Mass Challenge names South Australian business, Edufolios, a winner of Bridge to Mass Challenge Australia. Recognised as one it’s top five high-impact, high potential start-ups from Australia. Edufolios now has the opportunity to gain access to a business accelerator program with a shared prize pool of more than $3 million.
Co-founder and CEO Selena Woodward spent 10 days in Boston as part of a final Boot Camp with the Mass Challenge Team. After a week of exploring Boston and learning through workshops and mentor ship Mrs Woodward said. “Mass Challenge has been an amazing experience for me. It has helped has transform me from an English teacher with a dream to a CEO, empowered with the knowledge, connections and confidence I need to grow a business that will support, enlighten and unburden educators.”
“It’s humbling to think that the three highly accomplished mass challenge judges recognise such potential in our market fit, our business model and our future plans. We’re going to keep doing what we’re doing, taking on board all of the phenomenal guidance and advice we’ve already received this week. We’ll continue to prove our ability to learn and to grow quickly strengthening our opportunity.”
Manufacturing and Innovation Minister Kyam Maher, has supported the Mass Challenge bridge program from it’s inception. The State Government having invested A$280,000 to become a diamond founding partner in the Australian Bridge to MassChallenge program. “It is great to see two ambitious South Australian start-ups make the top five in the Bridge to MassChallenge bootcamp in Boston.” Mrs Woodward has relished the opportunity to show the global market what South Australia has to offer.
“I’m honoured to have the opportunity to demonstrate that strength in such a global forum.”
“Cities like Boston, London, Switzerland, Israel and Mexico are now getting the opportunity to see the innovation and strength that is coming from our State and it is wonderful to be a part of that.”
The Mass Challenge experience has given Australian Startups an opportunity to connect with a strong global community of support. It is an outstanding opportunity and it is our hope that others will take the opportunity to follow us into the Mass Challenge experience. We’d heartily recommend it! Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to the major sponsors who enabled the bridge program to run here for the first time. To Microsoft, the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Jobs for NSW, Urban Growth NSW, Government of South Australia and Monash University we thank you!
About Edufolios: An edtech startup from Adelaide, Edufolios offers online portfolios for teachers who are looking for a place to reflect and grow their teaching practices. The only online portfolio with connections to the SA teacher registration board, Edufolios enables teachers to reflect upon and connect their professional practice to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers whilst developing their skillset through reflective practice