EVENT: #Croydon #TechCity education tech – Thursday 19th February at 7:30pm @3Spaceorg


By - Monday 16th February, 2015

Jonny Rose unveils the star lineup for this Thursday’s #Croydon #TechCity education tech event


Photo by Fluid4Sight, used with permission.

After the heady heights of January’s launch event with Lord Wei of Shoreditch, it’s back to the grindstone for Croydon Tech City: this month profiling the work of ed-tech startups that are using software to do interesting things in the realm of education!

To sign up to Thursday’s event at 3Space (5th Floor in Southern House, Croydon), please register here.

Vivi Friedgut (Founder, Blackbullion)

On a mission to enable students to take control of their financial affairs

Photo by Vivi Friedgut, used with permission.

Vivi Friedgut is a financial management expert who spent almost a decade managing the wealth of high net-worth families and individuals.

In 2012 she established Blackbullion, an education technology company committed to helping young people up-skill for the 21st century through better money management, employability and enterprise skills.

It is her ambition to ensure that through Blackbullion Online students develop the confidence, knowledge and skill to take control of their financial destiny and create an epic future.

Stefan Kiryazov (Founder, Lexicum)

On a journey to help 1.5 billion learners around the world master foreign language vocabulary

Photo by Stefan Kiryazov, used with permission.

Stefan Kiryazov is behind Lexicum:  a team of passionate individuals who want to help the 1.5 billion learners around the world with mastering foreign language vocabulary.

Language education is a huge market – more than $40 billion for English alone – yet most of this is spent on paper textbooks and tuition. Digital tools are proving massively successful and Lexicum provides a cheap tool specifically for building vocabulary that plugs into virtually any approach to learning languages.

Stefan has recently finished a fund-raising tour in Silicon Valley and will be sharing fresh insights on what it takes to raise funding and do business development in the education sector.

Michael Willmot (Co-founder of Knodium)

Enabling students and lecturers to collaborate on assignments

Photo by Michael Willmot, used with permission.

Knodium is collaboration tool that allows anyone at university to create and join communities based on their courses, project work, study groups or even just common interests.

Despite all the advancements in educational technology, Knodium co-founder and CEO Michael Willmott still felt that there was a gap that technology wasn’t fixing. Stuck on a piece of work at 1am, he realised that there was no decent way to reach out into his network of peers, or even into a broader network of people studying in his field. The idea behind Knodium grew from there.

And hear more from the Croydon Tech City team on its 2015 education strategy for the borough!


To attend the Croydon Tech City education special on Thursday 19th February at 7:30pm at 3Space (5th Floor, Southern House), please register here.

Jonny Rose

Jonny Rose

Jonny Rose is a committed Christian who has lived in the Croydon area for nearly twenty years. He is an active participant in his local community, serving at Grace Vineyard Church and organising Purley Breakfast Club, and was ranked "Croydon's 37th most powerful person" by the Croydon Advertiser (much to his amusement). He is the Head of Content at marketing technology company Idio, the founder of the Croydon Tech City movement, a LinkedIn coach, and creator of Croydon's first fashion label, Croydon Vs The World. Working on Instagram training and a Linkedin lead generation service. Views are his own, but it would be best for all concerned if you shared them. Please send your fanmail to: jonnyrose1 (at) gmail (dot) com

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