The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) extends its congratulations to Canberra-based education technology start-up Quizling on being selected as a finalist to participate in the 2017 SXSWedu Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas.
Quizling, a mobile application allowing users to create and play educational quizzes, has worked closely with the Mint over the past 15 months. The Mint invested as Quizling’s inaugural innovation partner in 2015, immediately embracing the app’s potential to take educational and cultural messages to a nationwide audience.
Acting Royal Australian Mint Chief Executive Officer Mr Sam Murthi said it is pleasing to see Quizling as the first Australian company to pitch at the SXSWedu Launch competition in Austin, Texas this March.
“On behalf of the Royal Australian Mint, I would like to congratulate Quizling for making it as a finalist in this international area and being recognised for the work it has done in connecting learners of all ages.” said Mr Murthi.
“The Mint saw the potential of this innovative education tech start-up over a year ago and it has proven to be an effective tool, helping to reach classrooms and coin buffs across the country.”
“There is no questioning the power of using digital technology to engage today’s learners and we look forward to engaging more school kids, visitors and collectors this year with Quizling.”
Since coming on board as an innovative partner, the Mint has utilised the Quizling app to release quizzes on topics that are both curriculum-linked and related to historical artefacts held in the National Coin Collection, garnering great interest through social media channels around Australia and internationally.
SXSWedu Launch competition showcases innovations in education with a fast-paced, live startup competition. The ten finalists will pitch and receive significant exposure to the SXSWedu community of around 14 000 potential investors, partners, and fellow edtech entrepreneurs. The sixth annual launch competition will take place at SXSWedu, March 6-9, 2017 in Austin, Texas. You can find more information here: http://www.sxswedu.com/launch
For further information on Quizling: https://www.ramint.gov.au/quizling
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