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Founders for Schools

Founders for Schools’ mission is to inspire students and prepare them for the rapidly changing world of work. We do this by enabling educators to invite business leaders for encounters with their student in just 4 minutes. Our online platform is a free service, connecting educators with leaders of successful growing businesses in their community.

Born in 2011, Founders4Schools began as an extension of Silicon Valley Comes to the UK as a manually curated idea to bring inspiring entrepreneurs to universities and schools. The feedback from parents, educators and students was so powerful, we decided to think about how we could use technology common in other industries to the education industry. So by 2013, spurred on by encouragement from Government, industry and the educational sector we collaborated with linkedin, edubase, duedil to create a tech platform that supercharged educators to create student-employer encounters as easily as buying a book on Amazon.

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