EdTechX Sydney Startup Showcase

Romy Tuin
Romy Tuin
Nov 28, 2019 · 4 min read
Edugrowth, Startup Speakers and Judging panel

In partnership with EduGrowth, EdTechX hosted the Australian Ecosystem event in Sydney. Hosted to a crowded Tank Steam Labs, the event showcased the following 6 companies who pitched for the chance to represent Australia in the 2nd Global Startup Super League >


ReadyTeacher is a staffing service for English language and vocational teachers. The HR platform-freelancer marketplace can match the relevant teachers with the job openings, processing the institution’s booking within 30 seconds and deliver teachers to campuses across Sydney and Melbourne within 75 minutes.

ReadyTeacher is now expanding its offering to include VET trainer to all training packages and aims to connect colleges with industry guest speakers and supply qualified trainers for short courses and speciality workshops.


Skodel is a team from around the world brought together with the aspiration to empower schools to build a strong community of care. With evidence showing that the same messaging can not be conveyed through academic teacher, skodel has created content to teach students about well-being and healthy living, contributing positively to the community around them.

They have created a simple way to monitor, understand and improve student wellbeing, combining research with technology and partnering with schools to create a unique approach.


Littlescribe has three areas of focus: technology capable of transforming writing in classrooms into digital and prints books that can be shared with an audience via digital book clubs; a co-author programme providing teaching resources connected to the curriculums in both primary and secondary school and, a lifetime portfolio of the student’s writing journey with assessment tools and dashboard for teachers, allowing teacher insights and the ability to track the students needs and progress.

They are a connected writing community of teachers, authors, students and parents to celebrate purpose and progress in the student’s writing. Through creating new relationships with authors, students go beyond readers to become writers…and eventually co-authors.


Vygo is a peer learning platform aimed at higher education providers to upgrade and scale their student mentoring and tutoring communities. Through Vygo, learning providers are able to create engaging, scalable and trackable platforms for a variety of mentoring platforms. Students can use the platform to find their perfect matches, chat in-app and book online or in-person meetings with the mentors. Vygo comes in three forms: a mobile app, web platform and partner admin portal.

Audience listening to the pitches at EdTechX Sydney Ecosystem Event


Practera provides a platform for educators to deliver experiential learning and employability programmes which equip students and professionals for future work opportunities. They create programmes like team projects, skills credentialling, industry partnerships, work simulations, onboarding, accelerators, mentoring networks and internships.

They describe themselves as a lego kit — providing the flexibility of the many different features so that you can design your very own experiential learning programme. Their overall mission is to become established in the world as a leading experiential learning and micro-credentialing platform.

Makers Empire

Makers Empire has created a design thinking learning programme for K12 that uses 3D design and printing technology. The platform teaches student how to solve real-world problems with project-based learning and design thinking, making STEAM more fun and engaging.

Makers Empire provides everything that an educator could need, including curriculum, professional development courses, software that is easy and accessible for K12 and a bespoke dashboard for teachers to manage their students and work.

The crowned winner was Ben Hallet of Vygo, who will be travelling to London on 18 June 2020 to pitch at the EdTechX Summit. Thank you to the judging panel for supporting the event: Dominique Parrish — Pro-Vice Chancellor Learning & Teaching Macquarie University, Mark Lamont — Chair EduGrowth, Rebecca Hall — Senior Industry Expert International Education Austrade and Clive Mayhew — Chair Open Learning.


Connecting the global learning community

Romy Tuin

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Romy Tuin

Editor of EdTechX 360 and Head of Content at EdTechX. Writing about all things EdTech — edtechxeurope.com


Connecting the global learning community

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