2015 Globalizer: Education Technology

Ashoka and World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), an initiative of Qatar Foundation, believe that one of the best ways to sustainably change the world is to support people who create innovations designed to address concrete challenges, inspiring people to be problem-solvers. Ashoka and WISE are combining their respective assets and launching this partnership to support the development and scaling of education technology solutions led by social entrepreneurs.

This Globalizer will support innovations that are transforming the field of learning through technology.  For this, we are bringing together 5 innovative projects selected by the WISE Accelerator for their outstanding ideas and 5 Ashoka Fellows who are transforming this field. WISE Accelerator projects:

Ashoka Fellows:

In the framework of this yearlong engagement, projects will be supported mainly through mentorship on scaling strategies and accelerating impact. The Globalizer provides these social entrepreneurs with the strategic resources they need to rapidly and effectively increase their social impact. To do so, we match them with global business leaders and consultants who help them develop their scaling strategies during 3 months.

At the end of this process, the social entrepreneurs will meet at the Globalizer Summit which will be organised before the WISE Summit in November in Doha. At the Summit, the projects will work with high-level entrepreneurs and business executives to take their initiatives to the next level while also offering strategic support and insight needed to enable these innovations to increase their impact dramatically. All in all, the Globalizer provides a unique opportunity for cross-sector experts to connect, to start collaboration and to dream big.