From Startup to Scaleup


We are looking for EdTech ventures that have proven solutions in their home markets and are ready to grow their business in Asia. The solutions should:

E Learning
Virtual Reality
Higher Education
  • Facilitate the development of 21st century soft skills, social and emotional skills, STEAM and digital skills, language learning, global citizenship or business transformation
  • Innovate the learning experience with AI, data analytics, extended reality and other technology
  • Make learning more engaging, personalized, collaborative and effective, from K12, vocational and higher education, workforce development to lifelong learning

The Fellowship will suit growth-stage ventures with scalable learning solutions that can be easily adapted to different markets. They will meet one of the following criteria:

  • Had USD $1 million or more in revenue in the past year; or
  • Have raised USD $2 million or more in investment; or
  • Seeking Series A or higher round of funding


Interested ventures are invited to express their interest via this short form by 30 June 2023 23:59 (HKT), including a presentation deck and/or a product video demonstrating the offering.


30 Jun 2023

Selection of Fellows

Jul 2023

Confirmation of Selected Fellows

Aug 2023

Study Tour

11-17 Oct 2023

Review Panel

A distinguished panel of experts, comprising educators, senior corporate executives and funders from Hong Kong, Mainland China and Asia, will select up to 10 fellows to join the study tour having regard to their:

  • Value proposition: the scale of the problem and the uniqueness of the solution
  • Scalability: future growth potential outside the home market
  • Learning outcome and impact: the effectiveness of the solution
  • Founding team members: their complementary strengths
  • Fit: degree of fit with the needs and ease of adoption in Asia

2022 EdVentures GBA Fellows


Personalize Higher Education

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Manage Collaborative Learning

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Empower Supply Chain Workforce

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Assess 21C skills for learners and employers

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2021 EdVentures GBA Fellows


Social learning with online videos[Israel]

Website Presentation
Fourier System

STEM learning data analysis[Israel]

Website Presentation

VR training for healthcare and manufacturing[Sweden]

Website Presentation

Virtual enterprise training platform[United Kingdom]

Website Presentation

Reading with extended reality (XR)[Israel]

Website Presentation

Assistive technologies for special learning needs[United States]

Website Presentation

Knowledge sharing platform[India]

Website Presentation

Personalised language learning with AI[Israel]

Website Presentation

Work processes and soft skills training with VR[Canada]

Website Presentation
Precision OS

Surgical training with VR[Canada]

Website Presentation

Collaborative reading platform for social good[Canada]

Website Presentation

K12 AI learning platform[Hong Kong]

Website Presentation

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes, we welcome submissions from all interested parties

  • We accept applications only from for profit companies. However, ventures with a strong social mission are encouraged.

  • The information you present should be content that is shareable with the Esperanza Secretariat and members of the review panel.

  • We may still consider your application, but priority will go to those companies that meet one or more of the requirements.

  • Yes, we are looking for companies who are interested in global expansion, especially in Asia. After all, the Fellowship could be a first step in that exploration!

  • Absolutely, as long as the representative attending the Fellowship Programme is part of the leadership team of your venture.

  • The video will help us understand more about your solution. But it does not have to be professionally made. We will accept videos in .mp4/.mov/.ppt/.avi formats.

  • We certainly hope that the selected venture will present their solutions in person and benefit from the exposure and connections established through the study tour. But we are happy to make exceptions on a case-by-case basis in the event that it is difficult for the selected venture to make the trip.

  • The selected company representatives can either book their flights via Esperanza or make their own booking with the travelling allowance provided by Esperanza. Esperanza will be responsible for the hotel bookings and the travelling expenses during the 6-day tour.