WISE Accelerator

2018-2019 WISE Accelerator

The five education technology initiatives of the 2018-19 WISE Accelerator are from the United Kingdom, United States, Nigeria and France.

Selected Projects

  • Chatterbox

Reach: United Kingdom
Headquarters: United Kingdom

Chatterbox delivers language lessons online and in-person, to individuals as well as organizations by relying on the language skills of refugees.

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  • ImBlaze

Reach: Global
Headquarters: United States of America

ImBlaze makes it possible for educators to organize an easy, efficient and elegant system that gets students out of the classroom and into real-world internships based on their interests.

> More about ImBlaze

  • ScholarX
Reach: Nigeria
Headquarters: Nigeria

ScholarX aims to solve the access to education problem in Africa, caused by poverty and other social economic inequalities.

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  • SmartScience

Reach: Global
Headquarters: United States of America

SmartScience offers a supplement for science courses which lack basic access to science lab equipment and need the same kind of hands-on learning a real laboratory would provide.

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  • Uptale

Reach: Global
Headquarters: France

Uptale allows anyone, without any technical background or prior training, to create gamified interactive VR and AR learning content and publish it using the Uptale platform.

> More about Uptale

The Committee

Ms Jo Besford,
South Africa

Mr. Salvador Medina,

Ms Selma Prodanovic,

Dr. Walid Qoronfleh,

Mr. Abdullah Snobar,

Mr. Stavros N. Yiannouka,

Ms Yao Zhang,

Structure of the program

The year-long program is designed to assess and suit the initiatives’ needs as precisely as possible in order to bring them to the next stage in their successful development.

Key milestones in the 2018-2019 process are:

  • Kick-off week of activities during WISE@NY
  • Needs assessment
  • Tailor-made mentorship
  • Opportunity to participate in international events
  • Ongoing communication and international visibility
  • Introduction to potential partners, investors and donors
  • Progress assessment