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Pau Pavón, LEINNer at Teamlabs Barcelona wins Wise 20under20 award for the best education startup

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15 de June de 2022
  • 19 y.o. entrepreneur, Pau has been recognised in the EdTech category of this fifth edition of WISE, a prestigious European competition 
  • Pau Pavón is developing Examfy: a technology that uses optical character recognition and artificial intelligence to help teachers correct exams.
  • Mondragon Unibertsitatea has become a benchmark in the area of entrepreneurship and one of its hallmarks in entrepreneurial education is the Official Degree in Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation (LEINN).

 

Barcelona, 14 June 2022. Pau Pavón, founder of Examfy and LEINNer at our Barcelona lab (student of the LEINN degree at Mondragon Unibertsitatea at TeamLabs Barcelona), has been awarded in the EdTech category for the best education startup

WISE 20under20 is a prestigious European competition, which recognises the most promising 16-19 year-old entrepreneurs from all over Europe.

Pau Pavón is a 19-year-old entrepreneur and he is developing a technology that uses optical character recognition and artificial intelligence to help teachers correct exam papers. 

Every student can scan the exam with the mobile phone and share it with the professor. In the second place, Examfy analyses and puts in order all the exams of a class by name and grade. The application shares grades with students and parents. 

The project has its origins in the lockdown, during the pandemic, when, according to its creator, “the lack of technological development in the education sector became evident”. 

For this reason, Pau and his team started to develop a solution for a real need. 

The project is currently in the validation phase and they are in contact with schools in Catalonia, Madrid and Castilla y León, with the aim of carrying out the first tests at the end of this school year and launching a pilot test for the start of the school year in September. In addition, they are actively looking for innovative schools that want to join these tests to perfect the technology. 

Mondragon Unibertsitatea has become a benchmark in the area of entrepreneurship and this recognition confirms it. One of its hallmarks in entrepreneurial education is the Official Degree in Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation (LEINN), whose methodology is based on learning by creating real companies in teams while traveling the world. Currently, after 13 years since the LEINN degree began, Mondragon Unibertsitatea has an international community of more than 3,000 entrepreneurs, with more than 120 companies created in LEINN teams and laboratories in Irun, Oñati, Bilbao, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Berlin (Germany), Puebla (Mexico), Seoul (South Korea) and Shanghai (China). 

 

20 Under 20: Europe’s most promising entrepreneurs 

WISE is a global technology company that is building the best way to move money around the world. 

WISE launched 20 Under 20 five years ago, with the purpose to support the growing number of young entrepreneurs. 

The competition rewards Europe’s most talented young founders aged 16-19, including Pau Pavón in the 2022 edition. The jury, who chose the winners,was composed by a group of top-level investors and business experts, including the co-founder of Wise, Taavet Hinrikus; the President of Estonia (2016-2021), Kersti Kaljulaid; and Nadia Costanzo, Head of Banking for MEA and Latam at Wise, among others. 

Launching a company and expanding it is a big challenge.

The Wise 20 Under 20 competition offers young founders from all over Europe valuable experience and tools to prepare their businesses for the future. Prizes for all these young entrepreneurs include £1million commission-free transfers with Wise Enterprises, mentoring sessions with leading entrepreneurs, investors and experts, as well as networking opportunities with other finalists and judges. 

The finalists of this year’s 20 Under 20 competition come from 8 European countries, and they have presented to the jury different innovative solutions that reflect the concerns and interests of this generation. One of the most relevant sectors this year is physical and mental wellbeing, with companies dedicated to health monitoring, care for the elderly, care for patients with eating disorders and the sports industry in general. The development of solutions for a sustainable future is another of the growing trends, with initiatives such as a marketplace for sustainable and second-hand clothing brands or the manufacture of wooden toys, as well as the reuse of gas lamps for the production of watches.

 

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