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    We empower the next generation of Edtech entrepreneurs

     

    Make a difference. Join us to build impactful Edtech products.

     

     

     

  • Manifesto

    1. We are a European Edtech accelerator looking to support bold founders.

     

    2. We think the status quo is failing. The way we learn today is no longer efficient.

    We must use more active and personalized learning methods.

     

    3. We believe in the intersection of research, pedagogy & tech to build impactful Edtech products.

     

    4. We seek to support founders with a transformative approach to education and learning.

     

    5. We have been touring the global Edtech scene and have met hundreds of Edtech entrepreneurs. We understand their challenges.

     

    6. We know that startups are struggling to find and address all education stakeholders.

     

    7.We strongly believe in the importance for founders to have access to researchers in cognitive sciences amongst others.

     

    8. We are convinced that educators should be at the heart of any innovation, we have built a network of educators from across Europe ready to test, experiment and co-create products with founders.

     

    9. We are especially interested in founders working on 21st century skills, lifelong learning and personalization.

     

    10. We connect the global Edtech ecosystem from our HQ in Paris, Europe’s fastest growing startup & tech ecosystem.

     

    Are you a founder looking to transform the status quo? Join us.

     

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  • Our program

    Spend 10 weeks in Paris and learn with and from world-class entrepreneurs, investors, growth experts, researchers and educators.

    The deal is simple: 3-5% of equity in exchange for the program

  • Our Mentors

    A team of successful Edtech entrepreneurs & investors ready to mentor you!

    Mathieu Nebra

    Co-Founder at Open Classrooms

    FOUNDED IN 1999 AT AGE 13. NOW 3 MILLION MONTHLY ACTIVE USERS.

    "Building an Edtech startup is hard; I spent years scaling my company and finding the right model. I now want to share things I learned along the way with the most promising early stage entrepreneurs."

    Jamie Brooker

    Co-founder at Kahoot!

    FOUNDED IN 2012, LAUNCHED IN 2013 WITH 5 BETA USERS. NOW 70 MILLION MONTHLY ACTIVE USERS.

    "I joined LearnSpace as a Mentor because I like to support ambitious entrepreneurs and share what I learned while building Kahoot! & scaling it globally."

    Ben Wirz

    Partner at Brighteye Ventures

    A 50M€ FUND FOCUSED ON EDTECH.

    "As an Edtech investor who has been based in the US for the past years, I'd be happy to share my knowledge of the US Market and give startups some fundraising tips."

    You will also be able to spend some time with successful tech entrepreneurs, product experts and business angels such as Rémi Guyot, Head of product at Blablacar, Olivier Mathiot (co-founder & CEO of PriceMinister) and Gilles Chetelat (co-founder of StickyAds.tv).

     

    Your will also get the chance to be mentored by Heads of Learning at Google, Accenture, Carrefour, researchers from UCL, EPFL and more than 50 teachers & professors across Europe ready to open up their classrooms and experiment your solutions!

  • Our portfolio companies

    Teams we supported through our acceleration programme

    the one-stop shop to help students find and fulfill their dreams of studying abroad

    the solution for facilitating student engagement in digital learning environments

    the language-learning experience that situates language acquisition in cultural contexts

    the peer-learning tool to help groups share latent knowledge and co-create innovative solutions

    the online language-exchange platform for students in K12 schools

  • Our Team

    We are dedicated to the success of our companies

    Svenia Busson

    Founder & CEO

    🌎 Has a global expertise and large network in Edtech thanks to her Edtech Tours

    📓 Author of Exploring the Future of Education (2018)

    👩‍🎓 FU Berlin/HEC Paris

    Anne-Clémence Le Noan

    Teacher-in-chief

    🏫 Teaches French to 6th and 7th graders in Bobigny

    💡 Worked in various startups, SMEs and as a VC analyst

    👩‍🎓 HEC Paris/FU Berlin

    Anoop Bal

    Programme Director

    👩‍🎓 Worked for a VC fund + a university before

    💯 Has an extensive knowledge about EdTech and did an 'Edtech Master' at the CRI

    💪 Studied at the University of Oklahoma + the CRI

    Nawal Abboub PhD

    Research lead

    👩‍🎓 Holds a PhD in Cognitive Neurosciences

    🧠 Her research focuses on the human brain’s capacity to learn

    💪 Co-founded Rising-Up providing a scientific approach to rise human performance through training, consultancy & research

    Calliste Scheibling-Sève

    Research lead

    👩‍🎓 Is currently pursuing her PhD in cognitive psychology

    🧠 Her research focuses on the acquisition of critical thinking skills when studying math & science

    💪 Studied at HEC Paris/ENS Ulm

  • What is it like to be accelerated at LearnSpace?

    Hear from our startups & partners

  • Want to be part of LearnSpace?

    Send us a message. We'd love to hear from you.

  • FAQ

    Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about the LearnSpace acceleration program:

     

    1. Who can apply?

    Any European Edtech startup at pre-seed or seed stage with:

    (1) a strong and resilient team;

    (2) metrics to put forward, growing user base , defined business model;

    (3) a growing market within Edtech (K-12, Higher education and lifelong learning);

    (4) an innovative product or service.

     

    2. How to apply?

    Applications for our second cohort will soon be opened. You'll have to apply on F6S.

     

    3. Do you invest in startups?

    We don’t currently invest cash in our startups, but we have a strong network of investors (VCs and Business Angels) that are keen to invest in our portfolio of startups.

    Our promise is to give full support to our startups in their fundraising process both during and after the 10 weeks of acceleration.

     

    4. What happens after the 10 weeks?

    The support that we provide to startups selected to join LearnSpace will go far beyond the 10 weeks of the program. We’re fully committed to our startups’ long-term success and want them to see the LearnSpace ecosystem and network as a lifelong asset for their company.

    As part of the LearnSpace alumni network, we’ll continue to provide you with strong support and will be available at all times to introduce you to the right people and give you strategic advice and feedback.

     

    5. Why should I join LearnSpace?

    LearnSpace’s promise is to help startups achieve in 10 weeks what they couldn’t achieve in 10 months.

    Key benefits of the program include:

    • 10 weeks of acceleration with a strong focus on growth and execution

    • 1:1 coaching with world-class entrepreneurs, investors, growth experts, researchers and educators

    • Mentoring by researchers in residence in cognitive science, psychology and neuroscience

    • Free office space in the heart of Paris

    • Weekly masterclasses and events with leading Edtech experts, investors and entrepreneurs

    • Access to testbeds in K-12, Higher education institutions and large companies

    • Access to a strong network of investors across Europe as well as Demo Days in Paris, London and Berlin

    • Strong media and PR visibility

    • Access to the LearnSpace alumni network and ecosystem