PitchEd is a NSW Government initiative in collaboration with the NSW Department of Education, Study NSW, Jobs for NSW, The Sydney Startup Hub, Sydney EduTech Group and EduGrowth.
The event, now in its second year, seeks to build stronger collaboration between the broader NSW education sector and EdTech startups. NSW is home to over 110 education start-ups offering fresh, innovative delivery platforms that help educators to be more effective in the classroom.
StartUps on the Cutting Edge
On 24 May, and after a competitive selection process, six startups took to the PitchEd stage at the Sydney StartUp Hub. Block 42, Arludo, Literatu, Star Maths Online, Cogniss and Life Skills Go pitched their innovations that cover areas such as classroom learning, solutions for teachers and educators and even a platform that allows students to build their own apps.
Connecting to Customers
Each startup had their own mini-expo space to interact with the audience post-pitch to field inquiries and develop business leads. The audience included over 90 education experts, government representatives, industry leaders and edtech entrepreneurs.
The event was a great success in not only bringing the NSW EdTech ecosystem together, but to directly connect early stage EdTech companies with potential customers:
“The PitchEd event was fantastic for us. We left the morning with seven customer leads and an investor that wants to be kept up-to-date.”
– Leon Yong, CEO Cogniss
“We have had an overwhelming response from PitchEd. We cannot wait to have Life Skills Go in every classroom in the world.”
– Nikki Bonus, CEO Life Skills Go
The event was also a great opportunity for attendees to network, find potential collaborators, tap into the wealth of knowledge and expertise across the industry, meet those who are changing the education landscape through technology and to keep up-to-date with the latest EdTech innovations.
This event is just one of the many opportunities EduGrowth provides EdTech startups to connect with industry and government leaders.