Bett Asia Startup Competition


The 2023 competition theme

The United Nations' recently published Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Progress Report flags that just 12 per cent of the Sustainable Development Goal targets are on track and calls for governments to focus on critical areas, including tackling the education crisis and ensuring digital inclusion. In Southeast Asia specifically, progress towards quality education (Goal 4) has been slow, with signs of regression in inequality indices and relatively low reading and mathematics proficiency among children and young people.

In line with the Bett Asia 2023 theme of Transforming Minds for a Sustainable Future, this year’s competition asked startups to demonstrate how their solutions and products drive better learning outcomes for all and meaningfully contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Bett Asia Startup Competition 2024 will open on the 3rd July.


Winner of the 2023 Startup Competition is SUMMATIC!

And congratulations to our 2023 finalists:

  • Edge Tutor International Pte Ltd
  • ConnectAR Limited
  • Marvrus
  • The Outsider
  • VisualCamp Co Ltd
  • Wise Leap Technologies Pvt Ltd

Meet the Judges

First Round Judge:


Alessandro Di Lullo, Co-Founder, SuperCharger Ventures


Final round judging panel

Dr Nanthaporn Prae Seributra, CEO, Starfish Education

Dave Smith, Head of Partnerships and Events, British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA)

Benjamin Vergel del Dios, Programme Specialist, UNESCO

Frequently Asked Questions


Who can enter/can be nominated?

Any EdTech startup with a primary presence in Asia

What happens if I don’t receive a confirmation email after sending in my nomination?

Please contact our team at

Do I receive feedback?

Due to the large amount of entries, we are unable to give feedback to all applicants.

Who is judging?

The first round of entries will be judged by SuperCharger Ventures, who will select eight finalists to take part in an in-person pitching final in front of a shark tank-style judging panel of leading experts. The final round judging panel will then select one winner who will be announced as part of the Bett Asia Awards ceremony on 4 October Bett Asia 2023.

If I am a finalist, will I be required to present my pitch in person

Yes, you will be required to take part in the final round of the pitching competition in person on 4 October 2023 at Bett Asia at The Athenee Hotel - Bangkok, Thailand

When will I find out if I have won?

The winner will be announced at Bett Asia on 4 October 2023 at The Athenee Hotel - Bangkok, Thailand.

What are the prizes for winning the Bett Asia 2023 Startup Competition?

The competition winner will be awarded a trophy and the following prizes during the Bett Asia 2023 Awards ceremony on 4 October 2023: - A follow-up mentoring meeting with SuperCharger Ventures post-Bett Asia 2023 - Bett Futures stand and speaking opportunity at Bett UK 2024 Winners will also receive a Bett Asia 2023 Startup Competition winning logo to use for marketing purposes. Finalists will receive a Bett Asia 2023 Startup Competition Finalist logo.

We are proud to launch the second edition of the Bett Asia Startup Competition!

Produced in collaboration with SuperCharger Ventures, the competition will recognise the very best that Asia’s EdTech startup space has to offer, showcasing cutting-edge innovations that are powering change in education across the region.

The competition will culminate in an in-person pitching final at Bett Asia 2023, during which eight finalists will battle it out in front of a shark tank-style judging panel of experts.

Nominations are now closed



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