From: April 21, 2017
To: April 21, 2017
Venue:    India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road, Near Airforce Bal, Bharati School, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road, Near Airforce Bal, Bharati School, New Delhi, Delhi 110003

Leap EdTech - Conference in New Delhi on April 21, 2017

“LeapEdTech” Summit is a conference focused on uncovering and highlighting Bharat specific problems.

The conference brings together decision makers from educational institutions, top investors, publishers, non-profits and entrepreneurs together and helps to forge partnerships.

The conference will mark a presence of some of the most prominent names from the education industry with leaders from Byjus, Teach For India, Central Square Foundation and all top EdTech investors present, where they will share their insights around the opportunities, challenges and future of the education industry and how technology is an enabler in the entire play.

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 an ever increase, using technology for education requires far more than just access to a piece of tech. At the conference, the speakers will tackle some of the largest inhibitors to edtech 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?

Also 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. Discussions at the conference shall serve 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.

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 the deep pockets, and how to best convince them to give your company a try. While access to users is important, edtech entrepreneurs must be able to deeply understand their buyers as well as their users.

Agenda

 

9:30AM -9:40 AM

Welcome Address

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?

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

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.

Zishaan Hayath, Co-founder, Toppr.com

Mayank Kumar, CEO, UpGrad

Ishan Gupta, MD, Udacity

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 Khuram, 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

Lunch

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

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 TTthe 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

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)

Website URL: http://tlabs.in/Edtech/index.html

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