Mumbai: EDUGILD has opened gates for the 3rd batch of its accelerator programme and will now mentor six edtech startups (3 from India & 3 from USA) from March 2017. The uniqueness of this batch is the diversity of the startups – ranging from Augmented Reality, Gamification, K-12 Store Front Management, Skill Assessment, Student Motivation Management, Pre-school Holistic program on tech solutions, to name a few.
In the last 18 months, EDUGILD has successfully scaled up 10 Edtech companies, 7 from India, 2 from USA and 1 Russia. EDUGILD’s program spans across multi-disciplinary engagements, customized for each startup. From the cohorts edtech startups Simulanis, Gradopedia and Classboat have already raised funds and Ahhaa.com has received angel funding commitment. Over the last 6 months, EDUGILD also expanded its partnership horizons to cross borders with EPG UK, Edtech Israel, JMD EDU China and strategic alliances in USA and Australia. Overall EDUGILD’s promise of tangibility and global scale up opportunities are coming true for the startups.
Rishi Kapal, Global Strategist and CEO of EDUGILD has a firm belief that “Speed of creating and executing the strategies is a key differentiator for our companies to scale up fast. We are here to create the right conditions for bringing out the best out of our startups. The founders have way more potential than they know and we are here to make them exploit the capabilities to their full potential”.
The third batch of startups were selected from an application long tail of 300+ companies. Of the third batch, there is one company each from Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi, the other three being from USA (New York, Boston and San Francisco). All the companies are aligned to EDUGILD’s thought (Vision) of “Revenue first and Funding Later”. The third batch will go through a diagnostic boot camp on 3rd and 4th March 2017 in Pune. Subject matter experts in relevant domains will work 1:1 with the companies to figure out their needs and action plans.
Here is a brief about each startup:
Skillzot (Mumbai/Pune, India)
Founded by Sandeep and Rommel, Skillzot strives to enable proven behavioral science ideas, through technology (and some magic), to help teachers, teaching institutes, trainers and instructors, teaching any skill or subject, to engage better with their learners. Thereby helping more and more learners stay motivated right through the requisite learning period and become ‘zots’ (masters) at whatever they are learning.
Skillsoniq (New York, USA)
Founded by Abhinav Verma with Hemant’s technical advisory, they bring alive the power of Adaptive Testing. Their platform measures key skill areas centered on analytical, graphical, general awareness and agility. Tests being adaptive means that as you crack a question, the platform throws harder questions at you, and as you get questions wrong, you are downgraded to a lower difficulty level. The questions are never repeated, and that the skill score matches users’ true skill set.
Yoscholar (Bangalore, India)
Founded by Gaurav Mehta and Amit Mishra, Yoscholar is an innovative platform that offers entire gamut of products and services be a school’s store front. Aiming to be a trusted partner for parents when it comes to making right choice for education and development of a child.
ChangeMyPath (San Francisco, USA)
Founded by David Mandel and Zack Karlsson, Change My Path provides a co-operative gaming framework to deliver interactive education and job skills training content. It has built a system of configurable game modules for job skills training. ChangeMyPath allows organizations to break their training content into components, and then quickly and easily plug those course components into customizable game modules.
Kids Triangle (Boston, USA)
Founded by Amit Kumar Yadav. Kids Triangle offers scientific child development through technology, which focus on 360 holistic development of child including healthcare, family care and education. Company enables personalized learning along with child healthcare including nutrition diet, hygiene which significantly boost child development
Study Marvel (New Delhi, India)
Founded by Yash Bodane and Soma Sharma. Study Marvel is an augmented reality platform for K-12 Segment which lets users to explore, visualize and save digital models, Image, Video, Hyperlinks in the physical space and superimpose storyboards and lessons practically anywhere on any object.
Here’s a link to the video on EDUGILD’s Global Edtech Accelerator Program https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk9kNFZc5XU