Elias Robot joins IMPACT EdTech, the European Incubator-Accelerator that helps EdTech start-ups and SMEs turn ideas into market-ready products. IMPACT EdTech is offering a total of €5.6M in equity-free funding in three open calls for start-ups and SMEs within the framework of Horizon 2020 programme by the European Commission.
Along with 9 other European startups, Elias Robot will be fast-tracked to a 5-month Remote Schooling acceleration programme, including regular 1:1 business and educational mentoring sessions, equity-free funding, piloting and other perks.
The project led by European Schoolnet, ISDI Accelerator (ISDI) and FundingBox, chose the companies during Jury Day in which start-ups and SMEs pitched in front of a panel of education experts in events held entirely online. Elias Robot was chosen out of 380 applicants from 36 countries and went through a rigorous selection for the chance to join the accelerator cohort. The jury was composed of representatives of European Schoolnet, ISDI, FundingBox and external advisors experts in the education sector.
“We're honored and thrilled to have been selected to this excellent program together with the greatest European Edtech startups”, says Johanna Hemminki, CEO and Founder of Elias Robot. “Our aim is to help language learning to be engaging, effective and accessible also during COVID-19 pandemic, and solve those challenges that teachers and students encounter when they are teaching and learning languages remotely.”