Top 60 EdTech Startups in Australia
An Australian EdTech and Innovation business is one that is building innovative education products or services using technology in one of these areas: Platforms for administration, student management, content management and learning management within the education sector. Digital learning content or services used by learners, education providers or corporations connected to education and learning. Consultants and advisors with specialist EdTech domain knowledge that support the education sector with expertise on product design, learning design or organizational development. The Australian EdTech sector is an active exporter taking Australian education global. Every Australian EdTech company that is generating more than $2M annual revenue is exporting. Australian EdTech companies have created a massive economic impact with growing 800 EdTech Companies, 13000 Employees and an overall revenue of $ 2.2 Billion.
With so many companies in the EdTech industry, we’ve put together a list of exciting companies to keep an eye in the coming years. Each doing amazing things in their own right, here we present Top 60 Australian EdTech Companies to explore in 2021.
OpenLearning.com is a growing education SaaS company working towards its mission of being the number one lifelong learning platform. OpenLearning goes beyond content delivery and focuses on enabling interactive and engaging social learning experiences for communities of connected learners. With over 3 million learners and 196 education providers, OpenLearning is considered an Australian innovation and technology success story.
The concept of micro-credentials is gaining momentum in Australia and around the world. Aligned with efforts and the recent AQF review, learners and education providers alike lack concrete guidance and a unified approach to implementing micro-credentials, communicating the benefits to learners and aligning them to national quality assurance frameworks. With that in mind, OpenLearning has introduced OpenCreds, the lifelong learning framework designed to meet the needs of the Australian education sector, industry, and most importantly its lifelong learners.
Typsy has built an engaging and enjoyable edtech startup for people who serve the hospitality industry. It has a growing library of around 1000 bite-size skills training videos, all filmed with industry experts that are perfect for today’s hospitality training needs. Hospitality businesses, staff and schools, governments, organizations and industry partners can host their training on Typsy too. Funding received was US $ 10M. Its platform has fun quizzes, certificates and downloadable resources along with lessons and courses. It caters to Front of House, Back of House and Management in categories such as culinary, compliance, beverage, service, marketing, management and business.
SEQTA Software builds and delivers teaching and learning management software solutions for schools and teachers. Its first solution is The SEQTA Suite, a teaching and learning network that enables teachers, students, and parents to work together in an online community. Funding received was AU$ 8.5M by the investor Larsen Ventures. Its second solution is SEQTA Teach, a product that helps teachers complete their administrative works in a software application, including attendance, curriculum planning and delivery, marks book and assessment, correspondence, student welfare, individual education plan management, online resources management, and more solutions.
4. Academy Xi
Academy Xi provides people with tech-driven programs to help them upskill and transform their careers. Its product suite is focused on emerging fields in Design and Tech. With the help of a structured, integrated approach it personalizes its core programs to fit the unique needs of every company it engages with. Funding received worth US$ 5.5M. Academy Xi claims itself to be a problem solver and strives to implant purpose into whatever they do. It is operating with a vision to truly change the world through education and the community it is building.
Edrolo provides digital and physical education resources for students aged 7-12. Funding received worth AU$ 3.9M by Blackbird Ventures, AirTree Ventures, Startmate .The startup’s belief is that all students should have access to the best teachers, the ones who bring subjects to life and inspire learning and passion. Additionally, it also states that all schools should have access to powerful data to drive school improvement, which they can access via the Edrolo platform.
6. Paddl Co.
Paddl is an activities-based learning recognition platform. The startup is working with the belief that experience unravels opportunity and that all experience is valuable. Users can capture and share their learning with 50+ activity types across 6 categories including activities verified by providers helping them earn experience points (XP) and badges. Funding received worth US$ 3.5M. Paddl’s XP Analytics delivers unique insights for talent assessment and professional development. It has partnered with the best-in-class providers to deliver bespoke learning experiences for its users.
7. Maths Pathway
Maths Pathway is an online educational website that teaches mathematics. Funding recieved worth US$ 2.1M by Aera VC, Social Ventures Australia. It differs from traditional mathematics, as it is set up in a modular format, with students working on individual pieces of learning using a computer and worksheet. To use Maths Pathway, schools must pay a fee for each student. Students select their work based on what proficiency level they are at, in contrast with every student completing the same tasks. Students are then required to be tested on what they have learned every two weeks.
Inkerz provides a web platform that enables collaboration using real pen and paper. Its platform can capture natural handwriting written from a digital ink pen on regular paper and transmit the same through the internet. It also allows users to create virtual classrooms and communicate with peers through chat, voice and video. Users can even create a single document instantaneously so that they can organize tutorials, distance education and business collaboration. Funding received worth US$ 1.1M by muru-D, RCL Accelerator. Inkerz charges for the digital pen and provides free access to its web platform.
EdSmart is an industry-leading School Organisation System (SOS) that helps school communities grow and progress by freeing up administration time and resources. It was initially named ParentPaperwork and had forayed into the edtech industry with a specific mission to make schools paperless. Funding received AU$ 350K. Nevertheless, it has now developed into so much more, a complete School Organisation System. The EdSmart SOS is presently being used by over 400 schools in eight countries worldwide.
Compass Education (trade name of JDLF International) offers web-based school management platform. Features include attendance and roll marking, semester and progress reporting, news feed, calendaring, staff, student and parent portal, online payments, curriculum builder, parent-teacher interviews, behavior management, budgeting and purchase orders. Funding received worth USD 41M by Advent Partners, firstnewsaustralia.online, Nero Capital. Accessible on PC, tablet, and mobile. Apps are available for iOS platform. For eight years, Melbourne edtech startup Compass Education has bagged $60 million in funding, as it expands throughout Australia, and beyond. The startup was officially incorporated in 2010, but co-founders John de la Motte and Lucas Filer had been building the solution for about a year prior.
Peopleplan offers a learning platform for businesses. Provides learning modules, quizzes, certification, learning forum, and more. Caters to sectors like retail, consumer goods, sports, and more. Clients include SkilledUp, Gamurs Group, McGrath Foundation, and more. Offers CPD courses for individuals. Funding received worth USD 25M by Adexum Capital investors. Also provides consulting services and customized learning content for companies. Peopleplan provide learning and communications resources that empower people to discover who they truly are, what they want to be, and how to achieve it. Through engagement, discovery and imagination they provide a learning & communications platform for their clients that enables their staff, suppliers and supporters to perform to the best of their ability. They use vertically integrated, cloud based technology to drive accredited training, online content, L&D consulting services and recruitment solutions providing you with a total end-to-end human capital solution. They were pioneers of on-line learning in Australia and have been at the forefront of e-learning for almost 20 years.
13. Smart Sparrow
Smart Sparrow is an online adaptive learning management platform which allows teachers and developers to create, manage and analyze content. Provides pathways for students to direct them towards materials so that they can have a clear understanding. Offers feedback to clear misconception. Can be integrated with any modern LMS. Performs analytics to provide real-time analysis on student data. Teachers can share content with colleagues worldwide to enhance collaboration on learning methods. Funding received worth USD 24M by One Ventures, Stoic Venture Capital, Entangled and 5 Other Investors. Works on a premium model which can be purchased by an institution or a single teacher. It has a partnership with OpenLearning.
14. Critical Links
Critical Links provides an education appliance and an ICT platform to move the learning and school management in the cloud. The appliance works where there is either limited internet connectivity or no connectivity at all and hence is useful not only to modernize schools but also to provide edtech solutions to schools and colleges in rural areas. Provides a platform for third party LMS, SMS and other education software to be deployed. Funding received worth USD 11M by Critical Ventures, Portugal Ventures and 3 other investors. Moodle is already integrated with the appliance so moodle based courses can be used.
15. ORIGO Education
ORIGO Education provides an online maths-based learning platform. It provides its cloud-based learning management system called “Stepping Stones” which is a program that provides a blended curriculum and online resources along with traditional printed materials. Funding provided worth USD 11M by Fortitude Investment Partners, Blue Sky Alternative Investments. It also has professional development videos embedded within the online program for teachers. Their products range from core mathematics instruction to visual aids and manipulatives, including traditional print products, digital interactive resources, and professional learning. ORIGO Education is committed to excellence, creating products that both inspire and empower teachers and students.
The Jig journey began in Melbourne, Australia, in 2015. Launched in 2017, JigSpace now has over 4 million users, with a 4.8 star rating worldwide. In 2019, they launched the workshop, enabling anyone to create interactive, 3D presentations. Jig Pro was launched a year later giving professionals in manufacturing sales, training and prototyping the ability to incorporate Jigs into their businesses with desktop authoring, team sharing and CAD file importing. JigSpace provides an app-based platform for 3-dimensional learning. It allows users to create, view, and share instructional content in 3D. It has an inbuilt library of various interactive learning experiences. The users can view step-by-step interactive 3D breakdowns of ideas, products, and phenomena. Funding received worth USD 8M by Roger Allen AM, Rampersand, Vulpes Invest and 5 Other Investors. The app is available for the iOS platform.
Practera offers an experiential learning platform for educators. Enables universities and corporates to design and deliver work-related learning programs. Features include authoring, learning analytics, communication, etc. It can be integrated into the curriculum to deliver case studies and support flipped learning classrooms. Funding received worth USD 4M by Main Sequence Ventures. Offered on subscription based on the number of users. Practera is a fast-growing experiential education technology and programs company. They help leading Universities and employers build real-world skills for the jobs of tomorrow. Experiential learning is critical for students and professionals to build and evolve their skills to respond to change, yet it is complex to structure, systematise and manage effectively at scale. Practera can work with employers to help systematically engage University student talent with their employees, or to develop internal experiential L&D programs. Practera was recently recognised as a ‘Westpac Business of Tomorrow’ and an EY Accelerating Entrepreneurs Asia-Pacific winner.
Prosper Education was founded in 2013 and it offers a blended learning platform for individuals and educational institutes. Provides interactive songs, digital storybooks, games, activities, lesson planning tools, and learning content. Allows learning British English. Funding for this EdTech startup was USD 3M. Also offers teacher training programs. Prosper Education is a global education provider of ELT, marketed under the brand RoyalABC. RoyalABC offers a world-class blended learning Teacher Platform and APP to early learning centres and kindergartens across China delivering British English language, Growth Mindset and 21st Century skills education to 3-6 year olds. The intuitive digital Teacher Platform contains hundreds of hours of pre-built English lessons and DIY content. Teachers simply select a pre-built lesson plan, or quickly and easily create their own lessons in under a minute. English language learning is extended home using RoyalABC World, an immersive 3D APP where students can practice their new language skills in a safe, fun, challenge-based online environment. RoyalABC is the first blended learning program to integrate Growth Mindset and 21st Century skills into ELT curriculum, teacher training and technology design, enabling a new standard of education for children globally.
The QPay app is an online membership portal that helps university clubs and societies to move membership online. The university societies can customize forms that can be filled by incoming students interested in joining the society. Payment can be done through the QPay app with credit cards. Provides ticketing service to the societies. Funding received worth USD 2M by American Express, Andrew Chick, Sydney Angels and 6 Other Investors. Users can set different prices for members and non-members. Allows student head to notify the society members about society events, hoodies, yearbooks, etc.
Rockmelon offers app-based learning platform for special children. Provides interactive digital learning modules, digital flashcards, visual tools, progress tracking, and more. Caters to autistic children, parents, and educators of autistic children. Available for iOS platform. Funding received worth USD 2M. Offered on a premium subscription model. Rockmelon aims to ensure all children are able to reach their fullest potential, regardless of their location or socioeconomic status. Their mission is to change the lives of millions of children by reimagining the way early intervention products and services are delivered to the world’s autism community. ROCKMELON isn’t just a learning or communications platform. It is a global community of parents, therapists, carers and teachers all working towards the same goal: achieving the best outcome for the child.
AI and app-based platform offering screen time management solutions. It was founded in the year 2020. It allows the child to attempt curriculum-aligned questions. The platform provides weekly reports showing areas of strength and weakness of the child. The app is available for Android and iOS devices. Funding received worth USD 2M. 1Question raises $1.9m in its first equity crowdfunding campaign. The money raised will be used to scale the app globally, which now seems closer than ever following Apple’s announcement last week it will release its Screen Time API. 1Question was launched in the App Store and Google Play Store in April 2021 and has already had over 13,000 downloads. The app’s raise has been driven by a global market approaching 1.5 Billion students in K-12, a first mover advantage, advanced AI, and the management team. Investments in the Edtech (Education-technology) space have skyrocketed from $500 million in 2010 to $76.4 billion in 2019 and is expected to top USD$350B by 2027, And, as classrooms transition further into a digital space, those numbers are expected to grow.
Cadmus is an online written assessment platform for higher education. It simplifies the assessment process for teachers and students, making it easier to achieve teaching and learning objectives. Their goal is to improve the quality of assessment at university. Over the years, they have worked with universities across Australia to create flexible, highly engaging assessment experiences for thousands of students. By empowering teachers with the tools they need to create authentic learning experiences, they hope to better support students in developing valuable graduate skills. They are committed to creating great user experiences and supporting lifelong learning, which is why we always put our teachers and students first.
Edalex is an edtech company on a mission to surface learning outcomes, digital assets and the power of individual achievement. Founded in 2016, Edalex develops technology solutions that extract hidden value from educational data to make it accessible and more meaningful. Edalex brings together the team behind the CODiE award-winning openEQUELLA open source platform that centrally houses teaching and learning, research, media and library content. In 2019, Edalex launched Credentialate the world’s first Credential Evidence Platform that helps discover and share evidence of workplace skills and analyse competency achievement. Edalex delivers a comprehensive range of solutions directly to educational institutions and in support of partners: Cloud-Based Credential Evidence Platform, Professional Services, Hosting, Software Development, Client Support, Account Management.
Neap has been active in the Australian education community for over 30 years, with an established reputation for producing high quality materials. With over 800 school clients, we are driven to deliver assessment materials that teachers can trust for their accuracy, level of complexity and adherence to the curriculum. They are among an elite group of Australian EdTech companies who collectively support learners, teachers, schools, institutions and companies to positively impact educational outcomes, support access to learning and increase the efficiency of educational processes and systems.
25. Class Creator
A Student Placement Software. Designed, developed and supported by teachers, Class Creator helps schools all over the world create classes optimized for success, save time and eliminate mistakes. Key features include teacher surveys, placement alerts, algorithm sorting creating balanced classes, history saved for future years and manual editing. 40,000+ Educators, 100,000+ Classes Created, 15,000,00+ Student Data Points, 2,000,00+ Student Placements, 20+ Countries. Its User Favorites as it provides Instant Feedback/Alerts, Easy to Use, Classes Created Instantly, Easy Data Collection, Great Support.
26. DiGii Social
DiGii is the digital-citizenship solution for upper primary school children and their parents. The Digital Age has dawned and children, parents and educators are learning to understand and manage the many digital changes, choices and challenges. Screen-time, cyber-safety, cyber-relationships – common global concerns for parents and educators with serious implications. DiGii provides children with an engaging and educational social-media-like experience where the expectation of complex learning allows for and encourages failing-forwards. As children engage in real social-media life, their interactions form an always and forever, often unfortunate, one-day-employer-accessible digital résumé. DiGii allows and guides a child through what is often messy learning about establishing their identity online – a springboard for online life. Through interactions, moderations, prompts, challenges and tutorials, every child is guaranteed to learn skills vital to their lifelong DiGiital health, personal and social safety. As an educational tool, DiGii’s child platform is only available to students during the school day and is secure within each school, with no outside access – even by parents. A Parent Dashboard is available round-the-clock, with no access to the children’s platform.
CourseLoop exists to serve Higher Education by developing solutions that address the real problems you face and support the way you want to work. The CourseLoop Curriculum Management platform has been designed working closely in partnership with multiple universities. Their end-to-end curriculum management software is built by higher education experts with hands-on university experience to create simply better solutions for today’s students, administrators, and academics. They have reinvented curriculum management by eliminating outdated processes with a superior user experience. Since the first go-live in 2016 with their anchor client, Monash University, the CourseLoop Platform has evolved into a sophisticated, enterprise-grade curriculum management solution. CourseLoop has experienced significant growth, having partnered with clients across Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
Classe365 is a unified student management software with a comprehensive Student Information System, Learning Management System & Customer Relationship Management features. It is a one-stop solution for running all kinds of educational institutions: schools, colleges, universities & academies. The LMS feature enables institutions to offer online learning in just 2 steps. The SIS feature makes course management, attendance, grading & assessment easier. CRM helps in increasing student enrolment. Classe365 provides everything needed to manage all types of educational institutions. They offer a unified student tech-suite to manage the entire learner journey: from the time a student gets an admission at an institution until becoming an alumnus. The Classe365 platform has features including a comprehensive Student Information System, Learning Management System, Customer Relationship Management and more, aided by sophisticated tech solutions like adaptive learning, AI tools, and advanced analytics.
Kami is a digital learning platform that empowers everyone to #lovelearning. In or out of the classroom, Kami provides tools to support any learning style, drive engagement, and improve learning outcomes for all. Kami was founded in 2013 by four university friends and has evolved to become one of the fastest-growing EdTech companies in the world. Kami has millions of users across the globe, as well as Kami Heroes – a community of passionate teachers across the Americas, Europe, Australasia and Asia. Investors backing Kami include leading Australian venture capitalist firm Right Click Capital, CapitalPitch, New Zealand-based Flying Kiwi Angels, New Zealand Venture Investment Fund; and notable Silicon Valley investors, such as Sam Altman of Y Combinator and Scott Nolan of Founders Fund. As a Premier Google Partner, Kami works instantly through seamless integration with G Suite apps, like Google Drive and Google Classroom, as well other educational programs like Canvas, Schoology and Microsoft Teams.
pixevety reduces the daily stress and privacy pitfalls of managing and sharing collections of photos and videos of children online. A smart photo management tool for schools and parents, pixevety offers unique, state of the art real-time consent technology based on the consent wishes of parents & legal guardians to help protect the images of children. Highly efficient, automated management of student and staff images hosted in one central secure place for entire communities to safely enjoy, they are a proud Australian Privacy Principle (APP) registered company who has been partnering with leading independent schools across Australia, NZ, Singapore and Hong Kong since 2012 to store and protect the images of children. pixevety is simple, safe, smart and secure.
Sofiri supports aspiring students to achieve their education goals, easier and faster as it combines the efficiency and accessibility of sophisticated technology, with the personal care and expertise of humans to ultimately help them achieve their plans to study, aspiring students can connect with all key influencers in the process, from education provider staff, to education agents, alumni or student ambassadors. Their software is enabling education providers to automate their instant messaging communications by professionally managing thousands of queries a day via web or instant messaging apps by using bots, and thus qualifying, responding automatically and distributing students to the correct channels and individuals, so that counsellors or key influencers can focus on what they do the best: to offer high-quality service. The Sofiri app, theri software IQAP and their valuable education experts are their tools to help students’ education goals come true easier and quicker. Founded in January of 2016, and based in Australia. Sofiri connects aspiring students with professionals that will navigate them on the educational opportunities available in key countries across the globe.
Ziplet was founded in 2016 (previously known as Loop). Ziplet helps teachers get the most from their students by giving them tools to better understand and support them. Their team is based in Melbourne, Australia and works with teachers around the world. Ziplet is used in over 10,000 institutions globally, by teachers in schools, vocational training institutions, universities and corporate training environments. They aim to be the fastest, easiest and most widely used tool for teachers to understand their students. It gives every student a voice in their education, Replies to groups of students or follow up one on one and also supports shy and quiet students by providing a safe space for them to reply.
Adventus.io is transforming the way the world accesses international education. Adventus.io is a student recruitment platform that enables recruiters, institutions and service providers to locate and transact easily. They are a SaaS-based B2B2C marketplace for the international student recruitment market. Enabling institutions, recruiters, and service providers to seamlessly find and transact with each other, anywhere in the world. Ultimately, helping students make confident study decisions through a trusted platform.
For more than seven years, Candlefox has been assisting education providers to increase student enrolments. Having established an industry leading marketplace in Australia, Candlefox expanded into New Zealand in 2017 and the United Kingdom in 2018. They work across the full student lifecycle – getting students through the door, enrolling them in the right courses and enhancing their overall experience. Their innovative techniques will help you get more value for your marketing dollar and revolutionize the entire student journey. As a full-service Education Marketing Agency, they help you to attract students, supporting your marketing efforts through all stages of the student journey. Candlefox has a solution for the largest universities to small educator offering in-class courses.
35. Cohort Go
Cohort Go empower life-changing experiences by connecting the international education community. Recognized for growth and innovation, their platform makes it easier for everyone to access an international education, reducing costs and increasing choice. Their mission is to create smarter ways to connect their international education community. From students to agents and education providers, their online platform provides a tailored experience offering smarter international payments, fairer student health insurance, and stronger business relationships. Their services are all about supporting the international education community to GO further. They have helped over 50,000 students achieve their study dreams. Students from over 180 countries have used their services. Over 1,000 education providers and agents trust them. They are global, servicing over 100 currencies with local specialists in more than 10 countries.For two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015, Cohort Go was recognised by the Australian Government for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. They also gained their place in the Business Review Weekly Top 100 Fast Starters List in 2015 as one of the youngest and fastest growing companies in Australia. In the following year, they made the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 List, again recognised for their rapid growth through their sheer dedication, strategy, innovation and insight.
36. Crimson Education
Crimson Education was founded in 2013 with a vision to equalize the university admissions playing field, serving as the launching pad that equips students across the globe to overcome barriers of geography and legacy to compete on the world stage. Crimson Education creates personalized education packages for students which are delivered by a team of high performing tutors and mentors. Services include in-depth US and UK university admissions support, Australia and New Zealand medical school admissions support, educational tours to the US and Europe, local curriculum tutoring and extracurricular mentoring.
37. Language Confidence
It is estimated that over 1 billion people are learning English worldwide, with this number set to grow to 1.9bn by 2020. China alone will contribute over 350mln students, and is growing at a compounded rate of ~18% YoY. Language Confidence provides a cost effective end-to-end solution to the learning of language, by providing cutting edge audio and visual technology to conduct world-class spoken English lessons. Language Confidence software uses the latest artificial intelligence technology to monitor students’ progress through the use of speech recognition, correction and suggestive pronunciation. Progress is personalized to the individual student, with content structured to their individual needs. They have brought together a leading team of experts from the fields of Education, Software Development, and Research Science to provide a scalable, cost effective, digital solution compared to the high cost of a human tutor.
Inquisitive has everything you need to teach Science, History and Geography for Years F-6. The lessons and assessments use original stimulus resources and in-built differentiation, so students learn with purpose and depth. Preparation time has been minimized by weaving all the requirements of the Australian Curriculum and state requirements into the lessons.Cross curriculum priorities and general capabilities have also been thoroughly addressed. Units include assessments with differentiation, for completeness. Each unit has a key inquiry question from the curriculum. Students are presented with stimulus resources to spark interest, and then guided with the skills and concepts needed for the inquiry.
Matific is a multi-award winning mathematics e-learning platform for schools that builds problem-solving skills and conceptual understanding in early mathematics education. Founded on strong pedagogy and designed by educational experts, Matific gives access to over 2000 curriculumn aligned mathematics activities, worksheets and lesson plans. Matific is available in over 60 countries and in 40+ languages. Matific is a perfect teaching tool to free up teachers’ time to focus on their students. Matific activities challenge and engage students in diverse learning environments and classrooms. Matific activities challenges and engages students in diverse learning environments and classrooms. Students can easily log in and self-start, so not a minute of valuable class time is wasted. Matific supports any teaching approach and student learning style. Matific can be used in schools, at home and it’s also perfect for homeschooling.
40. Secure Code Warrior
QuiverVision is an augmented reality research company that produces both branded content and the technology to transform that content into personalized, immersive experiences. Through continued development and client relationships, QuiverVision aims to re-draw the boundaries of the AR entertainment marketplace, connecting the physical and digital worlds in new and innovative ways. QuiverVision was formerly Puteko/colAR Mix and was founded in 2012 as a spin-off company of the Human Interface Technology Laboratory New Zealand (HIT Lab NZ). With this app, Quiver, users can download branded artwork, color it in, and then bring it to life via interactive, three-dimensional, personalized animations. The app is available for free on iTunes, the Apple App Store, and the Google Play store. They also have another app called Quiver Education which is focussed on educational content.
Cahoot delivers transformative workforce learning initiatives within companies, government agencies and industry bodies to help them create a culture of learning and to deliver on specific education projects and strategic goals. Cahoot is brilliant at creating communities where people come together, learn and grow their capabilities through collaboration and by building relationship, at scale. They are a team of learning designers, developers, problem-solvers, achievers and friends based out of Australia. Their purpose is to inspire a love of learning. They believe in working towards the greater good of helping others – tribe, community, society and humanity at large.
Curio is an education consulting, learning design & development and platform services organization established in 2016. They seek to bring together the creative and curious for human improvement, driven through the power of education, training and research. Curio works in education, technology and its related sectors: They are passionate about learning – the art, science and economics of it, They advise and support universities on their strategy, operations and people, especially when undergoing significant transformations, They develop platforms for clients and deliver services that embrace technology to make learning more efficacious, efficient and always fun, They review curricula then design, develop and deliver online and face-to-face learning experiences through an understanding of how the brain learns and works.
Vygo empowers students to support each other and universities to create impactful peer mentoring and student support programs. Ask them how we can help your university drive a better student experience and deliver personalized student support. Their mobile and desktop platform gives students the personalized support they need, when they need it, at their fingertips. They partner with HEIs to host and scale their peer learning and student support programs. Few programs that they are driving around Australia and the UK: Alumni mentoring, Mental health first aid, International buddies, Peer tutoring, First-year orientation & transition. Program coordinators at their partner universities have access to real-time data. This finger to the pulse gives their partners the power to respond to program engagement and success scores immediately, rather than waiting until the end of semester. They ensure every phase of your mentor program is optimised for success – from program planning to student selection, training, matching, guidance and outcomes.
45. Fourth Rev
FourthRev is an education-technology start-up working across Australia, the UK and the US with a strong belief that collaboration between industry and universities is the best way to solve the skills crisis of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. FourthRev builds world class online learning programmes that lead to qualifications from leading universities, certifications from the world’s best technology companies and digital technology jobs with a global network of employer partners. FourthRev exists to create social & economic value through access to high-growth careers in the digital economy. Their vision is to establish a new education category of choice at the intersection of universities, employers & lifelong learners.
Elenta is a learning platform that uses science, technology, and group coaching to help organizations equip their individuals, leaders and teams with the behaviors and skills proven to fuel growth. Their mission is to help individuals identify their values and achieve their goals by learning the universal skills that drive success both at work and in life. They are a well-funded early stage startup with advisors including the former Head of Learning at Google, and investors including VC firms Antler and Black Nova, the founder of General Assembly APAC, and the former VP of Learning for BHP.
HowToo removes the barriers to learning creation by enabling people with no prior experience to make quality learning content. Designed by experts, HowToo is the fastest learning creation tool on the market and reduces the time and costs associated with internal learning. Their mission was to transform the way people learn. HowToo lets you create and deliver professional-quality training courses in record time. HowToo lets users create and deliver professional-quality training courses in record time. The cloud-based solution gives everyone – no matter their prior experience – the ability to create beautiful digital learning experiences. In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to reach your team no matter when or where they’re working with flexible and enjoyable training solutions. HowToo builds learning intelligence into every step of the creation process. From our focus on learning outcomes to our course templates and page layouts designed by learning experts, HowToo will ensure that your courses hit the mark for engagement and retention with your learners. HowToo supports businesses and individuals at every step of the way with their extensive knowledge base and a dedicated support team who are passionate about creating cutting edge learning experiences.
Mentorloop believes that right connection can change your life and they are making these connections accessible. They believe the best personal & professional growth is achieved through human connection, knowledge exchange, and shared experiences. They created a cloud-based mentoring software platform that enables organizations to match their people into effective mentorships at any scale. They are a team of mentoring advocates and experts – individuals who have witnessed and experienced the impact of great mentoring, and who want to make this impact available to more people through a combination of technology and mentoring best practice. As a certified B Corp, they are committed to using their business as a force for good, committing a portion of their revenue to their Community Support Program that supports organizations worldwide in providing tens of thousands of people with the opportunity to find their life-changing connections.
Year13 is a purpose driven digital enterprise which is dedicated to inspire and support current and future young Australians to reach their potential and succeed in life after school. Year13’s primary focus is on 3 key markets being employment, education and travel with the ultimate goal to become the trusted portal for all young Australians to fulfill a wide range of needs encountered when becoming an independent adult. They want to improve the health and happiness of all young Australians, and create a place where we can have their voices heard. By providing a comprehensive place to explore all options, they want to alleviate some of the stress of young life, so there’s more time for us to go on long drives with our mates, stay up ‘til sunrise and spend time with the ones we love, because our youth should never be wasted. Year13 is here to connect you to all the options available to you after high school and beyond. Here you’ll find career and life advice that will help you find the opportunity that is right for you and have you on the path to success.
50. Teach Starter
Teach Starter’s vision is to inspire every child to build a purposeful and happy life through learning. With operations in Australia and the United States, they employ a diverse team of experienced teachers, designers, technologists and support staff to create brilliant teaching resources that save teachers hours each week preparing for the classroom. Since their founding in 2012, they have saved an estimated 40 million hours in teacher preparation and produced over 160,000 pages of premium teaching resources, lessons and unit plans, and display materials. At Teach Starter, they believe that every business should be a force for good. Through their One Million Trees by 2033 project, they are helping to offset the impact their business, and members have on the environment, by planting a tree for each paying subscriber. Their purpose is to make every classroom buzz.
60seconds.com is a remote coaching application which enables more effective, measurable training on presentation skills. The app assists in streamlining the learning of individual students, the coaching of their manager and allows for incisive qualitative data around potential areas of improvement. 60 Seconds works extensively in healthcare, but also education and coaching sectors. 60 Seconds works across healthcare, to support organizations in optimizing customer engagement, through the development and delivery of consistent, clear and compelling messaging. In partnership with an experienced consultant and enabling technology, 60 Seconds provides tailored solutions to challenge, coach and drive measurable people improvement.
HiJo is where learning gets personal and student well-being takes priority. From movement to mood to connectivity and learning preferences, HiJo tells the individual students’ story, resulting in decidedly personalised outcomes. Importantly, this is a tool that gives the child a voice in how they learn. Using sensor technology and the latest in AI (Artificial Intelligence) Analytics, HiJo is able to track movement, proximity to other students, learn mood patterns and understand environmental preferences such as light and temperature. HiJo software is a ‘Neon Mosaic’ K-12 intranet in a box solution that comes with a predefined, individual portal for the student, the teacher, school district and parents. The data collected provides insight into a students’ engagement and their physical and emotional wellbeing. A discreet communication link to the teacher and parents can bring everyone into the HiJo learning loop.
Arludo creates games that teachers can use in their class to provide students with opportunities to collect real scientific data to better understand how science functions. They have a library of 20 apps that teach different concepts through different approaches (e.g., single and multiplayer, group games, problem-based learning, augmented reality). Their dream is to create a whole library of games that make it easy for teachers to become digital and will help everyone understand everything about science and maths. Along this vein, our games are available on all mobile devices, through a browser, and can be added to learning management systems (e.g., Canvas, Moodle). They also work with other start-ups and industry to help them create ‘gamified’ apps to help with learning and the introduction of new topics (e.g., upskilling). Their approach is unique in that rewards individuals with an experience, rather than points or badges.
54. Blake Elearning
Blake eLearning is Australia’s leading “home grown” publisher of online educational products for children of all ages. Their mission is to help millions of kids around the world improve their literacy and numeracy skills in both a home and school setting. Launched in 2008, their breakthrough reading app, Reading Eggs, has been used by over 3.4 million users in 169 countries. As their suite of products has grown, so too have the demands on their team. They are well-versed with implementing new features and improve existing systems in their Frontend, Backend and Engineering development teams.
Brightpath is based on over a decade of pioneering research at the University of Western Australia. Brightpath is an innovative assessment method that provides standardized test scores from teachers’ assessments of typical classroom tasks. The software records the results of assessments and reports a range of formative and summative information to teachers and principals. This provides an informed basis for developing teaching programs targeting the needs of individual students.
56. Champion Life
Champion Life Education is a health education technology company. It was founded by Kym Hunter in 2016 to facilitate the development of lifelong healthy habits in young people. Their core belief is that moderate physical activity and healthy habits are key to positive change and drive happiness and self-confidence. They challenge the invisible health gap in our communities and empower young people and families to learn healthy habits and live more active lives. Their video-based programs teach fundamental movement skills and wellbeing knowledge but also promote self-confidence and build a positive “can-do” mindset. They enhance this process through the use of everyday real-life role models to mentor and inspire students through physical activity.
Intrinsic Learning provides clients with greater visibility of relevant on and off the job learning activities to better support their people and enhance their business. Today, most organisations only capture on the job formal online learning and structured courses in their learning management systems, which equates to approximately 10% of overall learning. They collaborate with clients to help them gain visibility of more than just formal (online or structured course) learning, but social (one-on-one or group training), experiential (e.g. conversations with customers) including social media (LinkedIn, Twitter etc.) learning data via innovative software and meaningful, customised, real-time reports. This information contributes towards learners’ continuing professional development – enabling better support through training priorities, suitable role placements, reward and recognition, and opportunities for career advancement.
Didasko is your online solutions partner. It was founded in 1997 and is a wholly owned Australian digital education services group dedicated to enabling ‘better ways of online learning’. They are excited by the opportunity to support universities and colleges globally in the development and delivery of their digital education solution(s). Their comprehensive capability is underpinned by a significant investment in live, integrated, scalable systems, which has uniquely positioned Didasko for the future of learning automation and AI.
59. Global Study Partners
Global Study Partners (GSP) is a market leading B2B EdTech aggregation platform, transforming lives through education by providing access, expertise, platform and services needed to empower students to study anywhere in the world. Their revolutionary cloud-based two sided marketplace offers a blended high tech and high touch approach using AI and machine learning to match the needs of the student with the right study outcome. GSP technology connects students with educational institutions worldwide. GSP’s sophisticated platform provides a comprehensive course search and compare functionality which features our University Partners courses, profile and images. They partner with institutions, recruitment agencies and B2B service partnerships to provide their recruitment partners and students with a comprehensive range of student service provision.
Based in Southbank, Melbourne, Genix is an Australian company that has been providing software development and professional services for the last twelve years. At present, there are approximately 4,000 users of Genix solutions in the financial services, government and healthcare sectors and over 70,000 users in education. Services provided include project management and delivery, business transformation, security and risk management, systems integration, content development and open source programming, as well as end-to-end exam management through the Examina+ platform.
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