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

Laurel Martello
Content Marketing & Social Media Manager

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 $1 million 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. Over 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 $1 million prize. Its mission is to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to take part 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. 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.” 

At ToU, we follow a challenge-based learning approach that lets learners tackle real-world problems with the guidance of industry experts and mentors. This helps them build the skills needed for impactful careers in the 21st century. Our learners get to use our innovative platform and learn from mentors at top-notch organizations like Apple, Tesla, N26, Tier, Google, Share, Wandelbots, and Delivery Hero.

Throughout these challenges, learners exchange feedback with their peers and engage in immersive discussions led by their mentors. Theoretical concepts are delivered in bite-sized, interactive sessions lasting about 15 minutes via our cutting-edge mobile app, all within the context of the challenges. This approach has been proven effective based on studies into active learning, meta-analysis, and their overall impact. Notable research from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) and the Stanford Project supports this innovative learning experience.
Choose your path from our array of Bachelor's Degree programs: opt for a B.A. in Responsible Entrepreneurship or a B.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence & Sustainable Technologies. Our Bachelor's Degree programs are meticulously crafted for a three-year journey. Taught in English, these programs comprise 180 ECTS credits each, with enrollment capped at 25 students per program. Meanwhile, our fully-accredited Master's Degree in SET has already taken off, nurturing the future innovators and change makers of tomorrow.

Learn more about the university for a better tomorrow 

Our graduates are equipped to face tomorrow's challenges as informed and mindful individuals, ready to take on roles as leaders. We welcome you to delve deeper into our programs and become part of our community of empowered innovators.

Laurel Martello
Content Marketing & Social Media Manager
Laurel Martello
Content Marketing & Social Media Manager

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