1Bi Foundation will accelerate NGOs and social businesses in education

The 1Bi Foundation program, supported by the Movile Group, will accelerate NGOs and social businesses in the area of education; find out how to participate.

Program selects projects to make basic education more inclusive; Registration closes until 7/31

To help combat educational inequality worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic, 1Bi Labs, an acceleration program for 1Bi Foundation —a social institution supported by the Movile Group and invested companies, such as iFood—, is selecting projects from NGOs and social impact businesses focused on increasing inclusive education opportunities for young people and minority groups.

In the third edition of this acceleration program, participants will have two months of online training and mentoring with professionals from Movile and its investees (iFood, Zoop, Sinch, SandBox, Sympla, Moova and Afterverse) and will compete for an investment of R$ 20 thousand. 

Initiatives that have been working for at least two years to complement basic education, with actions aimed at students in elementary school II, high school or youth and adult education (EJA) and that have free or low-cost projects, can participate in the acceleration.

Registration is open until July 31st, and can be done on the 1Bi Foundation website, on the 1Bi Labs page —where is also the program regulations. The selection of projects will take into account criteria such as the impact of the project in terms of the number of people who can benefit, its possibility of scale, regional diversity and the group's motivation to participate in the program.

“We know that educational inequality in Brazil worsened with the arrival of the pandemic. Therefore, in addition to focusing on technology teaching initiatives, we also want to learn about and encourage projects that are already finding ways to reduce these situations, whether through the use and teaching of technology or through more 'traditional' means, such as reinforcement during school hours and incentive with language courses”, explains Kelly Baptista, executive director of Fundação 1Bi.

What is the program like?

After registration, 15 organizations will be pre-selected to participate in individual interviews via videoconference, in which they will undergo an X-ray to identify their challenges. In the next stage, six will be chosen to undergo acceleration.

Those selected will undergo two months of acceleration and will present a prototype for resolving the pain identified in the interview. The winning project will be chosen based on the evolution of the challenge and the scalability of the solution.

To encourage new investment possibilities, representatives from technology companies will be invited to learn about the work of participants in the final presentation.

In the two previous editions, 1Bi Labs served 13 organizations and social businesses, indirectly impacting the lives of more than 3,000 people. The highlight of the first and second editions were, respectively, the WoMakersCode (NGO that inspires and encourages girls and women who want to make a career in technology) and the Programmers of Tomorrow, which supports young people from the periphery who want to enter the technology field.

Service – 1Bi Labs

What is it: program to accelerate education projects for minority groups

Registration: until 7/31 on the 1Bi Foundation website


From 11 to 31/7 – Registration

10/8 – Communication of pre-selected candidates 

11 and 12/8 – Interview of the pre-selected candidates 

15/8 – Communication of those selected

8/22 – Program kick-off 

10/25 – Final presentation (pitch)

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