EDUTECH START-UPS PITCH TO NSW EDUCATORS
Date: 29 March 2017
Yesterday we were excited to be at Parliament House with the Sydney Education Technology Group and educators from across the state learning about some of NSW's most innovative start-ups in the education and training sector.
Early stage education companies were given a chance to pitch their business strategies to NSW educators. Ten companies were allowed three minutes to speak about their business. The companies invited to pitch were Smart Sparrow, Chatty Kids, Code Camp, Grok Learning, Lime Rocket, Me3D, Class Cover, Elanation, Learn Cube and Inkerz.
The event was officially opened by Jonathan O’Dea, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier and Treasurer, and keynote speakers included Peter Mackey, Director of StudyNSW, Terry Hilsberg, venture capitalist and strong advocate for Australia’s Edutech sector and Riley Batchelor from Edugrowth.
NSW is home to over 110 education start-ups, with the highest concentration here in Sydney. The event was set up to build stronger collaboration between the broader NSW education sector and edutech startups. The broader sector can play an important role for the edutech sector by offering expert guidance and test bed environments for their innovative products and services. In turn, the edutech sector offers fresh innovative delivery platforms that will help our state to be more competitive in global markets.
The event allowed all stakeholders to explore possible cooperation and facilitate an exchange of ideas on the future of edutech.
The event was hosted by StudyNSW, the Sydney Edutech group and Edugrowth.