Focus on research-backed Edtech companies
Insights and trends:
👉 The World Bank advocates attention to five key principles for investing in EdTech: Ask why, Design and Act at Scale for All, Empower Teachers, Engage the Ecosystem and Be Data-Driven.
👉 Archipel Academy, a Zaltbommel, The Netherlands-based provider of a learning platform for organisations, raised €13M in funding. The round was led by Pride Capital Partners.
👉 Insider compiled a list of VCs that have done deals with the hottest Edtech startups.
👉 Where are all the students for technical courses? The lack of new talent is a big threat for the immensely important energy transition. [Article in Dutch]
👉 Why we increasingly use artificial intelligence in school. [Article in Dutch]
👉 Investment into European Edtech startups has more than doubled in the last year, making the region one of the fastest-growing globally. Check the full report here.
👉 Avans University of Applied Sciences is the first institution in the Netherlands to award Microcredentials. [Article in Dutch]
👉 Amsterdam’s top sector has long been a fintech oriented region, but Edtech is growing fast.
Initiatives organized by members & partners:
📣 AI technologies are shaping the educational landscape in different ways. The report Promises of AI in Education provides an overview of the educational landscape by analysing AI with concrete examples of existing applications in the educational context.
📣 Come join the Edtech co-working space at Marineterrein in Amsterdam. More information here or firstname.lastname@example.org
📣 The European Edtech Map by the Europen Edtech Alliance. Is your company not on the map yet? Be sure to add it now! If you're a Dutch Edtech member, you have the opportunity of adding more information to your submission.
📣 Our work with the European Commission on the New Ukrainian Schoolhub has been recognised in a comprehensive overview of the activities.
🗣 Check out this overview of all current Edtech-related jobs in the Netherlands.
Dutch Edtech Events (Members only):
Deep Dive Event: Selling to Higher Ed [SOLD OUT]
See more information here.
EEA Market Discovery Webinar: Spain 🇪🇸
Date: Mon 12 Sept 2022 5pm – 6:30pm (CEST)
More information coming soon. Members will receive an invite link.
Trade Missions & Conferences:
👉 Join the official Dutch delegation to Bett Asia 2022 (Bangkok, Thailand - late October) by expressing your interest via this link.
👉 Join the Edutech Awards at the conference (RAI Amsterdam, 5-6 October 2022). Startups may participate by submitting a 3-minute video pitch through a YouTube or content platform link through email to Bryan Fangg by the 15th of August. Entrants will be judged by the venture capitalist judging panel prior to the event. Top 5 winners for each category will be announced in September. Check the full list of requirements here.
👉 Want to go to the Edtech X Summit (Bielefeld, Germany - 24-26 October 2022), the official European Edtech Alliance conference FOR FREE? Get your tickets fast, will definitely be sold out soon.
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Peter, Ruben, Roel, Inna & Annet