The third edition of VCCircle Education Investment Summit is turning out to be India’s largest education entrepreneur meet-up, with more than 250 top and emerging education entrepreneurs joining the event, along with another 70 including venture capital & private equity investors, consultants and bankers.

In spite of several challenges, the Indian education sector continues to offer entrepreneurship opportunities across the spectrum, spanning kindergartens and nurseries, schools, colleges, universities and vocational training centres. Besides, there are allied opportunities like education technology, digital learning and other enabling themes.

To debate and discuss these areas in detail, VCCircle is organising the 3rd edition of its Education Investment Summit in Delhi on Nov 22. The expert panels will share their experience – not only of setting up a successful education enterprise in India, but also the failures, the unique challenges in the Indian market and the regulatory landscape. Enrol now to learn the best practices and sure shot winning methodologies of the education business.

Here is a preview of the full-day agenda:

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Tea & Registration

10:00 am – 10:45 am

Fireside Chat: Building Education Businesses In India: Key Elements For Scale & Success

Praveen Chakravarty – CEO, AnandRathi Financial Services (Moderator)

Krishnan Ganesh – Founder and CEO, TutorVista

Pramod Maheshwari – CEO & MD, Career Point Ltd

10:45 am – 11:45 am

Panel 1: Formal Education Sector: K-12 & Higher Education

The macro opportunity for Indian schools, colleges, universities, technical/professional education is there. Some of these businesses today are also seeking capital for large-scale expansion and aggressive growth. But what are hindering these opportunities? How do education entrepreneurs address those challenges? How are the regulation issues playing out for entrepreneurs? What are the new avenues for businesses and entrepreneurship in this segment?

Deepesh Garg – MD, o3 Capital (Moderator)

Prabhat Jain – Co-Founder, Pathways School

Ryan Pinto – CEO, Ryan International Group of Institutions

Vinay Pasricha - Chairman, WLC College India Ltd

11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Tea & Networking

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Fireside Chat: Building Vocational Training Businesses In India

Is skill, vocational training and private coaching a scalable and lucrative business in India today? What will overcome the inherent local challenges in this sector in India?

Sandeep Aneja – Managing Partner, Kaizen Private Equity (Moderator)

Sanjeev Duggal – CEO & Director, Centum Learning Ltd

Dr. Raj Dravid – COO, IL&FS Education & Technology Services Ltd

Dilip Chenoy – CEO, NSDC

1245 pm – 2:15 pm

Lunch & Networking

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

VCCircle Lounge

An initiative from VCCircle where selected education companies and investors can meet and network in a structured manner in a separate enclosure.

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Panel 2: Non-Formal Education: Pre-School, Test prep, Corporate Training

With a huge unorganised developing education system in the country, India’s non-formal education sub-segments will continue to run parallel to the core. These include pre-school, private tuition/coaching, test/examination preparation, job/skill-oriented vocational institutes, corporate training. What are the new opportunities in this segment? What are the challenges to scale and create successful business models?

Anand Sudarshan – Venture Advisor, TVS Capital (Moderator)

Ram Kishan Verma – MD, Resonance Eduventures

Raj Grover – Chief Mentor, Kangaroo Kids Education Ltd

Sharad Talwar – CEO, IndiaCan Education

Amol Arora - MD, Shemrock & Shemford Group of Schools

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Entrepreneur Story II

Ashish Rajpal, Founder & MD, iDiscoveri will share:

- The firm’s inception, early days & business model

- Significant milestones

- How it raised private equity funding and scaled

- Growth path and projections

Ashish Rajpal, MD, iDiscoveri Education

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Tea & Networking

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Panel 3: Technology Enabled Innovation & Delivery In Indian Education

What are the new technology-enabled innovations driving enhanced education in India? What are the market sizes in various sub-segments? What is the value proposition in the new technology-driven products & services?

Amitabh Nagpal – MD, Macmillan India (Moderator)

Beas Dev Ralhan – CEO, Next Education India

Sanjay Purohit – CMD, iProf Learning Solutions India

Samudra Sen – CEO, LearningMate Solutions

Tridibesh Satpathy – CEO, Edusys

5:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Concluding Remarks

5:15 pm onwards

Networking & Cocktails

Click  to register for India's largest education confluence, VCCircle Education Investment Summit 2012, to be held on Nov 22 in New Delhi.

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