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Giving creative and innovative kids the edge.

LaunchPad is Online Experiences and Mentoring from real people, so your 10-14 year old child can change the world.

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Made to inspire

Loved by parents, teachers and creative children, LaunchPad offers everything your child needs to get a grasp of the real life skills that schools curriculum don't always cover.

Get your child ahead

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Early start = better future

Your child gets the skills they will need in their future, so that they can move forwards with confidence and be prepared for what’s coming.

Disrupting, not adapting

By embracing your child’s natural curiosity and encouraging their entrepreneurial spirit, we give them the motivation to act on their ambitions and to pursue the opportunities ahead of them.

Their world, their choices

As your child gets the freedom to be bold with their ideas, they gain the mindset that they can achieve anything they want.

Trusted by 100+ partners

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We’ve partnered with these schools and organisations who share the same vision that we do.

Learning focused in three areas

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We're focusing on the three areas that the children of today will need to approach the world of tomorrow.

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Start a business

All about how to create businesses - be they startups or charities. Your child can discover the skills, test ideas to see them grow, and start their journey to becoming an entrepreneur.

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Create something
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Career Passport

Not sure what they want to be when they grow up? This is the place to start exploring. They can find out what kind of jobs people do & how they got there.

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Find your passion
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Level up

This is all about the individual! Do they want to get better at public speaking? This is the space where we help take your child to the next level.

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Grow
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72% of secondary school students want to start a business.

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Young adults who have greater levels of contact with employers whilst at school can expect to earn up to 18% more than peers who had no such exposure.

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68% of secondary school teachers believe that students don’t currently have the soft skills needed to prepare them for the workplace.

So how does it work?

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We deliver extra-curricular skills through our online subscription platform. It has a variety of features and content, designed to connect and engage your child with our trained team.

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Online Experiences

Our interactive Experiences allow your child to engage in fun activities guided by our trained facilitators, actively learn, and complete their project!

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Project-based Courses

Our Courses are a fun way for your child to explore what they’re passionate about at their own pace! We keep them fun by creating content that is relatable and appealing.

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Bite-sized Videos

Our Videos allow your child to discover new things they are interested in! All the Videos are made by us, so you know your child is seeing quality content.

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Instant Mentorship

We are here to listen and support your child. Our certified and trained mentors are available at the click of a button to help your child find new passions and answer their questions.

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Videos and Courses that you know you can trust

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At 8billionideas, we put quality and safety above everything. Each word or image that we share with children is carefully thought out and intentional. We create all the content that is available on the 8billionideas platform, and every video, course, and experience undergoes a safeguarding review before it is published on our platform. Our content is underpinned by High Performance Learning and each of our Experiences meets at least one of the Gatsby Benchmarks.

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Instant access to one of our Mentors

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Our mentors are on hand to listen to and mentor your child. At the click of a button, your child can instantly video call a trained safe mentor from our team, who can help your child find new passions and answer questions about our material and content.

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Teachers, parents & children love us

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A few of our inspirational stories.

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Our students and staff love working with 8billionideas. They're professional, knowledgeable and bring a level of enthusiasm that excites and motivates every student they work with.
John Henrys

Chief Executive Officer @
Learning without Limits Academy Trust

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If you are looking for a passionate, resilient game changer in the universe of education, look no further than 8billionideas! Every team member is world class in their field; approachable, dynamic, committed and relentlessly optimistic. They provide phenomenal opportunities while enabling children a real opportunity to not only change their world but our world too.
Anita Gleave

Founder and CEO @ Chatsworth Schools

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The 8billionideas team helps us unlock education potential in our pupils by connecting them into real and engaging experiences. It doesn’t just give them a short-term buzz but it generates long-term inspiration and ambition in the individual pupils.
Rebecca Tear

Headmistress @ Badminton School

Not sure where to begin?

We’ll help you make sense of it all, and have fun while you're doing it.

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Why choose us?

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Thought leadership

8billionideas has been selected as 1 of 20 organisations by St James Palace in 2021 to share our vision and thoughts on topics such as leadership and innovation in the years ahead.

Real Skills

Get the future-proof skills that will help you on your way to the successful future that you choose for yourself.

Learn Anywhere

Our library of videos and courses is available fully online to ensure it fits your timetable and that it’s accessible to you no matter where in the world you are.

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We are launching in April! 🚀

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Don't miss your 10 days free trial! 

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We are rewarding our first 1000 users with 10 days of free access to our platform in April. Secure your slot by completing this form, we'll reach out on the first of April with registration information.

Limited Free Trials available - start your child's today

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Secure your free trial by filling out the form
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We will email you on the 1st of April
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Start your free trial & start exploring!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Get fast answers to the most common questions that our customers have about 8billionideas

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What device does my child need to access 8billionideas LaunchPad?

To access 8billionideas your child should have access to a Desktop or a laptop (Windows or iOS) with Zoom installed on it. An instruction on how to download and install it can be found here.

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How do I log in to 8billionideas LaunchPad?

Instead of entering any login credentials to sign in, you will be sent a link via email. Once you click on that link to authenticate, you will be redirected back to 8billionideas, having successfully signed in — as if you used a “magic” password, but without the actual password!

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Can I use 8billionideas LaunchPad from a country other than the UK?

Yes you can! We run experiences across the UK day so your child is sure to find an experience time that works for them. All time will be local to the UK though.

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What happens if my child isn't in the 10-14 age bracket, but I believe this would be perfect for them?

Completely down to you! Our content has been written keeping in mind this age group, but we know there will be students of other ages who would love to take part and that's completely a decision between you and your child. Please bear in mind that the live experiences will be delivered by Zoom, so they have to be comfortable to be able to join it. We know many of our courses will appeal to many age groups. Probably the best thing you can do is give it a try and make the decisions yourselves.

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What time zones and language will you be delivering in?

All content will be delivered by facilitators in English. Self-paced courses and videos will be accessible 24/7 for your child to consume. Live experiences will occur for up to 12 hours each day in UK Local Time, to begin with, every weekend and every day of every holiday. This will mean that your child will be able to access live experiences when they want to. As the year goes on, we will be moving towards having experiences running for 15-18 hours a day to allow for further opportunities for young people no matter where they are in the world.

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What will my child get from taking part?

It is our duty to give your child the skills and belief to change the world. Once a child has completed their trial and becomes an 8billionideas student, they will get hundreds of opportunities in the coming months and years to take part in more experiences, courses and consume our content. They will begin to collect badges of completion to be able to show on their school, their college or University applications in the future and amaze a future employer about going above and beyond with skills that really matter. Parents will begin to understand even more about what their child is passionate about and help them with their career choices in the years ahead.

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We love everything about 8billionideas but can't afford the monthly subscription?

As you can imagine, to be able to provide world-class education daily with experts delivering live experiences to students around the world, does cost some money. We've worked so hard to keep our monthly subscription down as much as we possibly can, without it impacting the education that we want to deliver at the standard we want to deliver. We hope that many parents and carers will see this, but we do also understand that there will be parents and carers out there who come across 8billionideas, fall in love with it, but can't afford the monthly subscription. Please email hello@8billionideas.com if that's the case and we'll kick off the application for our scholarship programme. We will have limited places on this, so please only apply if you really are in this situation, because otherwise, you will be taking the place of a child who really does need it.

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We love everything about 8billionideas but can't afford the monthly subscription?

As you can imagine, to be able to provide world-class education daily with experts delivering live experiences to students around the world, does cost some money. We've worked so hard to keep our monthly subscription down as much as we possibly can, without it impacting the education that we want to deliver at the standard we want to deliver. We hope that many parents and carers will see this, but we do also understand that there will be parents and carers out there who come across 8billionideas, fall in love with it, but can't afford the monthly subscription. Please email hello@8billionideas.com if that's the case and we'll kick off the application for our scholarship programme. We will have limited places on this, so please only apply if you really are in this situation, because otherwise, you will be taking the place of a child who really does need it.

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Is there an on/off option with the subscription?

Although we know there are many on/off subscription options out there, it's not something you can do when it comes to education. Every piece of project work submitted will receive a piece of video feedback from the team and a written comment. This is stored on your child's profile and accessible through the parent dashboard. When an account isn't renewed, the data can only be held for a certain period of time before it is deleted. Your child's work could be saved on their device, but in regards to their progress report and our record of the completion of their experiences and skills gained, we will have to go back to the start. It's for this reason why we don't have an on/off feature.