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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

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

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