I can’t think of a better way to finish an incredible year of learning than meeting a global edtech explorer.

Svenia Busson is an entrepreneur and explorer in the Education Innovation field. She is head of LearnSpace 2.0, an Edtech accelerator in Paris, where she wants to bring bright entrepreneurs, teachers and researchers together to build the future of education.

But she is also a fascinating person, with a great sense of humour and presentation skills that inspire. I thoroughly enjoyed her company with 1 on 1 in Versari @VersariPartners  offices prior to her speaking at the Bank of Ireland @BOIbusiness fabulous workbench space in Grand Canal Square, and afterwards as we socialised.

Svenia give talk BOI

I also presented Svenia with 2 books to keep her occupied on her travels. My own “A Guide To Teaching In The Hair Beauty & Fitness Sectors” – and a Lust For Life’s @lustforlife “Little Book of Sound”. She promises they will be great companions on the more ‘mundane’ parts of her travels.

Derek & Svenia with Teaching book Derek & Svenia with little book of sound

I have to add, that none the above would have been possible without the vision (and incredible energy) of David Pollard @DavidPollardIRL , co founder of Learning Tech Labs  @LearningTechLab  meetup group and innovation pioneer at the Rehab Group. He has managed to bring together an incredible group of people and speakers that are passionate and expert in the fields of learning and Edtech.

Thanks to everyone for a great evening

You can read about Svenias travels at the link below and download the report on her findings; fascinating reading for those who are looking for EdTech inspiration


you can also follow her journey on Twitter @svenibus


Its not really the end of an incredible year – still some more incredible things to learn.

Derek O Kelly – founder Winning Minds Movement – director The Waverley Academy