India Education Market
Executive Program

Bangalore. 30 Sep – 4 Oct 2019. Five days of immersion in India’s Silicon Valley with the countries largest, most prestigious and fastest moving education institutions.

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Join a five-day intensive course in Bangalore bringing together education leaders and executives from around the world to explore the future of learning and gain an in-depth understanding of the world's largest education market.

Format: In Person – Full-Time Intensive
Dates: Monday 30 – Friday 4 October 2019
Location: Bangalore
Cohort: Maximum 30
Admissions. Rolling Offers
Application Deadline: 7 September
Program Fee: US$6,800

Company Visits & CEO Presentations

Visit India’s most successful growth companies. CEO’s outline their strategy and the opportunities they see in the market.






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Join a five-day intensive course in Bangalore bringing together education leaders and executives from around the world to explore the future of learning and gain an in-depth understanding of the world’s largest education market.


Faculty and Expert Presenters


Sandeep Aneja

Managing Partner, Kaizen Private Equity

Anshul Arora

Anshul Arora

Co-Founder, Edvance Group

TK Arunachalam

TK Arunachalam

Regional Director, South Asia, Cambridge English Language Assessment


Patrick Brothers

Managing Director, HolonIQ

Namita Dalmia

Namita Dalmia

Principal, Investments - Omidyar Network

Jai Decosta

Jai Decosta

CEO, K12 Techno Services


Zishaan Hayath

Founder & CEO,


Lakshmi Iyer

Executive Director & Head of Education, Sannam S4


Nirav Khambhati

Partner, Kaizen Private Equity


Vamsi Krishna

CEO & Co-Founder, Vedantu


Priya Krishnan

CEO, The Founding Years


Roopa Kudva

Managing Director, Omidyar Network


Krishna Kumar

CEO, Simplilearn


Mayank Kumar

Co-Founder & MD, UpGrad

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Mohan Lakhamraju

Founder & CEO, Great Learning

Monica Mehta

Monica Kapadia Mehta

Executive Vice President, Wadhwani Entrepreneur at Wadhwani Foundation

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Maheshwer Peri

Founder & Chairman, Careers 360


Srini Raghavan

Educational Initiatives

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Ashish Rajpal

Founder at XSEED Education

manjeet singh

Manjeet Singh

CEO & Co-founder, Buddy4study


Maria Spies

Managing Director, HolonIQ

Namita Dalmia

Program Agenda

The executive immersion program is five intense days designed to provide the executive cohort with the knowledge, ideas, insights and connections to gain an in-depth understanding of the world’s largest education market.

The curriculum combines practical sessions from industry experts and immersive field learning experiences that will see participants visit the boardrooms and innovation labs of India’s most prestigious education institutions, advanced classrooms and some of the world’s largest and fastest moving education technology companies.

The program is designed for senior leaders in education, government, technology and investment with the desire to rapidly understand the India education market, industry structure, trends, risks and opportunities.

30 September
drivers & Market Deep Dive
Key drivers for India’s education innovation and growth
Pre K and K12 and Higher Education Market dynamics
Education Market Deep Dive
Explore India’s huge vocational & upskilling Market
Language Learning, Testing and Test Prep Market
Traditional Dinner
Joined by expert presenters, enjoy a traditional meal in a top Bangalore restaurant.
1 October
India’s Education Investment Landscape
Market Map and analysis of investment activity.
Market dynamics and company profiles.
edtech growth companies
Visit India’s most successful growth companies.
CEO’s outline their strategy and opportunities they see in the market.
Neighborhood Meal
Experience authentic Indian food in a family-run restaurant.
2 October
Operating in India
Models for operating in India
Partnerships, legal, and regulatory environments.Strategy & Culture
Key concepts in Indian culture
Evaluate your India options and build your roadmap
Explore Indian CulturE
Today is Gandhi Day and the afternoon provides an opportunity to explore Indian Culture and the city of Bangalore throughout the afternoon



3 October
Future of Education and Workforce Summit
VIP access to India’s leading global education executive summit bringing together the top 100+ education innovation leaders, executives, investors and entrepreneurs who are the driving force behind India’s thriving education and EdTech industry.
VIP Summit Dinner

The formal dinner provides an opportunity to deepen connections with 100+ education innovation leaders in a social environment.

4 October
Visit K12 School
Engage with teachers & students.
Experience the possibilities offered by innovation and technology.
Education Entrepreneurship in India
Early stage education entrepreneurs will describe how they are visioning the future and solving tomorrow’s challenges.
Program closes at 14:00


Key Benefits

In one week, the Executive Program cohort will build education market insights and global networks that most visiting foreigners take years to develop. Participants will learn critical fundamentals about India, the domestic and international student market, traditional and emerging education startups and giants as well as investment and advanced technology trends shaping the future of the global economy.

The Executive Program will see the inside of India’s most advanced education and technology institutions and hear from local education experts. As a cohort of approximately 30 dynamic education and innovation leaders from around the world, you will deepen your understanding and broaden your perspective of where, how and why education is changing in different markets.

Designed for Decision Makers

World Leading Faculty

Strategic, investment and academic faculty from leading universities and industry.

Data-Driven Insights

Gain in-depth knowledge of market dynamics and industry insights to guide decision making.

Local Experts

Build local relationships and learn the written and unwritten rules required to succeed in India.

Unicorns and Global Giants

Exclusive access inside India's growth companies, education giants and unicorns

Who should attend

The Executive Program is designed for education leaders, entrepreneurs and investors who need to understand India and the role it will play in the future of education.


CEOs, Presidents & VP's, Vice Chancellors, Deans, Int'l Ed. & Ed. Strategy/Development Executives.


National, State Ministers, Education Dept. Heads, Economic Dvlp Execs, Ed. Dept. Innovation & Tech Leads.


CIOs, Tech. CEOs & Business Dvlp Heads, EdTech Founders and Business Dvlp and R&D Executives.


Venture Capital, Foundations and Family Offices, Private Equity, Capital Markets, M&A Advisors.

Who You'll Meet

Faculty and Presenters

Faculty and Presenters on the program are deep subject matter experts in education, technology, policy, market dynamics, business development, market entry and investment in the Indian context.  Participants will benefit from an impressive array of speakers, including leading academics, investors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and world-class experts.

Global EP Cohort
When you attend the Executive Program, you will be part of a cohort of 30 dynamic education and innovation leaders from around the world who will deepen your understanding and broaden your perspective of how education is changing around the world.

The cohort will be made up of HE and K-12 Leaders, CEOs, CTOs, R&D leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, government officials, regulators, and thought leaders. The people that you will meet during the Executive Program represent the future of their industries and countries, and are working on projects that have the potential to reshape the way the world works.

India Education Teams
Program participants will meet leaders and innovators in India’s education market and their teams who host EP participants at their campus, headquarters or boardroom. From CEO’s to international development teams, investors, entrepreneurs and consultants, participants will have unique access to those who are operating in India’s education market. Formal and informal settings on the Program provide many opportunities to make meaningful connections.

More Information?

The India Immersion Executive Program offers an accelerated learning experience and unique opportunity to build a global network of like-minded peers. The Program brings together HolonIQ’s global education insights, local education expertise and India’s most exciting education innovation companies. Connect with a Program Advisor about your objectives for India.

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Executive Program FAQ

The Executive Program includes:
EP Tuition and Program Materials
Site visits and Organised Events
Most meals through the program.
Transport for Program activities, including airport pick up / drop off;
Pre- and in- Program logistical support

The Executive Program does not include:
Airfare to/from Bangalore
Visa costs
Hotel Accommodation (Preferred accomodation at discounted rates will be provided)

Applications are considered on the basis of the fit between the Program and the applicant’s experience and seniority, objectives for the program and ability to contribute to the cohort. The overall diversity of the cohort is also taken into account.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis and will be assessed within 10 working days of receipt.

Each application will be assessed individually. However, should 2 or more people from the same organisation be accepted onto the program, a group discount will be applied.

Favorable rates at a 5-star hotel in a district convenient to the EP will be negotiated for Program participants.

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