FutureLearn named Startup of the Year

Last night, FutureLearn won the ‘Startup of the Year’ category at the British Interactive Media Association Awards, recognising our rapid growth and innovative approach.

FutureLearn wins 'Startup of the Year' at the BIMAs.

The BIMAs have been celebrating the best of British digital for the last 30 years, so we were thrilled to receive the accolade, particularly as it came exactly a year to the day since FutureLearn went live. It’s also the first time that BIMA has included ‘Startup of the Year’ as a category.

The judges – people of influence within the UK digital sector – recognised our rapid growth, as well as our innovative approach, which is bringing modern product design and software development techniques to the education sector, and making online learning social, accessible and engaging.

Of course, we couldn’t have achieved any of this without our partners and learners, so a very big thank you goes to all of you!

If you’d like to support us further, you can vote for us in The People’s Lovie Awards too. We’re nominated in the ‘Websites: Schools & Education’ category and voting closes 09 October.

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Comments (18)


  • Lynne Wood

    Exciting. What a vast learning area!

  • richard

    well deserved, keep it going….

  • Elena

    Congratulations well done……

  • Nikki


  • ponduru gowreeswari

    wow the good news out of this celebration is that we got to know that we are in the hand of winner. congratulation.

  • Khumar Arshadli

    Wow! Startups are a beginning of a big big business! Great job!

  • ishraq

    WOW. the good news out of this celebration is that we got to know that we are in the hand of Winners. congratulations

  • Anne-Marie Luckhurst

    Great news. I love learning this way

  • Alberto

    Congratulations! It is genial. Greetings from Peru.

  • Olga


  • Sue Airey

    Having always been a believer in “life long learning” FutureLearn has been so supportive of my wish to keep learning more. Plus, as we now live in Spain, it enables me to keep in touch with developments in the UK and indeed the world. I feel so fortunate to have been involved in such an exciting and informative initiative. Thankyou.

  • Ivaneth Silva Pernalette

    Muchas felicitaciones, un muy merecido reconocimiento. SIGAN ADELANTE!

  • Mike Baker

    Red hot congratulations on a job well done :)x

  • Maria

    As much as i appreciate Coursera – FutureLearn for some reason has much better success rates for me personally. Probably because it involves reading and promotes research on my own, i feel it being more challenging and involving.
    Well done and totally deserved! 🙂

  • Anne Wick

    Congratulation – what a boost.

  • Sheila Eaton

    Congratulations this is fantastic news! I’m sure FutureLearn is a way forward for life long learning – a passion of mine. I have just started my first course and I am so pleased I have found you. I am an OU Graduate in European Humanities and loved the course and discussions.

    I will be doing a blog and raise awareness of FutureLearn in our organisation – National Council of Women of Great Britain.

    • The FutureLearn team

      Hi Sheila,
      Many thanks for the congratulations and kind words! Please do send us a link to your blog post when it’s done – we’d love to see it.

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