"Global EdTech Startup Accelerator"

An MIT, Pune Initiative

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EDUGILD®

Global EdTech Startup Accelerator

Based in Pune, EDUGILD® offers an intensive mentorship and product realization program to any EdTech start-up in the world. Participants with creative technology-based solutions to improve and enhance the learning experience in any field are welcome to apply.

Applications for our acceleration program are open. Click on the link given below to apply.

EDTECH

Education and knowledge management sector is continuing to increase its investment in technology related to learning. The EdTech market will grow by leaps and bounds propelled by technological advancements and demand for additional skills. EdTech involves solutions in the field of education management, skill development, information management, employee development at all levels and many more.. We are interested in:

  • augmentedreality
  • skillsaggregation
  • ed-fintech
  • virtualreality
  • learninganalytics
  • corporatesolutions
  • tactileinternet
  • universitydestination
  • asessmentoutcomes
  • adaptivelearning
  • internetofthings
Scaleup Partners Game Changers Mentors Institutional Partners

OUR INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS

OUR VENTURE PARTNERS

Edugild Team

DR. SUNIL KARAD

Executive Director, Trustee, MIT group of institutions
Edugild Team

A.G. RAO

MD at Manpower Group
Edugild Team

APURVA CHAMRIA

AVP & Head, Global Brand and Digital Marketing at HCL
Edugild Team

AJAY MALIK

Maniging Directors, Avista Corporate Finance Advisory Ltd
Edugild Team

Sachin Kapoor

Head of India Business Development at LinkedIn
Edugild Team

ATINDRIYA BOSE

India Business Strategy: Consumer Electronics/ E-Commerce / Video Games & Digital Media
Mumbai Area, India
Edugild Team

Sachin Tagra

Head of Capital 18, Network 18 Group
Edugild Team

Manish Upadhyay

Co-founder, LIQVID (an Edtech/ eLearning Firm)
Edugild Team

HARISH IYER

Co-founder and CEO- Flinnt.com
Edugild Team

ALLISON BAUM

Managing Partner, Fresco Capital
Edugild Team

SACHIN TORNE

Chief Officer – Product and Services Tata ClassEdge
Edugild Team

DON BURTON

Edtech Innovation Expert: Strategic Advisor- McKinsey
Edugild Team

VIVEK MEHRA

Managing Director & CEO
SAGE Publications
Edugild Team

ANIMESH SAMUEL

Founder and CEO
Light Information Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Edugild Team

RACHEL BRUJIS

Portfolio Director at Pearson

OUR SCALEUP PARTNERS

  • Network Partner

  • Europe Scaleup

  • China Scaleup Partner

  • Israel Scaleup Partner

  • Technology Partner

  • USA Scaleup Partner

  • Marketing Partner

  • Technology Partner

  • Investors Relations

  • PR & Media

  • Legal & Compliances

  • Legal & Compliances

  • Design Partner

  • Global Research

  • Content Partner

  • Digital Partner

  • Human Capital Partner

  • Investors Relations

  • Rural Innovation Network

IMPACT ADVISORS AND SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS

Team Name
MD - India and Saarc
CISCO
Team Name
Former Director
IIT Kanpur
Team Name
MD
Manpower Group
Team Name
AVP & Head, Global Brand and Digital Marketing
HCL
Team Name
EdTech expert, International Speaker, Founder & CEO
EdTech Israel
Team Name
JMDedu, Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Team Name
Managing Director , South Asia
Cambridge University Press
Team Name
Founder and MD
BLinC Management Advisors Pvt.Ltd.
Team Name
Director - UK
FICCI
Team Name
Head of Capital 18
Network 18 Group
Team Name
Co-founder & Chief Evangelist (Learning Product Architect) & International Biz Dev (eLearning)
LIQVID
Team Name
Investor, Operations Professional, Mentor
Kaizen Private Equity
Team Name
Vice President - Business Development
Talentica Software
Team Name
Co-founder and CEO
Flinnt.com
Team Name
VIT-Technology Business Incubator
VIT University, Vellore
Team Name
Philanthropist, Founder & Chief Mentor
MIDAS India.
Team Name
Managing Director - Asia Pacific
Harvard Business Publishing
Team Name
Founding Team/Head of Strategic Partnerships
UpGrad.com
Team Name
Co-Founder & M.D.
UpGrad.com
Team Name
Founder
The Leaders Ocean
Team Name
MD(India)
Sharp India Pvt. Ltd.
Team Name
Investing & Operating Team
Unitus Seed Fund
Team Name
Founder Director: Strategy & Marketing
Lokus Design Pvt Ltd
Team Name
Director Sales
Blackberry India
Team Name
Head West & East Indian Operations
Indian Angle Network
Team Name
Chief Executive Officer-
Sakal Media Group Mumbai Area, India Marketing and Advertising
Team Name
Head Operations
VentureStudio
Team Name
Vice President - Consulting Services
Right Management
Team Name
Consulting Editor
Business India and FPJ
Team Name
EduTech Angel Investor & Startup Mentor
Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship - IIM Ahmedabad
Team Name
HEAD COACH
VENTURE STUDIO
Team Name
Founder,CEO
Skill Plan.in
Team Name
Co-Founder
Cutting Chai Technologies
Team Name
Vice President (L&D) FTTX Business
Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.
Team Name
Advisor & Investor - Startups Director
Third Vue Consulting
Team Name
Entrepreneur, Consultant, Speaker, Author, Rookie Angel Investor
SHADOKA Ventures
Team Name
Professor, IIT Delhi, Department of Management Studies
Huron Consulting Group
Team Name
Kstart- A Seed Initiative of Kalaari Capital
Ed-tech & Consumer Enthusiast
India Business Strategy:
Consumer Electronics/ E-Commerce / Video Games & Digital Media
Mumbai Area, India
Team Name
CEO
Rubrix Education Foundation
ALLISON BAUM
Managing Partner
Fresco Capital
ALLISON BAUM
World Bank Education Specialist
Team Name
Maniging Directors
Avista Corporate Finance Advisory Ltd
Team Name
CEO
Monjin Interviews Pvt. Ltd
Team Name
Principal
MIT Arts, Science and Commerce College, Alandi
Team Name
Project Director
MIT School of Telecom Management
Team Name
Dean
MIT Institute of Design
Team Name
Head, FLAME Centre for Case Development
Flame Institute
Team Name
Fellow Member
Institute of Cost Accountants of India
Team Name
Director and CEO
Kredent Ventures
Team Name
Director & HOD Pre design Foundation and Director Design Centre
MIT ID
Team Name
Founder
Wise Cells Corp
Team Name
Managing Director
Splash India Pvt Ltd
Team Name
Chief Mentor
Farak.net
Team Name
MD
Just 4 Us
Team Name
Managing Partner
Nexten
Team Name
Digital Chief Marketing Officer
CareerGuide.Com
Team Name
Owner
Vinsys IT Services Pvt.Ltd.
Team Name
Founder
Team Indus
Team Name
Investment Associate
Aspada Investment Advisors
Team Name
Group Director
Indira Group of Institutes
Team Name
Awarded Innovator
Entrepreneur, Teacher & Mentor
Team Name
Program Head
Zone Startup India
Team Name
Manager, Higher Education Strategy and Operations
Huron Consulting Group
Team Name
Corporate and Entrepreneurship Coach and Founder
Director of Traderxs


OUR COHORTS

CLAIMS TO FAME

EDUGILD® Events and News

Strategic Intervention Jan-2017

Strategic Intervention Jan-2017

On 19th January during strategic intervention, Cohorts attended one on one session with Abhishek Tiwari (National Head, Kstart Kalari Capital), Pooja Verma (Senior Analyst, Bertelsmann India Investment), Mohit Gulati (Founder, Altius Ventures), Sarvesh Kanodia (Associate, Omidyar Network), Narendra Barhate (Founder , Seed InfoTech), Prajakt Raut ( Co-Founder, Applyifi) , Japan Vyas (Managing Partner, Six Sense Ventures), Sachin Tagra (Head of Capital 18, Network 18 Group), Sachin Torne (Chief Officer, Tata class Edge), Manish Upadhyay (Co-Founder, Liqvid).

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Ecosystem for Start-ups

EDUGILD® participates in IAMAI Start-up Summit – 20th Aug 2016

Rishi Kapal, CEO, EDUGILD® was invited for panel discussion on “Ecosystem for Start-ups” by IAMAI for Start-up Summit 2016 - Pune.

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EDUGILD® Participates at EdTech Asia Summit, Bankok - Jul 2016

Rishi Kapal, CEO, EDUGILD® - member of the panel discussion for "Comparative insights into the Education Markets of India and China".

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EDUGILD® Participates at FICCI, Summit, Bangalore – 10 Aug 2016

Rishi Kapal, CEO, EDUGILD® - member of the panel discussion for following topics:

  • 1. Operating successful on-campus student startup incubators: Best Practices
  • 2. Challenges and Opportunities for Ed-Tech startups in India and abroad
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EDUGILD® presents at VIT Vellore - 09 Aug 2016

Rishi Kapal, CEO, EDUGILD® conducted a workshop for students on Virgin Entrepreneur.

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Session on Business Model Innovation -July 2016

Srinivas Addepalli, Founder, GlobalGyan, shared his experience of Strategy Building throug a powerful session on Business Model Innovation.

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Cohorts share their experience -July 2016

Our cohorts ClassBoat, Gradopedia, Instafeez and Simulanis shared their experience of being with EDUGILD® for last 16 weeks.

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First Batch Graduates -July 2016

Our first batch at EDUGILD® graduates successfully - Classboat, Gradopedia, Instafeez and Simulanis.

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Strategic Intervention Week-end -June 2016

On 3rd and 4th Jun 2016 during Strategic Interventions Week End EDUGILD® cohorts attended sessions by Amit Gautam, Founder, Upside Learning and Niesh Wani, VP, Aptech.

Our cohorts got an opportunity to interact with and present in front of Ratnesh Jha (MD, Cambridge University Press) and G V Ravishankar (MD, Sequoia Capital).

Apurva Chamaria (AVP & Head-Global Brand and Digital Marketing, HCL), Manish Upadhyay (Co-founder, Liqvid.com), Sachin Tagra (Head of Capital 18, Network 18 Group)

VC Meet-up at EDUGILD® -June 2016

G V Ravishankar, MD, Sequoia Capital addresses the gathering during a VC meet-up

EDUGILD® signs MoU with Cambridge University Press -June 2016

Rishi Kapal, CEO, EDUGILD® and Ratnesh Jha, MD, Cambridge University Press signed MoU to be associated as knowledge partners and addressed the press conference for their future association agenda.

EDUGILD® signs MoU with CodersTrust -May 2016

Rishi Kapal, CEO, EDUGILD® and CayoFiebig, Founder, CodersTrust.com sign MoU as Knwledge Partners.

Monthly Meet up at EDUGILD® on 14th May 2016

ClassBoat, Gradopedia and Simulanis present Key Success Factors of early stage start-up. Also, CayoFiebig, Founder, CodersTrust.com presented success factors of CodersTrust.

EDUGILD® coverage in Sakal Daily Newspaper

Sakal daily newspaper published the interview of Rishi Kapal, CEO, Edugild, on 10th May 2016..

Session on "Managing & balancing the product development and business in a B2b startup" -May 2016

Harish Iyer, Co-founder and CEO, Flinnt.com, guided our cohorts at EDUGILD® on how to create balance between product development and business growth.

Session on "Idea to IPO" -May 2016

Ishwar Jha, Founder, Appetals, spoke aboutas a start-up how to reach Initial Public Offering. He explained the complete journey Business Idea to IPO stage.

Conquest 2016

EDUGILD® ties up with BITS Pilani for Conquest 2016 Event -May 2016

Conquest, BITS Pilani’s International Startup Conclave is back with its 12th edition! An initiative that aims to connect young startups with investment firms, Conquest in the process provides a host of networking prospects to young startups. With expert mentorship, incubation opportunities, media exposure and resources worth $10 million on offer, Conquest is just the perfect launchpad for startups.

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THE CITY OF EDTECH SUCCESS

Pune - The educational hub of India.

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EDUCATION CAPITAL

Pune is one of the biggest educational and IT hub. Home to the best academic institutions.

20,000 +

Students move to the city of Pune for studies every year.

11.5%

of India's angel investment between 2005 and 2013 received by Pune.

350+

Corporate Innovation Centres

37.40%

of micro, small and medium enterprises units and 24.91% of large scale units in Maharashtra

21%

of India's startups are from Pune

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