Leap Edtech on
9:30AM -9:40 AM
Alex Prather, Unitus Seed Fund & Rahul Gupta, TLabs
9:40AM – 10:20AM
Massive Gaps in EdTech – Are India’s EdTech entrepreneurs targeting drops or the ocean?
“EdTech” has become a buzzword among startups, with companies like BYJU’s launching to incredible success. But tech is not the reality of the majority of India. Though market penetration of mobile phones is on a rise, using technology for education requires far more than just access to a piece of tech. The speakers will tackle some of the largest inhibitors to EedTtech throughout the Indian education system––from the privileged students in Tier 1 cities, all the way to the rural schools in places like Rajasthan. Just because it’s tech-enabled, do students actually learn? Further, BECAUSE it’s tech, does that leave out the majority of India and those who need it most?
Seema Bansal, Director, Social Impact, The Boston Consulting Group
10:20AM – 11:00AM
Reality Check for startups: Hear from on- ground educators on what they really need entrepreneurs to solve?
Regardless of sector, every entrepreneur is obsessed with their product so much that it’s hard for them to step out of their head and actually understand problems from their customer’s point of view. This session serves as a reality check for our EdTech entrepreneurs. Hear from on-the-ground educators talk about some of the biggest problems they are facing, and how the startup community might be able to step up its game and solve India’s educators’ most pressing problems.
Anand Sharma, Head of Technology, Teach For India
Namita Dalmia, Associate Director, EdTech, Central Square Foundation
Jyoti Thyagarajan, Founder, Meghshala
Vijay Gupta, Vice Chancellor, Sharda University
Madhav Chavan, Founder, Pratham
11:00AM – 11:20AM
Caffeine, Sugar and Talking
11:20AM – 12:00PM
Next in EdTech : Uncover the latest trends in technology that’s changing the future of education
What are the upcoming breakthroughs in EdTech? Technology has the potential to completely transform education and unleash learning like never before if it’s used properly and effectively. This session tackles some of the upcoming trends in EdTech with a focus on how these technologies can actually solve real problems versus just being a fad gimmick.
Mayank Kumar, CEO, UpGrad
Mohit Bhatnagar, MD, Sequoia
Ishan Gupta, MD, Udacity
Ashish Gupta, co-founder Ashoka University
12:00PM – 12:40PM
Shifts in the funding landscape for EdTech : From luke warm to a sudden boil
With Series B investments happening and more EdTech- focused funds coming in India, it looks like it’s going to be a really hot year for EdTech startups.
Abhishek Gupta, COO, TLabs
Mukul Arora, Partner, Saif Partners
Srikrishna Ramamoorthy, Partner, Unitus Seed Fund, India
Dev Khare, Partner, LightSpeed India
Manan Khurma, CEO, CueMath
12:40PM – 1:20PM
Sell Sell Sell! – Cracking sales with education Institutions & Consumers
Sales in education is one of the most difficult problems to crack. From institution sales cycles, governmental organizations, educators and parents, it’s essential to know which players are the decision makers with deep pockets, and how to best convince them to give your company a try. While access to users is important, EedTtech entrepreneurs must be able to deeply understand their buyers as well as their users.
Rupesh Shah, Founder, InOPen
Madan Padaki, Director, Sylvant Advisors
Ranjit Radhakrishnan, Chief Product officer, – Byju’s
Robin Aggarwal, Director, Learning Paths School
Satish Iyer, CTO, Indian School of Business
1:20PM – 2:20PM
2:20PM – 3:00PM
1+1 makes 11 – Using Partnership opportunities to scale
The panel will focus on how different players can work together and scale quickly, there’s a massive opportunity for publishers, internet and education technology companies to collaborate and scale faster, create multiple revenue channels and grow by providing market access, licensing products and more.
Beas Dev Ralhan, Co-Founder & CEO – Next Education India Pvt. Ltd.
Vinay Sharma, Business Head, S.Chand Group
Ujjwal Singh, Chief Product Officer, Pearson
Upneet Grover, Founder, GetMyUni
Sugata Ghosh, Director: Global Academic Publishing at Oxford University Press
3:00PM – 3:40PM
Democratization of Education
India has become the third largest market for e-learning after the US & China and with the smartphone penetration & data connectivity growing at an unimaginable pace, every student will soon have freedom to learn whatever, wherever and from whom ever the panel will highlight how the future wi’ll shape up and what opportunities & barriers exist.
Dr Sandhya Chintala, Exe Director IT-ITeS Nasscom
Shobhit Bhatnagar, CEO, GradeUp
Amit Goyal, Country Head, edx
Ratnesh Jha, MD,South Asia,Cambridge University Press
3:40PM – 4:00PM
Caffeine, Sugar and Talking
4:00PM – 5:00PM
Showcase/ Speed Dating with Publishers, Investors
10 Startups (3- mins presentations + 3- mins Q&A session)
(Friday) 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
India Habitat Center, New Delhi