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How to Build an EdTech Startup

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ACU Collaborate Plus

Ground floor, 33 Berry Street, North Sydney · Sydney

How to find us

Level 18, 8-20 Napier St, North Sydney 2060 / Less than 10min from North Sydney train station. for more info

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What we'll do

We have a successful history of developing Edtech startups on the north shore (eg ASX:3PL --> Mathletics and Spellodrome) and on this night we'll explore everything relating to how to start and grow your Edtech venture: from how to develop your idea into a digital solution, how to crack the market, how to get your product sold to a thousand schools and how to demonstrate value adding to school principals and decision makers.

Our amazing speakers:


Mark launched Literatu ( into the global K-12 education market in 2012 after selling his successful Risk Management software company in 2009.

Literatu's key milestones:

• 3 international awards for education technology, including BETT Asia 2014
• 60,000 users in Singapore and a partnership with TATA India to deploy across their 1200 schools.
• B2C assessment app for MacMillan India, supporting 2m (6m in 2018) text books in private schools.
• Penetrated other markets including: Virginia USA, Guatemala, Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia.

When not travelling throughout Asia, Mark mentors young Australian entrepreneurs and is on the Board of a private school in Sydney.

Mark will be in conversation with...


Jamie is on a mission to empower people to thrive in the 21st century. He founded the education technology company Neutopia, ( a social learning platform that stimulates curiosity and motivation built with a focus on learning communities. He is a founding partner of The New Human Summit, an online summit which explores a range of topics such as the future of work, future of education, social business, and the evolution to decentralized systems, through panel conversations.

Jamie has taught hundreds of students across programs he designed in entrepreneurship and social enterprise at the undergraduate and masters level at several universities and is a mentor at UTS for the MBAe program. With a background in the film industry in screenwriting and special effects including VR/AR he specializes in designing cutting-edge curriculums for a variety of clients that harness the techniques of storytelling within the world of education to innovate how learning happens.


This is a FREE event. Please thank someone from ACU ( who are sponsoring this event.


ACU ( holds a leadership position in education research and innovation.

They offer a number of education opportunities around innovation and entrepreneurship, and in 2017 launched ACU Collaborate Plus (, ACU’s entrepreneurship hubs for startups and small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

The North Sydney & Strathfield spaces provide a flexible, creative and inclusive area for students, staff, alumni, startups and SMEs who are working on an innovative startup, project or business idea. And is currently available at no fee! The project is supported by NSW Department of Industry’s Boosting Business Innovation grants.