Details for the Brighteye Edtech Startup Festival are live! Check out the full line-up and register now to join your selected session(s) on Tuesday 5, Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 September 2023.
The Festival is returning this September, with 3 days of conversations and insights by and for builders and operators in the Edtech startup world. Focused on practicality and application, we aim to make the events as useful as possible for the community. In 6 digital sessions, we are bringing together leading C-suite Edtech operators to answer your questions and provide their best advice on a host of transferable challenges that you'll encounter as you build your business.
Tue 5th September
Session 1: PRODUCT
How to integrate AI into your Edtech product
Making sure it really adds value to the learner.
Kirsten Campbell-Howes Chief Learning Officer @ Busuu
Jono Hey CPO @ Zen Educate
Arnd Aschentrup CEO @ Tandem
Ben Wirz Founding Partner @ Brighteye
Session 2: IMPACT
How to use impact in customer acquisition
The importance of defining and measuring impact KPIs from day 1, and how an impact identity directly can have a positive effect on growth.
Professor Natalia Kucirkova WiKIT and University of Stavanger
Alyssa Van Camp Head of Impact @ TeachFX
Adrià Baqués Garcia Head of Operations @ Ironhack
Rhys Spence Head of Research @ Brighteye
Wed 6th September
Session 1: PEOPLE
What to think about when building out the company engineering function
You have raised funds to grow - how do you scale the team, sourcing, hiring and onboarding the key talent?
Jessica Djeziri CEO @ Bloomays (former Head of People @ Ornikar)
Roxana Dobrescu Chief People Officer @ commercetools (formerly of Labster)
Andrew Maddox COO @ Komi
Hywel Carver CEO and Co-Founder @ Skiller Whale
Session 2: MARKETING
How to manage CAC by blending owned and paid marketing channels
Exploring the balance between organic growth and paid performance marketing in customer acquisition cost, and how to truly understand what motivates prospective users to convert to paying customers.
Sophia Ahrel Fractional CMO @ Albion, Gradient, FPE Capital ++
Daphne Deiktaki Head of Marketing @ Hack the Box
Ranbir Arora Co-Founder @ Oneday
David Guérin Principal @ Brighteye
Thu 7th September
Session 1: EXITS
How to do a successful Edtech exit
Hear from Founders that successfully executed Edtech exit deals.
Simon Hay CEO & Co-Founder @ Firefly
Bernhard Niesner Co-Founder and former CEO @ Busuu
James Local Managing Director @ Houlihan Lokey
Anna Grotberg Partner @ EY-Parthenon Strategy
Session 2: FINANCE
Finance department in early-stage companies
In this session we’ll run through some finance basics to keep in mind at the early stages of building your Edtech startup, including:
Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
Pre in-house finance function
Presentation and AMA by:
Mattheus Dias Head of Finance @ Brighteye
Last year's event attracted 700+ sign-ups and featured 50+ Edtech experts. Make sure not to miss out on any of the 2023 action by signing up for the session(s) most relevant to you here: