The 4 Best Startups in the World EdTech

Best Startups

How will startups be in charge of giving a new approach to the education of the next generations? enlightED Awards has already selected them. The most innovative entrepreneurial initiatives within two areas, education and technology, have been selected by enlightED, the world conference that debates education in the digital age, as winners of the enlightED awards 2020. Among the selection criteria, their innovative character, viability, scalability, team profile and ability to attract investment have been assessed.

Best Startups


The first phase of the awards selected 10 finalist startups from a total of 580 nominations. If you want to know who the finalists were, don’t miss this article

The finalists have travelled to Madrid to present their projects and, in addition to the awards from the competition organized by South Summit, enlightED has awarded 4 awards today.

Smowltech: ‘Best startup in Higher Education’

The IE University award has been awarded to Smowltech. The objective of this Spanish startup is to help organizations improve their academic integrity online in order to gain trust and prestige in the market. It provides a continuous online protection service, through facial recognition. Thus, it allows organizations to increase their offer with credibility and profitability.

PraxiLabs: ‘Startup with the best technological solution for learning and training’

This award, granted by Fundación Telefonica and Telefonica Educación Digital, has been for PraxiLabs, a startup that comes from Egypt and provides equal opportunities for STEM education for students from all over the world, providing interactive virtual simulations in 3D.

NeekidsApp: ‘Startup with the greatest social impact on education’

Fundacion Santillana has awarded this title to NeekidsApp, a tool that performs psychopedagogical, neurocognitive and neuropsychological tests to create a neurodidactic profile. In this way, machine learning techniques are created to recommend the best educational program adapted to the special needs of each child.

Marmelade: ‘Most Scalable Edtech Startup’

Wayra , the accelerating development of startups Telefonica has selected Marmelade, a French startup that has designed an application of micro-learning, which enables users to easily learn while answering a question unlock your phone.

Finally, PraxiLabs has been the winner of the biggest accolade of the event, the ‘EDTECH Award to the global winner enlightED’, chosen among all the almost 600 participants.

The jury has been made up of David Calle, founder of beUnicoos; Bernhard Niesner, CEO of Busuu; Nacho Mateo, Chief of Investor Relations at IE Business School; and Miguel Arias, Global Entrepreneurship Director at Telefónica.

Best iOS apps for 2020

With more than 800,000 applications in the App Store, Apple does not offer many facilities to discover the best applications in the store. Today at Gigaom we can read some tips to find applications that you may like. One of the hardest things to do on any iOS device is to find a good app. Not because there aren’t. On the contrary, there are thousands of good applications, which can be a problem.

Best iOS apps

As we said, with more than 800,000 applications in the App Store, finding what you are looking for is still a challenge. While there is no single way to know whether or not an app suits your needs before purchasing, we are going to try to shed some light on how to identify the apps you might like and try to offer some tips on how to find them.

The problem of searching the App Store

IOS applications in the App Store can be searched by application name, company name, or keywords. Most applications try to limit their names to what can be seen on the screen (about 12 characters depending on the letter used) , and the name of the company that creates the application does not necessarily represent the functionality of the application. Developers are also limited to a total of 100 characters in the keyword list, which can be challenging for developers to get their applications discovered by customers. While the description is 4000 words long, which may be enough to explain the functionality of the application, the description is not used in the search.

What doesn’t make searching the App Store much easier is that there are three different search interfaces. If you search for apps on the iPhone, for example, you won’t see iPad-only apps in the results. This can be frustrating if you are looking for an app that will work on both the iPhone and iPad but the developer deemed better to create a different app for the iPad and iPhone, rather than a universal app. Searching iTunes from a Mac will initially return results for all content that matches the keywords, including songs, movies, books, and podcasts. You can filter the results to show only the iPhone or iPad apps, but it’s frustrating every time you have to refine your search.

The problem with all three is that the search results are presented in such a way that initially you can only see a handful of search results, you have to click, drag, rotate or scroll to see the rest of the results.

Fortunately, Apple is not the only place where we can look for applications available in the App Store. Apple has what it calls the “Enterprise Partner Feed” available to third parties. It is a data source for every piece of metadata in iTunes and the App Store. This allows third parties such as,, and to organize, view, and query all of the metadata information from the App Store. If you are constantly frustrated by searching for Apple in its app store, try one of these websites. Note that in each site you will see the search results differently.

Wish lists and apps

A good way to search for applications is the wish lists and applications that AppShopper has. Once you open a free account in AppShopper, you will have the ability to create and manage your wish list of the applications that interest you. With this list, you will be able to control the applications that interest you and create email alerts every time the application is updated or the price drops. It’s a great way to stay up-to-date on applications that caught your attention but that you weren’t willing to buy because a feature you’re looking for fails or because the price was too high.

AppAdvice, however, has a different view of lists: instead of having a list of applications that interest us, they create lists of interesting applications based on the topic, called AppLists. For example, we have an “Apps for Volunteering” list, a collection of apps designed for people interested in donating their time and resources in their communities. There are also lists for foodies, comic geeks, poets, and coffee lovers. These AppLists are a great way to discover apps organized by broader categories and topics than Apple has.

Every now and then Apple posts a list of best apps on some topic that is very similar to the AppLists that AppAdvice uses. While the typical Apple categories are a great way to discover new applications that are closely related to each other, there is nowhere to see applications based on specific topics. We will only see a select number of these lists published on the iTunes home page or App Store features page, but not all of them. The best way to access these lists is to subscribe to the iTunes newsletter.