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  • Makers Empire now part of the Apple Consultants Network

    We are happy to let you know that Makers Empire is now part of the Apple Consultants Network. The Apple Consultants Network comprises hundreds of independent companies who offer a range of solutions and professional services based around Apple products. Members of the Apple Consultants Network can deliver the help you need, when and where...

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  • 3D printing courses for entrepreneurs and teachers at the University of Adelaide

    Curious about 3D Printing? Wishing you could learn more about 3D technology? Explore the potential of 3D design and printing as a valuable prototyping and additive manufacturing tool with two new introductory, hands-on, two-day courses aimed at entrepreneurs and teachers. Presented by Makers Empire and the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) at the University...

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  • Makers Empire receives 'Stellar' 5 Star Review from Common Sense Education

    Common Sense is well known to both teachers and parents (including parents amongst the Makers Empire team) as an excellent tool to help them assess the quality and suitability of movies, games, apps and programs for children. The detailed Common Sense Education ratings and teacher-training platform help over half a million teachers better use new...

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  • Makers Empire Job Vacancy: Digital Marketing Executive (USA) | Remote

    Are you an experienced marketer with strong skills in digital and content marketing? Would you like to make a positive difference to the lives of thousands of teachers and hundreds of thousands of young students around the world? Makers Empire is looking for a US based, digital marketing executive to join our small but expert...

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  • GE Additive Program grants for schools for 3D printing now open for 2018

    Makers Empire's US partner, Polar3D, is pleased to announce that GE Additive is now accepting applications from schools and colleges for the 2018 cycle of its Additive Education Program (AEP). The deadline is February 28, 2018. GE is investing $10 million over five years in educational programs to deliver Polar Cloud-enabled polymer 3D printers to primary and secondary schools and metal...

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  • Makers Empire Job Vacancy: Customer Success Executive (USA) | Remote

    Do you have strong skills in customer service and feel passionate about helping customers achieve success? Would you like to make a positive difference to the lives of thousands of teachers and hundreds of thousands of young students around the world? Makers Empire is looking for a US-based, Customer Success Executive to join our small...

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  • NSW Education Standards Authority endorses Makers Empire's Learning by Design course

    Makers Empire is delighted to announce that our innovative Learning by Design Course is now endorsed by the New South Wales (NSW) Education Standards Authority. This means that teachers based in NSW, Australia, who undertake this course will be able to use it to meet his or her mandated teacher accreditation requirements. In NSW, all teachers...

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  • SA DECD School? EOI open for Learning by Design: 3D Printing in Primary Schools 2018

    DECD schools with a primary enrolment are invited to apply for the “Learning by Design: 3D Printing in Primary Schools” project for 2018. The project has capacity for 50 schools in each semester. Schools will receive a 1 year whole-of-site subscription to Makers Empire software and accompanying Teacher’s Dashboard as well as access to a...

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  • Makers Empire joins forces with Polar 3D

    Makers Empire is pleased to announce that it has joined forces with American technology company, Polar 3D, which has acquired an interest in the company. Polar 3D is an American technology company delivering software, products and content to educate and enable a world for “making” through the Polar Cloud. “Like Polar 3D, we are passionate about empowering students and...

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  • Makers Empire 3D - new features + bug fixes

      2nd November 2017: we’ve released a new version -- Makers Empire 3D 3.8. DOWNLOAD MAKERS EMPIRE 3D NOW New features: - We've added our most requested feature - GROUPING! Add individual shapes into a group and rotate, scale, shear, mirror or copy them as if they were a single shape. This will save you...

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  • South Kalgoorlie Primary School a winner with 3D Printing

    Makers Empire and 3D Printing Systems are delighted to announce the winner of our recent giveaway: South Kalgoorlie Primary School in Western Australia! The school has won a Makers Empire 3D Starter Package, valued at $3,499, which  is ideal for schools getting started with 3D printing and design in the K-8 classroom. The Makers Empire 3D Starter Package includes a year's subscription...

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  • 3D Software Developer at Makers Empire

    Are you a software developer with a particular interest in 3D? Do you have experience with 3D graphics, physics or other areas of development that involve 3D vector maths? Would you like to make a positive difference to the lives of many thousands of young students around the world? Makers Empire is looking for a...

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  • Makers Empire at South by South West: Part 1

    Jon Soong, Makers Empire's CEO, recently attended South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, as a guest of Adelaide City Council and New Venture Institute at Flinders University. In this first blog post of a series of three, he shares his first impressions of the city of Austin. His upcoming posts will focus on the South by Southwest event itself.  Austin, Texas,...

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  • Makers Empire launches new searchable 3D Printing Lesson Plan Library for Schools

    As part of Makers Empire's ongoing efforts to improve our 3D printing learning program for K-8 schools, Makers Empire has just launched its new, searchable 3D Printing Lesson Plan library for its school customers. The new 3D Printing Lesson Plan library features over 100+ hours of 3D printing lesson plans and is searchable by both...

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  • Award-winning educator, Kim Martin, joins Makers Empire

    We're delighted to announce that Kim Martin has joined the Makers Empire Professional Learning team.  Kim is as an educator with over 20 years experience, who has specialised in professional learning, special education, assistive technology and digital technology. She’s a Google Certified Innovator and Apple Distinguished Educator and was EdTechSA's  Educator of the Year in 2013.  She...

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  • 3D Insider: Makers Empire 'leading the way'

    This week, Makers Empire was the subject of a glowing writeup in 3D printing publication, 3D Insider. This type of industry endorsement from 3D printing experts who understand the power and potential of 3D printing for both industry and educators is both invaluable and humbling. So we're thrilled to share extracts of the writeup with you below: "The...

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  • Job Vacancy: Web Developer (Adelaide)

    Are you a web developer experienced with both front end and back end development? Interested in working for an award-winning EdTech company that is transforming the way K-8 students learn with 3D printing? Makers Empire is looking for a versatile and proactive web developer to join our small but expert team headquartered in Adelaide. This...

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  • Makers Empire receives $800K in funding

    We're thrilled to announce that Makers Empire has been awarded $400K under the Accelerating Commercialisation element of the Entrepreneurs Program. Existing investors have matched the grant dollar for dollar, which is a key proviso of the program. The Australian Government program provide financial support to help commercialise innovative products, processes and services, and improve their...

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  • Job Vacancy: Software and Web Developer

    Are you a creative software and web developer? Do you enjoy making stuff?  Interested in working for an award-winning EdTech company that is transforming the way K-8 students learn with 3D printing? Makers Empire is expanding so we're looking for a versatile and proactive software developer to join our small but expert team headquartered in...

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  • Makers Empire now available from Northeastern Regional Information Centre, New York

    Makers Empire has been working hard to help more schools in New York to integrate 3D printing into their core curricula. So Makers Empire is proud to announce that Northeastern Regional Information Center has adopted Makers Empire 3D Printing Learning Program as a part of its instructional technology services. This means that New York schools will be able...

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  • The exciting new blocker module!

    Be sure to update the Makers Empire 3D design app and check out our exciting new features in our Blocker Module. You can now create awesome new designs like this! See this video to get a quick walk-through. We have added so many new great features, here's the list: New Interface Millions of colours available...

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  • Exciting New Features in Makers Empire’s 3D App  

    The Makers Empire product development team have been very busy over the last few months.  So we are very excited to announce some exciting new features in the latest update of our 3D printing software app. Levelling The biggest change we’ve introduced – you now gain experience points and level up the more you use the...

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  • Makers Empire now available through Lower Hudson Regional Information Centre, New York

    Makers Empire is excited to share that school districts serviced by the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center New York -- Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland counties -- can now procure Makers Empire 3D Printing Learning Program and professional development through the LHRIC. Sarah Martabano, Manager Educational Technology Lower Hudson Regional Information Center, said, "More and more schools are...

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  • Guinness World Record Attempt!

    This Saturday 28 Nov 2015, Makers Empire along with our organising partners AiTLE, Baptist Rainbow Primary School, DTSL will be attempting a Guinness World Record in Hong Kong with over 1000 students. Students from over 50 schools will be designing on Makers Empire 3D design software aiming to break the record for the greatest number of people...

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  • Makers Empire is a Science Learning Challenge winner

    We're thrilled to announce that Makers Empire is a winner in the NewSchools Ignite Science Learning Challenge. NewSchools Ignite is an initiative of NewSchools Venture Fund, a philanthropic investor headquartered in Oakland, California. NewSchools Ignite supports entrepreneurs working to address the most pressing gaps in K-12 education technology. Makers Empire has been selected as a key player...

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  • Make your mark!

    At Makers Empire, we love helping children reach their full potential so they can 'Make their Mark'! This is a vision shared by FableVision's co-founder Peter H. Reynolds, (and author of the book The Dot) and Dr. Radha Kalathil. As special guests at Boston's Dot Day 2015 festivities, Peter and Dr. Radha designed their very...

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  • 3D printing professional development self-paced anytime anywhere

    Do teachers at your school want to learn about 3D printing? Do they want to learn about all the great tools and resources available in Makers Empire 3D Printing Learning Program to help them achieve learning outcomes in the classroom? Do they have different schedules to do professional development? What about professional development for new teachers...

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  • NMC Horizon Report 2015: Makers Empire 'compelling' example of 3D printing

    One of the most influential global education-technology reports -- the NMC Horizon Report 2015 (K-12) -- recently highlighted Makers Empire's Learning Program as a "compelling" example of the use of 3D printing in schools. Scots College in Sydney is one of a selective group of schools that we call our Lighthouse Schools - we love working with...

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  • DTSL, Makers Empire's HK distributor, wins award for 3D printing education efforts

    Congratulations to DTSL, Makers Empire's Hong Kong (HK) distributor on their recent eKids Distinguish Award given by PCM Magazine in recognition of their achievements in promoting 3D printing technology to the HK education market. DTSL is the exclusive distributor of Makers Empire's 3D printing Learning Program in Hong Kong. DTSL instructors have extensive teaching experience and have...

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  • Makers Empire at ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia, USA

    18,000 teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists, teacher educators and policy makers all in the one place? Attendees hearing from leading speakers and learning about the latest tools to help them achieve learning outcomes and become more effective educators to prepare their students for the 21st century? Welcome to ISTE 2015 Philadelphia! Over the...

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  • Afinia 3D and Makers Empire Partner to Serve North American Schools

    Chanhassen, MN: June 22, 2015: Afinia 3D and Australian 3D printing software company Makers Empire have partnered to sell Makers Empire products to the North American education market. Afinia 3D, a supplier of award-winning desktop 3D printers, will provide North American elementary and middle schools with Makers Empire’s 3D design and printing Learning Program through its...

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  • Makers Empire wins Start Up Company of the year at the SA 2015 IAwards

    Makers Empire was one of two SA companies awarded Start Up Company of the year at the South Australian 2015 IAwards in Adelaide yesterday. The other company was My Evidence. Both companies are automatically entered into the national IAwards presented in August 2015. The national iAwards honours companies at the cutting edge of technology innovation and recognises the achievements of home-grown Australian...

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  • Makers Empire wins bronze at IMS Global Learning Impact Awards!

    Makers Empire is delighted to announce that we were the proud recipients of a Bronze award at the recent IMS Global Learning Impact Awards from 4-7 May in Atlanta Georgia USA! The Learning Impact Leadership Institute is the world’s premier collaboration of K-20 Leaders. Hosted by the IMS Global Learning Consortium, the Awards were judged by a panel of education experts who...

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  • Makers Empire joins the MassChallenge accelerator in Boston

    Makers Empire is delighted to announce that we have been accepted into the MassChallenge 4-month business accelerator program in Boston. Now in its sixth year, MassChallenge is one of the largest and most sought after accelerator programs in the world, having helped launch over 600 startups that have gone on to raise almost $1 billion dollars, generated over $485...

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  • Makers Empire bringing 3D printing to The Women’s and Children’s Hospital

    As the first project under its new Corporate Social Responsibility program, Makers Empire is delighted to announce a partnership with the Hospital Education Services based at the The Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia. Makers Empire will provide a complimentary licence of its 3D design and printing Learning Program to the Hospital Education Services, which assists children and students admitted to the...

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  • Makers Empire partnering with Datacom Education to bring end-to-end 3D printing to Australian schools

    Makers Empire is delighted to announce a new partnership with Datacom to deliver industry leading, complete, end-to-end 3D printing solutions to Australian schools. Founded in 1965, Datacom is one of Australasia’s largest professional IT services companies, with over 4,000 staff, and revenues of $AUD 900 million. The new partnership sees Datacom become the exclusive sales and distribution partner for Makers Empire's 3D design...

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  • Recent figures made using Makers Empire

    People are often amazed at the variety and complexity of designs that can be created using the Makers Empire 3D design and printing app so we thought we'd get our CEO, Jon Soong, to share some recent designs. Here is the cult Japanese animation character Totoro from Studio Ghibli made using the new Toy Designer module. This Galaga...

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  • New Toy Designer and Cogger modules coming soon to Makers Empire

    Makers Empire is happy to announce the imminent arrival of two new modules to our 3D printing app and Learning Program: Toy Designer and Cogger. Love collecting cute -- or fierce! -- figurines? Toy Designer lets you design and print your own unique figurines for display at home, school or the workplace. Select from a...

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  • Makers Empire wins SouthStart's Pitch Competition + Audience Favourite award

    On Thursday 4th February, Makers Empire was one of six start ups selected to present at SouthStart's Pitch Competition. The Pitch Competition -- the final session of the two-day conference held at the Adelaide Convention Centre -- saw the companies competing for a range of cash and prizes worth $20,000. CEO Jon Soong had four minutes to present the company and...

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  • Watch Makers Empire on YouTube

    Want to watch Makers Empire in action? We've recently created a new Makers Empire Youtube channel. Watch: Australian primary schools using the Makers Empire 3D design and printing Learning Program; Step-by-step guides showing you how to create popular cartoon characters using the Makers Empire app; Introductory guides to our app and Learning Program; and Media features, including a...

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  • Glowing review of Makers Empire: app described as a "game changer"

    We were chuffed to read a recent review of the Makers Empire 3D printing app in 3DFileMarket.com, which described our app as a "game changer." "3dprinting with no experience?  No cad modelling skills required? Anyone can create a 3dprintable design in under 5 minutes? Sounds like a dream come true and that is now reality...

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  • Makers Empire teams up with Sphero to create custom Ollie racing machines

    Robotic toys have been a welcome and interesting addition to the multi-billion toy industry in the last few years. Currently, one of the most popular toys suitable for both kids and adults is Sphero's Ollie, a robotic racer that straddles the robotics, gaming and racing segments and can reach speeds of up to 22km/hr. At Makers Empire we're huge fans...

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  • Australasian Regional Finalist and People's Choice Award Winner at the IMS Global Learning Impact Awards

    Makers Empire is delighted to announce that we were recently selected as a finalist at the IMS Global Learning Impact Awards Australasian Regional Finals in Melbourne. The Learning Impact Program recognises outstanding applications of technology that address the most significant challenges facing the global education and training industries. 13 finalists were invited to present for five minutes to a...

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  • Makers Empire meets the author of Leo The Maker Prince

    LEO the Maker Prince is a charming children's book about a girl who meets a maker prince robot called Leo, who teaches her about ways 3D printing is used in the real world. This is an extract: “I quickly pulled some paper and a ball point pen out of my knapsack and began drawing the best sheep I could muster... Lines poured...

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  • Makers Empire shows you how easy it is to design in 3D

    Sparky, Makers Empire resident design expert, shows just how easy and fun it is to design and print in 3D. Grab your tablet now and design and 3D print Beemo from the popular cartoon, Adventure Time, with Sparky by following the video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Drw2vA9zqYM [su_spacer size="40"] Makers Empire: Better learning by design Makers Empire helps...

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  • Makers Empire and DTSL bringing 3D printing to Hong Kong schools

    Makers Empire is delighted to announce a new partnership with DTSL to introduce Makers Empire's 3D design tablet software for 3D printing to Hong Kong. DTSL is one of Hong Kong’s premier 3D printing solution providers and plays a leading role working in collaboration with institutions like the Hong Kong Design Institute, Association of I.T. Leaders in Education, Hong...

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  • Makers Empire is a Small Teams Big Impact Finalist

    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...

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  • Makers Empire on Channel Nine News

    Makers Empire recently held a 3D design and printing workshop at Virginia Primary School students in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, Australia. Principal Ilia Tsoutouras and special guest, Dr Susan Close, Minister for Manufacturing, were on hand to observe the students’ innovation and creative skills. See Channel Nine News reporter Rhett Burnie uncover how the students bring...

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  • 3D printing and intellectual property

    On Wednesday 3 Sep 2014, Makers Empire and HWL Ebsworth Lawyers hosted an information session to help schools understand the use of 3D printing in schools and raise awareness regarding potential legal issues that may arise. Jon Soong and Anthony Chhoy of Makers Empire gave an overview of 3D printing and shared insights on how primary schools can implement design and...

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  • Makers Empire a Top 10 Finalist in the 2014 Global Edtech Awards

    Makers Empire is thrilled to announce that we have been selected from 360 applicants as a Top 10 finalist in the Global Edtech Startups Awards 2014. The competition’s goal is to identify, highlight and recognise the world’s most promising EdTech startups for 2014 - those which present potential for groundbreaking learning solutions. Jon Soong, CEO of Makers Empire, commented,“The...

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  • 3D printing inspiration for kids and adults alike at Makers Faire Paris

    Maker Faire Paris was held at Le Centquatre this year and Lap Leung from Maker’s Empire was thrilled to be able to attend and meet local French makers. There were no shortage of maker projects and 3D printer action. There was a carnival-like atmosphere with lots of parents and children spending quality time while learning a bit on the side, too! So...

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  • Makers Empire at the Arabnet Digital Summit 2014 in Dubai

    Maker’s Empire was recently invited to present at the Arabnet Digital Summit 2014 in Dubai. Dubai has been long known for being early adopters of technology and Arabnet Digital is the regions premier digital and IT event with this year’s key note speaker Dave McClure of 500 Startups. Lap Leung, Maker’s Empire's Director of Sales and Marketing, gave...

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  • Makers Empire launch at EduTECH 2014 Australia

    Maker’s Empire officially launched this week at EduTECH 2014 Australia. On hand was Roland Peddie, CTO Maker’s Empire, who was at the conference demonstrating Maker’s Empire 3D design tablet app and explaining Maker’s Empire “Learning Program — design and 3D Printing” for schools. Roland Peddie, “EduTECH, as expected, was a great platform for making an official launch of Maker’s...

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  • Age no barrier with Makers Empire 3D printing software

    Maker’s Empire recently had the pleasure of hosting Mary (right) and Ali (left) to give our 3D design iPad app for 3D printing a test run. This same tablet software is exactly  the same software that Maker’s Empire recently trialed with primary school students. As Mary and Ali soon discovered, age and lack of CAD...

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  • Key learnings from ANZ Innovyz Start Accelerator Program

    Jon Soong (CEO), Roland Peddie (CTO) and Lap Leung (Director of Sales and Marketing) chat about their key learnings in the ANZ Innovyz Start Accelerator Program. Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6_PnY3FML0&list=UUeCI_F-H2NGTTCErdmHhQ7A&x-yt-cl=84924572&x-yt-ts=1422411861 [su_spacer size="40"] 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...

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  • Video of Makers Empire at the ANZ Innovyz START Demo Day

    Makers Empire recently appeared at the ANZ Innovyz START Demo Day to pitch our case to potential investors, venture capitalists and media. Check out the video of our presentation featuring CEO, Jon Soong. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz34IX-OMCA#t=112 [su_spacer size="40"] Makers Empire: Better learning by design Makers Empire helps K-8 teachers teach STEM/STEAM concepts, design thinking principles and 21st century learning skills...

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  • Makers Empire makes an impression at ANZ Innovyz Start Program Demo Day

    Thursday 8 May 14, Demo Day, marked Maker’s Empire's graduation from ANZ Innovyz Start Program, a business accelerator course. Demo Day is an opportunity for graduating businesses to pitch their company and ideas to potential investors and venture capitalists (VCs). Our presentation at the Adelaide Town Hall began with Chris Bernard, Partner Business Evangelist for Startups at Microsoft...

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