Unity & GSV Venture Select iCivics Among Top 5 Winners of EdTech Creator Challenge

November 18, 2021

Today, iCivics was named one of the Top 5 winners of the Unity and GSV Ventures EdTech Creator Challenge, and one of the Challenge’s overall top 30 projects. 

The EdTech Creator Challenge celebrates creators who are leveraging 3D-powering immersive learning platforms and tools to advance the technical skills of the next generation and educational solutions to increase access to high-quality learning experiences.

iCivics was selected as a top 5 winner by a team of more than 60 internal and external judges, who reviewed and rated 250 submissions based on the following criteria:

  • People: Is the team inclusive, and what populations are supported by this organization? 
  • Product: Does this address a critical need and use real-time 3D technology in a unique way?
  • Potential: What is the traction and impact to date, and does this have global potential?
  • Predictability: What are the near-term milestones (financial and other), and are they achievable?
  • Purpose: What is the organization's mission and what are the impact goals? 

“We are thrilled to receive this honor,” said iCivics Executive Director Louise Dubé. “We remain committed to offering educators and students across the nation the kind of high-quality civic education necessary for the sustained strength of our constitutional democracy.” 

Along with each of the Top 5 winners, iCivics will receive $100,000 in funding from Unity and $10,000 worth of cloud computing credits from Amazon Web Services EdStart. Learn more about iCivics and the other winners that are empowering creators to change the landscape of education and support all learners.

Unity is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Creators, ranging from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and others, use Unity to make their imaginations come to life. We believe creators are changemakers. 

iCivics currently utilizes Unity’s powerful and flexible platform to develop its award-winning games. 

GSV Ventures is the leading edtech investment firm, funding $7+ trillion in the education technology sector across "Pre-K to Gray." With GSV and the EdTech Creator Challenge, we will empower creators to change the landscape of education to support all learners in expanding their professional and income-earning opportunities by accelerating the critical work of EdTech creators using Unity.