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A-Z Edtech Essentials! (+ Edmix Christmas party!)




The next Edmix event is returning to Tech City, East London - hosting an evening of 'A-Z Edtech Essentials'!

...These are services and supporting companies that you should be working with, whether you are an edtech start-up, early stage SME orestablished organisation!

We've selected some of the best supporting companies in the business who will be kindly sharing their time, helping you get to the next stage - advising you on stress-free steps towards a successful edtech venture.

Our speakers will be exploring their own specialist fields with you giving you a fantastic insight into the highs and lows of starting-up, raising seed and venture investment, and the support that you will need on your journey.

Whether you are a games-based learning startupvideo tutoring websiteassessment tech company, mobile app developer or ‘learn to code’ startup, come and join what will be a fantastic evening!

Speaker 1 - Tom Hall, Pearson 

Pearson is the world's leading learning company. Combining our deep experience in education with innovative technologies and digital delivery, we are committed to helping people learn more effectively, and make progress in their lives.

Tom Hall is Pearson’s VP Education Technology Partnerships and regularly travels the world to speak with exciting new edtech partners, and meet farsighted founders. Tom will be sharing his thoughts on domestic and international edtech markets and what makes for a winning distribution partnership.

Speaker 2 - Graham Hann, Taylor Wessing Law Firm

Graham Hann is a partner in Taylor Wessing's technology group and specialises in all aspects of intellectual property and technology law, with a particular focus on edtech.  

Taylor Wessing is a full-service international law firm, working with clients in the world’s most dynamic industries - with a dedicated Tech City office which focuses on UK and international tech start-ups and more established tech companies. 

Graham will be speaking about some of the key legal considerations for early stage edtech companies, in particular around the use of IP, technology and data.

Speaker 3 - Andrew Thraves, Group Strategy Director,  Granada Learning - and Chair of BESA

Andrew will be speaking about his experience at Granda Learning and also about the great work the British Educational Suppliers Association do - and why you should consider joining LaunchPad. 

Speaker 4 - Neil McKnight, Taylor Wessing Law Firm

Neil McKnight is a senior associate in the tax and incentives team at Taylor Wessing, with a particular focus on the tax treatment of start-ups and SMEs.  

Neil will provide an overview of the R&D tax relief scheme, outlining the key tax benefits and the main conditions to qualify.

Founders Top Five Tips

Two edtech founders will be sharing their top five tips. Short and sweet - and very helpful:

Charley Darbishire has written and developed some of the UK's best-selling revision guides and workbooks for CGP, and now with Educake for GCSE Science is on his way to making the brightest and best digital homework, classwork and revision curriculum resources.

BigFootTutors is an online market where tutors and students can interact and 1-2-1 lessons take place in a virtual classroom. 

As Founder Patrick Wilson, says "our model works like a live Ebay for education, where sellers (tutors) can set there own prices and sell lessons by the hour to buyers (students/parents).


We'll also be having festive drinks and mince pies! Come down and get to know one of the friendliest edtech groups in the UK.


Edmix are proud that BESA - the British Educational Supplier Association - are supporting the UK edtech community.

Please raise a glass courtesy of BESA and the great work they do - and consider joining their fantastic LaunchPad service for earlier-stage edtech companies: 

To find out more about LaunchPad, please contact:

5th December 2013
Hackney Community College N1 6HQ