Twinkl Educational Publishing is launching a new start-up accelerator which will bring together and provide support to emerging education technology companies.
The accelerator, named TwinklHive, will support EdTech startups with a customisable investment opportunity, including options for mentorship and a cash injection.
Located near to the company’s head office in Sheffield, TwinklHive has been created to catalyse an EdTech revolution and support companies that are set to transform areas of education and make a difference to the lives of teachers and pupils.
Companies joining TwinklHive will be able to choose from a portfolio of services including resource production, marketing, application development and partnership consultancy.
There is also an option for residency at TwinklHive, which has space for up to 80 team members.
Twinkl was founded in 2010 by husband and wife Jonathan and Susie Seaton. The idea for the company came when Susie was working as an Early years teacher and was frustrated with the resources available to educators at the time. When they first started Twinkl the couple worked evenings and weekends to make resources from scratch and published them online from a spare bedroom after work.
The business has grown exponentially since then and now has over 500 team members, with over 625,000 teaching and learning resources available on the Twinkl site.
Jonathan Seaton, Co-Founder and CEO of Twinkl, said: “Entrepreneurs everywhere are having innovative technological ideas that could help millions of teachers. At Twinkl, we want to make sure that we are getting the right technology into classrooms so that we can empower educators and expand their teaching capabilities. “The team at Twinkl has specialised knowledge in augmented reality, international expansion, partnerships and a whole host of other areas, which we are eager to share. We are also excited to learn from the start-ups, as we believe that this shared experience will be invaluable.”