Annual EdTech business plan competition

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2019 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.

Prizes

1st Place

  • $5,000 grant from EduGrowth
  • $10,000 AWS credits
  • 1 year EduGrowth membership
  • 1 hour mentor session with an EduGrowth mentor
  • AND automatically qualify for the Semi-Finals of the GSE Milken-Penn Business Plan competition in 2020

2nd Place

  • $2,000 grant from EduGrowth
  • $10,000 AWS credits
  • 1 year EduGrowth membership
  • 1 hour mentor session with an EduGrowth mentor

Finalists

  • $10,000 AWS credits
  • 1 hour mentor session with EduGrowth mentor

“Winning the 2018 Business Plan Competition was an important, small but significant validation to my project”

Leo Ng, Research Screener

Winner, runner-up & finalist

Prizes up for grabs

including $5,000 cash for the winning entry

Program

Timeline

9 September

Applications open on 9-Sept
Business plan applications will be accepted via the website

14 October

Applications close on 14-Oct

15-18 October

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel and assessed against specific criteria
Five finalists will be announced

20-23 October

Judges interview finalists

30 October

Five finalists will present their pitch at the Live Finals Night at LaTrobe University 360 Collins Street Melbourne in person or via video conference
Winners announced live at the event

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