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A preview of the six edutech startups joining cohort 8 of EduSpaze

The eighth cohort of EduSpaze posing for a picture.

Singapore’s edutech accelerator EduSpaze has revealed the six early-stage startups from Southeast Asia selected for its three-month programme.

The new group of startups aligns with the accelerator’s goal of supporting innovative solutions that can enhance the education landscape in Singapore and the region.

These six startups were carefully chosen for their market potential, scalability, strong founding team, and clear value proposition, showing great promise.

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As part of the programme, these edutech startups will receive seed funding and mentorship from industry experts, access to a network of investors, and opportunities to expand their businesses in the region.

“The Southeast Asia region presents unique challenges and opportunities, making it a vibrant area for professional endeavors. Each country in SEA has its own characteristics and obstacles despite being geographically close. We see varying levels of readiness for digital transformation among countries in SEA,” said Alex Ng, Managing Director of EduSpaze.

For example, with a 98% internet penetration rate among students in Singapore, the Edtech Masterplan 2030 aims to create an enhanced learning environment. “However, countries like Cambodia with low internet penetration focus on expanding access to quality education for marginalized communities. We are dedicated to supporting the growth of the eighth cohort to foster innovation and address diverse educational needs in SEA,” added Ng.

EduSpaze, under Spaze Ventures and supported by Enterprise Singapore, aims to empower and uplift edutech startups in the region. Previous participants include Flying Cape, ClassPoint, and myFirst.

Below are profiles of the six startups:

Yaho Lab (Vietnam)

YAHO! is a platform connecting parents with tutors for children aged 2-12 within 24 hours.

Edvance (Malaysia)

Edvance offers school management systems and invoice-based lending solutions for schools.

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Quippy (Thailand and Hong Kong)

Quippy is an AI-based platform for learning Chinese speaking skills tailored for K12 students.

School On Cloud (Singapore)

SOC provides personalized education through an interactive online portal.

Safe Space (Singapore)

Safe Space offers mental health therapy care and preventive education.

Sala Tech (Cambodia)

Sala is a marketplace for high school students to find opportunities and engage with institutions.

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