Award success for Launchpad start-up


A start-up created out of Falmouth University’s venture studio, Launchpad, has won the inaugural Times Higher Education (THE) edtech start-up competition.

KEVRI, founded by Corin Mynett, Emily Devonald and Natalie Campion, is a digital platform that enables universities to easily capture and measure their knowledge exchange activity.

Devonald attended the THE Digital Universities c8onference last week (Apr 17-20) to showcase the platform, during which she took part in the edtech competition, pitching against other start-ups in the field in a dragon’s den scenario, which saw a unanimous vote declare KEVRI the winner.

She said: “When they called out KEVRI, I was ecstatic. It was great to see our business validated by expert opinions and awarded for our innovative vision, scope and growth in the education and impact sector.”

KEVRI will be exhibiting at the ASTP Conference in Estonia during May and Praxis Auril Conference in June.