Rackspace started as a ten man entrepreneurial venture back in 1998 and is passionate about providing fledgling businesses the enabling technologies for growth and commercial success.

In 2013 they launched the Rackspace Startup Programme to help startups by taking care of their cloud hosting needs, and letting them focus on what they do best – building disruptive technology.

They are back again this year and the competition will culminate in a live pitching contest.

Makers Empire has been selected as one of the finalists for Small Teams Big Impact. The guest judges have selected Makers Empire as one of the six finalists.

“Makers Empire would like to thank the Rackspace Startup Programme and the judges for selecting us as a finalist in the Small Teams Big Impact competition. We accept this nomination on behalf all the schools and our supporters who are on the journey with us to help the next generation prepare for the jobs of tomorrow through design and 3D printing.” said Jon Soong, CEO Makers Empire.

Jon Soong will be pitching live on stage so come and support Makers Empire – it would be great to see you there!

Date: Thursday, 11 September 2014
Time: 6.00 — 9:30pm (please arrive at 6pm)
Location: Cell Block Theatre, National Art School, Forbes Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney NSW 2010
(look at for the teardrop flag on Forbes street for the entrance)
Live Pitch: 5 minutes pitch, followed by a 3 min Q&A by judges.

The guest judging panel includes:

Robert Scoble – Rackspace
Mark Carnegie – M.H. Carnegie & Co.
Benjamin Chong – Sydney Seed Fund and Founder Institute
Chris Ridd – Xero
Melissa Widner – Heads Over Heels and Seapoint Ventures

Makers Empire: Better learning by design

Makers Empire helps K-8 teachers teach STEM/STEAM concepts, design thinking principles and 21st century learning skills using 3D printing. Our pioneering 3D solutions for schools — 3D Learning Program and Learning by Design Course — include 3D modelling software, over 100 curriculum-aligned lesson plans and professional development. Makers Empire is used by thousands of teachers and hundreds of thousands of students in Australia, the USA, Asia and Europe. Join our community today!

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