Last Friday we were at Educate’s Demo Day and Edward Ceremony which took place at City Hall in the heart of London where we were honoured to have collected our very own Edward Award which was presented to us by the legendary Professor Rose Luckin.
Educate is a research accelerator programme for EdTech companies, based at UCL Institute of Education. This Demo Day saw 8 EdTech companies pitching to a panel of investors, and over 40 companies picking up an Edward after participating in the Educate programme and successfully applying real research in their ventures.
We were one of them!
The Educate programme operates on the idea that the EdTech industry has to be based on excellent business practice and academic research. When we began the Education programme, Fonetti was in beta phase of development. From then, Educate has aided us in gathering data, and now we have an Evidence Aware Edward, and a technology at the heart of our app which just keeps getting better and better.
Through Educate, we gained valuable data on product developments. We made improvements to the gamification element of the app, collected data on customer experiences and market value of Fonetti. And, of course, we were able to clearly evaluate the performance of our own speech recognition engine.
And right now, Fonetti is live in the AppleStore – you can access it here www.fonetii.com/signup!
Our experience with Educate has been better than we could have imagined. We’re over the moon to have been a part of it, and to be a part of the wider EdTech community. Read our founder and CEO Kim Antoniou’s thoughts on the programme here.
You can read more about the day from Educate here
Congratulations to everybody else completing the programme and thank you to Educate for such a smashing day!