EduGrowth’s annual LaunchPad Business Start business plan competition is designed to drive innovation within the Education Technology and Innovation sector.
Applicants are asked to submit ‘Business Plans’ which need:
- to be innovative;
- to address the education sector;
- to clearly articulate the impact;
- to demonstrate the effectiveness of the business idea; and
- to prove a clear understanding of the market.
In 2018, three key themes emerged from the submissions.
Innovators across the country were focused on a few really critical problems, and the submissions identified broad and varied approaches to tackle them. The themes were:
- Bridging the gap between formal education and employment. Particularly, giving students the experience necessary to operate effectively in a working environment.
- The need to make STEM education more engaging to develop a generation of critical and creative thinkers.
- Making data more accessible to educators to improve their productivity and better implement interventions.
It’s great to see our 2018 finalists continue to progress their edtechs 12 months on; their submissions and innovations for the sector are exceptional and we wish them continued success on their edtech pathway.