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Pitch Night: EdTech

Across the world, educational institutions are under pressure to keep classrooms up to date with technology and keep curriculums relevant to the demands of today's jobs. Fortunately, Victorian startups are in a prime place to develop technologies to transform how people learn, especially considering the number of renowned schools and universities located right here in Victoria's capital.

Our focus on EdTech in April will profile and showcase both leaders and up-and-coming startups that are revolutionising and empowering the EdTech industry.

What is EdTech?

Education technology is a wide field. Education technology focuses on study and ethical practices; it improves education in a systematic way. Education technology sometimes known as instructional technology or learning technology.

The Pitch Night:

Startup Victoria are proud to partner with LaunchVic to showcase 4 startups working within the EdTech sector, as they pitch to a panel of hand-picked, expert judges as well as our usual community of founders, startups, investors and more. They will also be pitching to win the Startup Victoria Prize Package below.

Timeline:

  • 28 March - Applications open
  • 16 April - Applications close
  • 17/18 April - Shortlisted applicants announced
  • 23 April - Pitch Training & Selection Session (for shortlisted applicants)
  • 24 April - Top 4 Finalists announced
  • 30 April - Pitch Night

To apply:

*Judges to be announced!*

Prize Package:

  • Austrade: Participation in the Landing Pads program at a location of your choice (Singapore, Berlin, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Shanghai)
  • AWS: $5,000 AWS Credit to the winner and $1,000 AWS Credit to finalists
  • Crazy Domains: 1 x hour consultation with a web expert and free comprehensive website health check, valued at $279
  • Coglan Duffy & Co: 1 x hour of free legal advice
  • Connect Labs: $4000 worth sales and marketing technology audit for your startup to get found, get leads and get customers
  • General Assembly: $1000 credit for classes & workshops, valid for 1 year.
  • Law Squared: $2500 credit to use the Cubed by Law Squared platform
  • Northraine: 10 hours x machine learning training and consultation
  • Prime Financial: 4hours x consultation for winner and 2hours x consultation for finalists
  • SendGrid: $5,000 credit to winner and $3,000 credit to finalists
  • Stripe: $50,000 of volume waived of Stripe fees
  • SquarePeg Capital: 30mins x consultation with the team

Major Partners:

LaunchVic is leading the development of a globally-connected startup ecosystem. With the help of startup founders, entrepreneurs and investors, corporates and universities, we aim to build a startup ecosystem that can strengthen the economy, encourage more people to work with and for startups, and represent all Victorians. Our focus lies in the areas of funding, community building and global recognition for the Victorian startup ecosystem.

Official Event Staffing Provider:

Weploy is creating an empowered and fearless workforce and building the world's best community of on-demand short-term office support staff.

Photos and video may be taken at the event and may be used for promotional purposes. Your attendance at this event is considered as implied consent for the use of these photographs for these purposes.

All attendees to Startup Victoria's event must comply to our Startup Victoria Events Code of Conduct.

New York Venture Summit

Meet, interact and network with more than 1,000 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and founders of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies at the prestigious New York Venture Summit being held on March 6th – 7th 2019 at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA. A highly productive venture conference, The New York Venture Summit is dedicated to showcasing VCs, Corporate VCs and angel investors committed to funding venture backed, emerging and early stage companies. Special Offer: Startup Victoria has made special arrangements for our network to receive a special discount of 10% off the existing “early bird" rates. This conference will be attended by the best people in the industry. Please register early to avoid disappointment. Register Today & Save Click here. (Use promo code "SUVVIP”) In addition to providing access to leading Investors, the conference will feature more than 100 pre-screened venture backed, emerging and early stage companies seeking capital, and hardcore networking. Call for TOP INNOVATORS! Get Noticed > Get Funded > Grow Faster A select group of more than 100 Top Innovators from the Technology, Life Sciences/Healthcare, CleanTech and Fintech sectors will be chosen to present their breakthrough investment opportunities to an exclusive audience of Venture Capitalists, Corporate Investors, Private Investors, Investment Bankers, and Strategic Partners. Apply to Present / Nominate a company: For more information or to be considered for one of the Top Innovator slots click here. Seed Pitchfest: If you are a seed stage company seeking angel funding of less than $1M (and have raised less than $300,000) click here to apply for the Seed stage track.

  • Tue 9 Jul, 8:30am
  • Convene
  • youngStartup Ventures

iHarvest Masterclass#13 - Legal Essentials for Startups

As an entrepreneur, you need to understand what laws apply to your new business. These should be addressed in your startup’s infancy. This masterclass will help to ensure your startup is complying with certain legal requirements from the get-go. Set up the right business structure for growth and exit, looking at sole trader, trust, and partnership. Value the importance of a good shareholder’s joint venture or partnership agreement, as well as how to protect valuable intellectual property. Understand restraints for key team members and whether they are enforceable. Here’s a sample of some of the topics we’ll discuss: Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements—how to use them and what they protect Customer and supplier contracts and the importance of tailored documents Employees in Australia—key information for employers big and small This workshop is for entrepreneurs who want: To be legally compliant, aware of appropriate rules and regulations Increased chances of investment, having done your due diligence legally Exit options from day one Register for this masterclass to learn the legal essentials for your startup. MASTERCLASS MASTERS: Lynne Grant is Special Counsel at Hunt & Hunt Lawyers and has worked as a corporate and commercial lawyer for 14 years. developing a particular specialty in acting in private business sales, mergers and acquisitions. Lynne has expertise across a range of complex commercial transactions, including legal due diligence, structuring, negotiating and implementing commercial contracts, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, governance and global trade. Karen Finch, CEO of Legally Yours fuses her legal background, recruitment expertise and passion for shaking up the legal sector and is passionate about facilitating faster, easier and more transparent access to fixed-fee lawyers in Australia. Through Legally Yours, Karen wants to provide greater access for the community to experienced, client-focused lawyers. Register for any iHarvest Meetup or Masterclass and receive a complimentary mentoring session with one of the VU Entrepreneurs in Residence (VU EIRs). The iHarvest mentoring sessions offer specialised guidance to startups and entrepreneurs through connection to the VU EIRs, a diverse bunch with a single common defining characteristic – they believe in the importance of developing entrepreneurs and They Make it Matter. #iHarvestCoworking #Sunshine

iHarvest Free Coworking Fridays

If you’ve thought about coworking but haven’t tried it, here’s your chance! One Friday of the month between 9.00am and 5.00pm (unless we let you know otherwise) iHarvest Coworking Sunshine opens its doors for startups, entrepreneurs and businesses to come and experience working in the space. Registration is required to schedule your FREE coworking day at iHarvest Coworking Sunshine. Bring your laptop and your lunch, and enjoy a day with like-minded people in a great location and vibrant space. If you can’t make the date, contact info@iharvestcoworking.com.au to arrange an alternate time to check out the space! #iHarvestCoworking #Sunshine

iHarvest Meetup May

If you’re a startup, entrepreneur or have an idea for building your business, the monthly meetups at iHarvest Coworking Sunshine will give you an opportunity to validate an idea, solve a challenge, evaluate an opportunity or just find a new perspective. iHarvest meetups are all about networking and building new relationships but you’ll also get to hear from guest entrepreneurs throughout the series, have the chance to join in Q&A sessions and pitch your current project. Register for any iHarvest Meetup or Masterclass and receive a complimentary mentoring session with one of the VU Entrepreneurs in Residence (VU EIRs). The iHarvest mentoring sessions offer specialised guidance to startups and entrepreneurs through connection to the VU EIRs, a diverse bunch with a single common defining characteristic – they believe in the importance of developing entrepreneurs and They Make it Matter.

iHarvest Masterclass#14 - Customer Centric Strategy for Entrepreneurs

Without customers, no business. CX strategy has become the key differentiator and driver for growth and sustenance in consumer industry. But, what exactly is customer experience and what makes for a great customer experience? MASTERCLASS MASTER: Hannah Gee has a background in customised learning design partnering with Global Companies to design customised blended learning solutions. Hannah was Director for The School of Life Australia where she launched rigorous and fun emotional skills Learning and Development offering. Hannah and her team partnered with 47 organisations over 2 years to embed the TSOL emotional skills learning and development program. A feat she is super proud of all in the quest of building more emotionally intelligent workplaces. Register for any iHarvest Meetup or Masterclass and receive a complimentary mentoring session with one of the VU Entrepreneurs in Residence (VU EIRs). The iHarvest mentoring sessions offer specialised guidance to startups and entrepreneurs through connection to the VU EIRs, a diverse bunch with a single common defining characteristic – they believe in the importance of developing entrepreneurs and They Make it Matter. #iHarvestCoworking #Sunshine