Bricoleur Ventures is working to establish and grow BRICKS 4 KIDZ® across Australia. BRICKS 4 KIDZ® encourages children to play and socialise with friends while learning fundamentals of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a noncompetitive setting. We are passionate about children’s education and the need for Australia to be a nation of makers and builders. In Australia, BRICKS 4 KIDZ® is an entrepreneurial company with a focused mission: to become the preferred external provider of STEM education to students and the school systems.
Our Co-Founders and Directors
Stacey Bealing commenced her Bachelor of Business degree at Wollongong University in 1996 whilst working with Accor Hotels. She moved swiftly into large event management roles with Accor and Starwood Hotels, and in 2000 had the opportunity of working intensely on the FIFA (World Soccer Federation) Olympic Program. After relocating to Singapore in 2001, she jumped into project management with ABN AMRO in Singapore. In 2005, Stacey founded Mandalay Designs to produce, market and commission bespoke art pieces for clients all around the world. Recently Stacey co-founded Bricoleur Ventures, the master franchisee for BRICKS 4 KIDZ® in NSW and the ACT, and is now working to establish and grow the business in this part of the world. Stacey is committed to the success of Australia’s first BRICKS 4 KIDZ® territory and flagship creativity centre, and is dedicated to growing the brand in Australia.
After a Bachelor of Economics degree at Sydney University, Steve Bealing chose a career as a management consultant (two years at Price Waterhouse, ten years at IBM). Consulting required Steve to constantly learn new skills, to continually innovate under pressure, and to regularly adapt to new customers and problem domains – great training for an entrepreneur. In 2005 he co-founded Cognitive Edge in Singapore and served as CEO for six years. Cognitive Edge developed and commercialised the SenseMaker® software, received a US patent and had a global Network of over 1200 affiliated professionals by the time Steve stepped down in early 2012. Steve’s next venture was YouCommentate, creating a platform for passionate fans to stream their own live audio commentary for whatever sports they are watching directly from their mobile devices for other fans to listen in. Recently Steve co-founded Bricoleur Ventures, the master franchisee for BRICKS 4 KIDZ® in NSW and the ACT, and is now working to establish and grow the business in this part of the world. BRICKS 4 KIDZ® encourages children to play and socialise with friends while learning fundamentals of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a noncompetitive setting.
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