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INVESTOR GATHERING: PROJECT LITERACY LAB

Context
Together, Pearson, the world's leading learning company, and Unreasonable Group, have partnered to launch the Project
Literacy Lab the worlds first international partnership focused on supporting rapid growth ventures that are positioned
to close the global literacy gap by 2030. The investor gathering is designed around the accelerator program with the
intention of uniting a cohort of investors hungry to allocate their capital into high-growth ventures impacting millions of
lives worldwide.

The Companies
Throughout the day, you will gain exposure to the 16 ventures selected to participate in the inaugural Project Literacy
Lab. WARNING: These are not your typical Silicon Valley startups. These companies operate in over 30 countries and have
averaged over $5 million in financing to date. These are the true "black swans" of our time; startups who have significant
market traction, are working in the fastest emerging markets, and are positioned to ensure universal literacy. To read about
each of the 16 ventures, click here.

Why Illiteracy
Today, over 750 million people lack basic reading and writing skills including 32 million adults in the United States.
Something needs to change. With one out of every ten people on this planet locked out of the opportunities that literacy
can bring to improve their lives and livelihoods, progress requires all of us to be part of the solution. We are turning to
wildly scalable solutions that have the chance at impacting millions of lives. With the Project Literacy Lab, our ultimate aim
is to accelerate the growth of companies best positioned to ensure universal literacy worldwide.

The Schedule
12:00pm 1:00pm // Arrival + Mingling // lounge + main floor

Please arrive no later than 12:30pm as doors will officially open at 12pm. Upon arrival we will great you with your nametags,
a few key introductions, and the chance to casually meet the entrepreneurs and one another.

1:00pm 1:50pm // Introduction to the Investor Day + Project Literacy // downstairs

We will begin with an introduction to the Project Literacy Lab and by setting the tone for the day. Through an activity
designed at Stanfords d.school, we will start to formally and creatively introduce the group to one another.

1:50pm 6:20pm // Investor Deep Dives (3x) // downstairs

Over the course of three successive waves of presentations, each of the entrepreneurs will present their stories, business
models, impact on illiteracy, and trajectory. As an investor, you will then have the opportunity to share a 1-hour deep dive
conversation with three entrepreneurs of your choosing. Each hour long deep dive session with an entrepreneur is designed
to align the venture with an irreplicable group of potential funders. During these sessions, teams of 6-8 investors will act as
a temporary board of directors and the entrepreneurs will lead the agenda for the conversation. As an investor, for these
hour long deep dives, you will be sitting on the same side of the metaphorical table as the entrepreneurs.

6:25pm 7:25pm // Investor Circle // downstairs

As investors, we will group up for an hour to debrief the day, go over each deal, and note who is interested in following up
with which companies. Entrepreneurs will not be present for this session.

7:25pm 8:55pm // Reception + Celebration // lounge + main floor

Time to cut loose, follow-up on conversations from the deep dives and enjoy great food, drinks, and even better company.

757 MILLION PEOPLE ARE


ILLITERATE. THAT IS MORE
THAN 1 IN 10 PEOPLE ALIVE
TODAY. IT IS TIME WE PUT
THESE STATISTICS WHERE
THEY BELONG IN A MUSEUM.

Project Literacy Lab The preeminent international


accelerator focused on supporting rapid growth
startups that are positioned to close the global
literacy gap by 2030.