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Pearson Business School on hunt for edtech start-up

Applications open to become Pearson Business School's first edtech incubator company

Posted by Rebecca Paddick | September 13, 2016 | Business

Pearson Business School has begun a search for an edtech start-up to become its first incubator company for 12 months from January 2017, entirely cost-free.

In return for donating a small amount of time each week to help Pearson Business School students learn about the realities of life in a start-up, the successful business will be based in the heart of a FTSE100 Company and provided with its own private room (for up to 4 people), collaborative space, super-fast Wi-Fi, accounting software and free access to regular business learning opportunities and networking events. There are no costs, no equity stakes, and no unwanted interference.

Pearson Business School’s new state-of-the-art location within Pearson Plc’s offices in Holborn, in the ‘MidTown’ district of Central London, will allow edtech businesses to work in a real learning environment surrounded by intelligent learners and resources – all within the largest education company in the world.

It’s a win-win situation – the business will receive access to our state-of-the-art facilities cost-free, while our students will get a taste of the realities of life in a start-up

Students at Pearson Business School routinely work on projects with organisations ranging from IBM, WPP’s Ogilvy and Unilever, through to brand new start-ups. Pearson Business School is part of Pearson College London, with programmes (in areas such as business management, entrepreneurship, accounting and law) designed, developed and delivered in partnership with leading companies. 


Prospective applicants can attend an open day on Tuesday 4th October to find out more. Applications are now open and the process will close on 18th October 2016.

Will Holt, Director of Pearson Business School, said: “With its unique tech, talent and academic ecosystem, London is the perfect place for an edtech business. We are delighted to be able to open our doors to one lucky edtech start-up. It’s a win-win situation – the business will receive access to our state-of-the-art facilities cost-free, while our students will get a taste of the realities of life in a start-up. This initiative is just the first of many that we will be launching as part of our start-up ecosystem.”

W: www.pearsoncollegelondon.ac.uk

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