Another Edtech Accelerator Emerges in London

BIG BEN RISING: London bridges are going up in the UK edtech ecosystem. In September, the Edtech Incubator announced a program designed specifically for teacher-innovators. This month, Emerge Venture Lab, a startup accelerator launched out of Oxford University's Said Business School and Hub Ventures, announced its own program: Emerge Education. Terms are standard: in return for 6 to 10 percent equity, entrepreneurs get a £15k living stipend, office space, weekly classes and mentorship from CEOs and founders of European edtech companies like Mendeley, Busuu and Memrise. Startups will also be able to integrate their tools with London-based Arbor Education's learning management system, with an "international customer base of schools from infant to college." Applications for the first three-month program, which will begin in January 2014, are open through November 17.

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