The EdTech Special Interest Group (SIG) will also identify, and nurture select EdTech start-ups and entrepreneurs via AWS resources and support from TiE’s network of charter members.
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Bangalore has launched a Special Interest Group (SIG) for EdTechs to promote, mentor and create new opportunities for entrepreneurs in the EdTech space. Towards this, TiE Bangalore is collaborating with AWS EdStart, the startup accelerator from Amazon Web Services (AWS) supporting EdTech companies, which joins as the SIG’s Annual Sponsor, with the joint objective of creating a more vibrant EdTech start-up ecosystem. The SIG will be launched on 17th July 2021 at a virtual event, with a fireside chat with Byju Raveendran, Founder & CEO of BYJU’S.
TiE Bangalore’s EdTech SIG will enable EdTech start-ups to scale and succeed by leveraging its strengths of mentorship, education, investor connects, and business networks, along with the resources from the AWS EdStart program to help entrepreneurs accelerate innovation even further to make a positive impact to students, educators, and educational institutions.
As part of this collaboration, the Edtech SIG will host an array of new and existing events as an exclusive offering for EdTech start-ups. Together, TiE Bangalore and AWS EdStart will also engage actively with the broader EdTech ecosystem and enable meaningful connections to EdTech start-ups through their networks. The EdTech SIG will also nurture selected 20-30 EdTechs annually from this community via AWS resources and TiE’s Bangalore’s mentoring program, and help these start-ups scale up their impact.
TiE and AWS will also co-host several networking events and knowledge sharing sessions with support from EdTech influencers, kick starting with the EdTech SIG launch event, featuring a fireside chat between Byju Raveendran, Founder & CEO, BYJU’s, and Srikanth Iyer, TiE Charter Member and Co-founder & CEO, Homelane.
Commenting on this launch, Madan Padaki, President of TiE Bangalore said, “Bangalore’s ranking as #7 in the Top 15 in the Global EdTech Index reflects not only its vibrant and successful trajectory in the EdTech space, but also a conducive and thriving environment provided by the State Government to enable a robust startup ecosystem. With the COVID-led boom in the EdTech space, now is an opportune moment to harness these tailwinds and enable passionate entrepreneurs to succeed. We are thrilled to garner the support of AWS EdStart, whose mission is aligned with ours at TiE Bangalore, of fostering entrepreneurship and enabling entrepreneurs to succeed.”
The launch event of the EdTech Special Interest Group (SIG) will be hosted virtually on 17th July, 2021 at 4:30 PM IST; for RSVP, please register on https://hub.tie.org/e/candid-conversation-with-byju-raveendran–founder–ceo-of-byju-s