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Lara Crivelaro
Educbank is the world's first k-12 fintech, designed to allow access to capital for schools in LatAm

Educbank

location_on Brazil
Most of Brazilian schools don’t have access to capital, which causes financial instability and lead to high delinquency rates. Consequently, educators end up overwhelmed with administrative and financial tasks, compromising time and budget that should instead be dedicated to what matters most: educating. Educbank transforms this reality so that everyone can be at their best.
Danilo Costa, Founder
Education sector in Brazil urgently needs access to capital. Educbank was born to solve this problem. Our goal is to increase by 100% Brazil access to high quality education in ten years.

Danilo Costa, Founder

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Anyone can submit their innovation to HundrED Open. All information on this page is provided by the innovator and has not been checked by HundrED. Innovation page has been created by Lara Crivelaro on March 3rd, 2021
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Innovation Overview

LEADERS
Target Group
20 000
Children/Users
1
Country
2020
Established
For-profit
Organisation
140
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Updated on September 3rd, 2021
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Why did you create this innovation?

Private schools in Brazil face a specific economic problem: their delinquency rates compromises their cash flow. This can be said to all business but the specific issue is that here schools are an essential service by law. They can't be interrupted from day to night. Educbank tries to solve this by acting as a creditor that covers monthly tuition fees that are not being paid by parents.

How does your innovation work in practice?

Our solution currently addresses this problem by guaranteeing that schools will receive their Monthly tuition for their enrolled students, even in cases where their parents are facing financial difficulties. We understand that education is an essential route to transform social realities. Our solution is based on evidence indicating that middle and lower class families which can still pay for a private school in Brazil might not be able to do so for much longer, due to consistent increases in school costs that are being allocated to families, and due to adjustments that are consistently higher than oficial inflation. On the other side of this relation, schools are also seeing their time and administrative capacity overburdened by tasks remotely connected to their highest end, that is, teaching.

How has it been spreading?

Our main achievement as of today is to see our partnered schools more disburdened from tasks that aren’t connected to education. Also, to directly contribute to their learning curve in developing more efficient financial solutions for themselves, basing on our tools designed for them. We can say, in a nutshell, that our aim is to make schools better understand themselves in what concerns their financial issues. For the next few years our main goal is to build a platform that can withhold our scalability endeavour: to reach thousands of schools in our country.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

You can reach us on our website directly with whatsapp or by submitting a pre-form. Since our service involves (to some extent, but not only) access to credit, the school should apply for a homologation trial based on our algorithm (currently in developmental phase). With this tool we can measure the schools default rates and build our proposal on top of that.

Milestones

Achievements & Awards

April 2021
LSE Ambassy in São Paulo
March 2021
Winners of the LSE Generate Competition Lent Term 2021
March 2021
Innovation page created on HundrED.org
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Guiding Questions for replicating Educbank model
In this set of questions we provide four coordinates that an entrepreneur should observe in order to assess some degree of scalability, social impact and direct results of our product in his or her country of origin.
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