Pune-based Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) in the second week of March 2016 set up India's first education technology accelerator called Edugild. The accelerator will be the first one in the country to focus only on the education sector.
The programme, in its first year, received applications from 300 entrepreneurs focused on the education sector from all over the country. Of these, four companies were selected by Edugild for its accelerator programme.
The shortlisted start-ups are:
• Classboat: It helps students to find and select classes in the city.
• Instafeez: It is a Bengaluru based start-up which has developed a payment solution. Their services also provide a seamless fee reconciliation platform.
• Simulanis: It is a Delhi-based start-up that uses 3D gaming and augmented reality based tools for engineering learning.
• Gradopedia: It is a start-up dedicated for graduates to experience simulated job profiles of their aspirations and then make a wise choice of the career paths to pursue.
• Founded by MIT, Pune, Edugild is India’s first accelerator with an exclusive focus on EdTech.
• Based in Pune, it offers a 16-week intensive mentorship and product realization program to any EdTech start-up in the world.
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