January 2023 – Wonderly is one of the top 12 EdTech Startups With More Impact on The Future of Learning and Teaching in the world.
SXSW EDU (South by Southwest E-D-U) Conference & Festival, it’s an annual event that promotes innovation and learning within the education industry.
This year’s event will take place in March in Austin, TX as a four-day event in which different players (companies, investors, educators, students) will be able to experience firsthand the most innovative solutions in the EdTech environment.
Wonderly will participate in the conference as a runner-up for the Launch Competition, which is an EdTech Startup award taking place also in the conference.
Of hundreds of applications that SXSW EDU received from startups in Finland, Japan, Sri Lanka, and Scotland, Wonderly was selected among the top 12 most impactful companies in the future of teaching and learning.
The main issue Wonderly has identified is that 72% of high-demand jobs go unfilled because employers can’t find enough qualified talent.
According to their breakdown, the reason is that Less than 25% of schools offer educational digital skills programs, and Girls, Blacks, and Latinos are critically under-represented. Additionally, a million instructors are required to teach coding to 100 million students around the world that are currently lacking access to this knowledge.
The keys for Wonderly’s educational programs to be in the spotlight of the Launch Competition are mainly its accessibility and measurable impact on learning. These are 5 examples:
- Culturally-relevant video lessons to promote underrepresented groups.
- Optimal hybrid content that combines instructors and animated videos.
- Practical learning experience: students watch video lessons and practice on one screen.
- Cutting-edge pedagogical practices.
- Only multilanguage coding learning platform for kids and teens.
“Current alternatives are out-of-reach academies offering expensive live or virtual coding classes. There’s no high-quality, scalable solution like Wonderly, and participating in renowned awards like Launch Competition by SXSW EDU, it’s instrumental for us to keep delivering the best educational programs right into the hands of the students that need them the most.”
– Leandro Finol, Wonderly CEO.
There will be 3 prizewinners in the awards ceremony to be held at the SXSW EDU Conference & Festival in March 2023: the Launch Award (the main prize), the Impact Award (based on research, what is the most impactful venture), and the Community Choice Award (most voted Startup by the attendees). The winners and final standings will be announced after the event.