Speed-dating – a new type of investor networking

hatThere’s no denying that the education technology sector is growing rapidly, and we, at Nesta Impact Investments, are passionate about supporting its growth and the ecosystem developing around it. Over £1bn has been invested in technology in UK schools in the last five years and there are no signs that things are slowing down. Indeed, the recent BBC Radio 4 series, My Teacher is an App highlighted the potential that technology offers education and how it could transform teaching.

So we are determined to find and back the best talent, the most innovative ideas, and the most effective products.

As part of this, we are delighted to announce we are co-hosting an event with Edmix as part of the Edtech Season that has recently been launched by Emerge Education, in partnership with Eton College and Saïd Business School.

Our Edtech-Investor Speed Date evening is dedicated to introducing Edtech businesses to investors, accelerators, and industry experts in the sector, to give them a more direct, personal way of connecting with them.  Just like traditional speed-dating, businesses will be given the opportunity to spend three minutes with each investor to present their business and swap business cards.

Investors attending include Nesta Impact Investments, Bethnal Green Ventures and Orange Start-up Ecosystem. There’s no prize or financial incentive; this is a chance for investors to connect with great teams and explore exiting new products.

We’re expecting high attendance, so anyone interested needs to apply. Please read the application procedure and get in touch as soon as possible to secure your place. Short-listing is on a first come, first served basis.

Look forward to seeing you there!


By Isabel Newman - Nesta Impact Investments