Introduction

VCCircle Education Investment Summit 2013

 

VCCircle is back with the 4th edition of the VCCircle Education Investment Summit which will be held on November 20, 2013 at ITC Sheraton, New Delhi.

 

Indian education sector continues to offer huge untapped opportunities in the core as well as non-core segments, given the huge quality gap and budding innovation in education products and delivery in India.

 

Despite inherent concerns, the education sector in India continues to see interest from investors for emerging opportunities in segments such as schools, skill development, vocational training, technology led plays among other high-growth areas.

 

In order to capture latest trends and opportunities in the sector, VCCircle has launched the 4th edition of the VCCircle Education Investment Summit.
The past three editions had brought together over 1,000 participants including India's leading and emerging education entrepreneurs, businesses, investors, bankers and consultants to discuss and debate on the future of building large businesses in the sector. Click here for last year's agenda.

 

This year, the summit will focus on: how Indian HRD ministry views Indian for-profit education sector; private investments in schools and colleges; developing Indian education infrastructure and delivery; lessons learnt from investing in Indian education; and technology led disruption for Indian education ecosystem. Similar to our other conferences, this year the summit will present a stellar speaker line-up and will be attended by more than 250 leading educational entrepreneurs, companies, innovators, investors, investment bankers and consultants.

 

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For suggesting agenda/nominating speakers, write to ben@vccircle.com
For registrations, contact Kanika at register@vccircle.com or 0120-4171111


Agenda

9:00am - 9:50am
Tea & Registration

9:50am - 10:00am
Introduction Note

10:00am - 10:40am
Panel I: Lessons Learnt From Investing In Indian Education
Why education is not the top priority for investors? What had made investors so careful when investing in the education space? What are the high-growth segments that are investible today? What are the average financial returns earned by PE investors? What are the lessons learnt by the investors where entrepreneurs are stuck in regulatory hurdles?

Imran Jafar - Partner, Gaja Capital Partners
Sandeep Aneja - Founder & MD, Kaizen Private Equity
Mohit Ralhan - Managing Partner, Indus Balaji
Ankur Shah - Head of Sector Strategies & Education Portfolio Lead, Acumen Fund
Anand Sudarshan - Venture Advisor, TVS Capital (Moderator)

10:40am - 11:10am
Special Address: Opportunities For Scalable Entrepreneurship & Innovation In Indian Education
Ashish Dhawan - Founder & CEO, Central Square Foundation

11:10am -11:40am
Tea & Networking Break

11:40am - 12:05pm
Presentation: Quality Assessment as an Essential Part of Educational Investment
Dr Rob Forage - CEO, UNSW Global

12:05pm -12:45pm
Panel II: Enhancing 'Quality' and 'Growth' in Indian Schools
Given that K-12 section is majorly dominated by private unaided schools, what are the emerging opportunities evolving in the Indian K-12 segment? How quickly is privately held K-12 undergoing through the process of renovation where consumers highly prefer private over public schools? What are the major initiatives taken by the industry players to include high quality content in schools? What are the prime steps undertaken to maintain requisite student teacher ratio, balanced infrastructure and mitigate the dearth of competent teachers & faculty? What are the investment opportunities in this space? How have private investors contributed in bringing changes in the way quality and access is analyzed?

Y V Rajasekhar - Co-Founder & MD, People Combine Education Initiatives Ltd
Raj Grover - Chief Mentor, Kangaroo Kids Education Ltd.
Manas Mehrotra - Managing Trustee, Greenwood High International School - ,
Prabhat Jain - Co-Founder, Pathways Schools (Moderator)

12:45pm - 1:15pm
VCCircle Showcase
Here 5 emerging, exciting and innovative education companies will present on their business, product market opportunity and how they will disrupt existing ecosystem to create value.

1:15pm - 2:15pm
Lunch & Networking

2:15pm - 2:55pm
Panel III: Developing Excellent Higher Education Infrastructure In India
What is the road ahead for running higher education businesses in India? What is the impact of recent growing initiatives such as RTE Act, bills & schemes on private sector investments in Indian Colleges? What is the role played by PPP in accelerating institutions autonomy & university education? Is Indian higher education ready to absorb lacking research culture into its system? What are the initiatives taken up by the regulators to unlock the dilemma of quality vs expansion in Indian colleges? What are the opportunities for investment in higher education segment?

Amit Kapur - Promoter, IIMT
Mayank Kumar - Senior Principal, The Parthenon Group
Amit Gupta - CEO & Executive Director, S.Chand Group
Dr Rob Forage - CEO, UNSW Global

2:55pm - 3:15pm
Entrepreneur Address
-Career Launcher’s inception, early days & business model
-Significant milestones
-How Career Launcher raised private equity funding and scaled?
-Growth path and projections

Satya Narayanan R - Chairman, Career Launcher India Ltd

3:15pm - 3:40pm
Tea & Networking Break

3:15pm - 3:55pm
VCCircle Lounge
A special session, where 5 handpicked education companies will meet select 10 private equity investors in a structured format in a separate enclosure.

3:40pm - 4:20pm
Panel IV: The Future Of Skill Development In India
As the Indian non-core segment is shifting its focus from mere underserved delivery to building quality infrastructure. How can non-formal industry address the requirement of vital resources such as faculty, equipments, study material, and digitalize monitoring mechanism to enrich quality skills in the country? What is the role of content and publishers in skill development segment? Is the growth fostering in non-core segments including multimedia/IT & vocational training? What are the factors that intensify competition in the non-core segment of education? What are the challenges in an ecosystem where university degree is more preferred? Is the sector losing industry appeal where it is tough to deal with employment issues and changing nature of industries? How effective are these measures such as capacity building, professional development, providing extended concessions and accommodating payment of installments in scaling non formal segment?

ArunKumar Pillai - COO, IL&FS Education and Technology Services Ltd
Rohit Kumar - MD - South Asia, Elsevier Health Sciences
Dilip Chenoy - CEO & MD, National Skill Development Corporation
Praveen Chakravarty - Board Member, Centre for Civil Society (Moderator)

4:20pm - 4:40pm
Presentation: "Technology-Enabled Learning: Opportunities in India"
Amit Garga - Senior Principal, The Parthenon Group

4:40pm - 5:20pm
Panel V: Technology-led Disruption For Indian Education Players
How is internet and technology disrupting education delivery, products and services in the formal and non-formal education segments? Is the Indian education ecosystem at a technology-driven inflection point? What are the cost effective new age infrastructure solutions? Deep involvement of technology is fascinating student's mind, but is it a viable option, considering the pattern of financing, size & strength of Indian masses?

Katelyn Donnelly - Executive Director, Pearson
Tonmoy Shingal - Co-Founder & COO, Mettl
Mr. Benjamin Grubbs - Head of Content Partnerships, YouTube
Rajeev Pathak - CEO, edreams Edusoft
Sandeep Aneja - Founder & MD, Kaizen Private Equity (Moderator)

5:20pm - 5:30pm
Concluding Remarks

5:30pm - 8:00pm
VCCircle Unwind
Continue the energy and networking of the day with more social time with top education entrepreneurs and leading investors over cocktail

 


Speakers

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Amit Garga

Senior Principal, The Parthenon Group
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Amit Gupta

CEO & Executive Director, S.Chand Group
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Amit Kapur

Promoter, IIMT
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Ankur Shah

Head of Sector - Strategies & Education Portfolio Lead, Acumen Fund
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Anand Sudarshan

Venture Advisor, TVS Capital
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ArunKumar Pillai

COO, IL&FS Education and Technology Services Ltd
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Ashish Dhawan

Founder & CEO, Central Square Foundation
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Mr. Benjamin Grubbs

Head of Content Partnerships, YouTube
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Dilip Chenoy

Former CEO & MD, National Skill Development Corporation
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Imran Jafar

General Partner, Gaja Capital
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Katelyn Donnelly

Executive Director, Pearson
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Mayank Kumar

Senior Principal, The Parthenon Group
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Mohit Ralhan

Managing Partner, Indus Balaji
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Manas Mehrotra

Managing Trustee, Greenwood High International School
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Prabhat Jain

Director, Pathways Schools
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Praveen Chakravarty

SEBI Committee on Primary Markets & Board Advisor, TVS Capital
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Raj Grover

The Chief Mentor, Kangaroo Kids Education Ltd
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Rajeev Pathak

CEO, edreams Edusoft
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Dr Rob Forage

CEO, UNSW Global
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Rohit Kumar

MD - South Asia, Elsevier Health Sciences
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Sandeep Aneja

Founder and the Managing Director, Kaizen Private Equity
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Satya Narayanan R

Chairman, Career Launcher Education Infrastructure & Services Ltd.
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Tonmoy Shingal

Co-Founder & COO, Mettl
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Y V Rajasekhar

Co-Founder & MD, People Combine Education Initiatives Ltd

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ITC Sheraton, New Delhi

ITC Sheraton, New Delhi


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