LaunchPad Essentials Insights Seminars – Pedagogy and Piloting

A thought-leadership series for startups. In this seminar, learn the importance of pedagogy and initiating your pilot program.

Education innovation insights seminars (virtual)

Welcome to the second of several virtual EduGrowth Insights Seminars we have planned in 2021. This is a chance to gain the tools to accelerate an early-stage startup or to make a seed of an idea, a reality.

In the first half of the year, we’ll facilitate four seminars that will cover a range of essential topics.

You’ll hear from established thought leaders in the sector — they’ve been where you are, and have the know-how of what it takes to go further. These seminars will include a Q&A with the speaker and an opportunity for virtual networking with your peers.

Session #2: Co-creating with Your Customer: Pedagogy and Piloting

How do you successfully initiate and leverage a pilot program? How does pedagogy inform the development of your product?

Lauren Sayer, Executive Director, Digital Learning, Research and Innovation at Melbourne Girls Grammar, and Herk Kailis, CEO and Founder of Cadmus, join us for this seminar. They’ll help participants navigate important questions around designing a robust pedagogical approach and utilising a pilot.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in education innovation and education technology will find our seminars useful.

1. EdTech startups

2. Academics and Educators with an EdTech idea

3. Professionals in EdTech or Education industry

What you will learn

– How to develop and run a pilot program and overcome challenges during this process

– How can a startup get information of students’/teachers’ needs within a school to develop their product?

– How to apply research in your business to develop a robust pedagogical approach

– How to set up metrics to measure the success and define the success of your product/services

– The relationship between pedagogy and technology


3:30 pm | Opening Remarks from Dr Lyn Hay – Director of the Leading Learning Institute. Introduction of the LaunchPad Program, topics and speakers.

3:35 pm | Conversation and Q&A with speakers Lauren Sayer, Executive Director, Digital Learning, Research and Innovation at Melbourne Girls Grammar & Herk Kailis, CEO and Founder of Cadmus.

4:35 pm | Virtual networking across Australia (Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra & Adelaide EdTech community).

5:00 pm | Event Close.

Our thought leadership speakers

Lauren Sayer

Lauren is the Executive Director of Digital Learning, Research and Innovation at Melbourne Girls Grammar where she is developing best practice in learning technology, digital literacy and building an evidence base for modern digital capability as director of the school’s Centre for Educational Enterprise. Lauren is also a leading voice in the Victorian and National educational communities through her work with ACEL, Code Like a Girl, Robogals and other organisations who are committed to learning for the future.

Herk Kailis

Herk Kailis is the CEO and Founder of Cadmus, an EdTech company that’s improving the quality of education globally through better assessment experiences. Herk leads the executive functions of Cadmus and is responsible for commercial operations including university partnerships. Previously, Herk founded another EdTech company focused on peer-to-peer learning.

Future seminars

We hope to finalise these shortly, but in the meantime this is what we are working towards…

Seminar 3 | 20 May – Communicating with Customers: EdTech Marketing Strategy

Seminar 4 | 3 June – Building a Sales Strategy: Startup Sales and Revenue Generation

More information

Insights Seminars plays a significant role in the entire LaunchPad program developed by EduGrowth. We invite prestigious industry experts to share their insights over a one-and-a-half-hour seminar fortnightly across eight weeks. Learn more here.

About EduGrowth

Through connection and collaboration, we accelerate Australia’s EdTech ecosystem globally. EduGrowth also runs a series of programs and events to help the Australian EdTech industry grow globally.

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