Develop, test and launch your business in 54 hours!
- Are you working on emerging technologies that can be applied in education?
- Are you passionate about the next generation of educational tools and platforms at a global level?
- Do you have innovative ideas that can be used for creating the next generation of learning experiences?
Unveil new business opportunities with global potential for the next generation of educational technology at our upcoming Venture Creation Weekend!
Bring your enthusiasm and creativity, present your best ideas and inspire others to join your team.
You will receive feedback from our experienced mentors and pitch your idea to a panel of industry experts and investors to find out whether it is viable.
Participants of VCW DisruptEd are welcome to explore technologies in a range of areas including: speech, vision, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, mobile, gamification and others.
Who is it for?
- You have technology that can be applied to education
- You need to build a team or get advice from a mentor to develop your idea
- You have an idea and want to launch a business
- You want to join a startup
- You want to get inspired and to learn how to start your venture
- Learn by the act of creating
- Build a relevant network
- Founder dating: use the weekend to match up with a co-founder
- Find and build a team
- Learn how to launch a business
- Test viability of your idea and get feedback from mentors and judges
- Enjoy the buzz and have fun!
Watch a video on what Cambridge English are looking for at this Venture Creation Weekend
Hi, I’m Geoff Stead. I’m a director at Cambridge English. We’re part of the University of Cambridge and not-for-profit. And our whole reason for being here is English language. Teaching it, assessing levels, supporting teachers, that’s what we do.
So, my team, we’re an Ed Tech team. We particularly look at technology and how you can use technology to reach vast numbers of underserved learners or, perhaps, support teachers and teach them how to adapt to new technologies. Right now, my phone understands what I say.
Why not make use of that? Use a language processing piece as part of helping students practise and rehearse or improve their accent. We’ve got some fantastic systems online that can read your text and analyse them and give you feedback on the level of language you’ve used. And so why not use that to support and scaffold teaching? So that’s what we do.
And, particularly, right now, we’re very, very eager on trying to encourage the wider ecosystem of Ed Tech. So if you’ve got a startup, you’ve got some ideas, you’re building some technology piece around language learning, we’d love to hear from you, see if we can help.
At any moment in time, there’s millions of learners, across the world, all trying to learn English. A wide range of scenarios, classroom, sitting at home alone, refugees trying to adapt to a new land, the language you need to travel and study and work in other countries. And we’re interested in trying to support all of them. So if this interests you as well, come and talk to us.
Many thanks to AstraZeneca, who sponsored 10 free places for women on this Venture Creation Weekend.