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FOR our TORONTO ACCELERATOR

Are you building an edtech product that could change the way people learn and teach?
If your answer is 'yes', then our accelerator, supported by Knowledge Hook, is designed for you. We'll teach you how to clarify your vision to see a real positive impact while building a business that succeeds, regardless of your niche or customers. Our program requires a $500 investment to partially cover our time and technical investment in it, but we do have a number of fully and partially funded places available, thanks to Knowledge Hook.

Our mission is to build accelerator programs that collectively help improve the way people learn all over the world, based on true academic methods and iterated through hundreds of entrepreneurs. We will guide you through our powerful and effective methodology to build successful learning and teaching products.

Program benefits

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12-WEEK

PROGRAM

Our 3-month journey of training and mentorship from world-leading researchers and highly experienced mentors in education technology. All delivered in a mix of live workshops and online training

100% EQUITY FREE

We never ask for equity to join any of our programs so you retain control of your business. We are a non-profit program, created to bring about positive change to our ecosystems 

MEMBER PERKS

Every member has access to a million dollars worth of free and discounted services that are hand picked to help businesses scale

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RESEARCHERS & MENTORS

Our experts are from the leading organisations and institutions with unrivalled levels of understanding in the learning and technology sectors 

COMMUNITY ACCESS

We have cultivated an online and real life community of peers happy to share their knowledge and support you during and after your journey in our program

Accelerator journey

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Step 1

 

You will be introduced to your peers and the experts you will meet during your journey to lift-off! Our induction is the first of many networking opportunities, the perfect melting-pot of the world's best talent. 

Step 2

 

You will learn a method already tried and tested by 400 founders. We train you on ways to scale and build impactful products. Our learning blueprint is a mix of entrepreneurial and educational research training.

Step 3

 

Our mentors will provide you with coaching and support to make the right decisions, boosting your chances of success. We recommend regular one-to-ones with our world-leading experts to ensure our training methods are applied in the right way. 

Step 4

 

You will be given the opportunity to showcase your vision and business to our ecosystem of investors, philanthropists, policy makers and senior strategic partners. Our demo day presentations are the best in the industry!

LIFT OFF!

We continue to provide support, guidance and mentorship to all our alumni and expect the same from you. You will continue to have access to our network and expect  you to support those who go after you.

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curriculum overview

Vision, Mission & Purpose
When entering the world of entrepreneurship, we often hear the words Vision, Mission and Purpose. But what do they actually mean, how are they different and why are they important? 
Business modelling

& customer development


Our business modelling approach provides you with the tools to grow a sustainable education technology business by ensuring you have the best product-market fit
Education technology research methods & ethics

You will be given an overview of research methods in the learning sciences, in order to understand the best way to start proving and improving your product 
sUSTAINABLE FUNDING

You will hear about the funding journey of experienced edtech entrepreneurs to understand the options for you, while learning the ways a successful startup raises money
PITCHING & sTORYTELLING

You'll learn how to successfully communicate with strong positioning and a clear narrative.Whether pitching for investment, selling to potential clients or presenting at an event.

our partners

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Product and Growth - Together, we will bring the renowned expertise of the faculty to the learning innovation space.

Many essential technologies originated from studies and work at UCL, including the rapid production of vaccines, fibre-optic communications (for which a share of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded) and the Internet infrastructure.

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Impact & Support - We will continue the application of the World's foremost education research centre to our participants.

The IOE's research addresses society's most important challenges and their teaching inspires leading-edge research and knowledge creation.

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Innovation and Network - Our home workspace and innovation team in the heart of Toronto — where some of the most ambitious and flourishing new businesses in Canada are based.

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Technology & Growth - A premium global innovation hub for startups, corporations, and individuals seeking innovation and accelerated growth.

 

OneValley means we can offer a highly curated, immersive experience brings together the brightest minds from all over the Global Silicon Valley.

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Network & Resources - Our partnership opens up two way opportunities to help entrepreneurs build the next generation of online learning, analytics, and management solutions.