10 Jan 2018 - 10 Jan 2018
Michael Crouch Innovation Centre

5.30pm - 7.30pm

The flagship offering of the UNSW suite of Founder Programs is the Founder 10x Accelerator, which supports a select cohort of high impact startups. In its first round, the Accelerator has attracted a diverse range of promising student and alumni-led startups from across many faculties.

Once a week we invite a special guest speaker to mingle and share intimate stories and insights from their experiences with our startups and answer some of the burning questions our teams have related to the real challenges they are facing as entrepreneurs.

We would love to invite you as our valued community to join these sessions, and to participate in the Q&A with our special guests.

Guest: Dr. Dror Ben-Naim, Founder/CEO Smart Sparrow

Drinks and nibbles provided.

Please do come along!


About Dr. Dror Ben-Naim


Dr. Ben-Naim spent the good part of the last 10 years thinking, coding, reading and writing about Adaptive eLearning. He is a big believer in empowering teachers with great technology that inspires them to teach better. He loves working with visionary teachers and learning from them. He holds a PhD in Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Educational Data Mining from the University of New South Wales in Sydney and a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Computer Science. 

Before founding Smart Sparrow, Dror led a research group in the field of Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Educational Data Mining at UNSW. Dror developed the Adaptive eLearning Platform during his PhD research, a project that attracted significant traction and funding and successfully expanded into a multi-university project involving many top universities in Australia. 

In 2011, Dror and his fellow researchers founded Smart Sparrow to take Adaptive Learning to the next level with a very ambitious mission –to empower teachers to make the world a smarter place.

Smart Sparrow entered the US Market in 2014. Now based in San Francisco Smart Sparrow has signed on 150 universities, along with another 50 companies and organizations. More than 20,000 online courses have been created by over 8,000 educators,

To date the company has raised nearly $14 million in venture funding from  Moelis Australia Asset Management,  OneVentures and Uniseed