Jill Snape & Scott Tonges (Picture: Mark Cranitch / QBM)

The Courier Mail’s Queensland Business Monthly has picked the state’s most exciting young entrepreneurs and business leaders for their annual Top 20 Under 40 list. Teach Starter co-founders Jill Snape and Scott Tonges have been recognised in the list.

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Published in The Courier Mail on November 27, 2020


The HolonIQ Australia-New Zealand EdTech 50 recognises the most promising EdTech teams based in Australia and New Zealand, and helps to shine a light on innovation across the market, the robustness of the ecosystem, and the collaboration between EdTech companies and education institutions.

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Teachers are expected to wear so many different hats these days. There’s not enough time in a week for teachers to plan, create, teach, assess and analyse, as well as fostering and maintaining relationships with their students.

Enter Teach Starter, a Brisbane-based EdTech company that creates digital Preschool to Year 6 teaching resources and tools, which save teachers hours each week preparing for class.

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Teach Starter’s story featured by the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur


Teach Starter co-founder Scott Tonges

Teach Starter co-founder Scott Tonges spoke with his old colleagues on Nova 106.9’s breakfast show, about Teach Starter’s growth and some stories from their time together at Nova.


Bronwyn Brady, host of Teach Starter’s newest podcast, Love Learning

Listen and Learn with Australia’s Newest Podcast for Kids

Wednesday 13 May 2020: Australian EdTech Teach Starter is launching a new kids podcast, Love Learning, delivering curriculum-aligned audio resources to primary-school-aged kids.

Love Learning episodes will feature audio resources ranging from stories, guided meditation, short lessons, poems, instructional drawing and music lessons. Each episode will include links to downloadable activities to keep the kids entertained for hours after the podcast ends.

Teach Starter co-founder Jill Snape said the shift to families spending more time at home inspired the Teach Starter team to create a new educational podcast for kids.

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Teach Starter co-founder, Jill Snape (credit: Courier Mail / Mark Cranitch)

Take a sneak peek into the life of the Brisbane husband and wife team who created the teaching phenomenon helping hundreds of thousands of teachers (and their students) worldwide.

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Published in The Courier Mail on May 11, 2020


April 24, 2020

Teach Starter co-founder Jill Snape speaks with Karina Carvalho on ABC News about schools reopening in Queensland, Australia and the support Teach Starter is providing.

Jill Snape speaks with Karina Carvalho

Teach Starter founders Scott Tonges & Jill Snape

Brisbane-based EdTech Teach Starter has seen a 39% surge in subscriptions over the past twelve months and is now providing online teaching resources to over 750 000 teachers and parents globally.

Key points:

  • Teach Starter provides resources to teachers in more than 50% of Australian primary schools.
  • Teach Starter subscriptions have increased 39% in the past twelve months.
  • Over 250 000 free Home Learning Packs have been downloaded since 14 March 2020.
  • 90 000 new Teach Starter accounts this month, with a parent or teacher creating an account on average every 35 seconds.

Friday 25 April 2020: Brisbane-based EdTech Teach…


“Another school term is now just days away, but this one will be unlike any other. Teachers, parents and students will be forced to navigate online learning, and a Brisbane tech company is hoping its latest innovation makes life easier.”

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Scott Tonges — Co-Founder of Teach Starter

Aired on 7 News Brisbane on April 17, 2020

Scott Tonges

Documenting my journey as co-founder of Teach Starter. Our purpose is to make every classroom buzz! https://www.instagram.com/tongesy/

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