EdTech Speaker Event – Finding Today’s Teacher With Edtech

What we’ll do


Did you realise that over 75% of relief teacher work is booked at the last minute? The usual process schools go through: go to the list of teachers they know, start at the top, call and hope they answer. Free? No. Next call. Free? No. Next call… Frustrating and time consuming!!

Tech applications in education are revolutionising the potential for teaching. From online learning to helping the education sector operate more effectively, edtech is a growing area.

The HR side, hiring staff, is a hugely important task!

At this NSIN and Australian Catholic University event we’ll hear from Ben Grozier, Co-Founder of ClassCover.

Ben has been on an interesting startup journey since working as a teacher in schools and tennis clubs in Australia and the UK. He experienced the phone running off the hook himself as school after school hunted around for an available relief teacher. So he set about fixing this problem.

ClassCover is a two-sided marketplace software solution that connects schools with qualified teaching staff through a simple-to-use platform.
Essentially, this platform saves wasted effort, time and frustration making repetitive phone calls to find an available relief teacher.

Ben will share the ups and downs of building the business, including how they’ve managed to scale with very small investment and what he thinks are the opportunities for tech to help teachers and others in the education sector.


• 5:00pm Please arrive on time to meet other entrepreneurs / startups and check out the co-working space.

• 5:45pm ish: Speaker along with Q&A

• 6:30pm ish: Chat with the speaker and other entrepreneurs

• 7:00pm ish: Event ends.

Register here.

Date: Tuesday 29th May 5-7pm

Location: Peter Cosgrove Centre (ACU) 8 Napier Street, North Sydney

This is a free event. Please take time to thank someone from ACU for hosting the event.


The North Sydney Innovation Network is a not-for-profit organisation focused on sparking and supporting collaboration, connection and positive growth for innovation on Sydney’s North Short.


The Australian Catholic University (ACU) offers a number of education opportunities around innovation and entrepreneurship, and in 2017 launched ACU Collaborate Plus, ACU’s multidisciplinary innovation space for startups and small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

The North Sydney space provides a flexible, creative and inclusive area for students, staff, alumni, startups and SMEs who are working on an innovative startup, project or business idea. The project is supported by NSW Department of Industry’s Boosting Business Innovation grants.

*Note that you may be photographed or videoed at this event. Your email address will be added to our mailing list. Please talk to the hosts on the night if you have any concerns.