Startup Saturday Bangalore - All about EdTech

We are happy to announce the 99th edition of Startup Saturday on 9th April, 2016 themed "All About EdTech"

All About EdTech

Saturday, 9th April 2016

K-12 to Higher education and Competitive exams to Professional courses, Online tutoring to streamlined learning and self-assessment tools to gamified learning, EdTech(Educational Technology) has the potential to impact learning at every stage of our lives.

What are the potential possibilities and limitations of EdTech? How is the market for EdTech in India? What are the biggest challenges and emerging trends in this space? Is EdTech transforming or replacing classrooms? Whether you have a startup or interested in starting up in this space or just want to understand the startup ecosystem in India, join us in the April 2016 edition of Startup Saturday Bangalore themed “All About EdTech”. Grab the chance to learn about starting up in EdTech from Industry experts and Entrepreneurs and get answers to all your questions and more. Book your pass here: 

Confirmed Speakers:
  1. Vamsi Krishna, CEO & Co-Founder, Vedantu
  2. Jayadev Gopalakrishnan, CEO & Founder, Hashlearn
  3. Karthik KS, Founder, Avagmah
  4. Piyush Agrawal, Co-founder and CEO, SuperProfs
  5. Amruth Ravindranath, CEO, Guru-G Learning Labs
  6. Dr Senthil Kumaran, Principal Counsellor - Education Excellence at CII Institute of Quality

Event Details:
Date: 9th April 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM To 2:00 PM
Venue: IBM Riviera Food Court. Embassy Golf Links Road. EGL Business Park. Bangalore - 560008 

Participation fees: Rs.200/- 

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Jaydev Gopalakrishnan

Co-founder & CEO - Hashlearn

Jayadev is an Education entrepreneur and is building HashLearn, an education company that connects you to online tutors instantly. You get 1-on-1 sessions to solve any doubt or problem. When you are stuck on a doubt or problem, choose the topic and get connected to a high-quality, online tutor instantly through the app. It is for the mobile and digital era. Jayadev previously built and sold edu company Tandem to Manipal K12/Pearson. He was President-Retail Education at Pearson Education Services post acquisition leading a network of hundred centres. His first venture was Tinfo Mobile, an award-winning m-learning and mobile tools company. He blogs on Ed Tech at

Karthik KS

Co-founder & CEO - Avagmah

Karthik founded India’s fastest growing EdTech company in Higher Education offering its state-of-the-art Avagmah Technology Platform (ATP) on a managed services model, to universities assisting them with digital marketing technology and App and Web technology solutions for delivery of courses by the University.

Avagmah is angel invested by K Ganesh (Founder of Tutorvista), Neeraj Bhargava and VCs eg Network 18, Lionrock Capital. Avagmah last month closed one more round of investment from Kris Gopalakrishnan – co-founer - Infosys and Atul Nishar – Founder Aptech and Hexaware. With this Avagmah has received investments of $ 5 mn in the last 18 months.

Karthik is a Member of the eLearning Standards committee - Bureau of Standards, Govt. of India and a Charter member of TiE.

Piyush Agrawal

Co-founder & CEO of SuperProfs

Piyush Agrawal is a Co-founder & CEO of SuperProfs - an online platform connecting India's Best Professors for various competitive exams with students across the country. SuperProfs' unique technology automates the content production process and brings down the cost of producing highly engaging videos by 10 times, while delivering HD quality sessions at less 100 Kbps. Professors are provided with complete analysis about each student's progress and can answer student queries over a chat based interface. In less than 12 months, SuperProfs has acquired more than 4 lakh students, 200 professors and has produced several all India rank holders in exams like CA, IAS, GATE, Banking & SSC.

Vamsi Krishna

Co-founder & CEO, Vedantu

Vamsi Krishna is Co-founder at Vedantu, an Ed-Tech startup that offers Live Online Tutoring. Vedantu operates on a true ‘marketplace of teachers’ model that offers complete ‘choice’ to both teachers and students. The name Vedantu is formed by two Sanskrit words Veda (Knowledge) + Tantu (Network), signifying a 'Knowledge Network'. Vedantu is his second venture together in education. Vedantu was founded with the vision of creating a world of learning that is personalized and democratized.

Vamsi completed his B. Tech. from IIT-Bombay in the year 2005 and has been a teacher for more than 6 years. Under his leadership, Vedantu raised USD 5 million in Series A round of funding within just six months of its launch from marquee investors such as Accel Partners and Tiger Global. He has been invited to speak at prestigious conferences such as TEDx Walled City and KINSES 2016 where he presented as the one of the winners of EduAwards 2016.

Amruth B

Co-founder & CEO, Guru-G Learning Labs

Amruth is the co-founder & CEO of Guru-G Learning Labs - a startup focused on empowering teachers to teach better. Guru-G provides teachers with an app that trains them everyday on how they can use different teaching techniques and lesson plans to teach better. Guru-G works with 400+ schools across India and recently won the People’s Choice Award by Google for the Best Startup at the Startup India event by the Prime Minister’s Office.

He is an alumnus of BITS Pilani, a Sauvé Scholar at EdTech Lab of McGill University & an alumnus of Unreasonable At Sea - a global tech accelerator run by the Unreasonable Institute and co-taught by the founder of Stanford’s His first startup in college - Vita Beans, has designed & sold over 100 applications, games & products for some of the largest education & assessment companies in India. He has been featured in media globally & has had speaking invitations at several international events in over a dozen countries.

Dr. Senthil Kumaran

Principal Counsellor - Education Excellence at CII Institute of Quality

Dr. Senthil Kumaran joined CII IQ in April 2002 and since then has been helping educational institutions to accelerate their journey in excellence within India and abroad. He worked as a faculty with Christ College, Bangalore for over 10 years before embarking on the journey with CII IQ. He is a certified Trainer in India for the Koalaty Kid Programme, USA a flagship initiative of American Society for Quality;

He was responsible for the launch of CII Education excellence model. Training programme designed by him for Senior Leadership Team and Management Committee members has been widely recognized. Some of the Institutions/ Trust/Organization/Boards have taken advantage include Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, TATA Steel, BVM Global Schools, KLE Society, NTPC Ltd and CBSE. Ministry of Education, Sultanate of Oman also had sent a delegation to get trained on these modules in India.

Event Details

09 Apr, 2016
09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Riviera Food Court
Embassy Golf Links Business Park
Bangalore - 234568

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