Women founders in the Edtech sector share challenges and opportunities for startups in this space
30 April 2019 1:30 AM GMT
? Today, nearly half of India?s population is below 25, with many being avid internet and smartphone users. As a result, the definition of learning is changing and government, academic institutions, and entrepreneurs are jointly working to keep pace with it.
- Ritika Amit Kumar, Ashwitha Reddy Chinnamail and Suchitra Reddy Chinnamail, Vidhu Goyal, Ridhima Gauba, Sowmya Garimella, Dr Mona Mathur
- (Top left to bottom right)Dr Mona Mathur, Million Sparks FoundationDr Mona Mathur comes from a family of educators.
- In 2016, she and her husband Dr. Abhinav Mathur, after 25 years of a successful corporate career across multiple sectors and geographies, set up the Million Sparks Foundation (MSF).
- Mona was a finalist in the Women Transforming India Awards organised by NITI Aayog, and MSF was awarded the best Indian edtech startup award by the Global EdTech Startup Awards 2018 at the Learnit Conference in London, January 2019.In the next three years, she wants to see 1.5 million regular users on the platform and scale content curation for multiple Indian languages.
- Ritika Amit Kumar, The Young Chronicle Prior to starting The Young Chronicle, Ritika had extensive e-learning experience, where she created content for over 300 scripts for an educational show on TV.