LaunchPad Essentials: the foundations for your successful EdTech company

Introducing LaunchPad Essentials, the online program to help you over the first hurdles of starting your EdTech company


LaunchPad Essentials is a program for founders to help navigate the complex environments that exist when seeking school and university customers in Australia.

The Essentials program consists of a series of learning modules to guide founders through the primary stages of building an EdTech business. Education is a unique industry with unique challenges and this program leverages the knowledge of experts who have achieved success in the K-12 and higher education sectors.

Meet some of our contributing EdTech entrepreneurs during this online session, that will provide an outline of the program and it’s benefits.

What you will learn

– Hear from experienced founders about the challenges they faced when they started their businesses

– Find out how to access the LaunchPad Essentials program


6.00 Session commences – David Linke will introduce the LaunchPad Essentials program

6.05 Meet Belinda Harris from Pivot PL and Adam Brimo from Open Learning

6.20 Brief run through of the LaunchPad Essentials content on the OpenLearning platform

6.35 Conclusion

Belinda Harries – Pivot PL

Belinda is a seasoned Australian education policy expert, having spent many years in senior roles within the Commonwealth and Victorian state governments. Qualified in economics, she is a dynamic thinker willing to embrace and develop outside-the-box opportunities. She has combined her government career with ventures including founding a development think-tank in Vanuatu.

Adam Brimo – Open Learning

In 2012, Adam joined world renowned UNSW Prof Richard Buckland and David Collien to found, a social learning platform. Over one million students have joined courses, including the first massive open online courses (MOOCs) from Australia and Malaysia, where it is the national MOOC platform for public universities and polytechnics.

About EduGrowth

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

Join EduGrowth today to access a range of events, programs and services designed to help you grow your EdTech business. Complete a membership application form via our website.


We thank Amazon EdStart, a strategic partner of LaunchPad Essentials.