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Falmouth startup wins national edtech competition

Authored by Rockhaye
Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 10:15

A startup created out of Falmouth University’s Venture Studio Launchpad has won the inaugural Times Higher Education (THE) edtech startup competition.

KEVRI, founded by Corin Mynett, Emily Devonald and Natalie Campion, is a digital platform that enables universities to easily capture and measure their knowledge exchange activity.

Emily attended the THE Digital Universities conference this week (17-20 April) to showcase the platform, during which she took part in the edtech competition, pitching against other startups in the field in a dragon’s den scenario, which saw a unanimous vote declare KEVRI the winner.

Emily said: “When they called out KEVRI, I was ecstatic. It was great to see our business validated by expert opinions and awarded for our innovative vision, scope and growth in the education and impact sector.”

Natalie added: “Winning the THE edtech start-up award means the world to us. The connections we have made means we can share the KEVRI vision with the world of academia and industry.

“THE rankings are so important and valued by global institutions. Their rankings consider a host of contributing factors and they have just increased the value of knowledge exchange from 2.5% of the overall ranking to 4%. This is huge for our sector and demonstrates bigger drivers for the global market.”

The team have won an exclusive interview with a THE journalist to share their startup story with a global audience and to join as an official speaker for the 2024 THE Digital Universities conference.

KEVRI will be exhibiting at the ASTP Conference in Estonia during May and Praxis Auril Conference in June.

The company is open to collaborations and partnerships. Contact for more information.

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