A committee of experts made up of representatives of the social world, childhood specialists, social innovation and technology, were responsible for choosing the 8 candidates competing for the prize of up to 30K and implementing a project of high social impact in Chile.

After a successful call involving almost 100 organizations from around the world and a rigorous application review process, only 8 startups from 5 different countries, were selected to continue advancing in the selection process.

Over the next few weeks, candidates will have to work on their proposed implementation plan, which will be thoroughly reviewed by the Impactus Ventures and Fundación Niños Primero team, and will choose the 5 finalists to be presented at the Grand Finale.

The Grand Finale is a virtual selection event, where a jury made up of experts and representatives of the alliances that make this challenge possible, will choose the winning startup that will implement its set with Fundación Para la Confianza.

“We are surprised by the quality of the applications. We doubled the number of applicants with countries around the world. We don’t doubt that any of the candidates will be able to make a tremendous impact on the lives of children and adolescents in Latin America. We look forward to the Grand Finale!”, said Fernando Brierley, Co-Founder of Impactus Ventures. 

Meet the 8 candidates for the Education in Early Childhood challenge:

Kokoro Kids

Country: Spain

An educational application that helps the emotional development and cognitive learning of children between 2 and 6 years old. 

Neuromindset

Country: Spain

Product focused on the development of solutions to bring the brain and cognitive training to the classroom and therapeutic environments.

Better Kids

Country: United States

Virtual platform with games aimed at children between 4 and 8 years old for the learning and development of socio-emotional skills.

Afinidata

Country: Guatemala

Artificial Intelligence chatbot that offers parents educational activities to help the development of their babies’ brains. 

Saluta

Country: Chile

An online platform and telemedicine app aimed at parents, teachers, guardians, or caregivers of children between 0 and 5 years old, which provides: education on social-emotional teaching (theory, practice, and activities), community (save space to share experiences and organize talks on relevant topics) and 24/7 counseling with a professional psychologist. 

Peekapak

Country: Canada

Virtual platform with games aimed at children 3-5 + years for learning and developing socio-emotional skills.

Kinedu

Country: Mexico

An app aimed at parents and caregivers that provides an activity plan based on each child’s age and milestones, a developmental assessment, and data on each child’s progress.

Cuéntame Como

Country: Mexico

Digital program of sex education and abuse prevention. 

 

Do you want to know more about their solutions and meet the winner? Save the date! Grand Finale Grand Finale Challenge Protection and mental health for children and adolescents – Wednesday 20 October at 12:30 CST.

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