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Summer School Program to build Entrepreneurship, AI & Design Skills in 10-18 year olds to prepare them for College, Career, & Life
4. Appendix
3. Proposal
2. Why Lumi?
1. What is Lumi and what outcomes does it deliver?
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Equitably develop a million young people globally with the skills and the network to solve the biggest challenges of today/tomorrow.


Development of values-driven AI, Design & Entrepreneurship- skills in the 10–25-year-olds across the world


Most valuable companies of our generation built around tech, design, entrepreneurshipMost disruptive companies of tomorrow will solve challenges including ESG, efficiency and consumer experiences

Lumi: Our Purpose

K-12 Education

Former Head of King's College Junior School, London

Dr. Gerard Silverlock Global Schools Ambassador, London

15+ years in Robotics, Applied Linguisitics, and Design Thinking

Dr. Tatia WaQuest DesignerLondon

Quest Design, Imperial College London Prof

Senior British Politician, Policymaker and Business Leader

Knight, Former Member of Parliament, Former Barrister

Lord Henry BellinghamChairmanLondon

College and Career Readiness,ex-College Board

Stanford Professor & Design Thinking Leader

Ed-Tech & Multi-exit Entrepreneurex-McKinsey

15+ years in global education management, management consulting

Harish MenonVice President, InternationalDubai

23+ years as VC, Stanford Professor & design thinking expert

Dr Christopher ShenCo-founder & Chief Innovation OfficerSan Francisco

23+ year track record in 5 startups. Recognised leader in global Ed-Tech

Prashant RaizadaFounder - CEO London

Lumi comprises a top-notch global team with deep experience in entrepreneurship, technology, and education

Lumi was conceptualised by a father & son duo in 2020(click image to read the story)

  • We run digital, scalable cohort-based Quests guided by innovation facilitators
  • Supported by an AI-augmented online learning platform
  • Participants produce novel tech-enabled startup ideas to business problems
  • And develop entrepreneurship, design and AI-readiness skills

Lumi develops entrepreneurship and innovation skills in young people.

Topics linked to UNSDGs (e.g., Sustainable Cities, Climate Change, Health)

Prof. Christopher Shen, Co-Founder of Lumi


Live, facilitated sessions undertaken in 8-15 weeks or as a week-long hackathon

Up to 10 participants/Quest from across year-groups or a single one

Developed with Renowned Design-Thinking & Innovation Professor at Stanford University

Key Phases of the Quest

The Lumi Quest: A design-thinking-led journey

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Watch A Quest in Action

Incentivising users to buy less food to reduce waste!

Five 11-14 year olds

Three 14-16 year olds

Two 13 year olds

Five 12-14 year olds

Five 11-15 year olds

Two 12 year olds

Three 17 year olds

Three 15 year olds

Connecting care homes with schools globally for learning, in a safe way!

Offering grocers soon to expire food at discount - contributing a % to a good cause!

Win point & buy gifts for your virtual pet by taking shorter showers!

Allowing locals to deliver food to the elderly & disabled!

Pre-ordered school meals to reduce food waste!

An interative curriculum building awareness on forms of equality!

Our Quests have led to over 80 innovations from young people tackling various global issues locally, across 14 countries.

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Measure & improve your green impact while competing with friends!

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Key Skills Developed by Lumi

Each participant obtains a Future Skills Passport: A proprietary credential that tracks and showcases Quest outcomes & key skills


Aligned with Gatsby Benchmarks




Opportunity to launch a student startup hub involving parents, alumni & with access to global experts via Lumi
A Partnership between:
Chance for NLCS and Hartland to be part of AI for Climate Action Consortium for Youth, launched at COP28
Standout college applications with counselling from experts at Lumi with deep experience in college admissions

Wider benefits to the school and the students

Why Lumi

  • College admissions and career readiness expert
  • 20 years of global education leadership (SAT, PSAT, AP, Big Future, Fin Aid, etc.)
  • Multi-year partnerships development with K-12, Higher Ed, NGOs, and governments
  • Chair, IC3, Student Mental Health Taskforce
  • Former management consultant for Education, Manufacturing, and Financial Services industries
  • Member of IACAC
  • BTech IIT - Bombay, MS Carnegie Mellon Uni

College and Career Readiness,ex-College Board

Harish MenonVP, InternationalDubai

  • Member of the House of Lords, UK
  • Former Cabinet Minister under David Cameron
  • Former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Africa
  • Member of Parliament, UK
  • Senior Adviser to J. Stern & Co. LLP, a fund management company
  • Non-executive chairman of Clifton Africa
  • Magdalene College, Cambridge University

Senior British Politician, Policymaker and Business Leader

Lord Henry BellinghamChairmanLondon

Global Design Thinking & Innovation, Leader

  • Ex-McKinsey serial entrepreneur with 24 years globally in ed-tech/tech/strategy
  • Founding team member of Infosys BPM, acquired by Infosys Technologies for $2bn
  • Founder & CEO, EnglishUp, Macmillan Publisher, 3rd largest English learning co., Brazil
  • Founding Operating Leader of Holtzbrinck- Macmillan $100m Digital Education Fund
  • Advisor to boards of several education cos.
  • BS IIT- Varanasi, MBA IIM-Calcutta
  • Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Stanford University. Trained 200+ Fellows over 20+ years in a design-thinking le medical innovation
  • 25 years as a Life sciences venture capitalist with USD$2B+ in value creation
  • Founder, Singapore Biodesign, the first official partnership with Stanford Biodesign
  • Former physician, medical device inventor, venture capitalist passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation
  • BS, MS, MD & MBA from Stanford University


Ed-Tech & Multi-exit Entrepreneur

Dr Christopher ShenCo-founder & CIOSan Francisco

Prashant RaizadaFounder - CEO Dubai, London

The Lumi Founders & Core Leadership are highly accomplished global leaders

80+ innovations tackling global issues

Influenced over 10K peopleworldwide

Over 50% of participants are female

Lumi has worked with students in 14+ countries

identified Lumi as an emerging provider in the Ed-Tech sector, 2023Showcased at the Early Stage Investor Conference as a high potential ventureShowcased by The Commonwealthat COP27

1000+ students have experienced Lumi


Global Impact + Public Recognition


School Roster

The Foundation School

  • St Ignatius (UK)
  • Hamiliton (Mexico)
  • Purium Schools (South Korea)
  • The Foundation School (India)
  • Inventure Academy (India)
  • Safa Community School (Dubai)

Lumi School Partners

  • Kings College Wimbledon (UK)
  • Putney High School (UK)
  • Repton School (UK)
  • Donhead Prep School (UK)
  • Cowley International College (UK)
  • Charterhouse (UK)
  • De La Salle School (UK)

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What School Heads think about Lumi...


Option 2: In-Person

  • Facilitation: Local Facilitators
  • Participants: Only Dubai school students (NLCS and Hartland)
  • Duration: 1 week (5 days of live facilitation & offline activities and a capstone presentation on the 6th Day)
  • Logistics: School staff in a supporting role; reserve space with computers and wi-fi, catering, and other onsite logistics
  • Pricing: $1,200 per participant (Lumi = $800; NLCS/Hartland = $400)

Option 1: Virtual

  • Facilitation: Global Facilitators
  • Participants: Deliver NLCS and Hartland school students in Dubai and Singapore
  • Duration: 1 week (5 days of live facilitation & offline activities and a capstone presentation on the 6th Day)
  • Logistics: Eliminate need for teachers, catering, and other onsite logistics
  • Pricing: $900 per participant (Lumi = $600; NLCS/Hartland = $300)
Quest Topic: Shaping Cities of the Future
Launch a Summer School Program: Entrepreneurship Hackathon



Gather feedback, Refine Prototype
Develop solution (code, UX, logo content)
Validate Ideas, Develop Storyboard
Students act on the day's work and activities (research, brainstorming, evaluation etc)
Investigate Problem, Stakeholders, Needs

03:15pm-04:30pm15 minute Break)

Refine protype,Finalize prototype
IcebreakerDesign-Thinking Intro
User test scenarios, gather feedback, refine prototype

10:00-12:00pm(20 minute Break)

Dvelop solution (code, UX, logo content)
Brainstorn challenge, validate ideas, develop storyboard


Investigate Problem, Stakeholders, Needs

01:00pm-03:15pm20 minute Break)

EntrepreneurshipExpo DayStudents Showcase Their Innovation, Skills to Parents, Teachers, and other Stakeholders
Masterclass Talk by an Entrepreneur
Masterclass Talk by anEntrepreneur











Example Entrepreneurship Hackathon Schedule


Member of Stanford Undergraduate Committee

" At Stanford we are increasingly looking for a different kind of applicant - someone who has done something different, delivered real-world impact. Lumi seems to offer a chance to do exactly that. "

Parent, Putney High School

" The value the project has brought is creativity, resilience, problem solving, collaboration, presentation skills and technical skills. So a really broad and fantastic experience for the girls in terms of selecting and solving a real problem, as well as educating people about it as well. "


Select Energy Transition innovations were showcased at COP27 in Egypt, 2022.See what happened here

The Commonwealth COP27 and COP28