Are you building an EdTech product that could change the way people learn and teach in the MENA region?
If your answer is 'yes', then our Lab, powered by UCL EdTech Labs, is designed for you. We'll teach you how to build your business around your vision, ensure your decisions are grounded in credible evidence and your growth is sustainable and scalable, regardless of your niche or customers.
Our mission is to build accelerator programs that collectively help improve the way people learn all over the world, based on true academic methods and iterated through hundreds of entrepreneurs. We will guide you through our powerful and effective methodology to build successful learning and teaching products.
Who is this programme for?
Early Stage Startups (including pre-seed): become investment ready.
Advanced Startups (including Series A): prove and improve your business.
The application deadline is the 3rd. February 2023. The selection process and interviews take place on a rolling basis. The number of spots is limited.
We also have funds to invest in the best startups that successfully complete our programme.
Could that be you?
Our 6-week journey of training and mentorship from world-leading researchers and highly experienced mentors in education technology. All delivered in a mix of live workshops and online training
100% EQUITY FREE
We never ask for equity to join any of our programs so you retain control of your business. We are a non-profit program, created to bring about positive change to our ecosystems
Every member has access to the benefits provided by AWS Edstart
RESEARCHERS & MENTORS
Our experts are from the leading organisations and institutions with unrivalled levels of understanding in the learning and technology sectors
Become part of an exceptional ecosystem with a prolific focus and understanding of edtech in the MENA region and beyond. We have cultivated an online and real life community of peers who are happy to share their knowledge and support you during and after your journey in our program
You will be introduced to your peers and the experts you will meet during your journey to lift-off! Our induction is the first of many networking opportunities, the perfect melting-pot of the world's best talent.
You will learn a method already tried and tested by 400 founders. We train you on ways to scale and build impactful products. Our learning blueprint is a mix of entrepreneurial and educational research training.
Our mentors will provide you with coaching and support to make the right decisions, boosting your chances of success. We recommend regular one-to-ones with our world-leading experts to ensure our training methods are applied in the right way.
You will be given the opportunity to showcase your vision and business to our ecosystem of investors, philanthropists, policy makers and senior strategic partners. Our demo day presentations are the best in the industry!
We continue to provide support, guidance and mentorship to all our alumni and expect the same from you. You will continue to have access to our network and expect you to support those who go after you.
Vision, Mission & Purpose
When entering the world of entrepreneurship, we often hear the words Vision, Mission and Purpose. But what do they actually mean, how are they different and why are they important?
& customer development
Our business modelling approach provides you with the tools to grow a sustainable education technology business by ensuring you have the best product-market fit
Education technology research methods & ethics
You will be given an overview of research methods in the learning sciences, in order to understand the best way to start proving and improving your product
You will hear about the funding journey of experienced edtech entrepreneurs to understand the options for you, while learning the ways a successful startup raises money
PITCHING & sTORYTELLING
You'll learn how to successfully communicate with strong positioning and a clear narrative.Whether pitching for investment, selling to potential clients or presenting at an event.
UCL EdTech Labs is a pioneering accelerator aimed at helping innovators in educational technologies develop and grow truly impactful products and ideas. Its programme matches best practices in business and enterprise with academic research, developed in conjunction with UCL’s Institute of Education and School of Management, to ensure that effective teaching and learning methods remain at the heart of educational innovations.
Network & Resources - Our partnership opens up two way opportunities to help entrepreneurs build the next generation of online learning, analytics, and management solutions.