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Boki | 2019
Presenter: Federico Bello
Uruguay’s Boki, an educational digital tool designed to improve a child’s learning experience and enhances their enthusiasm, was named the winner of the V2 international track over two other entrants.
“We combined software, pedagogy, video games and the publishing world to create Boki,” the creators stated. “Boki can be understood as an educational tool, including fun, challenging activities and exercises which help children learn in a playful and interactive way.”
Boki, pitched by Federico Bello, qualified through a Latin America track competition co-hosted by USD and Uruguay’s Universidad ORT in Eden, Uruguay, last month. Teams representing a network of business schools from Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Peru competed in it.
Overcoming some initial public speaking nervousness on USD’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre stage, Bello shared Boki’s business model and then spoke with and answered questions from the three-person international angel investors panel of Ramon Toledo, Navid Alipour and Wolf Bielas to improve Boki’s outlook.
“I was very happy when we knew we had won,” Bello said. “Our experience here was great. We were able to meet a lot of people, receive feedback and recommendations that can help us grow and be better in the future.”
Having an educational and fun product that can stimulate enthusiasm for learning is always an appealing business idea. “Children’s education is a problem worldwide and we hope to improve it. This is a good opportunity to work with children and to increase the market.”
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