What is firing up investments in education sector? Listen to experts @ News Corp VCCircle Education Investment Summit
VCCircle Education Investment Summit 2016

Improved financial outlays and a host of reforms seen in recent years can possibly transform India into a knowledge sanctuary. Worth a staggering $ 92.98 billion, the education sector is poised for major growth. According to industry estimates, by 2020, India will have the world’s largest tertiary-age population and second-largest graduate talent pipeline. Incremental solutions for the sector are met with a tepid response from educators, investors, students and parents. This necessitates edupreneurs to develop solutions that show at least a five-fold increase by fitting seamlessly into the existing system.

To achieve this, it is critical to leverage the strength of institutions, schools, entrepreneurs, investors and other key stakeholders to work collaboratively and contribute to building 

long-lasting business models for education, while not undermining the potential of skill development that ultimately contributes to the employability of the population at large. Thus, it is important for entrepreneurs, investors and other stakeholders to channel their investments and look at building sustainable business models.

With this vision, News Corp VCCircle brings to you the 7th edition of the Education Investment Summit. The summit will see a gathering of the brightest and best minds in the field of education in the quest to provide solutions to some of the most imminent and pertinent issues in the sector. It will give the attendees an opportunity to meet potential and budding startups, entrepreneurs, investors, angels, venture capitalists, incubators, accelerators, educationalists and academicians.

Evidence shows that, on an average, each additional year of education boosts a person’s income by 10% and increases a country’s GDP by 18%. Some researchers estimate that if every child learned to read, around 170 million fewer people would live in poverty. Thus, it is imperative more than before, to channel the investments in this sector and maximise returns. This brings us to inaugural panel discussion on:

Trends in education investment and optimising returns

This session will examine how investment mandates are shifting regionally towards education and why some of the region’s largest investors are moving into this space. Experts will have in depth discussions into the different investment areas for investors—franchising, PPP models, etc. How can entrepreneurs and investors successfully measure returns on investment and learning outcomes in education? How can one translate educational quality into business value? Panellists for this conversation include Will Poole, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Unitus Seed Fund; Steve Hardgrave, Founder, Varthana; Pankaj Makkar, MD, Bertelsmann India Investment; Imran Jafar, Partner, Gaja Capital; Sandeep Sinha, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Lumis Partner; Sandeep Aneja, Managing Partner, Kaizen

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