EduStars 2012 - Meet The Best Education Startups from across India [August 25th, Bangalore]

The second most populous country in the world with a persistent problem of illiteracy, India has been fighting this pervading issue ever since independence. A very much government led front up till now, the last decade has seen private players enter the space. Many individuals have taken the path for betterment of education in India with a fresh crop of startups coming up to provide a solution, both, affecting people at the bottom of the pyramid and people who are at par with advancements in technology, globally.

Recognizing this area, EduStars, an initiative by in association with Accel Partners was started to discover and celebrate early stage entrepreneurs in the education sector from across the country. The main aim of the EduStars program is to recognize, facilitate and provide meaningful support to 1-3 startups on a monthly basis. Experts from the sector guided them and helped these startups grow. Now, we’re nearing the end of this program which saw more than 200 applications during its tenure from which the really promising ones were picked and showcased.

Anand Daniel from Accel Partners who has been part of the program since inception shares - "It’s been great to see the overwhelming response we got to the EduStars program and the high quality of entrepreneurs who applied to the program reiterates the fact that Indian Startup eco-system is evolving rapidly and soon we'll see a lot more success stories, especially in the emerging sectors like education."As a culmination of all these efforts, Edustars will be organizing an event which will be a meeting place for all the entrepreneurs and everyone interested in the 'education sector'. We are happy to have Pearson Education as the event Sponsor, Intel AppUp as the prize sponsor and MIT Enterprise Forum as supporting partner.

Register now to meet the best of the Indian minds working on enterprising the Indian education sector at EduStars 2012.

Date - Saturday, 25th August 2012

Time - 2:00pm - 5:30pm

Venue - GINSERV Auditorium, Behind Leela palace, Airport Road, Bangalore.


2:00 - 2:30pm Registration over networking

2:30 - 2:45pm Introduction to EduStars by Shradha Sharma, Founder,

2:45 - 3:00pm Overview of Pearson by Srikanth Iyer, COO, Pearson Education Services

3:00 - 3:15pm Building Valuable Educational Enterprises by Anand Daniel, Accel Partners

3:15 - 4:00pm Panel Discussion on Starting up and Scaling Educational Enterprises in India

Srikanth Iyer, COO, Pearson Education Services

Narendra Bhandari, Director, Intel Software & Services Group (Asia Pacific)

Sudhanva Dhananjaya, CEO, Excel Soft Technologies Pvt Ltd

Anand Daniel, Accel Partners India

4:00 - 5:15pm Startup Pitch by Top 9 EduStars with feedback session from Mentors

5:15 - 5:30pm Prize Distribution and Closing Remarks

For any queries or more information, get in touch with /+91-9986198806


Updates from around the world