Persona Education selected as a GESAwards finalist

Press Release
Bristol, UK, 23rd November 2021

Persona Education has today been selected from among over 1,150 entrants as a finalist in the 2021 GESAwards 'The New Age Learners' track, in partnership with the Center for Educational Technology. GESAwards is the largest edtech competition in the world. The Center for Educational Technology selected Persona Education for its work in the area of  independent and self-regulated learning, which is seen as a key factor of learning in the digital age.


Persona Education GESAwards finalist

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The Global EdTech Startups Awards (GESAwards) is the largest edtech competition and community in the world, aimed at finding the most promising edtech startups from all corners of the world. The initiative is a joint venture between partners from the six continents and has built a community of over 6,000 edtech startups from more than 120 countries. There were over 1,150 entrants in the 2021 competition.

GESAwards provides the opportunity for startups to showcase their products to a global audience, connect and build significant partnerships, facilitate business opportunities as well as compete to be crowned the best Edtech Startup of the year. GESAwards also helps build local edtech ecosystems and facilitates the flow of edtech investment into alternative markets.

The finalists in each track will be interviewed and assessed by a GESAward partner, and the winners will attend the GESAwards Final event in London (UK) in January 2022, and be invited to attend a two-day edtech startup bootcamp. 

Persona Education has been selected as a finalist in 'The New Age Learners' track by GESAward partner The Center for Educational Technology (CET), based in Israel. CET will interview and assess Persona Education and its online social-emotional learning platform Persona Life Skills, which enables independent learning, in addition to teacher facilitated and blended learning. 

“We are very pleased and privileged to be selected as a GESAwards finalist by The Center for Educational Technology. We have designed our online learning platform Persona Life Skills to be flexible in delivery, with many modules available for independent learning, each one targeting development of an individual social-emotional skill. So this recognition is a welcome validation of our approach.” said Pete Read, CEO & Founder of Persona Education.

To find out more about the GESAwards 'The New Age Learners' track, visit the competition website.



About Persona Education Ltd

Persona Education is a UK based edtech start-up developing life skills solutions for secondary students and educational institutions. Its web and mobile e-learning apps are built around a scientifically proven personality insights framework, that is social, practical and memorable. For further information contact or +44 (0)117 313 2897.

About Persona Life Skills

Persona Life Skills is an e-learning platform for schools and colleges that uses personality insights to help teenagers navigate their life journey. The scaffolded, age appropriate curriculum guides students in building 22 life skills that map to Ofsted, ISI, Skills Builder, IB Learner Profile, AS Tracking, VIA Character and Gatsby benchmarks. For further information contact or +44 (0)117 313 2897.

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