xEdu runs two acceleration program for edtech startups per year: Spring (March – June) and Fall (September – December). The application period for the Spring program starts in December and the selection is done by the end of January. The application period for the Fall program starts in May and then, we select the best teams by the end of June. After participating in the intense 3-month program (including business modules, coaching tracks, events, mentoring, co-creation with schools and other activities), the startups continue to get benefits and support by joining the xEdu alumni network.


If the team is not ready for the acceleration program yet (company not established, no prototype, lacking team members with necessary skills), they can participate in the incubation activities co-organized with our partners (NewCo Helsinki, Helsinki Think Company, hackathons) and get prepared to apply for the acceleration period.