SEQTA cofounders Grant and Sharon Grosser have been selected as National Finalists in Ernst and Young’s prestigious 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year program, capping off a tremendous month in which the couple’s former kitchen table start-up celebrated its 10th birthday.
In the company of family and colleagues, including Executive Chairman John Vickers, Grant and Sharon accepted the award at a gala black tie event at Fraser’s in Kings Park, and are now set to compete against Australia’s best entrepreneurs at the awards’ national titles in Sydney in October.
Former teachers, Grant and Sharon said they were “honoured to be named alongside fellow finalists who had also taken significant personal risk to build some of the most impressive businesses in WA”.
The judges, chaired by Diane Smith Gander, said the Grossers “recognised a need and developed solutions with wide application in an expanding sector both nationally and abroad.”
Grant and Sharon will now meet the national judges during a series of one-on-one ‘speed judging’ interviews which will determine the national category winners and the overall 2016 Australian Entrepreneur of the Year.
This stage represents the last leg in the Australian judging process for Grant and Sharon, which began with their nomination in February and comprehensive written submission, before progression to a masterclass and filmed interview once the couple was selected as Regional Finalists.
SEQTA Software, (a division of Saron Education Limited, a public unlisted company) is a business involved in providing the SEQTA Suite to the K to 12 Education market in Australia as well as internationally.
The SEQTA Suite is an all-in-one, collaborative teaching and learning ecosystem that enables teachers to manage all their administrative tasks in one place, while simultaneously engaging students and parents in an interactive, supportive community. The SEQTA Suite was designed around the natural work-flow of teachers, allowing them to create virtual learning environments; realistically eliminating the need for paper for everything from attendance, behaviour management, teaching and learning programmes, marks books and reporting to parents.
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