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Crowdfunding Opportunities in Schools and Education

Role Models aims to encourage a generation of children in becoming the best they can be with their well-being, their relationships and their own sense of purpose. The company is planning to do this by teaching approximately a million children globally on how to interact well, cooperate effectively, solve problems creatively, think critically and manage brilliantly. Role Models offers three different services: UK Life Skills Courses, International Life Skills Courses and Creative Childcare. The company is planning to launch life skill webinars and an affordable online animation package for its users.
investment: £480,000 target: £120,000 pre-money valuation: £2,985,590
status: Stretch 10 days
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Assisting students to write outstanding essays by suggesting tailored improvements. Currikula helps students by offering in-depth feedback on their work from the content to the structure, including finding suitable references for their bibliographies. The feedback feature requires a subscription, yet references and analytics checks are free. Students have the option of paying per essay for feedback, or paying a quarterly fee for unlimited reviews.
investment: £150,649 target: £130,000 pre-money valuation: £1,624,745
status: Funded
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Gooseberry Planet has developed a number of unique apps to teach children about online safety through gamification. The idea was devised in response to a perceived gap in the way children are thought about online safety in school. In a familiar game, children are presented with live scenarios and the consequences of their responses to them, all in a virtual world. Companion teacher and parent apps and support materials allow teachers and parents to monitor progress and to discuss the scenarios and the children’s responses.
investment: £44,501 target: £20,000 pre-money valuation: £165,701
status: Expired
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Premium Stay Nimble Schools and Education SEIS
A certified educational service to help millions learn new skills to acquire the careers they desire. Stay Nimble delivers its service via a SaaS platform, which is comprised of various types of content to help job hunters gain access to different industries and fields of work. The information available has been developed by performance coaching experts that have worked with Olympians and Paralympians, to help those that need guidance on dealing with change. In the last 4 months, Stay Nimble has over 1,000 visitors accessing the website every month with 150 members on the platform and more than 500 users have signed up to the company's regular newsletter. On average, a member registers to Stay Nimble every day. Revenue streams will consist of a paid tiered subscription service with premium features and a partner referral scheme.
investment: £172,850 target: £150,002 pre-money valuation: £849,946
status: Expired
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Like To Be connects students and professionals for impartial, real world, online careers advice. Like To Be links the classroom with real people and real careers. Employers can create online mental profiles to give insight into what its like to work within their profession. 
investment: £3,950 target: £150,000 pre-money valuation: £1,350,000
status: Expired
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Teaching children the value of cash in a cashless society. gohenry aims to communicate to children between the ages of 6-18 how to earn, spend, save and learn in a digital banking world. The company has more than 550k active members across the UK and the US and generated revenues of £6.1m in 2017 with a YoY growth of 115%. The main source of revenue is a membership fee charged monthly to parents for activating a child bank account.
investment: £6,040,380 target: £2,000,000 pre-money valuation: £58,039,908
status: Expired
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CLASSROOM MEDICS LTD Schools and Education
Classroom Medics visits schools, colleges, universities and events to show students and visitors the opportunities that science can bring. The company’s aim is to inspire and engage students in medical and sports science to help them make more informed decisions about their health, career choices and future aspirations. The team does this by taking a real hospital or sports science lab into schools (and events) for students to experience using the equipment from these sectors. The company, which was established back in 2009, has become one of the top science engagement companies in the UK and has been contracted to work with the BBC on five separate occasions featuring as part of: The One Show Roadshow, Bang Goes the Theory, Blue Peter, Star Gazing Live and BBC Food Connections. The NHS has funded work in schools national and regionally, specifically the East Midlands and North West. One of the Classroom Medics’ sports science activities recently featured on BSkyB’s Sky Sports’ Game Changers TV programme – clocking up 11 minutes of airtime for the company.With the backing of such prominent organisations, the company has seen consistent growth over the past five years and now comprises eight members of staff. The company’s track record shows year on year growth. The latest year end shows a turnover of £237,000 and a profit of around £60,000 (increased from £178k and £25K+ respectively). It is projecting £400,000 turnover this year with a £80k profit.The eight members of staff working for Classroom Medics have visited over 300schools and engaged over 500,000 pupils in the past three years along side international and national science festivals including the Abu Dhabi Science Festival, Bangkok Science Festival and the Big Bang Fair in the UK.The progress made so far has mostly come from self-funding after an initial start up loan. The company has grown from just one person equipped with a box of medical kit to two fully operational hospital units and two full sports science labs that include the latest equipment money can buy. The company is now at a settled stage in terms of major capital equipment and have spare capacity in terms of delivery days. To move forward the company requires £25,000 working capital to fund marketing activities and a greater number of workshops.
investment: £11,150 target: £25,000
status: Expired
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Perfectly Spoken Ltd Schools and Education
Perfectly Spoken offers English learning courses online for free in response to the global demand for learning the English language. The user base of this company has grown exponentially to 125,000+ users in less than a year and forecasted to grow at the rate of 30,000+ new users in a month. Perfectly Spoken has grown to 65,000 active followers on social media and is likely to attract book subscriptions from companies and higher education institutions. The additional revenue streams on the consideration include advertising and sponsorship, licensing of content, potential joint ventures, white labeling and develop parallel language services starting with Spanish.
investment: £57,750 target: £100,000
status: Expired
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Learning Labs Schools and Education EIS
Learning Labs are a fast growing EdTech startup focussed on helping people to learn languages across 3 core channels. They have launched unique language Post-it Notes, a digital language learning platform and have been licensed to over 15k pupils across schools in the UK.
investment: £577,007 target: £600,000 pre-money valuation: £2,019,005
status: Expired
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An award winning company providing accredited courses for more than 50 academic institutions, firms and government officials to up-skill and certify individuals. e-Careers utilises various methods of teaching which can fit around a person's busy lifestyle to ensure they remain employable. The company has enrolled more than 500,000 people across 50 countries and has generated £36 in turnover, with a cumulative profit of £2.2m since 2011.
investment: £284,540 target: £500,000 pre-money valuation: £12,000,000
status: Expired
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Every community should have one of these… Beating at the heart of the vibrant Nottingham creative quarter this company have transformed a tired building in to a hive of activity. Providing vocational as well as recreational courses the performing arts academy has already made a massive impact on the surrounding area with its innovative training and lifestyle classes. It is looking for funding to improve the premises further which will allow further top quality vocational training only traditionally seen in London as well as much needed lifestyle classes. The Pitch Aeda is an aspirational academy providing world class vocational education and accessible recreational courses promoting strength, health and wellness to everyone regardless of age and ability. Now in their second year of trading they are on track to provide a pre-professional dance programme and Foundation Year training starting this year. They regularly work with children and adults nurturing talent and developing enthusiasm in all major disciplines of performing arts. The loan will add to the amazing work they have undertaken in improving facilities which will allow even more opportunities for classes. It will be serviced by the regular training and tuition that is already happening at the centre, from preparing students for professional certifications to weekly vocational classes. Aeda will become part of a regional and national initiative helping those pupils who need the training which is currently only available in London.
investment: £25,650 target: £25,000
status: Funded
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Curiosity Learning Schools and Education SEIS
Curiosity Club is a unique curriculum enrichment programme for both primary and secondary schools. Traditionally in schools, all pupils learn the same thing at the same time. Curiosity offers a unique way to engage children by allowing them to choose their own individual journey through the history of time and through that they are developing their skills of literacy, numeracy, research, memory, presentation and communication. 
investment: £42,350 target: £130,000 pre-money valuation: £900,111
status: Expired
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