Collaboration is key for global success
A young company with a bold goal - to become the world’s leader in experiential education technology - Intersective is making a global step in this direction.
Co-founders Beau Leese and Wes Sonnenreich started the company in 2012 after having worked across the education industry and large employers for a number of years. The challenge of creating effective work integrated learning programs from both sides convinced the duo to start up a new company to find a solution.
“Work integrated learning collaborations between employers, universities and students is actually a really hard problem. It is a three party collaboration problem and it’s difficult, it’s expensive to manage, and it’s easy to go off track,” said Beau.
According to Beau, that problem now has a solution. The 'Practera’ software platform and products aims to make collaboration between students, universities and employers more efficient and effective, helping drive better learning and project outcomes.
Domestic success, global opportunities
With a successful domestic start to the business, Intersective looked to growing the business globally. However, global expansion doesn’t come without its own challenges, “Our major export challenge has been to engage effectively with large overseas organisations. This takes a bit more overhead than dealing domestically. We need to get legal advice to look at off-shore contracting and obviously need to travel to do that. So it’s more time intensive.
"But the chance to work with a forward thinking partner in Vietnam, to deliver a new type of product and secure a long term licensing agreement, was an opportunity too good to pass up,” explained Beau.