MycoLearn: For Vegans Who Want to Earn and Learn

by Lucy and Alice Johnson in Kenton, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 2nd April 2021 we successfully raised £3,380 with 38 supporters in 34 days

We invite you to become a V-Learning pioneer & invest in compassionate education with positive intent.

by Lucy and Alice Johnson in Kenton, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

After reaching our initial target, further investment will help us to reach wider audiences and support the development of a MycoLearn app. We will also be able to start looking into partnering with vegan charities and not-for-profits to provide online training.

With your support, we can become a permanent educational resource and income support for vegans around the world.


Build a Vegan Future and Join the V-Learning Revolution

Did you know that wild animal populations have more than halved since the 1950s?

By the 2100s, large parts of the Earth will be uninhabitable...that’s terrifying!

And the problem is that the longer we continue living the way we do, the harder it will be to pull back from an environmental catastrophe.

But what if you could be part of a movement to stop this destruction in its tracks? What if you could accelerate positive change?

At MycoLearn, we’re on a mission to empower those who want to promote a sustainable and plant-friendly future.

We believe that by providing people - who share our motivation to positively shape the world - with the right skills and knowledge, we can create a community of change-makers, influencers, and innovators.

Want to join forces to create a vegan future and stop climate change from destroying our planet?

Become an early adopter today and join a movement for positive change.

Introducing MycoLearn

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After 1 year of development and a recent rebrand, we are almost ready to share our platform with you.

MycoLearn is the world’s first vegan online course network.

Here’s what you can expect:

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Why MycoLearn?

We’re firm believers that vegans are stronger together but how can we push for global positive change when we’re all so few and far between?

Just like a mycorrhizal network, MycoLearn is a fantastic opportunity to create online connections and transfer valuable skills. Sharing our knowledge and resources will strengthen and benefit the vegan community as a whole, so let’s harness the Internet’s power for good.

With MycoLearn, you can discover what other vegans are doing across the world, whether that’s preventing burnout from activism, learning how to grow vegan brands, making sustainable beauty products that won’t harm the earth, promoting slow and ethical fashion, or creating art to spread the vegan message.

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“Back to school where vegans are cool & hummus is on the menu”

Let’s put our money where our mouths are and support an ethical and sustainable economy!

We all have something to teach and the skills to share, so we want to support everyone to support each other.

What’s more, the MycoLearn team is entirely vegan, hosted by Green Geeks (eco-friendly web hosting), and we’re committed to giving back. We aim to become a B-Corp and will be donating a percentage of our profits to rewilding and animal sanctuary charities.

As a plant-based platform, we will provide more employment opportunities for vegans, as well as providing income and learning support for vegan course creators across the world. 

Oh, and we commit to keeping our membership options affordable, so we won’t use up all your lunch money!

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What We Need

We’re already well on our way to creating the MycoLearn platform but an idea this exciting deserves the very best launchpad possible.

And that’s why we are asking you to invest with us in this amazing opportunity. 

With your help, we can build a team of the highest calibre that will go above and beyond to develop an incredible online vegan network.

Once we have reached our initial target, we will be able to achieve all of the below:

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Outreach

~£900 will help us cover PR costs to boost the growth of the course network. It will also help us build and nurture our community of vegan course creators. We’ll be able to pay for a coach to guide course development to ensure that the teachers receive plenty of support. Subsequently, this will mean that the lessons on MycoLearn are as awesome as possible.

Social Media

~£1200 will enable us to produce valuable free content on our social media channels, benefitting vegans across the world. It will help us spread the message about our vegan course network and attract more earners and learners to the platform. This will result in even more incredible vegans sharing their skills with the community.

Content

~£900 will allow us to create SEO blog content to boost our online presence, helping more vegans discover the MycoLearn platform. In addition, we’ll be able to develop valuable resources to support the teachers and students in our community.

Software

~£300 will pay for the software we need to develop intuitive front-end capabilities, providing our members with the best user experience possible.

Future Plans

After reaching our initial target, further investment will help us to reach wider audiences and support the development of a MycoLearn app. We will also be able to start looking into partnering with vegan charities and not-for-profits to provide online training.

With your support, we can become a permanent educational resource and income support for vegans around the world.

Who We Are

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Alice (Headteacher)

Alice is the co-founder of MycoLearn and Vegan Sisters. She has been fundamental to the success of countless start-ups and social enterprises, including her role in transitioning Food Works from a voluntary to a professional organisation with a thriving community of zero waste warriors. A trained microbiologist and fungi obsessive, Alice has been featured in national scientific journals and print magazines and has made an appearance on BBC News.

Lucy (Headteacher)

Lucy is the founder of SHiDO, a vegan digital marketing agency. Together with her team, she has helped many vegan start-ups and businesses grow online. She has expert knowledge of the vegan marketplace and is keen to extend her support to vegan individuals through the sharing of knowledge and skills. Lucy has an eye for design and loves building vegan websites and platforms. She has big dreams for MycoLearn.

Becky (School Community Manager)

An ace motivator, Becky manages the MycoLearn community. After years of PR, events, project management, and community management experience, she has a penchant for streamlining team processes and automating workflows. Becky’s role involves expanding the MycoLearn network, nurturing our existing community, and keeping us all accountable!

Isabel (School News Editor)

Isabel has been creating content for print and digital media for the past 14 years. Her work has been featured in international newspapers and in-flight magazines on topics related to travel, arts & culture, lifestyle, veganism, food, sustainability, and wellness. As our School News Editor, Isabel delivers value-led and web-optimized content to boost our online presence. She also helps us create supportive resources that we provide to our members.

What People Are Saying About MycoLearn

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Thank You!

We're super excited to welcome you to our platform :)  please let us know if you have any questions.

Alice and Lucy

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Give Us Your Lunch Money (Please)

We’re not going to bully you for it but we’d love you forever if you donate a fiver! In return, we’ll give you a shout-out on our social media channels.

£10 or more

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School Induction (1 Month Early Bird Offer)

You get 1 month’s membership to our vegan course network! We reckon you could probably fit in a yoga course, learn how to bake sourdough, and discover the secrets of cashew cheese fermentation.

£60 or more

3 of 30 claimed

School Exchange Trip (6 Months Early Bird Offer)

You’re allowed to attend the MycoLearn school for 6 whole months, you lucky thing! What’s more, if you like what you learn, you can enjoy 10% discount for a year’s membership.

£100 or more

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Erasmus Student (1 Year Early Bird Offer)

Blimey! With a year’s membership to our platform, you’re really investing in your future and the future of our vegan network. Imagine what you could learn and the connections you can form with an entire year?!

£200 or more

3 of 5 claimed

Erasmus Student + Benefits (1 Year Early Bird)

An Erasmus student with extra benefits! With a year’s membership to our platform, you’re really investing in your future and the future of our vegan network. Imagine what you could learn and the connections you can form with an entire year?! Plus, you'll get a 1-to-1 coaching session with a vegan tutor from your topic of choice AND a 10% discount for all future membership purchases.

£500 or more

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Lifelong Student (Lifetime Access Exclusive Offer)

Get in touch with your inner nerd and keep learning forever - this offer is only available during the Crowdfunder event!

£1,000 or more

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School Board Member (Lifetime Access & Partner)

You’re an absolute legend so we’ll not only give you lifetime access to MycoLearn, but you’ll also be featured as one of our partners! We’ll promote you and/or your brand and you’ll get a say in any future decisions we make as a business.

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