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General Assembly to be aquired by The Adecco Group

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2018
The Adecco Group (think HR and Recruitment solutions) have announced a definitive agreement to acquire General Assembly (think education and career transformation) for $412.5m. The acquisition aims to position the Adecco Group as a leader in the fast-growing up-/re-skilling segment, complementing it's existing solutions and creating significant synergies in Talent Development & Career Tr...
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Startup of the Week - Perlego

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th April 2018
Perlego - The EdTech startup which is on a mission to make textbooks more affordable via its innovative subscription service As we all know, studying can be an expensive business. And therefore anything which can potentially help students save some money ought to be welcomed with open arms - especially when it’s not only helping them save money but also helping them study at the same time.C...
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Catalyst for Change

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th March 2018
The Liverpool startup, Oh This Way, that's providing alternative education and training for creative people, bridging the gap between education and industry.  Older generations like to complain that the young are lazy and brought up wrong, and that this generation and then this generation will be the cause of the world ceasing to spin. But then along come people like Robyn Dooley to pro...
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Put Your Social Media On Hold

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th March 2018
Hold - the innovative mobile app that helps students focus in school and gives them the opportunity to get rewardsThese days, it’s rare to see anyone under 40 not glued to their phones. Whether we’re retweeting puppy videos, checking emails, or reading the news, a good portion of the day is, for a lot of people, taken up the little rectangle of knowledge. While it is a great benefit to...
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Building a business that solves a problem: what I’ve learnt about innovation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st January 2018
Brett Griffin, CEO and Founder of Pupil Progress, shares all on aiming to build a business that solves a real problem for teachers and what he has subsequently learnt about innovation."Back when I was a PE teacher, I overheard a student having what sounded like an argument with a fellow teacher in the corridor. I’ll never forget the words I heard that student say: “It’s fine, I g...
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HENRi@Nestlé aims to shape next generation agripreneurs and to empower better nutritional health

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th January 2018
Startups take note! Time is ticking to apply for two education and employability themed projects currently live on HENRi@Nestlé, the Nestlé innovation platform that partners with startups and entrepreneurs to create innovative, high-potential and scalable solutions to core social and business challenges. To address these challenges, the HENRi platform promotes a range of innovation ...
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The Workary wants to help make public libraries work

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th October 2017
We are liking the sound of The Workary, a group of co-working spaces across London that support public libraries by transforming under-utilised space into affordable 'work' & 'life' spaces for local startups, entrepreneurs and residents. Facilitated by London based Wimbletech CIC, this social impact project works in partnership with local Councils to transform under-utilised library space int...
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Startup of the Week - School Space

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th October 2017
As we all know, financial challenges can be one of the biggest issues our schools have to face these days. Between budget cuts and lack of resources they certainly don’t have it easy. That however need not necessarily be the case, thanks to our latest startup of the week. School Space is an innovative social enterprise which is focused on helping schools generate extra income from their exi...
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Synap - the app to help you study

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th September 2017
The human brain, powerful though it may be, forgets up to 40% of information just 20 minutes after we have learned it. After one week, this becomes 80%. This makes study and revision frustrating and leaves you with the sense that all the time you’ve spent doing just that has been wasted. Worse still, it can leave a student feeling as though they have somehow failed if they don’t come a...
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Startup of the Week - Tutora

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th September 2017
The academic term may have just started once again but many students and parents alike will already be thinking of the year end results. Getting a little extra support in the form of additional tuition may become an absolute must. Of course finding a suitable tutor to provide that support can be a challenge in itself. That however need no longer be the case thanks to our latest startup of the week...
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