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The 2023 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition Finals are taking place live in New York City on October 4th as part of EDTECH WEEK 2023! Save your spot to attend in person.

Can't make it to NYC? We'll be live streaming the finals for free (register for access).

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Announcing the 2023 Finalists

Congratulations to this year's finalists, who are using popular television series, real-time data, adaptive learning, and more to promote social-emotional learning, literacy, and educational access.

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College Guidance Network is a unique content platform with live programming plus on-demand resources designed to support school counselors, helping students and families navigate high school to post-secondary.

EdVisorly, Inc. is building a nationwide community college to university transfer platform, empowering aspiring community college students to connect with universities to boost enrollment success.

Skizaa Education helps education leaders make real-time data-driven decisions by collecting and analyzing data from last-mile schools, saving more than 90 days.

Storyshares is a mission-driven publisher focused on building a relevant, culturally inclusive, reflective, engaging, and inspirational global library filled with choices that transform striving readers into avid ones. 

Taleemabad is an all-day learning ecosystem that proves that improves student learning outcomes, upskills teachers through digital training, increases admissions for low-cost private schools, and standardizes classroom experience through structured pedagogy.

ThinkHumanTV is a social and emotional learning platform that leverages streaming media on sites such as Netflix and Disney+ to teach young people the science of emotions.

Unlocked Labs empowers and employs justice-impacted individuals to design and build technology that promotes human flourishing and enables decarceration.

Cash & Prizes

Since 2010, the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition has awarded more than $1.8 million in cash and prizes to education ventures making an impact through innovation. Each year, approximately $150,000 in cash and prizes are awarded to four winners. The 2023 Prizes include:

—Foundations of the Milken Families Grand Prize: $40,000

—Cognativ Inc. Prize: $25,000

—Magnitude Digital Prize: $10,000

—Audience Choice Prize presented by Osage Venture Partners: $5,000

Learn more about the competition rules and judging.

Our Sponsors

The Milken-Penn GSE EBPC is grateful to our additional generous and forward-thinking sponsors: