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$1M investment fast-tracks 1Scope education platform



Connecting students to corporate and not-for-profit development opportunities

Sydney, 31 March 2017:  A revolutionary new Australian social enterprise, 1Scope, will launch in mid-2017 thanks to an investment of $1M from Aqualand Capital.  1Scope is a world-leading website from which companies, universities and not-for-profits can promote, manage and measure the effectiveness of the training, work experience and skills opportunities they offer for Australian students aged 12-25.

1Scope allows students to secure real-world experience that provides practical work skills by accessing programs, work experience and courses that are relevant to them – and importantly enabling them to develop the broader ‘soft skills’ that are critical, but not often taught to students.

The platform, which has been in beta version from October 2016, will use the investment to fast-track its launch to August 2017.

1Scope founder and CEO, Christina Chun, says 1Scope is free for students to access and has the support of numerous leading Australian corporates as well as some of the country’s leading universities, high schools and education providers.

“I started 1Scope as I passionately believe students deserve greater access to opportunities outside of higher and tertiary education programs.  My vision for 1Scope is to bridge the gap between the education system and employers and in doing so, create valuable new opportunities for today’s students,” Christina said.

“Today’s students are clever and capable and keen to apply for opportunities and training where it’s useful to them. Finding those opportunities and getting from A to B is the hard part for students and is the problem that 1Scope is trying to solve.

“Having secured an investment from Aqualand Capital, we’re able to pick up the pace of our 1Scope platform enhancements and our introductions to corporates and not-for-profits.  This gives us the opportunity to see more students matched with more opportunities quickly.

“We are pleased that the Aqualand Capital investment allows us to give more Australian secondary and tertiary students an avenue to expand their real-life skills and experience and grow their confidence by matching them with valuable development opportunities.”

Jin Lin, Managing Director of Aqualand said: “Aqualand Capital has been established to invest in business to increase its development capability, take advantage of new technologies, increase efficiency and provide shareholders with long term return on investment.

“When we saw the potential for 1Scope to make a difference to the adults of tomorrow, together with the enthusiasm and skills of its founder, Christina Chun, we knew this was an initiative that required our support.

“In addition to financial investment in the business, Aqualand’s marketing, legal and finance departments have provided practical advice to the 1Scope team and we are providing space in our office for the team to operate for the first 12 months.”

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About 1Scope

1Scope is a website from which companies, universities and not-for-profits can promote, manage and measure the training, work experience and skills opportunities they offer for Australian students aged 12-25.

1Scope allows students to secure real-world experience that provides practical work skills by accessing programs, work experience and courses that are relevant to them – and importantly enabling them to develop the broader ‘soft skills’ that are critical, but not often taught to students.

1Scope is free for students to access and has the support of numerous leading Australian corporates as well as some of the country’s leading universities, high schools and education providers.

1Scope was founded by Christina Chun, a 26 year old Australian entrepreneur with a passion for education.  Christina has a background in Psychology and Human Resource Management specialising in working with children with learning disabilities and over five years’ experience in working in the Education industry.  https://1scope.com

 

About Aqualand Capital

As the property development business has grown so have the objectives of the business operations.

To further these objectives, Aqualand Capital Investment was established to assist with the diversification of the commercial model by providing capital to invest in opportunities that provide strong financial returns and encourage and assist new businesses during their start-up phase.

In addition to investment properties, Aqualand Capital has a comprehensive share portfolio and is working with a number of start-up companies by providing venture capital.

As a point of difference, Aqualand also provides access to specialist resources from Aqualand, including marketing, legal and finance, as many start-up companies do not have expertise in these areas. 

 

For any requests including interview opportunities please contact:

Louise Caldicott or Tamsyn Alley

Porter Novelli Sydney (on behalf of Aqualand)

0435 800 395 (Louise)  / 0478 474 634 (Tamsyn)

lcaldicott@porternovelli.com.au / talley@porternovelli.com.au