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Persona Education selected for SuperCharger Ventures Accelerator 5.0

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Bristol, UK, 23rd August 2022

Persona Education has today accepted an invitation to join the SuperCharger Ventures EdTech Accelerator 5.0 cohort. Over 270 companies applied to join the global accelerator programme, and only 12 were accepted, representing a significant achievement for the Bristol (UK) based online social-emotional learning provider.

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The SuperCharger Ventures EdTech Accelerator is a much sought-after three month accelerator for seed stage education technology startups, focused on developing fundraising, international marketing and partnerships. The goal of the programme is to accelerate member startups' growth, and help them expand internationally into Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

The programme will give Persona Education access to guidance on its continued international expansion, building on its established base of almost 300 secondary schools and colleges across 37 countries which have already registered to use its Persona Life Skills online learning platform with over 82,000 students. SuperCharger will also provide access to its panel of over 200 leading international investors, and more than 100 edtech experts and mentors from schools, academia, governments, VCs, tech companies and other top startups.

The 5.0 cohort is fully international with the 12 startups spread across Europe, the Middle East, South America and Asia. Persona Education is the only UK startup to be selected for the programme. Successful startups which have previously benefited from the programme include Vikids, GraphoGame, Noodle Factory, EYouth, Bessern, Vygo and Tutorfair, among many others. 

SuperCharger Ventures was born out of SuperCharger FinTech which was the leading FinTech Accelerator based out of Hong Kong and Malaysia between 2016-2019.  With the event of COVID-19, amongst other trends, the pivot was made to move into EdTech to help build the EdTech ecosystem globally. The mission of SuperCharger Ventures is to support founders within EdTech by being the number one EdTech Accelerator globally.

Pete Read, CEO & Co-founder of Persona Education, said, “We are really pleased and privileged to be part of this incredible global cohort, chosen from over 270 applicants. We are currently raising investment to fund our growth over the next 1-2 years so this opportunity comes at an ideal moment. SuperCharger is an inspiring and empowering accelerator with a very well qualified network of investors and mentors, who we are looking forward to getting to know in the coming months. Our mission of boosting young people's wellbeing, employability and success could not be more important right now, and we are very happy that the SuperCharger team has decided to join us on it!”  

To find out more about the SuperCharger Ventures EdTech Accelerator, visit the programme website.

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About Persona Education Ltd

Persona Education is a UK based edtech start-up developing life skills solutions for secondary students and educational institutions. Its web and mobile online learning platforms are built around a scientifically proven personality insights framework, that is social, practical and memorable. For further information contact info@persona-life.com or +44 (0)117 313 2897.

About Persona Life Skills

Persona Life Skills is an online Social-Emotional Learning platform for schools and colleges that uses personality insights to help teenagers navigate their life journey. The scaffolded, age appropriate curriculum guides students in building 22 life skills that map to Ofsted, ISI, Skills Builder, IB Learner Profile, AS Tracking, VIA Character, Gatsby and other benchmarks. For further information contact info@persona-life.com or +44 (0)117 313 2897.

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