MIT Academy of Engineering Pune’s globally relevant Edtech Accelerator, EDUGILD has pledged to join hands with JMDedu of China and Edtech Israel of Israel to enhance the number of Indian startups who would like to expand horizons in China, Israel and likewise. In line with the joint vision of EDUGILD, JMDedu and Edtech Israel to create an edtech startup ecosystem for all, the teams on both sides are committed to closely collaborate on this cross border enhancements.

EDUGILD is focusing enrollment efforts for the third batch of edtech startups while strategically designing a program that’s global in nature and collectively embeds edtech startups in the larger ecosystem. They are also committed to develop a comprehensive and long term edtech development program that will raise business opportunities and funds possibilities for edtech startups. JMDedu currently serves as a major community platform for industry conversation and collaboration in education technology, Edtech Israel is a global edtech business hub that successfully connects the Israeli Edtech community with international entrepreneurs, investors, business partners and bringing global partners like Edugild to Israel.

“JMDedu is excited to partner with EDUGILD while continuing to provide innovative opportunities that equip startups with the cross-cultural skills and knowledge essential for success in today’s global landscape,” said Sophie Chen, Partner of JMDedu China. “Beyond providing excellent startup tour programs, we recognize the need to prepare a professional global network in this interdependent edtech world. This is an effort that will have a positive impact for both countries at large.”

Dr. Yaki Dayan, founder of Edtech Israel has shared a comprehensive multilevel engagement plan for EDUGILD’s startups to leverage the Israel market. He is also excited to explore brining a couple of Israel based edtech startups to India.

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Leading up to the partnership, Indian startups will engage with educators, institutions and edtech ecosystem in China and Israel at all levels, facilitated by the respective partners. Rishi Kapal, CEO of EDUGILD affirmed that their accelerator, with ten companies as of now, will leave no stone unturned to make their startups scale up globally. Having signed up EPG for Europe Scale-up, adding JMDedu and EdTech Israel to the network is a very important step in the direction of an internationally competitive world. This will ensure that stakeholders in the public and private edtech sectors will be able to drive meaningful, innovative action and increase the fame of edtech opportunities on both sides.

For now, JMDedu, Edtech Israel and EDUGILD are signing off the details of the program and its timelines, which will be released to the startups in a week’s time, to open the New Year. Leadership of both ends is very excited to execute the first pilot project in the first two calendar quarters of 2017 year.


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