Penny Drop – Pitch Deck for #sydswedu 2014

Team Name: Penny Drop – Making it fun and rewarding for young people to save Team Members: Paul Chang, Oliver Mitchell, Alexandra Wu, Daphne Chong, David Murphy, Joseph Hilsberg, Amelia Walkley, Juan Caraza, Sa Higgs Checkout photos from Sydney SWEDU 2014: Friday Pitch Night & Team Formation Satuday Mentor Sessions Sunday Demo Night & Winners Penny Drop […]

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Roleplayce – Winner of #sydswedu 2014

Team Name: Roleplayce – The online space to roleplay for career development. Team Members: Olga Kozar, Kirra Bambey, Alexandre Girard, Young Oh, Dan O’Reilly, Jeff Mesina, Aura Serrano Over all winner of the best educational startup at Sydney SWEDU 2014 Also won the prize for the best gamified vocational education venture sponsored by Intersective Checkout […]

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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Wrap up from Saturday morning #sydswedu mentoring sessions

Teams had a morning standup and presented their progress updates. It was great to see teams making good progress in the first few hours of the morning. This was followed by an Elance Clinic on Hiring Online Talent. Given that teams need to accomplish so much in 54 hours the $50 Elance credit per participant will […]


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Here are the top 9 pitches … 36 hours to go before launch.

Last night was HUUUGE. Sydney made history by being the first city in Australia to host Startup Weekend Education and bringing the global Startup Education movement to it’s 6th continent. And what a night it was … Over 100 attendees rocked up to the event. the excitement in the room was palpable. 25 brave ones […]

Sydney Startup Weekend EDU is kicking off tonight…

  Are you as pumped as we are? We are kicking off Australia’s First Startup Weekend EDU tonight! Here are some final details for you: Doors open at 6:00PM. The location is Muru-d Level 6, 363 Oxford Street Paddington 2021 If you are a student, bring your Student ID, or you will be charged full admission […]



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 […]