EdTech Pre-Accelerator

It all starts with a great idea

Our EdTech Pre-accelerator is an online program for recently launched or not yet formed education technology startup founders. An 8 week program designed to help you get your business off the ground, it gives you access to inspiring EdTech founders and leaders with practical content to assist in launching and accelerating your EdTech business.

Using a blended learning approach, the program will be available nationally, delivered in collaboration with our trainers and mentor network. You’ll learn how to critically analyse your ideas, test your product’s validity and understand key markets.

The program will conclude with a demo day, giving you a chance to pitch your business to potential investors and secure the feedback you need to progress.

  • Online 8 week EdTech pre-accelerator (8 live sessions over the 8 weeks, 1 hour live session each week from 6pm-7pm AEST – all except the first session are on Monday nights, the first session is on Wednesday the 19th of April, 2017 6pm-7pm AEST)
  • 2 hours per week time requirement (1 hour live session each week, 1 hour of practical exercise to complete after the session)
  • First session begins Wednesday 19th April, 6pm-7pm AEST on Facebook live (you will be invited to a private Facebook group closer to the date for these sessions)
  • Format: Live classes using Facebook Live, slide decks provided through our online learning platform
  • 1 hour of practical exercises will be set for each week
  • Live online mentor Q+A sessions on the Thursday of each week between 4pm-5pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Next Intake: Begins 19th April, 2017 (Enrolments open now)

Instructors from Companies including


  • Top 5 teams from each state will be invited to pitch their startup at the EduGrowth Accelerator Pitch night (held in each capital city beginning from the 9th of June 2017 – specific city dates to be announced during the program)

If you have more questions on our EdTechPre-Accelerator please email ben@edugrowth.org.au

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  • Week 1: EdTech overview and opportunities to solve in the industry

    Intro into the EdTech industry

  • Week 2: Ideation, prototyping and customer testing

    Creating a one page business plan, Creating hand drawn sketches of your idea, Create a clickable prototype and Conducting customer interviews

  • Week 3: Tech 101

    How to set up a landing page and take early signups, Create a product roadmap and development sprints from your prototype and Creating a landing page

  • Week 4: Business Models - Common business models in EdTech

    Business model best practises for various markets

  • Week 5: Branding and Marketing in EdTech

    Messaging and positioning for K-12, and messaging and positioning for schools and universities

  • Week 6: Selling Into Schools and Universities

    Selling into Schools, and Selling into Universities

  • Week 7: International markets - expanding into the US and China

    How to navigate the Chinese Education Market

  • Week 8: Pitching and Fundraising

    Creating an effective pitch deck, perfecting your on-stage pitch, and fundraising 101

Pre-Enrol for our April Class

Kick off your EdTech startup idea today, with our free online pre-accelerator and make your EdTech concept a reality.


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