Manila, Philippines (January 5, 2023) — Eskwelabs has been selected to The Elite 200 in The GSV Cup for its innovative cohort-based learning experiences that help individuals and teams upskill. The GSV Cup is powered by GSV Ventures, Google Cloud, HolonIQ, HubSpot for Startups, and ASU RealmSpark.
Eskwelabs was selected from a global applicant pool of 900+ startups across 69 countries, representing the largest and most competitive applicant pool for the GSV Cup. More than 200 judges from leading venture capital firms and strategic partners in digital learning and workforce skills, including Accel, Bessemer Venture Partners, Blume Ventures, ECMC Group, NEA, Pear, Owl Ventures, Reach Capital, and more, leveraged a rigorous framework to evaluate each startup and determine the 200 most promising companies in digital learning across the “Pre-K to Gray” space.
“What we hear from managers today is that there is simply too much to learn and not enough time for formal training. As companies emerge from the pandemic, there’s mounting pressure to deliver performance and to develop its people. However, methods like self-paced courses that put the onus on the worker fail to deliver with only a small number of learners completing courses. And as remote work increases, teams are becoming more diverse and geographically distributed and that is making it even harder for managers to address skills gaps,” said Angela Chen-Delantar, CEO of Eskwelabs.
Eskwelabs is a pioneer in building live cohort-based learning experiences and communities that upskill people with work-like projects. Rooted in coaching and empathy, our mentor-driven way of learning improves capabilities, learning, and culture in the workplace.
As expressed by Chen-Delantar, “We believe that cohort-based learning has the potential of creating collision moments for hybrid teams to come together and deepen connections which are proven to increase retention and engagement. We are at a unique moment where digital players can exceed the expectations of what learning in the workplace can provide as workplaces become the new classroom so we’re excited to be a part of the Pre-K to Gray movement that GSV champions.”
“Our GSV Cup semi-finalists epitomize our 2023 theme, Brave New World – you can’t use old maps to navigate a new world. These 200 companies are charting new courses and drawing new maps to achieve the scaled delivery of learning and skills. We all hope to achieve the mission that ALL people deserve equal access to the future through the innovations of these great founders,” said Deborah Quazzo, Managing Partner of GSV Ventures and Co-founder of the ASU+GSV Summit.
The Elite 200 companies selected as semifinalists in this year’s competition support learners from Pre-K to Gray and are well-distributed across the categories of Early Childhood, K-12, Higher Education, Adult Consumer Learning, and Workforce Learning. Among this year’s Elite 200 companies:
Eskwelabs (f. 2019) transforms lives and democratizes opportunities through human-centered, future of work education. We are a pioneer in building live cohort-based learning experiences and communities that upskill people with work-like projects. Rooted in coaching and empathy, our mentor-driven way of learning improves capabilities, learning, and culture in the workplace. Our instructional design and impact model are recognized internationally by Education Alliance Finland and the Asian Development Bank. Our co-founders are also recognized as Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs. For more information, please visit: www.eskwelabs.com
The ASU+GSV Summit is the premier global event focused on technology innovation in education and skills. We believe that ALL people deserve equal access to the future. Started in 2010 with a collaboration between Arizona State University (ASU) and Global Silicon Valley (GSV), the annual Summit connects leading minds focused on transforming society and business around learning and work. Educators, investors, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs from around the world come together to innovate the future of education for all. Hosted in San Diego, over 5,300 people attended in April 2022. Speakers from previous years include President Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, John Legend, Common, Marian Wright Edelman, Bill Gates, Sandra Day O'Connor, Reed Hastings, President Vicente Fox, Malcolm Gladwell, Gloria Steinem, Tony Blair, and Howard Schultz.
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