about 900 were selected to pitch at the sessions hosted in up to 75 countries.
The winners of the other four main prizes include;
Canton Vaud Public Prize: Saudi Arabia’s YNMO, allows service providers like; schools, centers and clinics design and monitor individual treatment plans.
Tag Heuer innovation prize: India’s Wobot, aids businesses to make sense of CCTV data with a layer of artificial intelligence (AI) that does surveillance on behalf of the human eye.
Merck life sciences prize: Honk Kong’s Oxpecker Labs developed the world’s first patent-pending, non-invasive sweat sensor that aids users to prevent dehydration and heat stroke.
Rising Tide empowerment prize: Egypt’s 7kemma, an on-demand home nursing service.
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