All About EdTech

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The education market is a large market, a market worth $5 trillion globally per annum. In India, the sector has crossed the $100 billion mark and is showing no signs of slowing down. 

With the advent of smarter technology and deeper internet penetration, consumers are looking to learn instantly, faster and gain access to the ever evolving knowledge database.

Investment in Edtech is set to reach $250 billion globally by 2020. This industry is one that remains constant unlike other industries like finance, sales, etc. The opportunities that lie ahead can only be limited by your imagination.

If you want to understand more about the state of the education and Edtech industry in India, and the opportunities that lie ahead, then come down to Startup Saturday Mumbai on the 8th of July.

As per venue guidelines, men in shorts/3/4ths and women in short skirts (above knee length) will not be allowed entry.  


Ninad Vengurlekar

Co-Founder at EdMobile Labs

Ninad Vengurlekar is a veteran in edtech for 18 years. He worked as the Head of Retail and New Media Practice for IL&FS Education. He pioneered commercially viable mobile learning model in India through telecom operator partnerships. His mobile learning products were downloaded by over 4 million paid users in a period of 2 years.

Ninad runs a startup called Sling that uses a combination of chatbots and on-demand live chats for English and Workplace Skills. Sling is currently working with organizations like Tata Strive, IL&FS Education, Reliance Retail, PayTM, and Robi Telecom in Bangladesh. It has trained over 60,000 learners in English and workplace skills.

Ninad is an MBA from NMIMS and a Masters in EdTech from Harvard University.

Harsh Mani Tripathi

Product Head - UpGrad

Harsh currently heads currently heads products at UpGrad under Student Engagement and Career Services vertical. Before this he Founded Pyoopil Education Technologies which was acquired by UpGrad in 2016. Pyoopil, the product, Offered a SaaS Training solution to L&D of corporates along with a marketplace for Corporate Trainers. With Pyoopil he dabbled exhaustively in Corporate learning, Skill Development and EdTech products for Colleges and Corporates. Prior to his stint at Pyoopil, he was the Founder of Vilikh Technologies. He Bootstrapped Vilikh Technologies into a profitable business while in college. Vilikh operated largely in the areas of embedded systems and robotics with Training and e-commerce as two major verticals. Vilikh was awarded by NEN and IBM as one of the best student startups for its exemplary work. He is a Young India Fellow and an alumnus of SRM University where he studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

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Event Details

08 Jul, 2017
02:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Dome 3, S P Jain Institute of Management and Research
Inside Bhavans College Campus, Munshi Nagar,
Dadabhai Road, Andheri West,
Mumbai - 400058

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