Affordable Learning Summits to Catalyze Education-Focused Entrepreneurship in India


Affordable Learning Summits to Catalyze Education-Focused Entrepreneurship in India

Pearson Affordable Learning Fund is hosting a series of Edtech Entrepreneurship events in Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi in the beginning of April, and we're looking for startups who are interested in getting funded to attend!

We invest in education companies that target low-income learners, and our events are for education-focused ventures specifically.

Pearson Affordable Learning Fund invites pioneering entrepreneurs, seasoned sector experts, and stakeholders from government, academia, and the public sector to join us for critical engagement in the role of the private sector in educating low-income learners.

The Affordable Learning Summits have two key objectives: 

  1. Offer innovative companies solving some of the most pressing education challenges faced by the global emerging economy with opportunities to build empowering relationships throughout the industry.
  2. Catalyzing education-focused entrepreneurship throughout India, while fostering and amplifying local thought leadershipand engagement in the affordable learning sector.

The Affordable Learning Summits will be comprised of an Edtech Ideator event, an Edupreneurs Forum, and Investor Demo Day. All events are designed so expert education leaders, influential policymakers, and a variety of other prominent stakeholders can work with the trailblazers at the ground level - the ‘edupreneurs’. 

The Summits series registration and application process will take place as follows:

Edtech Ideator: Bangalore, April 4th

Calling all education, technology and business experts looking to make a difference in education. We invite you to participate in hands-on learning at its best, working through real problems faced by real startups. This is an exciting opportunity to validate innovative new ideas and amplify your presence in the growing affordable learning space. To register and learn more, click here

8:30am - 7:30pm

Bhive Coworking Space - No. 269, 18th D Main, 6th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore 560095 (Two roads behind Bethany High School)

 

Edupreneurs Forum and Investor Demo Day: Mumbai, April 7th; Delhi, April 11th

We are looking for innovative, early-stage companies offering creative solutions to education challenges throughout India to participate in an intensive, one-day accelerator demo event. We will work through an expert-led curriculum featuring validated peer learning exercises supplemented by mentorship from local investors and accomplished stakeholders. In Mumbai, the day will conclude with an Edupreneurs Forum pitch event in the evening (see below for more info), and in Delhi, the afternoon will focus on showcasing selected companies to local investors. To apply or learn more about each of these demo days, please click here.

9:00am - 5:00pm 

Mumbai Location: TBD

Delhi Location: Stirring Minds Coworking Space - A-2/3 Asaf Ali Road, Next to Delhi Stock Exchange, New Delhi, Delhi 110002

 Edupreneurs Forum Pitch Fest: Mumbai, April 7th (evening)

We invite all interested individuals to participate in an interactive evening featuring some of the most innovative education companies, speakers and stakeholders at the heart of affordable learning in India. The evening will begin with an active panel discussion assessing the role of the private sector in education, followed by a pitch fest showcasing new business models delivered by talented Edupreneurs. The evening will conclude with networking and engagement involving local thought leaders in the sector. Please join us by signing up and learning more here.

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Location TBD

"There will be many investors attending and a great opportunity for startups to network and build relationships", says Kristen Moree at Pearson Affordable Learning Fund.

So are you planning to attend?

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