Technology is the driving force behind the new normal. The outbreak of a pandemic has urged the growth of some of the best EdTech Startups in India. With the shutdown of educational institutions worldwide, the pandemic affirmed the call for EdTech Startups that could reshape the future of education. Despite the never-ending challenges, a good number of EdTech Startups in India emerged while the world remained under a prolonged lockdown.
With 2020 being the new era for Startups, the Indian EdTech industry ascended the rank of the second largest in the world. The industry is estimated to reach USD 3.2 billion by 2022.
EdTech Startup Event Siliguri 2021
Every learner has a different learning pace, skill, and way of grasping knowledge. Online education may not be able to provide “in-person learning” but with EdTech Startups, it is possible to create one.
Following a radical shift in the way education is being imparted, the EdTech Startups are playing a big role in analyzing, understanding, and curating custom content for the learners.
Likewise, Techstars Startup Weekend in association with Google for Startups is endeavoring to seek, identify, nurture & reward passionate entrepreneurs who are trying to disrupt the EdTech industry.
This 3-day event is entirely organized, managed, and led by entrepreneurial community leaders who are dedicated to volunteering for Techstars Global Network for early-stage startups.
Our focus on early-stage EdTech Startups
The pandemic has influenced a drastic change in consumer behavior. Due to this, there has been a surge in the need for personalized learning. With the major advances made in the learning sector, chances are that the Indian EdTech Startups can further improve and reshape the education systems for impactful learning.
Who Can Participate?
Startup Weekend Siliguri 2021 invites innovators, changemakers, students, and early-stage startups:
1) Who wants to bring about a valuable change in the Education Sector through their innovation.
2) Who wants to introduce effective technology-enhanced learning solutions.
3) Who wants to design innovative solutions to the problems in the Education sector.
4) Who are working on innovative solutions that prove to be beneficial to Schools and Colleges.
1) 6 months of incubation including Mentoring Support, Product Development Assistance.
2) Industry Connect along with Pilot Opportunities.
3) Score an internship, meet your co-founder, or simply get inspired!
4) Get direct funding by the pool of VCs attending the event.
5) $300 in cloud platform credit from Google for Startups.
6) 1 x Free Registry domain for your startup.
Your Ticket Includes
3-day in-campus stay.
Free access to the lounge area (includes WiFi, washroom, restroom, etc.).
3 Time Meals, Tea/Coffee, and Snacks.
Certificates powered by Google for Startups.
Event branded T-shirt.
The industry mentors will help you explore your potential and develop your ideas for your startup throughout the event. Also, you will be able to connect and build a network with the right people, gather inspiration, and ideas for your startup.
7th May 2021, Friday
17:00| Event Kick-off
Event opening session with the facilitator and introduce participants to the event. Introduction to the organizing team, mentors, sponsors, and partners, and explains every step of the weekend.
17:30| Pitch Fire
Got an idea? You’ve got 1 minute to pitch in front of the group.
18:15| Vote on your favorite ideas
Vote on your favorite ideas. From the top projects choose which one you’ll work on over the weekend.
18:30| Selected ideas Announcement & Team formation
Whether it’s your idea or someone else’s, you’ll create a cross-functional team to work with over the weekend. Get to know your teammates, identify skill sets, and register your team.
8th May 2021, Saturday
09:00| Saturday Kick-off
Second-day kick-off with the facilitator.
12:00| Team Registration Deadline
Register your team details!
11:00| Mentoring Session Signup Deadline
Learn from the Best! Mentors will be coming in throughout the event to coach you through the hard problems. Schedule mentoring sessions with relevant mentors.
14:00-16:00| Mentoring Sessions
Learn from the Best! Mentors will be coming in throughout the event to coach you through the hard problems.
9th May 2021, Sunday
09:00| Sunday Kick-off
Second-day kick-off with the facilitator. Setting expectations and debrief on Final Pitch submission for Demo Day.
09:30| Workshops/ Mentoring sessions (optional)
Attend optional workshops or mentoring sessions to help develop your idea!
15:00| Final Pitch Submission Deadline
Submit your Final Pitch video via a form provided by the organizing team.
17:00| Virtual Demo Day
The culmination of the weekend. You’ll have 4 minutes to present the product or service you built to a virtual audience and panel of judges.
Event Dates & Venue
The 3-days event is scheduled for 7th – 9th May 2021. It will be held at Inspiria Knowledge Campus, Siliguri.
How to participate in the EdTech Startup Event Siliguri 2021?
To participate, you need to register yourself for the event. The link for registration is provided on the Startup Event website.
The cost of registration is Rs. 1000 only.
Registration ends on 7 May 2021.
EdTech Startup Event 2021
Online education may not be able to provide “in-person learning” but with EdTech Startups it is possibleto create one.
Got an EdTech idea to pitch?
Enter the EdTech Startup Weekend Challenge and get an opportunity to launch your Edtech Startup this year!