Education, Skills and EdTech

Join us on 28 October 2021 as we unveil 10 Impact Ideas in the Education, Skills & EdTech Sector which will dictate the future trends of the industry.

What to expect:

  • Understand the future trends in the EdTech sector from industry leaders
  • Opportunities & threats in the sector from industry perspective
  • Top 10 investment ideas in the sector and innovative ideas to create a EdTech startup
  • Connect with leaders and innovators in the industry – authors, researchers, entrepreneurs, funders, and organizational founders.
  • Be exposed to all areas of the Skills & EdTech sector and see the full scope of what is possible in the future
  • Leave feeling refreshed and re-energized. The virtual event will leave you with the momentum and inspiration to take on your next goal.
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Education enables upward socioeconomic mobility and is a key to escaping poverty. Over the past decade, major progress was made towards increasing access to education and school enrollment rates at all levels, particularly for girls.

However the following facts show the road to achieving literacy and employability in India thereby achieving the UNSDGs is a long road:

  • As of May 2021, nearly 18% of India’s urban population is jobless
  • There are more than 8.3 million child labourers in India
  • Nationally, only 1.8% of the population reported receiving formal vocational/technical training in 2017-18.
  • Dropout rate at secondary school level in India is more than 17%
  • There are approximately 8.5 crore children between age of 5-6 who don’t go to school due to financial crisis
  • According to the National Sample Survey education report, just 20 percent Indians above the age of 5 could use the internet, and only 24 percent families had the facility
  • 33% of India’s skilled youth is jobless

Impact Future Project (IFP) is World’s first Impact-Dedicated, thought leadership platform with ~200 imminent leaders aligned into 10 SDG aligned sectoral groups that have come together to discuss ideas to create an Impact Economy, an economy where entrepreneurs and organisations generate their profits in a manner that contributes to social and environmental good. 

Join us to unveil the Top 10 Impact Investment Ideas in the Education, Skills & EdTech sector, researched by impact leaders over a year in the Impact Future Project (IFP)

We welcome you to interact with our IFP leaders to invest for a sustainable future and get ahead in the Indian Impact Revolution. See you at the event!

Impact Leaders

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Ajay Maniar

Aavishkaar

Ajay Maniar

Aavishkaar

Ajay Maniar is a Partner with Aavishkaar Ventures and manages investments in Education, Agri, Logistics, Waste Management, etc. Prior to Aavishkaar, Ajay had worked with Citibank & CARE. Ajay is a chemical engineer from UDCT and MMS from JBIMS

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Anurag Pratap

Cap Gemin

Anurag Pratap

Cap Gemin

Anurag Pratap is the VP & CSR Leader-Capgemini, with over 23 years of experience in CSR, community development, project management / implementation, grant management, capacity planning and resource Management. He focuses on strategy and charter for Capgemini CSR, crafting relevant goals & policies for programs.

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Gayathri Vasudevan

LabourNet

Gayathri Vasudevan

LabourNet

Dr. Gayathri Vasudevan co-founded LabourNet with a vision to enable livelihoods and enhance quality of life, impacting about a million lives, empowering youth, men, & women to become profitable micro entrepreneurs. She also worked for the International Labour Organization (ILO), a UN agency.

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Mark Parkinson

Shriram Schools

Mark Parkinson

Shriram Schools

Mark Parkinson – CEO of CIA FIRST International School group in Cambodia, He has spent close to 20 years setting up, growing, innovating schools throughout Asia after moving on from a first career in private banking.

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Navtez Bal

Microsoft

Navtez Bal

Microsoft

Navtez Bal leads Government, Public Sector and Education business for Microsoft in India. He is passionate about supporting education drive through digitally enabled performance improvement transformations. Navtez is involved in helping the government build national data platforms to drive governance and citizen services for India.

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Nirav Khambhati

Kaizenvest Investment

Nirav Khambhati

Kaizenvest Investment

Nirav Khambhati -Since 2018, Nirav focuses on Kaizenvest’s education investments portfolio in India and expansion in Africa. He has spent over 20 years with the Tata Group in various roles including as the CEO of Tata ClassEdge and Tata Interactive Systems.

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Osama Manzar

Digital Empowerment Foundation

Osama Manzar

Digital Empowerment Foundation

Osama Manzar is the Co-founder of the Digital Empowerment Foundation. In 25+ years, he has worked in the areas of internet, access, digital inclusion, misinformation; was instrumental in making the National Digital Literacy Mission for DEF, designing a video-call based mentorship program for tribal girls.

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Pranav Kothari

Educational Initiatives

Pranav Kothari

Educational Initiatives

Pranav Kothari is the Chief Executive Officer at Educational Initiatives (EI). During his tenure, he has overseen several large-scale assessment projects with state governments and deployed Mindspark – EI’s Personalized Adaptive Learning Software – to help students learn Language and Mathematics.

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Raj Gilda

Lend-a-Hand

Raj Gilda

Lend-a-Hand

Raj Gilda is a banker turned social entrepreneur and works with Lend-A-Hand India, an organization focused on providing vocational education in secondary schools.

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Ramya Venkatraraman

CENTA

Ramya Venkatraraman

CENTA

Ramya Venkataraman is Founder & CEO of Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA), working with ~5 Lac teachers. Recognized among 15 Women Transforming India by NITI Aayog and UN, among 50 Leaders Reviving India’s Education and as distinguished alum of both IIT Delhi and IIM Calcutta, Ramya had a 15-year career with McKinsey before CENTA

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Rathish Balakrishnan

Saatva

Rathish Balakrishnan

Saatva

Rathish Balakrishnan is the Co-founder and Managing Partner at Sattva. He has extensive experience in conceptualising and implementing strategic large-scale solutions in the social impact sector. He has contributed significantly at governmental policy level in education and skill development.

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Rohit Bhatia

Social Finance India

Rohit Bhatia

Social Finance India

Rohit Bhatia is a Chartered Accountant with 14 years in consumer industries & 10 years in social and education companies working  at Yum! Brands–PepsiCo, Audits with SBB-E&Y; at Macmillan Education to restructure and deliver on profitability. Rohit spent 6 years with 2 start-ups- GIRC and Aspire.

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S. S. Mantha

Chair - KL University

S. S. Mantha

Chair - KL University

Dr. S S Mantha was Chairman-AICTE (2009-15). Thereafter,  he worked as Professor of Robotics, AI and Control Theory, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at VJTI. Currently he is the Chancellor of KL University-Vijayawada AP, Emeritus Professor VJTI-Mumbai and Adjunct Prof.-National Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore.

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Safeena Husain

Educate Girls

Safeena Husain

Educate Girls

Safeena Husain is the Founder and Executive Director of Educate Girls (EG), an Indian non-profit that mobilises rural communities toward girls’ education. Under her leadership, EG has enrolled 950,000+ girls in schools till date, impacted over 11.5 million+ beneficiaries through a 15,000+ strong team of community volunteers.

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Vikas Goswami

Vikas Goswami

Vikas Goswami has been working in the space of corporate sustainability and CSR for over two decades. At present, Vikas is Head of Consulting at Boundless Environment Resource Solutions Pvt. Ltd and consults on issues of stakeholder mapping, engagement, and strategy.

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Vipul Redey

Khan Academy

Vipul Redey

Khan Academy

Vipul Redey loves building education systems that work. He has worked at Khan Academy, Cisco, Global Discovery Schools & Pearson Schools India. Currently, the Group Product Manager at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative & an advisor on Barefoot College campus- alumnus of the Stanford University Graduate School of Education

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