11000

Ed-Tech Startups Registered

1100

Business Plan Submissions

50

Startups Selected in Round 1

12

Startups Selected for The Final Battle

2019

The Final Battle

Our 2020 Plan
About The Event
Edupreneur Village Challenge: The Final Battle

Edupreneur Village Funding Marathon is an investment marathon for aspiring and early stage EdTech Entrepreneurs, focused on supporting entrepreneurs addressing the core problems in the EdTech Sector. It aims at identifying and supporting innovative solutions that can significantly lift the education system or address pressing problems in the overall learning ecosystem of India.

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The Process 2020
Why Apply
  • Be a part of a community of EdTech stakeholders (EdTech& e-learning startup founders, angel investors, VCs, publishers, institution owners & heads, educators, etc.).
  • At Eduprenuer Village we don’t believe in Spray & Pray approach, but try to provide all the support that entrepreneurs need.
  • Being backed up by Sri Aurobindo Society which has a 60+ year legacy and deep focus on Education Transformation, we bring in the industry expertise as well as a huge network of schools, teachers & students through the flagship program – Zero Investment Initiative in Education (ZIIEI) – link
  • Along with providing capital, we provide access to a large pool of customers through Auro Scholar (link), which is a micro scholarship platform aimed at improving the learning outcomes of students continuously.
  • We also collaborate with different stakeholders to provide all necessary exposure required by a start-up.
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ABOUT EDUPRENEUR VILLAGE

Edupreneur Village is backed by Sri Aurobindo Society, Puducherry. Sri Aurobindo Society has been awarded the status of organization of national importance by Government of India. With nearly 60-year legacy and 300+ centres around the world, the Society has a deep focus on Education Transformation, in addition to multiple other Social Objectives.

Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon'ble Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Minister of Information and Broadcasting, ex-Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India, appreciates Edupreneur Village Fund through this video.

He commends the efforts of education entrepreneurs bringing about a revolution in education industry of India!

Edupreneur Village is India's 1st Education focused early stage VC Fund which aims to identify, fund and support the most disruptive education startup ideas that have potential to become billion dollar ventures. We believe, these successful ventures will then transform the education industry!

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Highlights of The Edupreneur Village Challenge: The Final Battle 2019
As a result of extensive marketing effort, Edupreneur Village received 12k+ registrations and 1100+ Investment Applications from early stage EdTech Entrepreneurs across India.
  • 36 % Students & 64% Non – Students
  • 47% Idea Stage & 53% Venture Stage
A list of 50 promising start-ups were selected out of 1100+ Investment Applications as per a rigorous Evaluation Criteria. Detailed feedback was provided to all 1100+ Investment Applications.
A network of 50+ esteemed EdTech focused investors from across India, were invited to co-invest in most innovative Ed-tech start-ups in India along with Edupreneur Village.
Above 50 startups were helped by Edupreneur Village to prepare 30-page Information Book about their business through an iterative process.
Out of the above, 30 Start-ups were coached and invited to make Investment Pitch to Edupreneur Village’s Investment Committee, which also saw representation from 15+ organizations from Indian education ecosystem.
Super curated list of 12 EdTechStartups will made a final dash at investment on 31st August 2019 in the event called 'The Final Battle'. With high powered panel of judges on stage, 50+ EdTech focused investors on the couches, a big audience of EdTechstartups in the audience and Investment Intents declared on the Stage, The Final Battle provided a cracker of an experience.