USA EdTech Trade Mission – Speaker Spotlight

In partnership with NSW Treasury: Study NSW, Global Victoria, and Austrade, EduGrowth brings to delegates a USA EdTech Trade mission like no other. 

On the 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th of September 2020 a delegation of Australian EdTech companies will enjoy a program featuring the best of the US EdTech Ecosystem leaders, specialist consultants and leading industry hubs. Participants will gain knowledge, insight and support as they develop their US entry strategy.

Key points

  • USA EdTech Trade Mission | 22, 23, 29 & 30 September
  • Speaker Spotlight
  • Who should attend
  • Expressions of interest 

The United States is a particularly appealing market for Australian companies seeking international expansion. The sheer scale, language, cultural familiarity and openness to innovation each offer exciting opportunities for Australian EdTech. 

Speaker Spotlight

Bridget Burns
Executive Director, University Innovation Alliance

Named one of the “16 Most Innovative People in Higher Education” by Washington Monthly,  Bridget leads a national consortium of large public research universities collaborating to improve outcomes for all students through innovation, scale, and diffusion of best practices.

Rita Ferrandino
Founding Partner, ARC Capital Development

Rita has built an international reputation as one of the most effective strategists in the US education community. Rita is the founding partner of a global private investment and advisory firm that invests in, operates and advises companies in the K-20 education and special needs markets.

Ian Chiu
Managing Director, Owl Ventures

An investor, entrepreneur, and advisor to education and technology companies, Ian will provide insight into the investment trends across the $6 trillion global education market.

Tara Rodoni
Founder & CEO, Qalibrates & Sage Education Marketing

Tara is passionate about innovation in global higher education. She founded Qalibrates to provide comprehensive digital education visibility from degrees to micro-credentials and short courses addressing the ever-widening skills gap. Sage Education Marketing’s portfolio of forging global, scalable strategies partnerships include Dublin City University, FutureLearn, OES, KeyPath, 2U, Academic Partnerships. Laureate QuinStreet, and the US government.

Brian Carnahan 
Trade Director at Trade and Investment Victoria, San Francisco

Consulting and advising companies on business development, export and market engagement, Brian will share his market knowledge in the US, Canada and Latin America and the support available to Australian companies entering the US market.

LATAM deep dive

In an exclusive deep dive into the Latin American Market for Victorian companies:

Joshua Nester
Managing Director (Education), SEEK

Leading SEEK’s expanding presence in education globally, Josh is an expert in education strategy, M&A, strategic partnerships and business development. He has an extensive global network and advises government and non-profit organisations in the field of Education.

Fernando Valenzuela Migoya
Founding Partner, Global Impact EdTech Alliance

One of Latin America’s most influential thought leaders, Fernando is a senior executive, impact investor, entrepreneur and expert in the Latin America and Hispanic markets.

Guilherme Cintra
Head of Innovation, Eleva Educação

A strategic manager at Brazilian company Eleva Educação, Guilherme utilises his experience in education management and previous research undertaken on the future of education technology to develop software that helps thousands of students in Eleva schools. 

Who should attend

This trade mission would suit any company that is ready to learn more about the potential for growth in the US EdTech Market. You should consider taking part if: 

  • You see the US as a potential market for expansion outside Australia
  • You want a better understanding of how your company fits in the Global EdTech environment
  • You have a few customers from the US organically and would like to be more strategic about growing this market
  • You are looking to seek investment through US capital markets

Expression of Interest

Expressions of interest have now closed.