Project Literacy Lab Entrepreneur Talks

Project Literacy Lab Entrepreneur Talks

Project Literacy Lab Entrepreneur Talks

In June, Pearson hosted the Project Literacy Lab Summit, a three-day event as part of a partnership with the Unreasonable Group to accelerate high-growth businesses dedicated to close the global literacy gap by 2030. Ten ventures, that are doing ground-breaking work across the globe, gathered in London to be coached and mentored by Pearson employees and to present their innovative solutions at a TED-style event at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.


Videos of each venture are available to view here, or you can watch individual entrepreneur talks by clicking the links below.

  • Watch Sophia Grinvalds, Co-founder and Director of Afripads on how her reusable sanitary pads are keeping African school girls in school.
  • Angaza Designs CEO & Founder Lesley Marincola, describes a Pay-As-You-Go solar technology designed to reach those 1 billion people in Africa, who live off the grid with no access to electricity. 
  • Find out how Brian Hill, Edovo CEO & Founder, plans to unlock the potential of thousands of prisoners, by giving them daily access to tablets with educational and vocational programs.
  • Amruth Ravindranath, CEO & Founder of Guru-G, explains how they provide empowerment to teachers through their mentoring app, Guru-G, by sharing a huge variety of teaching techniques and lesson plans.
  • Guten CEO & Founder Danielle Brants, describes Guten’s news applications and software and the engaging way they are improving student’s reading proficiency across Brazil.
  • View how Iris Speaks Founder Zoe Peden plans to tackle the issue of access to speech and language specialists, by using telepractice and artificial intelligence.
  • C.P. Viswanath, CEO & Co - founder of Karadi Path explains how they aim to make learning the English language easy and accessible to all, through their specifically designed language acquisition program.
  • Watch engineer Carlos Pereira, Founder & CEO of Livox, explain the software he designed to communicate with his daughter,  and how it is now giving a voice to thousands of others with disabilities.
  • Eileen Murphy, ThinkCERCA’s CEO & Founder, discusses the platform specifically designed to help educators teach critical thinking skills through argumentative writing to 9 -18 year olds.
  • Discover how Co-Founder and CEO Nisha Ligan’s award-winning Ubongo platforms are bringing engaging edutainment to over 5 million children in East Africa every week.