Stones2milestones is happy to be a part of Village Capital’s – Education India 2017’ programme. Through this programme, Village Capital seeks to champion entrepreneurs and educational companies who want to transform the way children learn and grow.
The program consists of three four-day workshops that take place over the course of three months. Their award-winning curriculum encourages deep collaboration within the cohort, and at the end of the programme, the entrepreneurs collectively peer-select two ventures to receive offers of $50,000 USD investment from Vil-Cap Investments. Village Capital has developed more than 500 entrepreneurs with this model over 50 programs.
India has the largest K-12 student population in the world, with over 260 million children enrolled in schools across the country. While access has improved over time, educational outcomes remain poor for a majority of these students, ultimately affecting their earning capabilities and long-term well-being.
To address this challenge, Village Capital is working with a wide array of companies, ranging from those that have innovative in-school and after-school models to those offering technology that enables personalized learning for students. With support from the Omidyar Network and an ecosystem of partners, they develop and scale these chosen ventures in many ways.
Stones2Milestones felt this urge in 2008 and decided to move on the path of transforming education and helping each child find their place in the world by building their will and skill to read through scientifically designed and intuitive reading programs.
Village Capital is a venture capital firm that finds, trains, and invests in entrepreneurs solving real-world problems. Through this programme, it is helping organisations like ours to connect and interact with leading investors, entrepreneurs, and other sector experts who will offer mentorship during workshops. It also gives entrepreneurs access to potential customers, partners, and other industry stakeholders, who will participate in business development sessions at the workshops. Omidyar Network will also evaluate participating companies to explore whether they would be a good fit for its education portfolio at the appropriate stage.
Stones2Milestones is working hard to influence the entire education system and we are really hopeful to gain immensely with the wonderful insights and experiences shared at the workshop.