An Innovative Path from Teacher to Teacherpreneur: Creating EdTech and Educational Products

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Do you have an idea for a product or service for English teachers, learners, or the broader ELT sector? Real teacherpreneurs share how they successfully transitioned from teaching English to designing and delivering EdTech tools and educational products.


Jake Young
Jake Young is a certified EFL instructor with over nine years of teaching experience in his own private teaching practice in Prague, with a specialized focus on General English, Business English, and conversational English. He is also a “teacherpreneur” and founder of Fluentize, an online resource creating modern and engaging ESL lesson plans based on real-world videos for English language teachers with teenage or adult students. Fluentize was born out of Jake’s frequent use of authentic videos with his own private student clientele in Prague, resulting in him developing his own video-based learning materials and spinning it off into a platform for other teachers to use and enjoy.
Lindsay McMahon
Lindsay McMahon is the CEO and Founder of All Ears English, which provides training in IELTS, Business English, and Fluency for international professionals through online courses, apps, social media, and live events. All Ears English is best known for their popular podcast which receives 4-5 million global monthly downloads and has been ranked in Best of Apple Podcasts categories in 2018 and 2019. The podcast presents a new way to learn English by helping global professionals focus on “Connection NOT Perfection.”
Alex Bricker
Alex Bricker creates fun educational tools which help English learners get the skills they need to succeed in life. He is passionate about helping teachers and their students get 'aha' moments through their educational journey. Alex has been teaching English through paid and volunteer roles for over 16 years and is the founder of www.ESLWithPurpose.com and Phrase It brand games.

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