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Dec 18, 2016

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This week we’ve got the second of a two part series on edtech trends at Websummit 2016. In this episode we hear from the founder of KUBO ROBOT, the winning start up of the entire Web Summit pitch competition on their startup which teaches coding without any screens, plus Nepalese start up Career Disha Nepal on career counselling for the young demographic of Nepal, the Keen Collective from Amsterdam on creating an ‘airbnb for learning’ - heads up some fantastic explosive of expletives during that interview - Volo from London on high quality volunteering to patch the skills gap, Amolingua on fast paced language learning from Russia via Edinburgh, and Lime Rocket of Australia on interactive gaming for Universities admissions departments.

  • Intro (0 - 5:30):
    Hello from Detective Dot (  Code: PODCASTSROCK)
  • Computing Celebration Event
  • Tommy Otzen, Co-Founder, Kubo Robot (3:52)
  • Inge Patsch, Founder of Career Disha Nepal (11:16)
  • Alette Baartman, Founder of Thomas en Charles and Keen Collective (17:41)
  • Lotis Bautista, Co-Founder, Volo Group (29:35)
  • Ekaterina Matveeva, Founder, Amolingua (40:26)
  • Filipe Lopes, Brightbooks (54:02)
  • Laura Lonsdale, Lime Rocket (01:02)

Sample Quotes: 

Inge Patsch, Founder of Career Disha Nepal:

Most of the Nepalese are extremely young. 34% are under 40 years old and many of them are the first to be educated at all.


Alette Baartman, Founder of Thomas en Charles and Keen Collective:

Companies should talk more to teachers because there are lots of beautiful things going on in the classrooms.




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