I love some of the things happening in the education sector right now; it seems that there is a growing consensus within Generation Y that, on the whole, traditional education never really gave us a well-rounded view of the real world and as such many of us have fallen prey to some harsh life lessons when it comes to work, money and … well, life.
A new study of 242 Australian youth indicates that Gen Y are headed towards alarming levels of financial and family stress; the release states there’s been a “disturbing increase in Gen Y financial illiteracy and debt”. What does this mean for the future of business?
Australian education startup AppInstruct has just launched an online course to teach aspiring entrepreneurs how to turn their app concept into a commercial success. Co-Founded by Nicholas Wright, Vijay Santhanam, Iain Dowling and Indy Chakrabarty, who have extensive experience in building commercial apps including Optus Recharge Now, AppInstruct combines technical and business skills to deliver a comprehensive and accelerated learning outcome.
Australia’s largest student portal, Zookal, raised AUD$600K in its latest investment round led by CFO of Gemini Israel Venture Funds, Omer Regev, and Silicon Valley’s Filtro Investments. This round brings total investment in the company to AUD$2.1 million.
Cherie Thompson is a passionate youth advisor on a mission to set the standard for youth employment across Australia. On the 7th of October, she will be launching the much anticipated ‘Go Getta Job’ – the nation’s first online job board and information portal dedicated to teenagers.
Australian startup TutorBee provides a convenient and specialised service for students to undertake tailored online tutorials with their own private tutor – regardless of their geographical location. TutorBee was announced the winner of the Australian Centre of Innovation Apps4Broadband Competition, taking the top gong for Best App and winning in the supporting categories of Best App – Health and Social Services and Best App – Business to Business.
Forget blackboards and chalks. Forget long, theory-heavy lectures at 8am in the morning. Forget the online platforms that failed to make learning a more enjoyable experience. OpenLearning is set to excite students and teachers around the world who have long suffered the inadequacies of outdated educational tools.
Multi-award winning business woman Yvette Adams, has been selected as one of ten women across Australia to go on the ‘trip of a lifetime’ to the tech capital of the world – Silicon Valley in California, USA. Her company, The Creative Collective, which is based out of Maroochydore, is a leading digital media and training agency servicing clients around Australia which she founded in 2007 from home after the birth of her second child.
Because media IS our business, we obviously spend any spare moments we have trawling the web looking at interesting articles, blogs, stories and opinions across the world’s startup landscape. On a Friday every second week we will be collating all of these into a post for you to scan through and read at your leisure. We have labelled the links with our description of why we think you should read them.
Student Takeaways: -Why sales is essential to all aspects of business -How to actively market yourself in the sales world -How to get hired at a top company -Common traits of successful sales people -What to look for in a sales job
So you’ve got an idea for an app? Awesome! But how are you going to turn this puppy into a real business? There are options galore: charging for it, selling virtual goods, or everyone’s guilty pleasure, running ads. What will be your strategy? Learn the tricks and trades of various mobile monetization strategies and put yourself in a position to grab your share of this rapidly growing $2B dollar market.
As part of the City of Melbourne’s Knowledge Week WeTechMe are putting on another one of their Speed Teaching events. The night will contain quick fun 15 minute classes on how to think laterally, break the ice with new people, inspire change, improve your small business, master design thinking and more.
So … I think I could learn to code python in like a week or so now, especially after seeing this awesome new startup the other day. Brainworth aims to make online education fun and engaging starting with a focus at tertiary level to begin with. Brainworth aims to bring about a change in online education by scaling the engagement of the user.