New UK Edtech Accelerator Announces First Cohort

EMERGENT: When one incubator wraps up, another begins. Emerge Education, the London-based edtech accelerator launched in October 2013, announced its first cohort. Three of the companies are from the UK, two from Bulgaria, and one from the U.S. Over the next 14 weeks, they will run beta tests with the program's 25 education institution partners and get biz and product development mentorship from the likes of Conrad Wolfram (from WolframAlpha), all in preparation for a Demo Day on April 14.

  • EdHub: One place to login, manage and run all educational apps for primary and secondary school teachers.
  • Ellumia: Mobile-first course-platform that enables delivery of any learning content in an adaptive, social and self-directed environment.
  • Lexicum: Personalized vocabulary trainer that remembers the context in which the user first encountered new words.
  • Sixth Domain: Helps schools record and communicate good and bad behavior to students, parents and other teachers, which measurably improves student behavior.
  • Learned By Me: Connects top language teachers from emerging markets geographies with language learners for high-quality, affordable one-on-one tutoring sessions over Skype.
  • NurseryBook: Increases parent involvement in their children’s education by enabling nurseries to track and share daily updates about children’s progress.
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