Annual EdTech business plan competition
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
- Submissions open on 2-Sept
- Business plan submissions will be accepted via the website
- Submissions close on 10-Sept
- 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
- 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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Arludo – engaging teachers & students in science
The business idea behind Arludo is an off-the-shelf digital tool to excite and engage students in science in the classroom. It is a mobile game that encourages students to work together like scientists and helps teachers become science experts. It recognises the...
Dexto – improving employability for 1st gen uni students
The business idea behind DEXTO is an application aimed to boost the employability of students from underrepresented demographics. It provides tailored employability advice that assists students in understanding their own potential, enabling career unfoldment and...
Happy Brain – A mentoring program changing lives
The business idea behind Happy Brain is an application ‘The Learning Mentors Program’, that facilitates a peer-mentoring program for young migrant students. Happy Brain was a finalist, awarded a special mention at the inaugural EduGrowth LaunchPad Business Start...
Headset: bringing marking & feedback into the 21st century
The business idea behind Headset is a software that manages the marking and feedback process in a new way. Headset was the second place winner of the inaugural EduGrowth LaunchPad Business Start EdTech business plan competition. The submission, interview and...
Research Screener: applying machine learning techniques to research article screening
The business idea of Research Screener is a web application that applies machine learning techniques to semi-automate research article screening. Research Screener was the winner of the inaugural EduGrowth LaunchPad Business Start EdTech business plan competition. The...
The 2018 Business Plan Competition highlights the breadth of talent in the industry
EduGrowth's inaugural LaunchPad Business Start business plan competition was a great success. Submissions were accepted from early October by individuals and teams, from across Australia, who are current students, alumni or staff of an Australian tertiary education...
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