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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

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

UCL EDUCATE hosts impact workshop for top global EdTech developers

Business Sector, Events / June 18, 2019

UCL EDUCATE has kicked off London EdTech Week with a workshop for some of the world’s best EdTech start-ups and entrepreneurs. Representatives from more than 30 countries descended on its headquarters at the UCL Knowledge Lab for the Future Ideas Summit and an afternoon of discussion, collaboration and networking, ahead of today’s EdTechXGlobal’s Global SuperLeague …

By Dorothy

UCL EDUCATE convenes international summit for EdTech companies in London

Business Sector, Events / June 17, 2019

The UCL EDUCATE programme is convening an international EdTech Summit for 70 companies representing 37 countries globally, kicking off London EdTech Week, today (June 17). The Future Ideas Summit brings together EdTech founders, innovators, corporate executives, educationalists and investors from around the world to network, debate and look at how the technology landscape will evolve …

By Dorothy

UCL EDUCATE becomes a partner in the world’s largest EdTech start-up competition

Business Sector, Events / June 11, 2019

UCL EDUCATE has become the national partner in the GESAwards, the biggest EdTech start-up competition. GESAwards was set up five years ago by MindCET (Israel) and is a joint venture between partners from six continents, involving 17 regional EdTech clusters with a network of more than 2,500 companies. It provides opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators …

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

International Women’s Day: Girls need better role models and a technology curriculum that appeals to their interests, say female EdTech entrepreneurs

Business Sector, Education Sector, Government & Policy / March 8, 2019

More girls would be attracted to the EdTech industry if the school curriculum appealed to their interests and strengths, and if they had better role models, some of EDUCATE’s leading female entrepreneurs have said. Commenting on International Women’s Day, they said girls were often put off from careers in science and technology because of gender …

By Dorothy

UCL EDUCATE programme short-listed in prestigious London Business Awards 2019

Alumni News, Business Sector, Events / February 13, 2019

UCL EDUCATE has been short-listed in the inaugural London Business Awards. The programme has been named in the Ambassador Category, under the Paying it Forward sub-heading. The London Business Awards recognise the accomplishments of businesses and key individuals based in the capital over the past year. The Paying it Forward Award recognises an individual or …

By Dorothy

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