Who we are
Educative Tech is an educational technology solutions provider and we aim to be the foremost service provider to Bible-based educational institutions the world over who are looking to upgrade or support their online technology. We opened for business in 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa.
We help principals and admins at Bible based higher-educational institutions to gain administrative superpowers and improve their institutions’ reputations by implementing, onboarding, and maintaining modern educational technology solutions.
We offer state-of-the-art administrative and teaching systems for secondary and higher education institutions hosted securely in the cloud. We leverage market-leading open-source systems (Canvas, Odoo) and develop custom plugins and integrations on top of them for our clients.
By offering outstanding service and products, we strive to become the global, first choice service provider for Bible-based educational institutions who want to strengthen their educational technology.
To see Bible-based educational institutions around the world teaching more people, more effectively, more easily and at lower cost.
As a team of educational technology, IT, and educational professionals we experienced the pressing need for quality educational technology first hand in the organisations we were serving in and studying through. Therefore, in 2019 we established Educative Tech (Pty) Ltd in the beautiful Cape Town, South Africa, to fill this gap. Since then we have been gathering strength by the day.
It began in 2017 when Louis was asked to help implement a learning management system for a Cape Town based seminary. This made him realise how far behind the world standard so many institutions still are. He wanted to help.
Soon a series of happy “coincidences” followed. Louis met Joshua as an unassuming student at a local seminary and soon discovered Joshua possesses more software development skill than he knows what to do with. Alex ran into Louis both at a local developer community which Alex organises and in church circles.
They decided to join forces and skills and establish Educative Tech to adress the urgent need they were seeing.
Fébé Barry, soon jumped in to assist as an educational technologist and financial manager who is universally loved by our clients.
Furthermore, we are thankful that Paul Theodosiou joined us in 2021 as a business advisor who invests his money and, more importantly, his wisdom gained in working with tech startups to help give us a great boost.
Our team has also been enriched by Tatenda Muvhu, a brilliant computer engineer and experienced software developer and, most recently, Cameron Royine, a recent UCT graduate (Information Systems) who is interning with Educative Tech.
As a company with emphasis on the blessed unity of our team. it has been a rare priviledge to work in this team.
Louis Barry (BComm, BTh)
Besides his role as the managing director of Educative Tech Louis also gets involved hands-on as an educational technologist to help assure that clients’ implementations are great success stories. He has a BComm in IT and Economics (NWU) and BTh and LTh (BISA). He also has experience in church-based vocational ministry and is involved in his local church. He is happily married and has two boys of 4 and 2 years respectively.
Joshua Stubbs (BTh)
Joshua, or “Stubbs” as he is affectionately known to the team, is a systems engineer whose first language seems to be code and his God-given talent is to be a solver of impossible software engineering problems. Besides his extensive software development experience, Stubbs has a degree in theology (BISA) and is active in his local church. As an accomplished self-teacher and a man of character, he is the beating heart of Educative Tech’s technical operations.
Non Executive Team
Alex Steinberg (BSc)
Alex is a veteran software developer and experienced leader of development teams. He has an exceptional grasp of the world of online technologies. He is also well known in software development circles in Cape Town as the organiser of a popular software developers’ meetup called Deep South Devs. His integrity and courage are not only seen in the workplace but also in his family.
Paul Theodosiou (CA, MBA)
After a decade in the accounting profession, Paul started a commercial property development business in the early 1990’s, leading to the JSE listing of Acucap Properties in 2002. When Acucap was acquired by Growthpoint in 2016, Paul returned to private equity property investment, and has also participated in a number of tech based start-ups.
Outside of the workplace, Paul has a strong commitment to the work of theological training colleges. He has been a board member of the Bible Institute of SA for a number of years, and has also enjoyed a long and fruitful involvement with George Whitefield College.