Annual EdTech business plan competition

Business Start

Applications Open 2 September

LaunchPad Business Start

Business Plan Competition

EduGrowth’s annual LaunchPad Business Start business plan competition is designed to drive innovation within the Education Technology and Innovation sector.

Applicants are asked to submit ‘Business Plans’ which need:

  • to be innovative;
  • to address the education sector;
  • to clearly articulate the impact;
  • to demonstrate the effectiveness of the business idea; and
  • to prove a clear understanding of the market.

"Thanks for the exposure, I've been receiving emails from people interested to learn more about Headset. Very motivating"

Matt McKinlay - 2018 Finalist

Winner, runner up & finalists

Prizes up for grabs



2 September

  • Submissions open on 2-Sept
  • Business plan submissions will be accepted via the website

10 October

  • Submissions close on 10-Sept

13-17 October

  • Submissions will be reviewed by a panel and assessed against specific criteria
  • Select companies will be interviewed by the panel
  • Five finalists will be announced

24 October

  • Five finalists will present their pitch at the Live Finals Night in Melbourne, either in person or via video conference
  • Winners announced live at the event

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