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Naturebytes wins Demo Day prize package after nail-biting ballot

Business Sector, Events, Investment / December 4, 2019

Naturebytes, an edtech company that uses technology to help connect people to nature and the environment, has walked away with a prize package worth £500,000 after a nail-biting ballot of participants at this year’s UCL EDUCATE Demo Day. But Steve Mowat, its co-founder, has admitted he couldn’t vote in the online vote – because his …

By Dorothy

UCL EDUCATE announces global expansion during its flagship Demo Day

Business Sector, Education Sector, Events, Investment / December 4, 2019

More than 200 entrepreneurs, investors and guests attended the second annual flagship UCL EDUCATE Demo Day on November 29, to watch eight of the UK’s leading edtech companies pitch for a prize package of more than £500,000. The three-hour event provided a perfect backdrop for major announcements about the future of Europe’s leading research-led accelerator, including …

By Dorothy

UCL EDUCATE launches Paris hub to boost the French edtech market

Business Sector, Education Sector, Education Select Committee / November 28, 2019

UCL EDUCATE is to launch its first international venture, EDUCATE France, to support French entrepreneurs and startups working on the design and development of evidence-based edtech. The programme is a partnership between the Département du Val d’Oise, CY Cergy Paris Université (a new higher education institution created on 1 January 2020 regrouping the University of …

By Dorothy

UCL EDUCATE Demo Day 2019: 8 London-based edtech companies pitch for over half a million pounds of prizes

Business Sector, Events, Investment / November 21, 2019

Eight of the UK’s most successful educational technology enterprises will be pitching for a prize bundle worth over half a million pounds, at UCL EDUCATE’s annual flagship Demo Day at London’s City Hall, on 29 November. It will showcase some of the best of UCL EDUCATE’s pioneering and leading edtech entrepreneurs who will demonstrate their …

By Dorothy

Why Investors Should Keep An Eye on EdTech

Blog, Business Sector, Education Sector, Investment / November 12, 2019

Education technology is currently one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors. Dorothy Lepkowska, UCL EDUCATE’s Communications Lead, looks at why investors need to take more interest in this burgeoning industry. When the Education Foundation launched its EdTech Vision 2020, it could not have predicted how far the industry would have come in the intervening years, …

By Dorothy

Making the most of Bett

Business Sector, Events / November 4, 2019

By Victoria Cameron, Account Manager with Mango at PLMR As innovators in education technology, you have first-hand experience with the rapid rate at which the market is growing. With this in mind, it is increasingly important that emerging edtech companies enter the market with a strong brand image and clear and concise messaging to help …

By Cleo Fatoorehchi

Stairway secures £1 million in seed funding to develop STEM teaching and learning

Business Sector / October 21, 2019

Stairway has announced a £1 million investment by Connect Ventures, backed by some of the UK’s most successful technology entrepreneurs. Stairway, which was part of Cohort 8 of the UCL EDUCATE programme and is a recent recipient of an Evidence-Aware EdWard, was founded by Charles Williamson and Olly Hunt with the aim of enhancing and …

By Dorothy

Tales Toolkit double Gold winner in Nursery World Awards 2019

Alumni News, Business Sector / October 9, 2019

Tales Toolkit, members of cohort 8 of the UCL EDUCATE programme, has won double Gold in this year’s Nursery World Awards. The company was a winner in the Prime Areas and Literacy categories in the publication’s World Equipment & Resources Awards. Tales Toolkit provides interactive, child-led resources aimed at early years, using easy to remember symbols …

By Dorothy

MyPocketSkill, creating enterprise opportunities for young people

Blog, Business Sector / October 3, 2019

Zara Ransley, co-founder of MyPocketSkill, explains how she came up with the idea for her product, and how the UCL EDUCATE programme helped to develop the company to its current success. Before I started MyPocketSkill, I would sometimes help out with school enterprise programmes. You will probably be familiar with this set up: kids are …

By Dorothy

UCL EDUCATE COMPANIES RUNNERS-UP IN PRESTIGIOUS GESAwards 2019 EDTECH SEMI-FINAL  

Alumni News, Business Sector, Events / September 19, 2019

Two UCL EDUCATE programme participants took the runner-up spots in the British semi-finals of the GESAwards 2019. Nature Bytes, which was part of cohort 8 and Ketka, from cohort 10, were among 12 of the top EdTech companies in the UK competing for a place in the global competition taking place in London, in January. …

By Dorothy

Tech businesses today have an imperative to be responsible with the data

Blog, Business Sector, Events / September 3, 2019

David Savage, founder of the Tech Talks podcast, has been interviewing tech entrepreneurs on his show for three years now, and exploring the challenges and opportunities that technology can bring to our lives, across any and every sector. David will bring his considerable experience to our panel of expert judges at the GESAwards UK semi-finals, on …

By Dorothy

Cutting through the noise with PR

Blog, Business Sector / August 28, 2019

By Victoria Cameron, Senior Account Executive with Mango at PLMR As a member of the EDUCATE cohort, you’ve already demonstrated your commitment to investing significant time and resources into research and development.  As your idea and product evolves, it’s time to think about how you will present it to your target audiences. Strategic communications play …

By Dorothy

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