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EasyPeasy enters partnership with the LEGO Group to support home learning

Business Sector, Education Sector / July 5, 2019

EasyPeasy has announced an exciting new partnership with the LEGO Group, to work on innovations to support home learning for two to five-year olds. EasyPeasy, which was part of cohort 4 of the UCL EDUCATE programme and is a recipient of an Evidence-Applied EdWard, supports children’s school readiness skills by improving parent engagement and building …

By Dorothy

GUEST BLOG: MyPocketSkill finalist in Tech Crunch Europa Awards

Blog / June 26, 2019

Zara Ransley, co-founder of MyPocketSkill, discusses the company’s recent success as finalists of the Tech Crunch Europa Awards. We were absolutely thrilled last month to discover that we are finalists for Tech Crunch’s Europa Awards. The Awards are highly regarded in the startup circuit and celebrate the most ambitious and innovative tech companies from all …

By Dorothy

Musemio founder announced as Sky Women in Tech Scholar

Business Sector, Virtual & Augmented Reality / June 26, 2019

Olga Kravchenko, co-founder of Musemio, part of the UCL EDUCATE programme over last winter, has been named as one of this year’s recipients of a £25,000 scholar scheme with media giant, Sky. The Women in Tech Scholar funding will help Olga (pictured left), and co-founder Kaitlin Fritz, to develop their business and give them access …

By Dorothy

GUEST BLOG – What’s the ‘secret sauce’ of the UCL EDUCATE programme? Murray Morrison, creator of Tassomai explains

Blog / June 12, 2019

We have been delighted to hear the buzz around our new feature development at Tassomai: targeted teaching videos for students that tailor to their specific needs – a personalised revision tutor available to any student in the country. We have evidence that these videos have an immediate impact on attainment and, more importantly, a significant …

By Dorothy

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation names MyCognition as a leader in the field of cognitive function and education

Alumni News, Education Sector / June 4, 2019

One of UCL EDUCATE’s most successful companies has been named by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as leading in the area of cognitive function in education. The accolade was part of a recent review of the technology sector dedicated to the measurement and improvement of cognitive/executive function in education. MyCognition was a participant of …

By Dorothy

Writing a press release? Tips on getting it right and how to attract the attention of journalists

Blog, Business Sector / June 4, 2019

Publicising your company to the media, and dealing with journalists, can be daunting and time-consuming, often with little return. Dorothy Lepkowska, EDUCATE’s Communications Lead, offers some tips on how to write and follow up press releases, to maximise your chances of coverage. Be strategic. Consider why you want to publicise your work and what impact …

By Dorothy

Tassomai to launch personalised research-led intervention videos for students with knowledge gaps in science

Artificial Intelligence, Business Sector, Education Sector / May 16, 2019

One of UCL EDUCATE’s most successful companies has launched a revolutionary learning intervention, after research showed it helped students fill in the gaps in their science knowledge. Tassomai, which uses quiz-based online learning, is to offer short video clips to students who lack knowledge in specific science concepts. Its algorithm will work out where the …

By Dorothy

Looking for a funding boost? Here’s how to pitch to investors (Part 2)

Blog, Business Sector / May 7, 2019

In the second blog of this two-part series, UCL EDUCATE’S Business Lead, Koby Yogaretnam, gives a few pointers on how to make your business funding pitch stand out and be more successful. In the first part of this blog, we looked at some of the practicalities of preparing and submitting a successful funding pitch. Here, …

By Dorothy

Need a funding boost? The dos & don’ts of pitching to investors (Part 1)

Blog, Business Sector / April 30, 2019

While some entrepreneurs will have private means to develop and grow their companies most are likely, at some point, to need help from investors. UCL EDUCATE’s Business Lead, Koby Yogaretnam, who has sat at both ends of the table as an investor and entrepreneur, offers tips on how to make your pitch stand out from …

By Dorothy

International Girls in ICT Day 2019: Females still being told tech is for boys and to “grow some b*alls” as annual campaign aims to attract more girls to the industry

Business Sector, Events / April 25, 2019

Girls and young women considering a career in ICT need to be determined and bring their creative skills to the sector, female participants on the UCL EDUCATE project have advised. Speaking on International Girls in ICT Day 2019, some of the programme’s most successful and inspirational technologists and entrepreneurs, have revealed how they were often …

By Dorothy

With London EdTech Week just around the corner, it’s a good time to review your marketing and communications, says Cleo Fatoorehchi, UCL EDUCATE’s marketing lead

Blog / April 4, 2019

However long you’ve been involved in the EdTech world, it soon becomes clear that the sector has its own rhythm – and a cycle that revolves chiefly around the Bett Show in January, and London EdTech Week in June. If you have a product to launch, a strategy to announce, or a service to test …

By Dorothy

Wizenoze makes the final of the Next Billion EdTech Prize in Dubai

/ March 11, 2019

Wizenoze, one of UCL EDUCATE’s participating companies, has been chosen as a finalist for the Next Billion EdTech Prize. The UK-based startup will be one of 30 to travel to the Global Education & Skills Forum in Dubai to compete in a pitch competition that recognises leading EdTech startups making an impact on education in …

By Dorothy

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