In October last year, I went to Delhi to shoot Village Capital’s Education India 2017 program.This was my 2nd cohort with Village Capital in the education sector ( I began my association with them by shooting their education program in 2016). One of the best aspects of being a part of these cohorts is the impromptu interactions I get to have with a bunch of really smart entrepreneurs. This year was no exception.
In this article I bring to you a select few quotes from the cohort program that stood out and maybe helpful to budding entrepreneurs in the education sector.
Quotes From The Program
“Be a painkiller, not a vitamin.”- Nikhil Saraf, Co-Founder, Stones2Milestones
“India really needs edtech entrepreneurs right now.”- Rishabh Khanna, Founder & Director, Suraasa
“The worst advice I have received is to scale up very rapidly and to see if the model is working in 6 months.”- Bhargavi A.R, Founder & Director, Fundamentor
“Entrepreneur should never look at another company and feel my path is so different, am I right or wrong? We need to follow our own path.” – Rishabh Khanna, Suraasa
“There is a persistent negative bias towards B2B business models and that’s because entrepreneurs and funds in edtech sector don’t understand how they work.”- Sriram Subramanian, Co-Founder, Callido
“Education has not been truly disrupted by technology yet and the skills and competencies the children will need in coming decades are not the skills and competencies that have been required so far.” Roopa Kudva, Partner & Managing Director, Omidyar Network
“There is no one solution that can help improve learning outcomes and one has to work with the entire ecosystem to bring the change we are all looking for.” Sarvesh Kanodia, Associate, Omidyar Network