Phillip Wilkinson (Edutal Ltd)
Entrepreneur: Phillip Wilkinson
Business: Edutal Ltd.
Edutal’s vision is to positively impact schools through low-risk innovations and projects. This vision focuses on the use of innovative technology to improve academic attainment and further the social and emotional development of children. The business is developing software, web platforms and mobile applications with the following mission statement always in mind: "Edutal aims to further children's education and development through digital innovations and community engagement."
Phillip Wilkinson (centre) with the Edutal team
The first product Edutal is preparing to launch in the next academic year is abHive, a social learning website that encourages collaboration and networking between teachers, whilst promoting positive and constructive social interactions between pupils. Though there is similar software out there, none has allowed pupils and teachers to connect with their counterparts in other schools. With abHive, they can introduce national and international collaboration projects including a modern day pen pal. This is only one of the innovations the business is currently moving forward with.
You can watch Philip's winning elevator pitch video again in the video player in the top right hand corner of this page.