Mark Woodland – EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017
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Launched in Australia in 2001, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognised over 1,400 Australian entrepreneurs for their vision and achievement. The overall winner will go on to compete at the 2018 EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ awards in Monte Carlo, following in the footsteps of Manny Stul, Moose Enterprise, the first-ever Australian to be crowned World Entrepreneur Of The Year in 2016.
Xplor The Education Paradigm Shift
My name is Mark Woodland. I’m the CEO of Xplor (Education). The best way to describe Xplor is an end-to-end software platform that automates all the basic functionality of a school or child care centre. There’s a lot of administration, a lot of regulation with schools and child care services, lots of paperwork. Xplor steps into that realm and automates all of that so they don’t have to do it and they can focus on teaching.
I think our number one difference is we genuinely believe in what we do and we’re trying to change education. In our minds, if we put the business owner first and help them become efficient and running great businesses, ultimately, the child wins. We’ve lived this experience with our own child care centres. I know what it’s like and for the first time, our customers have got an education brand that they’re really willing to get behind. What we’ve seen is an absolute demand for what we’re doing here, overseas. It doesn’t matter what country you’re in, people want a great education for their children. And how do you do that? You get rid of the administration that these educators are facing. Our motto is to relentlessly change education.
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