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Liverpool City Region EdTech Company on mission to Asia

Liverpool City Region based EdenFiftyOne is heading on an EdTech mission to Thailand. Founded by Tom Reynolds and based in Liverpool City Centre, EdenFiftyOne is the EdTech platform that clarifies, monitors, tracks and teaches the 51 universal skills of reading, writing speaking and listening within English language education.

Liverpool City Region (LCR) is home to nearly 7000 digital, creative and tech businesses employing around 18,000 people. EdTech is a key sub-sector – 34% of businesses on our latest Tech Climbers list (a list of the best scaling IP-led tech businesses in the city region) were EdTech businesses. Digital, Creative and Tech businesses are predominantly clustered around the Knowledge Quarter, Baltic Triangle and Sci-Tech Daresbury areas of the city region.

The sector is supported through specialist business support from Gather as well as financial support from the Finance Hub and innovation grants. Investment into an Angel Network, Seed Fund and Tech Accelerator will see these new initiatives coming on stream next year to further support and grow the sector. There are also a number of networks and events to promote peer to peer learning and collaboration between businesses. You can find out more about the City Region’s Digital, Creative and Tech sector here.

In October EdenFiftyOne will be representing the Liverpool City Region’s EdTech sector on a global stage as part of the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Northern Powerhouse mission to Bett Asia – the region’s leading education technology conference and expo, gathering senior education leaders, educators and innovators to share intelligence on how to improve learning in the 21st century.

Speaking about the upcoming mission EdenFiftyOne Founder Tom Reynolds said:

“I cannot imagine living, working or building a tech business anywhere else. There’s some really great work going on in the LCR tech scene. It’s a privilege to be a part of it and the opportunities that it brings. I received a formal email-invitation from the Department for International Trade, asking me to attend Bett Asia, in Thailand, with my English language EdTech platform EdenFiftyOne™.

This is the biggest education technology show in the world! Attending as part of the DIT’s Northern Powerhouse campaign is a real honour and to be chosen to represent the LCR tech community at this event is one of the greatest achievements of the business so far.”

Helen Cross, Digital and Creative Champion at Growth Platform – Liverpool City Region Growth Company said:

“We have a burgeoning EdTech sector in Liverpool City Region and it’s brilliant that Tom and EdenFiftyOne are taking this message to the world by being part of Bett Asia on behalf of the business and the wider sector. We look forward to seeing the opportunities this brings and supporting the future success of EdenFiftyOne,”