1Question selected to compete for $1m in prizes at ASU+GSV Summit

Ann and Isaac Elnekave, founders of 1Question

1Question, the world’s first mobile app that requires children to earn their screen time by correctly answering curriculum aligned questions, has been selected to The Elite 200.

Companies that were selected to compete in The Elite 200 represent the top pre-seed and seed stage startups within digital learning across the “Pre-K to Gray” space.

1Question will now compete for up to $1m in cash and prizes in San Diego in April at the ASU+GSV Summit, an education tech event by Arizona State University and GSV Ventures.

1Question makes the cut

1Question was selected from the largest application pool for the GSV Cup yet.

More than 175 judges from leading venture capital firms and strategic partners in digital learning like Accel, General Atlantic, Reach Capital, and Owl Ventures, among others, used rigorous criteria to determine the 200 most promising companies.

Issac Elnekave, the Co-Founder and CEO of 1Question shared some insights.

“To solve the screen time challenge, we need to stop thinking about the aggregate screen time but start thinking about the aggregate amount of productive screen time.”

“As compared to the sneaking of vegetables into a cake, 1Question is sneaking educational content, created by teachers and educators into your child’s screen time.”

“We are thrilled to be one of only two Australian EdTech companies selected to form part of the Elite 200 and we look forward to being part of a global cohort of EdTech innovators.”

1Question championing EdTech sector

Deborah Quazzo, the Managing Partner of GSV Ventures offered insights into this aspect.

“We’re at a critical time for the future of society. The pandemic has made it clear that education is on The Edge. On the edge of innovation, transformation and globalization.”

“We have always imagined a new era in which all people, globally, have equal access to the future and this year’s Elite 200 companies are emblematic of that global vision.”

“We are therefore extremely proud to name the 200 semifinalists in the GSV Cup competition and we look forward to having them pitch live at the ASU+GSV Summit.”

They serve learners from Pre-K to Gray, with companies distributed across the categories of Early Childhood, K-12, Higher Education, Adult Consumer and Enterprise Learning.

The 2022 Elite 200 continue to break barriers, comprised of a diverse and global group.

  • 58% of companies have female founders
  • 51% of companies have founders that identify as people of color
  • 44% of companies are based outside the United States

The GSV Cup is powered by Google Cloud, HubSpot for Startups, HolonIQ and GSV Ventures.

What is 1Question all about?

1Question is the brainchild of husband and wife entrepreneurs, Issac and Ann Elnekave, and was developed in Sydney, Australia during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown.

1Question is an app which gamifies screen time by engagement with educational content designed to master curriculum material as easy as learning the latest TikTok moves.

It has over 400 Australian shareholders following one of the biggest equity crowdfunding campaigns in Australian history ($1.94m), also achieved during Covid-19 lockdown.