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The University for a Better Tomorrow Selected to the GSV Cup Elite 200

Laurel Martello

Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences Selected to the GSV Cup Elite 200

We'll join The Elite 200, an acclaimed list of semifinalists in The GSV Cup — the world’s largest pitch competition for EdTech startups run by female-led, multi-stage venture capital firm GSV Ventures. Companies selected to The Elite 200 represent the top pre-seed and seed-stage startups in digital learning across the “Pre-K to Gray” space. ToU will compete for up to $1M in cash and prizes in San Diego this April at the ASU+GSV Summit, the annual education technology event hosted by Arizona State University and GSV Ventures. 

We were selected from a global applicant pool of 750+ companies, the most extensive 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. CEO Christian Rebernik states:

"ToU is nominated for GSV Cup 2022, a $1M prize. Its mission is to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in the future. We're excited to be internationally recognized and shaping a better tomorrow."
Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences Selected for the GSV Cup Elite 200


The remote-first university for a better tomorrow 

Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences (ToU) is the first European start-up to launch a world-leading University focused on educating future generations to champion a more sustainable society by innovating earth-friendly solutions. ToU offers Bachelor’s Degree programs and a fully-accredited Professional Master Degree in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (SET). 

Our Co-CEOs Christian Rebernik and Dr. Thomas Funke, and founding partners Wandelbots, Share, and Tier Mobility are thrilled to introduce this revolutionary approach to education in the world. 


Why we’re here

We aim to help inspire future leaders in the climate tech space, which Bill Gates recently predicted will “produce 8 to 10 Teslas, a Google, an Amazon and a Microsoft” in an interview as part of the virtual SOSV Climate Tech Summit. There’s an immense demand for innovators who will produce the ideas and solutions needed in these changing times.

Large-scale change requires individuals to challenge the status quo. It is crucial to empower as many change makers as possible to achieve our mission. We strive to enable accessibility and equal opportunity as we aim for success at a scale fueled by rapid growth.


Our learning philosophy

Our remote-first University allows learners to build 21st-century skills in sustainability, entrepreneurship, and technology via online and real-world learning. 

We leverage the European innovation community to enable future talent to create sustainable solutions, focusing on impact and joint impact.

Our flexible learning method allows learners to take their education anywhere in the world. Learners from Europe, Africa, the US, Asia, and Australia are already studying our fully-accredited Professional Master in SET. Co-CEO Dr. Thomas Funke mentions:

“Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences is built to live up to and improve upon the original founding ideals of the greatest of all European universities — ideals that have unfortunately been abandoned by some of those very same institutions. We want to rectify this by continuously challenging ourselves to reach further, challenging our learners to accomplish more, and eventually challenging others to follow our lead. Coupling intellectual development with experiential learning, our platform is designed to grow the learners' competencies — the core of what learners need to solve the biggest challenges of our time — through a curriculum and challenge-based experience based on decades of scientific research on effective learning.” 


ToU works on a challenge-based learning method, which gives learners the opportunity to find solutions to real-world problems under the guidance of industry experts and mentors. Our learners develop the competencies needed in the 21st-century that will change our future and lead to impact-driven careers.

Learners have access to our innovative learning platform and are taught by mentors from organizations like Apple, Tesla, N26, Tier, Google, Share, Wandelbots, and Delivery Hero.

During the challenges, they receive and give feedback to their peers while receiving guidance from their mentor figures during immersive discussions. Theoretical knowledge and concepts are delivered in the context of these challenges as fast-paced, bite-sized, interactive learning sessions lasting around 15 minutes via a cutting-edge mobile-app. 

We use this learning experience because it is now accepted as the most effective way of learning, according to studies into active learning, meta-analysis, and their effectiveness. These studies include research from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) and the Stanford Project.


What we offer

Learners will select from one of our three Bachelor's Degree programs: B.A. in Responsible Entrepreneurship, B.A. in Sustainable Product Management, and a B.Sc in Artificial Intelligence & Sustainable Technologies. The Bachelor’s Degree programs are designed to be completed in three years. Delivered in English, the programs are 180 ECTS credits. We limit places in each program to 25 students. Our fully-accredited Professional Master’s Degree in SET is already launched, creating the innovators and leaders of tomorrow.

Learn more about the university for a better tomorrow 

Graduates are prepared to confront the challenges of tomorrow as aware and conscious actors and leaders. We invite you to learn more about our programs and join our community of empowered creators.

Learn more about us and our programs.

Laurel Martello

Create a Better Tomorrow

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