Ben Sze is a co-founder of Edrolo, an education company founded in 2011. Edrolo supports over 1,300 high schools across Australia with their carefully crafted and designed teaching and learning resources. A venture-backed scaleup (Blackbird Ventures, AirTree Ventures, OneVentures) with global ambitions, Edrolo currently has over 130 Edrollers working on achieving their mission.
Over a three-year period, Ben lost his sister to a four-month battle with pancreatic cancer and his father to a years-long deterioration in health due to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Early in his giving journey, Ben and his family established a private ancillary fund in 2022 with a donation of unlisted shares in Edrolo. They aim to support a range of programs and initiatives, including education, patient support and medical research initiatives.
“I started giving when I had my first real job and have volunteered my time. Setting up the foundation has been a way to take things to the next level. I’m early in this journey and don’t have all the answers but the important thing for me has been to simply get started.”
Watch: Ben discusses his giving journey with StartGiving founder Daniel Petre, Caroline Vu of Boundless and Blackbird’s Kate Glazebrook at the Sunrise conference in 2022.