QUT bluebox Founders Invests in the International Alumni Job Network
QUT bluebox has recently backed the International Alumni Job Network (IAJN) founded by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) alumnus, Shane Dillon.
QUT Bluebox, the investment and innovation company of QUT, invests in innovative startups with potential to create impact, and supports equity co-investment with early stage investors in selected initiatives with QUT students, staff and alumni.
IAJN recently participated in the 2018 QUT bluebox accelerator program following a high ranked award received in the 2017 QUT bluebox Challenge.
QUT bluebox, Director — Ventures & Investment, Brent Watts, said that QUT bluebox was impressed with IAJN’s early traction across several international markets, and its strong entrepreneurial leadership.
IAJN founder Shane Dillon said he was very pleased his business concept supporting international student employment has been reinforced by the investment from QUT bluebox and other co-investors.
“Having the support though the accelerator program from QUT bluebox shows their commitment to QUT alumni founders and their support of employment outcomes for their international students and alumni. The investment in IAJN supports further growth of the business model and achievements to date of IAJN and our goal of connecting an international education to global employment and internship opportunities.”
The investment will be used to grow the IAJN teams in Asia.
IAJN is a social enterprise that currently supports over 150,000+ international students and alumni by providing a professional network, employment connections and events and initiatives that unite the global community. www.ia-jn.com
For further media information on IAJN contact;
Ms. Lieve Kooijman, Head of Communications at [email protected]
QUT bluebox is the innovation, venture and investment company for the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and empowers students, alumni and staff to create social and commercial impact. www.qutbluebox.com.au
For further media information on QUT bluebox, contact Liliana Campos, Marketing & Communications Manager - [email protected]