VCCircle Education Investment Summit 2011

According to a study, the rise in government expenditure along with an increase in middle-class income is expected to double the size of the Indian education sector to $50 billion by 2015. This coupled with the estimated Indian education market size of 600 million people reflects the depth in opportunities presented by the Indian education infrastructure story.

Years 2010-11 attracted a significant amount of investor interest, witnessing more than 30 private equity deals to the tune of $250 million. Though investors have been concerned about achieving scale and attractive profit margins in this industry, unique business models within various sub-sectors have promised significant returns for private equity and venture capital funds.

There is also a lot of focus and energy being diverted to certain sub-segments as various industries bodies, associations and state governments are allocating budgets and resources to develop technical skills, industrial training centers and vocational skills for the masses.

Join us at VCCircle’s second edition of education investment summit as it brings together 200+ education entrepreneurs, regulators, private equity investors and bankers for an exclusive round table gathering to discuss and debate the path ahead for the Indian Education ecosystem.



8:30am - 9:30am
Tea & Registration

9:30am – 9:40am
Introduction Note
Sahad P.V. – Founder & CEO, VCCircle

9:40am - 10:40am
Panel: Dissecting the Opportunities & Risks in Indian Education as an Investment Destination
Is now the right time to back education opportunities? What is the current state of the education market and where can we reach? Evaluating policy risk, business risk, investor risk. What is the role of public & private sector in bridging the gaps in Indian education?

Luis Miranda - Chairman, Board of Advisors, Centre for Civil Society (Chairman)
Shantanu Prakash - Chairman & MD, Educomp Solutions Ltd
Anand Sudarshan - MD & CEO, Manipal Education

10:40pm - 11:10am
Legal Session: Understanding The Legal Dimensions In Indian Education For Entrepreneurs

Seema Jhingan - Senior Partner, LexCounsel

11:10am - 11:30am
Tea & Networking

11:30am – 12:00pm
Session: Emerging Business Models & Leveraging Technology, Internet, Mobile & Social Media In Education
The session will focus on new models in supplemental education, leveraging technology, internet, mobile & social media and building scalable education businesses

K Ganesh - Founder & CEO, TutorVista

12:00pm - 12:40pm
Fireside Chat: What Is Ailing Vocational Training In India: Steps To Catalyze Growth

Praveen Chakravarty - CEO, Investment Banking & Institutional Equities, Anand Rathi (Moderator)
Dilip Chenoy - CEO & MD, NSDC
Khozem Merchant - President, Pearson India

12:40pm - 1:50pm
Lunch & Networking

1:50pm - 2:50pm
VCCircle Segment Focus I: Formal & Core Education
Focus on K-12, schools, colleges and universities.

Amitabh Nagpal - CMD, Macmillan Group India (Moderator)
Mohan Lakhamraju - Founder and CEO, Beacon Learning
Rustom Kerawalla - Founder-Chairman, VIBGYOR High School
Rohit Pande - CEO, Classteacher Learning Systems
Prabhat Jain - Director, Pathways World School
Aseem Chauhan - Additional President, Amity Group of Institutions

2:50pm - 3:20pm
Session: Building A Brand In The Education Space: Leverage Your Brand To Accelerate Growth & Enterprise Value

Diwakar Dadoo - Associate VP, Brand Capital

3:20pm – 3:35pm
Tea & Networking

3:35pm - 4:35pm
VCCircle Segment Focus II: Non-Formal Education
A look at the opportunities in pre-school, test preparation, skill development & vocational training space.

Sandeep Aneja - Founder & MD, Kaizen Private Equity (Moderator)
Sharad Talwar - CEO, IndiaCan
Anant Kulkarni, Managing Partner, Milestone Religare Investment Advisors
Amol Arora, MD, Shemrock Group of Schools
Ambarish Datta - MD & CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange Training Institute

4:35pm - 5:05pm
Session: Developing Indian Education Financing System
Can there be an execution-able road map to resolve the lack of sufficient education financing in India? How can the various ecosystem players plan to fill this gap?

Deepesh Garg - Director, o3 Capital (Moderator)
Prashant Bhonsle - Country Head, Credila Financial Services
Mihir Sheth - Founder & MD, Springboard Financial Services

5:05pm – 5:10pm
Concluding Remarks

5:15pm – 6:15pm
VCCircle Lounge
One-to-one interaction with India's topmost PE/VC investors at a special structured session, VCCircle Lounge. This is session is limited to select 10 companies and 10 investors.



Ambarish Datta

MD & CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange Training Institute

Amitabh nagpal

Chairman and Group Managing Director, Macmillan Group India

Anand Sudarshan

Venture Advisor, TVS Capital

Anant Kulkarni

Managing Partner, Milestone Religare Investment Advisors Pvt Ltd

Aseem Chauhan

Additional President, Amity Group of Institutions

Dilip Chenoy

Former CEO & MD, National Skill Development Corporation

Diwakar Dadoo

Fund Manager & HEAD – Emerging Markets, Brand Capital

Khozem Merchant

President, Pearson India

Krishnan Ganesh

Founder and CEO, Tutorvista

Luis Miranda

Chairman, Board of Advisers, Centre for Civil Society

Mihir Sheth

Founder and MD, Springboard Financial Services

Prabhat Jain

Director, Pathways Schools

Prashant Bhonsle

Country Head, Credila

Praveen Chakravarty

SEBI Committee on Primary Markets & Board Advisor, TVS Capital

Rajesh Bhatia

MD, Excutive Director, Promoter-Director, Tree House Education

Rohit Pande

CEO, Classteacher Learning Systems

Rustom Kerawalla

Founder-Chairman, VIBGYOR High School

Sandeep Aneja

Founder and the Managing Director, Kaizen Private Equity

Seema Jhingan

Senior Partner, LexCounsel, Law Offices

Shantanu Prakash

MD & CEO, Educomp Solutions Ltd

Sharad Talwar

CEO, IndiaCan Education

Sumeet Mehta

CEO, Zee Learn Ltd

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Venue :

The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon

The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon

Distance: Ambience Island, National Highway - 8 Gurgaon

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