Funding Education Entrepreneurs in India
Pearson, through our Affordable Learning Fund, today launch a partnership with innovative funding firm Village Capital to support and invest in education entrepreneurs in India who are serving some of the world's less privileged students.
Applications are now being invited for the autumn programme, which will see 16 India based education start-ups taking part in a series of mentor led workshops hosted by experienced investors and businesses. The scheme will result in two of the start-ups being selected by peer review to share $150,000 funding.
Katelyn Donnelly, executive director of the Affordable Learning Fund, said:
“We are thrilled to bring this programme to entrepreneurs striving to develop businesses that enhance outcomes and access for low-income learners in India. We’ve seen a lack of early support and risk capital in the low cost education space and we are pleased to take the lead in creating a robust ecosystem for impact-oriented edupreneurs and incubate innovative models of education to dramatically improve learning at scale.”
Applications will close in mid-August and selected edupreneurs announced by the end of August. The workshops will begin in late September and run through late November.
Applications and more information can be found here.