I am incredibly humbled and honored to join EduGrowth at this exciting juncture. Firstly, I thank the Board for their faith in appointing me and I truly look forward to working with this dedicated team of professionals as we drive EduGrowth forward.
My first few weeks in the EduGrowth community has reinforced my excitement for the education technology sector and the opportunity that lays before us all. EduGrowth is uniquely positioned to connect Australia’s Education Technology and Innovation leaders to collaboratively impact global education. Connecting the talent across Australia’s startup communities, our mid-market businesses and our enterprises will consolidate Australia’s position as a global education leader.
My personal background establishing and growing Asia Pacific wide education technology businesses in the K-12 school sector gives me a direct insight into the daily challenges we all face. Developing education technology and innovation businesses isn’t easy, but the rewards far outweigh the struggles. Positively impacting learners, educators and institutions is the great reward of all the hard work.
I look forward to meeting everyone in the EduGrowth community over the coming months. Next week I will send out a short survey to gather feedback on the activities, programs, tools and events you seek from the EduGrowth team – your feedback is vital to our planing.
David Linke’s Biography
David joins EduGrowth bringing decades of experience leading education technology software and services businesses across Asia Pacific.
For more than 15 years, David led the regional operations of a Google-invested global education technology vendor. With deep K-12 School sector experience David has extended that knowledge into the higher education and school improvement domains through partnership and collaboration with some of Asia Pacific’s leading Universities and NGOs.
The combination of David’s strong education sector experience and a professional services background has seen him operate as a strategic consultant to EdTech startups, educational innovation consulting practices and venture capital partners.
For the past 6 years David has led the not-for- profit Young Australians Best Book Awards (YABBA) Council. The YABBA Awards seeks to engage Australian children Australian books via an annual Children’s choice book award.