Oxygen’s Launch48 weekend programmes can be a lot of fun, and sometimes, they can even create incredible businesses.
We caught up with WeTeachMe, an Australian Launch48 alumni team, created at the first Launch48 Weekend held in Australia.
In 2014, WeTeachMe won ‘The Big Pitch’ in Australia – sharing in a $5million funding round with another startup.
What do you do?
WeTeachMe is the easiest place to list, discover and book in-person courses.
What makes you stand out?
WeTeachMe benefits course providers in 3 key areas so that they can focus on high-value business-related activities such as marketing and acquiring more customers.
- Grow revenue
- Save time
- Decrease costs through automation
One of our clients Cupcake Central reduced their admin work from 14 hours per week, to less than 15 minutes per week. In addition to this, they also reported an increase in ticket sales by 400%. Another client, Enoteca Sileno, recently shared how WeTeachMe took their business to the next level.
For consumers, WeTeachMe provides a go-to marketplace for anyone to discover in-person courses. People can book tickets for themselves and their friends, and they can also purchase gift vouchers for loved ones.
Who is in your team?
How did Launch48 help your startup?
Launch48 gave WeTeachMe its important head start by bringing together a team of like-minded individuals with a go-getter attitude looking to make their own dent in the world. Further to this, the mentoring was invaluable in guiding the team through its first steps as a startup. From business model analysis to market analysis, navigating the minefields of design to development and execution, no subject was off-topic.
In fact, the first WeTeachMe prototype was designed and launched in 48 hours. Incredible!
Through both the direct and extended network of people and mentors that were present at Launch48, WeTeachMe was able to form a close knit and talented team that to this day still remain together. We still keep in regular contact with the people, mentors and organisers that met on that fateful weekend.
Further to the above, the Launch48 team are readily on hand to assist with any queries, to provide guidance and/or to facilitate introductions. Launch48 was invaluable for WeTeachMe, especially in helping us take that first step, and we recommend it to anyone looking to turn their vision into reality.
In one sentence, what was the biggest thing you learnt at Launch48?
Execution. Execution. Execution. A great idea is nothing unless there is execution.