April 2023 – Wonderly, an award-winning education platform, was selected as a top startup at ASU+GSV 2023—Brave New World!
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded Wonderly a fellowship to amplify impact opportunities.
Arizona State University (ASU) and Global Silicon Valley (GSV) bring the annual ASU+GSV Summit, connecting leading minds focused on transforming society and business around learning and work. This year’s event, titled “Brave New World”, took place from April 16th to 19th in San Diego, CA in which the global EdTech environment discussed the present and future of equitable access to education, including the impact of artificial intelligence.
The conference got started with a keynote by Bill Gates and his insights about the disruptive times that we are witnessing. Leandro Finol, CEO and Co-Founder of Wonderly presented to the audience as part of the University of South California (USC) Edtech accelerator program.
Finol presented Wonderly to educators, investors, and partners. The award-winning platform allows any teacher to guide Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) courses without being a subject matter expert. With groundbreaking computer science content in 3 languages (Spanish, Italian, and English) the startup aims to provide knowledge and critical thinking to the next generation of students in AI, a topic that is in everyone’s mouth.
“We just entered the new era of artificial intelligence, and all students need to understand the implications of the technology that they are consuming, and how it’s being used to make informed decisions”, added Leandro Finol.
AI is transforming teaching and learning faster than educational structures can accommodate, and Wonderly’s solution is an interesting approach for teachers and district schools to prepare educators to create and apply AI curricula regardless of their subject matter expertise.
As part of Wonderly’s collaboration with the USC Rossier School of Education, the startup plans to train 1,000 educators, and 10,000 students from underrepresented groups (Girls, Blacks, Latinos) in 2023.