Breaking Barriers: Joe Seddon’s Mission to Democratise Elite Education

May 18, 2024

In this enlightening episode, Matt Southam sits down with Joe Seddon, the visionary founder of Zero Gravity, a pioneering tech company dedicated to democratising access to top-tier education for students from marginalised communities. From his humble beginnings in West Yorkshire to earning recognition on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, Joe shares his inspiring journey of overcoming societal barriers and leveraging technology to create meaningful change. Listen as Joe delves into the challenges of navigating both private and state education systems, the stark contrasts between them, and his mission to bridge this divide through Zero Gravity. He reflects on the pivotal role of technology in enhancing educational access and discusses how consistent support and resource provision can transform potential into success. This episode not only explores Joe’s entrepreneurial path, including his decision to prioritize impact over lucrative job offers but also touches on the broader implications of his work on social mobility and educational reform in the UK. Joe’s story is a powerful testament to the impact of perseverance, the importance of mentorship, and the transformative power of education.