Who are we?


We are a 400+ strong Sydney meet-up group, interested in connecting educators, tech geeks, start-ups and investors who are passionate about the education space and interested in applying technology to solve current problems in the education sector. If you are a developer / hacker / entrepreneur / investor — who is passionate about education — please join us.

We plan to bring together interesting speakers from the technology and education space, and throw fun events in Sydney.

If you are interested in:

  • Meeting other edupreneurs;
  • Starting an education company;
  • Working at or collaborating with education startups;
  • Investing in education startups;
  • Education data management and analysis; and/or
  • New education technologies.

Please come along to the Meetup Group or find us at one of the contacts below:

Facebook Group – This is where members of the group communicate between meetings: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SydEduTech/

Meetup Group – We meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month at Fishburners (Level 1, 608 Harris Street, Ultimo, NSW). Join us for our next meetup. RSVP here http://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Educational-Technology-SydEduTech-Meetup-Group/

Twitter Feedhttps://www.twitter.com/SydEduTechGroup 

 

Convenors

 

Atul Pandey

Atul is the founder of Wisekangaroo, an online English language school that empowers non-native English speakers around the world on their customized path to English fluency as per their specific learning needs.

Atul has always been passionate about Edutech and founded Sydney Educational Technology community in Feb 2012 while looking for like minded people interested in EduTech.

In his past life, Atul has worked as an Information and Data Management Consultant responsible for delivering enterprise level solutions from strategy development through architecture, design and delivery. His core industry experience is in sectors including Utilities and Retail and Financial Services.

Atul graduated with a dual degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Penn State University, USA. Atul moved to Australia after living in the US for 9 years.

      Terry Hilsberg

      Terry Hilsberg became involved in the online education industry in 1998 when he was commissioned by the Australian Government Review of Higher Education Financing and Policy to report upon, amongst other things, the potentially disruptive nature of such education upon the structure of the higher education industry. Subsequently, he began founding, investing in and advising both K-12 and higher education companies. These companies included start-ups such as NextEd, My Internet and Roar Educate. Today he remains an active investor in, and advisor to, a number of online education companies.

          Aidan Nuttall

          Aidan Nuttall has broad experience in digital ranging from technical to business. He was instrumental in developing Agile practices for Optus where he ran the Agile web team. He then went on to lead the design for the high speed broadband web presence for Telekom Malaysia (equivalent of NBN in Australia). He then left the technical side to be the driving force in bringing the innovative My Optus mobile app from an idea to market. He took an entrepreneurial turn and successfully grew a SaaS strategy execution business. He is currently helping clients innovate and leverage big data. He has always had a passion for education and a keen focus on combining his technology expertise with education through EduTech.

              Mick Liubinskas

              Mick Liubinskas is a high energy, technology entrepreneur, advisor, investor and industry leader.
              He programmed his Commodore 64 at age 12, sold computer networks at age 17, raised capital for a business at 22 and ran marketing globally for Kazaa at 26.
              For the past 8 years he has co-founded and worked with more than 30 technology startup companies, including starting Pollenizer with Phil Morle. This has included evaluating ideas, building first products, launching in the USA, raising angel and venture capital, selling a business and all the emotional rollercoaster rides in between.
              His most successful companies are Oomph which is leading the world in iPad publishing and Spreets which sold to Spreets for ~m in 13 months.
              Mick is often known as Mr Focus due to his strong drive for starting small and fast, embracing failure on the road to success and avoiding the entrepreneurial distractions.
              He’s also proud of his role in helping to establish and build the technology entrepreneur industry in Sydney and Australia, including accidentally founding Silicon Beach Drinks.
              He’s also loves being a dad, surfs, plays soccer and sings bad karaoke.