Evolution of Education: Physical to Phigital to Digital

EdTech is the use of technology in the form of products/apps/tools to enhance learning, pedagogy and instruction. It is not replacing any current practices, but it is the use of those tools to aid in the delivery of education. 

EdTech is also creating a stronger link between what happens in the classroom and outside the classroom (at home, in transit, etc.), making teacher-endorsed digital educational resources available at all times, such as assignments and test prep material, and creating a continuum of touchpoints in the learning experience for pupils.  

If you want to understand more about the state of the education and Edtech industry in India, and the opportunities that lie ahead, then attend Startup Saturday Hyderabad on the 11th of July.

Headstart Hyderabad is bringing together education sector nonprofits, education experts, founders, edtech organisations to talk about the future of education and reimagining what this future could be in a world that has seen such great technology enhancements recently in the education industry.

Date: July 11, 2020
Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm


Arunprasad Durairaj



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"In less than a month, we have 3,000 enrolments for Flintoclass@HOME and it is very promising. We will be using the funds to create, expand and distribute this product across the world so that no child's learning stops due to COVID-19,”
- Arunprasad Durairaj, CEO and Co-founder of Flinto Learning Solutions. An entrepreneur and an Ivy League graduate - worked in industries spanning consumer goods, food services, biotech, healthcare, infrastructure development, mining, transportation in strategic and financial advisory roles to the CXOs - currently an advisor to Startup Community in Chennai and Bangalore.

Amit Goyal




Amit is a Tech led Frugal Innovation Specialist and has a hands on experience launching million $$ products in Ed-Tech and Telco/OEM. Currently he is heading India and South East Asia Business for edX - word's largest open source MOOC platform founded by MIT & Harvard University.

Amit has also headed Education Solutions Business at Samsung and launched various platforms for Enterprise customers. Prior to joining Samsung, Amit was instrumental in launching world's cheapest Tablet PC 'Aakash' - a project commissioned by Govt. of India.

Kaustubh Khade



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"When we say, make learning fun, it's not just a motto, it's how we design and build our app." Meet Kaustubh Khade, currently Director of Product at BYJU’S. A seasoned professional with 8+ year experience in product management. Kaustubh has a keen interest in Kayaking and converted it into an entrepreneurial journey. From there on taking up the journey with Daily hunt and then venturing into the education sector by being part of Byju’s. He is an expert in understanding user segmentation, content discovery and product customization as per the customer needs.

Abhijit Sinha


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Abhijit is the creator of Project DEFY, that enables underserved communities to create an education for themselves, through self-learning spaces called Nooks. Through DEFY, Abhijit has worked with over 17 communities and enabled 7000+ individuals to become self-learners. He has set up Nooks in 3 countries such as India, Uganda, and Rwanda and is now looking at setting up a Nook Hub in Zimbabwe.?

Vinod Raghavan


Rise Sharp


A seasoned professional with 23 years of Expertise in Sales and Marketing and global business development across countries.With hands-on experience in cultural and economic affairs across various sectors in Enterprises and Governments in the field of Information Technology - Block Chain, Information Technology Hardware, Telecom, FMCG, Durable, OEM sectors.

Have led organisations like TATA's, Bharti airtel and Reliance during last 20 years and now decided to make difference in the life of a Student by joining the RiseSharp Technologies - a social impact venture, is on a mission to change the college to job trajectory for the millions of college students in India, by working with higher educational institutions and businesses.

Associated with various forums like NASSCOM,FAPCII,CII and have mentored many Careers. Personally like to do Jungle Treks and safaris - A wildlife enthusiast.

Dheeraj Sharma




Dheeraj founded PlayAblo about 5 years ago with a vision of taking boring out of learning. The PlayAblo team has taken their solution through a dramatic transformation to make it relevant for the new needs of the schools in the current situation.
PlayAblo is Dheeraj’s 2nd entrepreneurial venture. He earlier a co-founder of EMIDS Technologies, a IT Services organisation based out of Bangalore and Nashville.

Rahul Varma




Engineer turned Entrepreneur and TEDx Speaker, working on social impact and education for the last 5 years and a UN SDSN Youth Solutions Member. Founder at Unschool with a vision to reinvent learning and enable youth towards employability.

Meraj Faheem




Code.in takes the the best of the immersive classroom experiences from offline to online. Code.in’s product suite caters to all segments - schools, college/uni level and corporates. At helm of code.in is Meraj Faheem, a serial entrepreneur and founder of India’s first coding bootcamp, The Hacking School (acquired by iCollege Australia), CEO, Code.in and an innovation fellow at Govt. of Telangana. Meraj’ has been building products that have been category creators with a PMF > 70.


Event Details

11 Jul, 2020
03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Hyderabad - 500053

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