UK-based Oneday, an edtech for entrepreneurship, has launched its new accredited MBA after securing a £5 million in investment from Ananda Impact Ventures. Other investors in Oneday include Brighteye Ventures, Outward VC, Flint Capital and Sparkmind.vc - this latest investment brings Oneday’s total fundraising to £8.25 million, to date.
"Following a successful fundraise of £8.25 million, we are hugely excited to launch our new MBA programme, which is just the first step in creating a broader education system around entrepreneurship," says Ranbir Arora, founder and CEO of Oneday. “It’s clear to see that AI is fundamentally taking over routine knowledge work jobs, and at Oneday, we see this as an exciting opportunity to reposition our society into solving new problems for humanity through creating new businesses, instead of teaching students how to do things we already know how to do."
Oneday conducted research (via 3Gem) which revealed over a quarter of Brits think their jobs will be impacted by AI technology in the next five to ten years.
“Our mission is to provide what the current education system currently doesn’t - practical, real-world experience that will teach entrepreneurs the necessary skills they need to take on the modern business world," adds Arora.
The survey of 2,000 adults says two-thirds of respondents believe AI would make it easier to start a business by cutting admin time and helping to develop their idea or product. 46% of Brits have even started integrating AI tools, such as ChatGPT, into their current job roles already.
It is thought that Oneday will take its survey findings into to consideration in the MBA programme. The MBA is overseen by psychologist and neuroscientist, Stephen Kosslyn.
"Accessible, practically-oriented entrepreneurial education holds the key to unlocking individual financial independence, driving economic growth, and fostering innovation. With Oneday, this opportunity becomes accessible to all. We are delighted to be actively involved in this transformative endeavour," says Johannes Weber, General Partner at Ananda Impact Ventures.