The five finalists for the PitchEd competition, run at FutureBook Live have been announced. The session, organised by the EdTech Exchange, allows start-ups to vie with each other in front of a live audience for the opportuntity to win £1,000 and an additional £1,000 in PR support.
The five finalists are Airsupply Solutions, Fraim, Get My Grades, Shelftaught, Storyball.
Airsupply is an on-demand platform for schools booking supply teachers; Fraim is a media technology platform using state-of-the-art machine learning systems from Automatic Speech Recognition to Natural Language Processing to make the information contained inside human communication instantly accessible and interactive; Get My Grades is an online learning platform that helps students to learn, revise, be assessed and track their learning; ShelfTaught is for people who want to keep learning alongside or after their formal education, it uses crowdsourcing to curate the best resources and experts in any niche to learn from; Storyball uses smart technology and AI to create a fun user experience that encourages physical activity and assists in cognitive development.
The five finalists will pitch in front of an audience of publishing executives at the EdTech Conference on Friday 30 November, and the winner will receive £1,000 in prize money sponsored by EDUCATE and an additional £1,000 in expert PR support from Mango Marketing at PLMR. The session will be followed by a closing keynote, from Sir Anthony Seldon, co-author of The Fourth Education Revolution: Will Artificial Intelligence Liberate or Infantilise Humanity? In his talk, Seldon will talk about how the education sector is likely to feel the impact from the increased reliance upon AI within schools and universities.