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University in your pocket: This edtech scores €3.4M funding to offer remote education via smartphone

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Tomorrow’s Education, a Berlin-based edtech startup, announced that it has secured €3.4M led by Mediahuis Ventures. 

Other investors include the European Education Fund Emerge Education and angel investors Verena Pausder, Celine Flores Willers, and Kai Roemmelt.

How will the funding be used?

The funding will be used to accelerate educating future generations to create solutions for a more sustainable society.

“We have developed a cutting-edge learning platform that offers a revolutionary approach to education. We believe in learning by doing rather than simply taking offline learning to an online platform. Our short, bite-sized 7 to15 minute long lessons are designed for students to learn while simultaneously making an impact in their personal ventures and careers,” says Christian Rebernik, co-founder of Tomorrow’s Education. 

“The challenge-based, remote-first learning method ensures that our students gain practical knowledge and real-world experience throughout their studies,” he adds.

Challenge-based learning system

According to the co-founders, the concept came about while homeschooling during the lockdown at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Founded by serial entrepreneur Christian Rebernik and education expert Dr. Thomas Funke in 2020, Tomorrow’s Education has developed a mobile-first, personalised challenge-based learning system that enables people from anywhere in the world to gain a Professional Master’s degree in Sustainability.

According to the company, students can enroll in a flexible learning experience based on real-world challenges. The challenges are designed by impact-driven industry leaders from top companies such as Tier Mobility, Wandelbots, and Share.

Partnership with WU Executive Academy

The German edtech company has partnered with the WU Executive Academy since 2021 whose Executive MBA program is ranked #34 among business schools globally. 

Further, the company is currently in the process of acquiring the accreditation for its university – Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences. 

The edtech company is planning to include three distinct Bachelor’s degree programs:

  • B.A. in Responsible Entrepreneurship
  • B.A.in Sustainable Product Management
  • B.Sc in Artificial Intelligence & Sustainable Technologies

Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences has a metaverse campus that will host an event and a press conference on the 23rd of February at 11 am CET with live product demonstration, and interaction with academics and students.

The event is limited to 30 attendees. Signup to reserve your seat: https://bit.ly/3gMcARc

Investor

Mediahuis Ventures is a corporate venture capital fund with a track record of successful investments in disruptive technology-driven companies, including Lepaya, MySkillCamp, and Bunch. 

The VC firm focuses on entrepreneurs to create game-changing products and services within the media ecosystem. 

Cédric Cops, Investment Lead Mediahuis Ventures states: “The EdTech market not only offers attractive prospects and opportunities for growth, but it also fits in with Mediahuis’ mission which is to provide independent news and information, thereby making a positive contribution to people and society. Tomorrow’s Education is a very promising player, engaging students in a new kind of metaverse learning experience. We believe in its revolutionary approach to education and see the potential for continued growth.”

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