The 6th annual forum explores leading tech and VC trends in global innovation hubs:
U.K, China and Silicon Valley.
Join this funding workshop streamed live from Dumfries on 25th October. You will have an opportunity to hear from Green Angel Syndicate and explore whether or not your business might fit the syndicate’s investment criteria, as well as hearing how you might best refine your business plan so that it will meet their criteria. This seminar is free to attend, as part of an EU Interreg project, titled FREED, funded through the Northern Periphery and Arctic programme, and will be held from 10:00 to 15:30.
Green Angel Syndicate focuses on companies in the energy, sustainable transport, water, smart cities and wider green economy sectors. 12 September 17h30 – 19h30 BST.
Introductions - Nick Lyth
NatureSpace Partnership – Tom Tew
Estimated to be worth over £6 trillion, but with less than 3% digital penetration to date, the global education market is one of the few ultra-large industries yet to undergo a serious technological transformation. This remarkable opportunity has attracted serial entrepreneurs, world-class investors and ground-breaking approaches to how learning is administered, accredited and consumed. Macro trends such as the automation of white-collar work, increasingly competitive entry-level recruitment, and the rapid growth of student numbers worldwide (~1bn by 2035), have all presented further opportunities for educational technology innovation. LinkedIn’s acquisition of Lynda – the largest in LinkedIn’s history – is a prime example of the wave of many EdTech unicorns beating their way to the fore.
Welcome from Arjun Hassard of SyndicateRoom
Introduction from co-chair Rory Henson of EdTechX and from hosts this evening
David Lefevre of Imperial College Business School's EdTech Lab
Keynote 1: Ulrik Juul Christensen
Pitch 1: Lucy Stonehill of BridgeU
Pitch 2: Marc Zao-Sanders of Filtered
Pitch 3: Ben Caulfield of EEDI
Pitch 4: Charles Wiles of Zzish
Thank you from Tom Britton