Over the last few weeks we’ve been around the country meeting new edtech founders, investors, educators and government partners. This has been an important part of building a strong and sustainable edtech industry, through a connected network. Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve been up to:
Brisbane – we heard from Gordon Scott, CEO of Successful Graduate who shared his tips on cracking into the higher education sector. Gordon’s business focuses on preparing graduates to enter the workforce, creating successful graduate stories.
Adelaide – we partnered with the Department of State Development to host edtech founder Jon Soong, CEO of Makers Empire. Through their 3D printing learning system, Makers Empire has had growing success in engaging with the complex marketplace of K-8 schools. More than 30 people joined us for this entertaining conversation, with Jon’s frank insights striking a familiar chord with our audience.
Perth – Chris Marley of SEQTA joined us in Perth to share his experience of implementing technology in the classroom, navigating the school networks and understanding the triggers for success.
Sydney – ClassCover CEO Ben Grozier delivered an invaluable how-to session based on his experience in building an edtech company. Class Cover assists schools in the search and selection of relief teachers and has recently extended to the UK market.
Melbourne – Shilow Shaffier, CEO of VETtrak walked us through the complex regulatory landscape of the VET sector, sharing tips on what an edtech founder needs to understand when tapping into this market. VETtrak’s success lies in a student experience beyond the screen, using data to inform the whole student profile.
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