The EduStars finale conference is scheduled for 6th December, at GINSERV, Bangalore. The conference will feature pitches from the 10 EduStars finalists that include the EduStars of three months of the campaign – Learning Outcomes!, Knolscape & Focus Academy for Career Enhancement. Interestingly, these companies cover 3 core areas of focus for education startups – K12, Skills Development and Test Preparation respectively.
To lend further perspectives to the education startup ecosystem, we will be bringing an exciting lineup of speakers at the conference, who will cover a vast array of topics:
Keynote 1: Sachin Kelkar, Head – APAC Scale Programs, Intel
Sachin heads Scale Software Programs for Asia Pacific as part of the Intel Software and Services Group – Developer Relations Division. He focuses on developing the software solutions market across Asia Pacific by working with key software companies and software developers.
Keynote 2: Anand Daniel, Principal, Accel Partners
We hear much about the buzz around education startups but how many of them are really seeing traction and are able to monetize their offerings? What really is the market opportunity? And most importantly, where is the money? Anand will share an in-depth perspective on investments in the education space.As a VC, Anand focuses on investments in healthcare, education and information technology. He has been very closely involved in the evaluation of EduStars applications and has been writing extensively on education investments in India.
Panel Discussion: Getting to scale in education
How should a startup establish its presence in the lucrative education market? What are the real pain points? How to target customers and achieve scale? This panel, moderated by Anand Daniel, will provide real world insights from people who have really made it big in the education space and provide the audience an opportunity for extensive Q&A.
Panelist 1: Capt. Unni Gopala Krishnan, Founder & Managing Trustee, Primus Public School
Capt. Unni has over 15 years of expertise in the field of education. He was instrumental in conceiving and setting up the Indus International School in 2003. He then set up Primus Public School to integrate international education with the Indian education system, impart Indian values and most importantly, keep it affordable.
Panelist 2: Dr. G. Sridhar, Founder & Managing Director, Ace Creative Learning
Dr. Sridhar established Ace as a pioneer in integrated teaching and coaching in Karnataka with an objective of providing holistic education under one roof through Deeksha Network of Colleges. The company has been able to draw two rounds of investments from some of the top VC’s in the country like Catamaran, Accel Partners and Kaizen Private Equity.
Panelist 3: Madan Padaki, Co-founder & CEO, Head Held High Services
Madan co-founded as Head Held High as a Foundation in 2008 with the vision of eradicating rural poverty through education. He started his entrepreneurial journey in 2000, by co-founding MeritTrac – India’s largest Skills Assessment company, which was acquired by Manipal Global Education Services.
Panelist 4: Sumit Sahni, Head – Solution Design & Delivery (South Asia & Middle East), Harvard Business Publishing
During his tenure with Harvard Business Publishing, Sumit has helped a cross section of companies develop and implement their leadership development programs. He is an expert facilitator, and has trained close to 4,000 people in workshops that he has conducted in India, U.S, Sri Lanka & South Africa.
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