ChildTech Challenge Mexico and Colombia - CLOSED

We closed this call with applications from 26 countries in Latin America, North America, Europe, Oceania, and Asia. 

What's next?

Our teams are working on reviewing the forms and checking their admissibility, to define who will advance to the second stage of the selection process where our Expert Committee will choose the finalists. 

Soon we will be communicating the progress and results, so stay tuned to your email where you will receive the official information.

More information about ChildTech Challenge

Startups

We are looking for innovative startups from around the world that offer science-based technology solutions that have a positive impact on children and youth.

Implementation awards

Each winning startup will be awarded with a service contract for up to $30,000 usd to implement its technology-based solution in conjunction with social organizations in Mexico and Colombia.

In addition, finalists will receive a softlanding workshop and all participants may be considered for other commercial scaling projects and investment opportunities in Latin America.

Challenges

Challenge 1: SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILLS

  • Developing socioemotional skills (e.g. self-esteem, self-management of emotions, empathy and resilience).
  • Teaching emotional self-regulation
  • Fostering skills in parents and primary caregivers
  • Generating emotionally healthy and protective environments
  • Prevention and promotion of mental health and emotional well-being

Challenge 2: INCLUSION AND EDUCATION

  • Recovery of literacy, math and other skills.
  • Boost in science and technology skills (STEAM)
  • Prevention of school dropout and motivation to learn.
  • Tools for adaptive learning and informal education
  • Reintegration into the educational system
  • Acceleration of learning

Important dates

Beneficiaries

The solution must have an impact on at least one of the following groups

Early Childhood

Children between 0 and 6 years old

Children and youth

Between 7 and 18 years old

Teachers

Early years teachers and school teachers

Caretakers

Fathers, mothers, other primary caregivers and pregnant women

About United Way in Mexico and Colombia

The United Way Mexico and Colombia offices are part of the United Way Worldwide global network, with more than 130 years of experience, and seeks to connect people and companies so that children receive a better education and do not drop out of school, through initiatives that seek to ensure the educational trajectories of children, from early childhood education to high school.

United Way is the implementing partner that will support the winning startups in the deployment of the solutions.

ChildTech Challenge Impact

Through the ChildTech Challenge we promote the application of exponential technologies that have the capacity to significantly increase the capacity, coverage, reach and impact on people benefited by social organizations, improving quality and/or reducing costs.

Questions and Answers

Organizers

Organizadores Desafio Childtech

Allies

This is possible thanks to the contribution of our allies

empresas aliadas de Impactus Ventures

Partners

CHILDTECH CHALLENGE 2022 MEXICO Y COLOMBIA