Explanation about the competition

A national competition for startups that focuses on development of technological solutions that will allow teachers to promote personalized social-emotional learning during English and Science classes!

Join us and develop effective and scalable technology tools and solutions that will be implemented in dozens of schools in the next school year!

We are here to help you succeed!

The competing startups will receive:

NIS A launch grant of 100,000
Pilots in schools across the country
Mentoring and support by industry-leading professionals
International exposure to partners and investors
100% ownership of the venture
Assessment by an international research team
An opportunity to change the face of education
An opportunity to win one million shekels

Registration Criteria

A solution that allows teachers to impart social-emotional skills (SEL) to students

At least one personal and one interpersonal skill


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A solution designed to be used by teachers during English and Science classes for seventh graders

The solution may also be used by the students, but not instead of the teacher

A solution that allows to deliver a personalized learning experience

The personalization can be either in the learning subject or in SEL

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English or science teacher in the team / as team consultant

In order for the solution to be practical and implementable in classrooms, the development team should include an English or Science teacher

**Don’t worry! We do not expect that your solutions will contain all of these components upon submitting your application, and we are here to help.
The solutions will be implemented in classrooms in the 2022-2023 school year.

Should you have any questions, thoughts or concern, please contact us here below

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What will be the course of the competition?

December 2021

Challenge Launch

the registration opens and the revolution begins!

March 2022

Registration Ends

selection of about ten startups that will compete

April 2022

Challenge Begins

distribution of grants and opening of the accelerator

September 2022

Pilots’ Launch

the developed solutions will be implemented in 60 schools across Israel

July 2023

Announcing the winner

A prize of one million shekels

September 2023


implementation of the winning solution in dozens of schools in Israel's periphery

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I have a solution, but it does not meet all the criteria. Can I still apply?
Yes, as long as you present a clear business plan that shows how the solution will meet all the criteria of the challenge, and can be developed before the pilots will be launched in schools.
I have an idea, but I don’t have any partners. Can I participate?
Of course! Feel free to write to us and we will be happy to help you find partners.
Will I be charged with a certain share of the venture?
The venture will be under your full ownership and no share of the venture will be taken from you.
I want the solutions to be implemented in my school – what should I do?
You are welcome to contact us by email - contact@selchallenge.org.il

Competition Rules

Everything you need to know about participating in the competition.

Competition Rules