Our friend Edward Baker of Edmix put together an EdTech Startup Pavillion for Bett Show in London again this year.
I interviewed Ed back in December prior to the Bett and if you’re interested to learn more about what he and Edmix do, I invite you to read the interview.
At the EdTech Startup Pavillion I got a glimpse what UK-based education startups are building. I mostly spoke with founders who develop for teachers and schools which is not surprising as this is the biggest visitor group BETT attracts each year. I also saw quite some startups in the video vertical, ranging from the player/platform itself, over a YouTube-esque solution for teachers with additional analytics and also video in a more professional context to train employees.
Winter time is a very edtech conference heavy period of the year. Just when you have left Online Educa in Berlin you can pack your bags and leave for the annual BETT Show in London.
Next year (next month) will be particularly exciting for me as EDUKWEST has partnered with Edmix, a leading education technology community in the UK. EDUKWEST will not only cover the startups at this year’s EdTech Pavillon but I will also give an outlook on what we at EDUKWEST see as the emerging education trends for 2014.
Besides giving 40 edtech startups exposure in the EdTech Pavillon at on one of the biggest global education trade shows, Edmix will host the EdTech Innovator Award, a pitch competition with a £10.000 price pot in-kind value support by Pearson, Leaf Investments and Taylor Wessing.
To give you a better idea of what is happening in London’s edtech scene, what role Edmix plays and what you can expect from the BETT Show in January, here is an interview with Edward Baker, the founder of Edmix.