Entrepreneur Interview with Grainne Oates, Quitch

Innovation Alley at EduTECH 2020

Interview with Grainne Oates, Quitch 'An educator becomes an EdTech entrepreneur'

Grainne Oates is an educator at Swinburne University. She has built a growing global-focussed EdTech company from an idea to fix a problem within her course. Quitch is the solution that engaged uni students in her course and has now grown to support academics around the world with similar problems. 

Key points:

  • When developing her concept, she ran her ideas by her students for their feedback — this was one of the most important aspects for creating the product. 
  • There is no question that the Australian education reputation behind a product has helped with the growth of Quitch.
  • Don’t focus on getting the product perfect: just get it out there, get plenty of feedback, and adapt.