Supporting early-stage education innovation: 2019 Business Plan Competition

In just the second year, the EduGrowth LaunchPad Business Start business plan competition again highlighted the breadth of talent we have in the Australian ecosystem. We congratulate all the EdTech entrepreneurs, education change-makers and innovators who continuously strive to improve outcomes for learners.

Submissions were accepted from early September by individuals and teams, from across Australia.

Key points

  • Emerging themes
  • About the awards night
  • About the finalists
  • Dystech, 2019 Business Plan Competition winner

The business ideas needed to be innovative and created specifically for the education sector. They needed to highlight the impact the idea would have, demonstrate the effectiveness of the idea, as well as prove a clear understanding of the current market.

All submissions were assessed by a review panel that included representatives from EduGrowth foundation partner organisations Charles Sturt University, La Trobe University and Monash University. This process identified five outstanding finalists who then attended interviews with the judging panel prior to presenting their education innovations live in Melbourne or online.

Emerging themes

As submissions were reviewed in detail four key themes emerged. Startups and entrepreneurs were focussed on creating solutions for:

  • Course content market