2023 Cognativ Inc. Prize

14th annual Milken–Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition

“Skizaa, a venture that helps education leaders make real-time data-driven decisions by collecting and analyzing data from rural schools in Sub-Saharan Africa, won the $25,000 Cognitiv Inc. Prize.”

L. Michael Golden
Executive Director, Catalyst @ Penn GSE

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