Scholas Labs

EDBRIEF: Pope Francis launches Scholas Labs EdTech Accelerator

Cross-published on EDUKWEST

As part of his project Scholas Occurentes Pope Francis announced the launch of Scholas Labs last week.

Scholas Labs is a four-month edtech accelerator program which offers support with fundraising, mentorship and product tests in the Scholas network. The accelerator is supported by several tech companies like Microsoft, Google and Grupo Telecom.

In September Pope Francis launched Scholas.Social, a global, multi-religious and multi-cultural network that aims to connect schools through collaboration, encounter and shared interest.

Scholas Occurentes is based on the task to create an online platform that would transform the way students learn. It is modelled after two projects he ran as Archbishop of Buenos Aires.

Further Reading

  • Startup Accelerator Scholas.Labs Announced by Pope Francis | Inquistr
  • Nasce Scholas Labs, l’incubatore di startup del Papa | Wired
  • Pope Francis launches Global Online School Network Scholas.Social | EDUKWEST


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