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Young Academy - London Demo Day

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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The Young Foundation would be delighted if you could join us at our Young Academy demo day, showcasing how innovative social ventures can address some of the education sector’s most pressing challenges.

The Young Academy is our flagship incubator programme which helps early-stage social ventures working in the education sector to develop a sustainable model and access social investment. Since October, we have been working in Medway, Kent with a group of 11 social entrepreneurs from London and the South East. They have received support from volunteers at our partners Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UBS, bespoke impact support from NPC and opportunities to build links with schools. The ventures have developed their ideas into practical solutions that span teaching, learning and personal development, including:

  • increasing young people’s engagement in STEM

  • improving critical thinking, resilience and capacity to learn

  • raising aspirations towards higher education and employment

  • supporting teacher retention and wellbeing

The demo day is an invitation-only opportunity for funders, social investors, education sector leaders and and others to find out more about these innovative ideas and the role they can play in improving the educational outcomes of disadvantaged young people.



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Each social venture will make a short presentation, giving an overview of the educational need that they address, the difference they make and their plans for the future. The presentations will be followed by drinks for guests to meet the group, ask questions and give feedback. We are grateful to our partner Bank of America Merrill Lynch for hosting this event.

15:30 – 16:00 Arrival and refreshments

16:00 – 16:15 Welcome and Introductions

16:15 – 18:00 Venture presentations

18:00 – 19:00 Networking with drinks and canapes


Please RSVP by registering on Eventbrite. If you have any questions please email the Young Academy team at the Young Foundation: incubator@youngfoundation.org

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The Young Academy

We have now supported over 50 early-stage ventures to develop innovations with the aim of improving the educational outcomes of disadvantaged young people. Since completing the programme, many of our ventures have been successful in securing further support, funding and investment, including from our own investment fund.

Click here to view our video of the Young Academy Demo Day 2016 and meet the group.


Thank you to our programme supporters.

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