Exhibit Your Solution at MELBOURNE EDTECH SUMMIT

17 - 18 August 2021


Exclusive opportunity for EdTech startups to exhibit at Australia’s largest education technology expo

Are you an EdTech startup with…

  • An innovative solution?
  • A keen interest in generating new leads?
  • A desire to meet your target audience, face-to face?

Apply for a spot at our exclusive startup space: Melbourne EdTech Summit@EduTECH Innovation Precinct. You read correctly; this is an exclusive space we have arranged for Australia’s EdTech startups. And our theme for the two days? Innovators fuelling education.

You’ll be part of a hand-picked selection of innovative EdTech companies transforming the way we learn — all at the largest education technology expo in the Southern Hemisphere. 

We strongly encourage you to apply for this opportunity. As a presenting company, you’ll have the chance to connect with educators and other passionate founders, see what other EdTech companies have developed, and extend the reach of your solution.  

Why should my EdTech company participate?

We really do mean that EduTECH is a big deal. Below are some statistics to reinforce why every EdTech company should consider putting their name forward for this opportunity. Plus, this is a unique expo to directly tap into the educator pool.

So, Melbourne EdTech Summit and EduTECH combined? A massive event.

At EduTECH 2021 we’re expecting :



innovation Precinct

The Innovation Precinct is back online!

Considering the current COVID-19 situation, EduTECH will go ahead in an all-virtual format. Not only is this safe for yourself and your community, but also easy to tune into without disrupting your work schedule.

You will connect with attendees through your own virtual booth, populated with all of your best demo videos and most helpful marketing materials. And: they can book with you one-on-one. Education is people-oriented, so putting a face to the solution is valuable for school representatives and teachers.

The Innovation Precinct at EduTECH helped us connect with many university stakeholders – both during, and well after.   The educators we met were generous in helping us clarify our product’s strengths, weaknesses, and instrumental to our development.

Robert Hua, Lumaway

2021 Innovation Precinct: Innovators fuelling education


The Program

The MES@EduTECH Innovation Precinct will run over two days: Tuesday 17 August and Wednesday 18 August 2021.

The 2021 EduTECH theme is: “Digitisation, Creativity, Diversity”.

The program is designed to promote promising EdTech companies and their innovative solutions at one of the biggest EdTech conferences in the world. You’ll be in the middle of the action, receiving direct feedback from educators and increasing your brand awareness in front of the people that matter.

And, it’s fun! You’ll meet people who are just as passionate about social impact in the education space as you are.

The three key opportunities for exhibiting companies are:


Booths (Innovation Alley)

Build connections for the future with your exclusive booth at EduTECH.

It can be pretty costly to buy your own space at a major conference. If selected, Innovation Precinct companies can showcase at a discounted price. Here, you’ll speak one-on-one with educators, school administrators, university representatives, and more.

Your booth will be hosted on Swapcard. You can upload links, videos, brochures and any other relevant marketing information to exhibit your solution to visitors. And when attendees want to connect with you directly, they can book an appointment with you through your profile. See someone you want to chat with? You can direct message attendees, too.

There are a limited number of booths up for grabs — apply today. 


Pitch competition (Innovation Pitch)

Practice makes perfect, and pitching as often as you can as a startup is crucial for growth. More eyes on the product, and more minutes to refine the why of your online platform or service.

On Wednesday the 18th, the entire day will be focused on entrepreneurship and this very competition. In front of a panel of judges, present your snappiest 4-minute pitch to investors and experienced EdTech leaders. There will be a Q&A so so the audience can hear more about how your solution can be applied in a school setting.

This will also live-streamed for a global audience. You’ll be heard by educators, education innovation founders and thinkers worldwide.

Plus: There’s a prize! The winner of the pitch competition will be given a prize pack valuable specifically for startups.

  • Re-branding with a leading agency
  • Sales consulting
  • Investment strategy design consulting
  • A semi-finalist place at the Milken-Penn (University of Pennsylvania) GSE Education Business Plan Competition: the world’s biggest EdTech business plan competition with up to USD $100K prize. This is an unparalleled, prestigious opportunity for any EdTech business to be able to participate. Learn more


Thought leadership discussions (Innovation Stage)

This is where esteemed thought leaders and innovators will discuss the most exciting ideas emerging today. The theme of the two days will be innovators fuelling education, as part of the Melbourne EdTech Summit 2021 program. As part of your exhibitor benefits, you will receive a ticket to gain access to all discussions across the four days: 17–20 August.

These conversations will be future-focused, practical, and globally-minded. Listen in: their insights are too good to miss. We will be placing all details on the delegates page, so stay tuned. We’ll have the full rundown up shortly.

Your Investment

Thanks to our program partner, your booth at the MES@EduTech Innovation Precinct will be heavily discounted. Just $295 for existing EduGrowth members, or $295 + a one-year EduGrowth membership fee*. View a list of showcase inclusions below. And be sure to learn more about our EduGrowth member benefits.

*There is a marginal variation in cost to participate between late-stage and early-stage startups. After you submit your application, we will be in touch to let you know more.

Pitching to real investors and in front of educators at MES put my sales pitch to the test. The feedback I was given has definitely helped us improve our products positioning in the market.

Nathan Sherburn, FLUX

2021 Innovation Precinct: Innovators fuelling education

Inclusions & Criteria

EduGrowth Member

AUD $295

  • exhibitor booth
  • pitch competition
  • profile on main MES delegate page
  • Ticket to Melbourne EdTech Summit 2021 and EduTECH: included



  • exhibitor booth
  • pitch competition
  • profile on main MES delegate page
  • Ticket to Melbourne EdTech Summit and EduTECH: included
  • EduGrowth Membership: 1 Sep 2021- 31 Aug 2022: included

Criteria to participate

We are keen to have you participate at this global conference, if the below apply:

  • Less than 7 employees
  • Revenue is less than $500K per annum
  • Less than 2 years in business
  • Must be an educational technology driven product / service / solution
  • Solution must be market-ready
  • Never exhibited at EduTECH before (other than Innovation Alley)

It’s important to not undersell yourself. We encourage all EdTech businesses to put their name forward for this exciting opportunity.

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Who will be attending as delegates?

We are sure that the below list will excite you as an EdTech startup! This is a list of the various professionals and organisations who will attend EduTECH as delegates:


  • Teachers, lecturers and academics
  • Education departments at various government levels
  • Staff from schools, colleges, universities and training institutes
  • Companies who service the education industry
  • EdTech investors
  • Education industry partners and consultants.

As an EdTech startup, opportunities like this are hard to come by. Having a booth at Australia’s largest EdTech conference was a real game-changer for us. We generated numerous leads on the day.

Alistair Oliver, Edalex

Promoting the event

To achieve maximum attendance, and the best exposure for your EdTech business, we will be promoting the exhibiting companies within EduGrowth and EduTECH marketing channels. We will also be investing in a global Google Adwords campaign and advertising within education media channels. This is the biggest event on the EduGrowth calendar and we do our best to extend our marketing reach for this event.

Be sure to follow EduGrowth on LinkedIn, so you can help us extend our reach by commenting/liking/sharing our posts about the Melbourne EdTech Summit 2021.

How you will be supported

It’s okay if you’re new to this — we all have to start somewhere.

EdTech companies who participate in this event will receive a guide with tips for pitching and demonstrating education technology solutions to a global audience. We look forward to sharing these with you. 

We will also provide you with an event promotion pack to help you profile your company as an innovative EdTech company and help attract international delegates to the expo.

Apply to exhibit

Submissions have now closed. There will be more opportunities to showcase your solution in the months to come! Make sure to still get your free ticket to Melbourne EdTech Summit: https://edugrowth.org.au/mes21/

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