Author Archives : Atul Pandey


About Atul Pandey

Atul has always been passionate about Edutech and founded the Sydney Educational Technology community in Feb 2012 while looking for like minded people interested in EduTech. Atul is the founder of www.wisekangaroo.com, a provider of digital English language learning products, that empowers non-native English speakers around the world on their customized path to English fluency as per their specific learning needs.


Meet the Sydney SWEDU 2014 Teams – How far have they progressed?

The First Australian Startup Weekend Education was a massive success! For the statisticians among us, here are the raw numbers: • Over 100 attendees came to the Friday night pitches. • 60 were SWEDU participants. Rest were viewers. • 25 participants pitched on the night. • 10 teams were formed. • 4 teams have already begun the startup formation process. […]

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And the winner of Sydney SWEDU 2014 is …

The overall winner of the First Australian Startup Weekend Education 2014 is Roleplayce – Gamifying the language learning experience online with real teacher spread over the world Team Roleplayce also won the following special prize: SWEDU team that creates the best gamified vocational education venture sponsored by Intersective The overall runner up prize went to: […]


How to pitch at #sydswedu – Tips from our pitch clinic mentors… T-6 hours to go

T-6 hours until pitch-fire time.  The heat is up (literally the room feels 10 degrees hotter than yesterday) and things are getting serious.  This morning teams sat in with our pitch practice mentors and practiced their 4 minute pitches. Here’s what our Pitch Clinic mentor Sean Marshal told them: How to pitch like you built the business yesterday […]

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Meet #sydswedu 2014 Mentors – Mike Gardiner & Gretchen

Mentors play a major role at SWEDU events and at Sydney Startup Weekend EDU 2014  we have assembled a stellar panel of mentors to help our participants in their 54 hour quest for Startup gold. Today we introduce Mike Gardiner & Gretchen Armitage from LimeRocket. Mike is the CEO & Lead Developer of Lime Rocket. He has over 16+ years […]


Sydney Edutech and the crazy pledge.

Startup Daily posted a story today on how Sydney EduTech Group has grown in the last one year. Check it out. Looks like it’ll be “cake time” in a few months. http://www.startupdaily.com.au/2014/06/mick-liubinskas-sydney-edutech-crazy-pledge/   About SydEduTech Group We are a Sydney meet-up group, interested in connecting educators, tech geeks, start-ups and investors who are passionate about […]

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NSW Government provides major support for #sydswedu 2014

  The NSW Government has thrown its support behind the First Startup Weekend Education in Australia to be held in Sydney from 27th-29th June 2014. NSW Government has provided significant sponsorship that will help cover the costs of running the event over the weekend. Previously, NSW Government has been a significant sponsor of other high […]