The full story - Government stakeholder; to academic; to entrepreneur, all in 10 years!

The full story - Government stakeholder; to academic; to entrepreneur, all in 10 years!

EduGrowth and the NSW Government through Investment NSW are excited to welcome Sandra Heldsinger to our next Women’s Education Leaders Syndicate in Sydney where Sandra, the founder of Brightpath will share her story: Government stakeholder; to academic; to entrepreneur all in 10 years!

Sandra was responsible for the Western Australian Departments of Education's work on NAPLAN which led her to the University of Western Australia. From there she co-founded and built a successful EDTech business that sold to an ASX listed company in less than 10 years.

The journey wasn't linear or smooth, but in the end Sandra achieve what few have - a successful EdTech exit.

Come along to learn with her, understand the amazing opportunities she took advantage of and how she navigated the complex steps along the way.

About Sandra Heldsinger

Dr Sandra Heldsinger has fostered years of experience in the education sector, having co-ordinated the WA system-level assessments, and teaching masters level course in educational assessment for a number of years. She also holds the WAPPA Service Award for her valued contribution to education and the Western Australia Primary Principal Association. Sandra recently developed the central components of the Western Australian Curriculum Outline for WA’s School Curriculum and Standards Authority and she co-authored What teachers need to know about assessment and reporting which was published by the Australian Council for Educational Research.

    About: Women’s Education Leaders Syndicate

    The Syndicate was created to foster a space where women in Sydney’s EdTech ecosystem can professionally connect and support one another. Syndicate members will meet quarterly over the calendar year to foster executive connections and mentoring.

    About: EduGrowth

    EduGrowth is Australia’s education technology and innovation industry hub. Through connection and collaboration we accelerate Australia’s EdTech ecosystem globally.

    We are connecting a community of education providers, industry participants and EdTech entrepreneurs committed to reimagining learning in the digital age. As education transitions to borderless digital delivery, our diverse ecosystem will impact the future of learning globally from Australia.

    Our programs focus on developing the entire education technology and innovation sector. We have a range of services supporting EdTech companies at each stage of their journey, whilst also connecting education providers and industry participants into the broader ecosystem.

    About: Investment NSW

    Investment NSW has a mandate to deliver on the NSW Government’s priorities to build a strong economy, attract local and international investment and help NSW businesses find new export markets.

    Working across key industries, our aim is to reinforce NSW’s global position as a safe and attractive place to do business and accelerate investment in priority sectors such as Net Zero, Technology, Modern Manufacturing, International Education, Med Tech and Life Sciences, Agri-business and Defence and Aerospace.

    NSW is open for business. Large or small, international or domestic, now is the time for investors to capitalise on all the state has to offer. We can help you start your business or grow your business. One of our main drivers is to act as a single point of entry for private sector proposals for working with the NSW Government and a concierge service that guides investors where they need to be.

    Investment NSW is one of three groups within the Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade, along with Create NSW and Hospitality & Racing.