StickyTek: Australian Beta Launch for Edtech Startup (2021)

Australian Beta Launch for Edtech Startup (2021-22)

Date close:
Sunday, 5th September 2021

This project is proudly funded and supported by StickyTek, Pty Ltd.

Location:
StickyTek may conduct team meetings at a cowork facility in the Melbourne CBD, but a cowork facility is not in place yet.
Monash University The Generator space will be available for this student team to use with potentially a mix of working from home dependant on restrictions.
Description of the project:

StickyTek develops tactile, hands-on “Creator Kits” which empower primary schoolers to develop social and academic capabilities through play. The initial beta product, a Stickytown which kids personalise and physically construct, is ready for soft launch in small volumes to validate the commercial and educational value proposition.

The MITI project team will work on the Australian beta launch for StickyTek, a stealth-stage edtech startup. MITI team will be responsible for deliverables across three key launch areas:
1) Website development: corporate content, online store, maths educational content, online community
2) Mobile app software development: PRD (product requirements documentation) and, ideally also mobile app development
3) Develop and launch Australian beta products

A third intern may be sought in Industrial Design to develop next horizon “creator kits”

The outcomes of the work will prepare the company for a soft-launch of an e-commerce webstore and online community to offer its beta products in Australia. Focus group learnings will inform and validate the commercial and educational value propositions, to help the company to refine its business plan for broader commercial launch.

Project Aims:

1) Development of an online store and community website for Stickytek on an outsourced cloud platform (Google Cloud and Classroom) which includes:
- Online store for early beta products
- Maths educational content
- Online community for collecting and sharing two categories of UGC (user-generated content) for 1) product designs and 2) maths problems
2) Development of PRD for a mobile software app which performs simple imaging and manipulations of digital images to company-specific printer formats. Time permitting, MVP development of a beta version of the software for either IOS or Android mobile phones.
3) Develop and implement a plan for product testing within the education sector
a) Conduct product usability focus groups with primary school children and teachers
b) Website education content development. Set up online website content to collect and distribute maths educational content
c) Manage, coordinate and curate maths education content produced for Stickytek by high school interns
d) Recruit and conduct focus groups with primary school children, who may be sourced from the Monash community and/or with input from faculty at the School of Education
e) Identify candidate not-for-profit partner organisations focused on serving disadvantaged students

Available to:
All Students
Arts 
Art, Design and Architecture
Business and Economics
Education
Engineering
Information Technology
Law
Sector:
Retail
Employment Type:
Scholarship
Eligibility:
Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
Hold an Australian permanent resident/humanitarian visa, or
Hold an international student visa (Must be Melbourne placed during placement period)

Applications for this project are welcome from penultimate and subsequent year undergraduates, Masters and PhD students (coursework and research) who are currently enrolled full-time at Monash including for the period December 2021 to end of February 2022.

Selection and Required Criteria:

Your application will be reviewed by senior university members and assessed against the following criteria:

  • Quality of covering letter, resume and on-line application including spelling & grammar

  • Relevance of your degree to the project(s) you select

  • Skills, ability, knowledge and experience relevant to the project(s) you apply for

  • Quick Learners, adaptable and enthusiastic.

  • Career goals and ambitions

  • Successful interview with industry partner

  • Prior experience developing a website with standard tools on Google Cloud AWS

Please note:

  • Scope for MITI projects are determined by the industry partners, this includes student disciplines and whether they require students at undergraduate, Masters or PhD level.

  • The final selection of the MITI project team will be made by the industry partner.

Duration:
12 weeks
Max number of recipients:
2
Date close:
Sunday, 5th September 2021

StickyTek is a stealth-stage Edtech startup.

Inudstry sector: E-commerce and retail. StickyTek is an online retailer of toys and consumer-focused educational content

Founder & CEO: https://www.linkedin.com/in/teresaengelhard/.