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Scaling India’s ‘Learning to Earning’ Calibre through Improved User Engagement

With over 980 million mobile subscribers in India, mobile devices offer the prospect of high penetration and access to affordable and quality education and earning opportunities at scale.

The GMC Calibrator is a Six-Month Blended Accelerator Program launched by Gray Matters Capital in April 2018 with a specific focus on enhancing User Engagement through product optimization of mobile based platforms based on understanding and implementing end-user ‘Behavioral Design’.

It is for organizations imparting education, skill building, facilitating opportunities at economic activity and bridging gender gaps in education and workforce participation.

“The GMC Calibrator is aimed at those mobile based edtech enterprises which have the disruptive potential to change the paradigm of education and skilling in the country. We are also looking to bridge the gender gap that exists in education and workforce participation with this.”

Ragini Chaudhary

Ragini Chaudhary,

India CEO, Gray Matters Capital

“Designing for User Engagement is a deliberate endeavour that can increase both Impact and Value of Products and Services. Journey beyond user acquisition to User Engagement with GMC Calibrator.”

Bhanu Potta

Bhanu Potta,

Founding Partner, ZingerLabs

“The GMC Calibrator is an accelerator with the uniqueness of being focused on applying behavioral science to enhance user engagement on mobile education platforms”

Anurag Vaish

Anurag Vaish,

Co-Founder & Partner, Final Mile Consulting

Objectives

With ‘Self Learning to Self Earning’ as its guiding theme, the GMC Calibrator looks to offer one-on-one customized expertise for scalable edtech enterprises that address the following challenges that currently plague India’s education system:

Our Vision

The selected cohort of the GMC Calibrator in 2018 will endeavor to achieve

Our Partners

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Our Mentors

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Anurag Vaish

Co-Founder, Final Mile Consulting

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Arjun Thomas

Founding Partner, ZingerLabs

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Bhanu Potta

Founding Partner, ZingerLabs

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Raj Lalwani

Monetization Lead, Ola (ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd)

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Siddharth Mathur

Founder & CEO, Fastah

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Vishalini Paliwal

Senior Director - Product Management, MindTickle

Meet our 2018 Cohort

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Laqsh Job Skills Academy

  • A profitable enterprise, its skills programs are conducted in 469 government schools and engages 45000 students across 11 states of India
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MadGuy Labs

  • 5 million users since 2016 with zero marketing spends
  • Downloads to Paid User Conversion at 4% (Highest in the Industry)
  • Selected for JioGenNext's Accelerator
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Meghshala

  • Ranked among the Top 100 trending apps on Google Play Store and among the Top 2 Education Apps globally.
  • Gratitude Network Awardee
  • Winner - Bengaluru NGO Leadership Award
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Million Sparks Foundation

  • Chosen by 6 states to run their teacher capacity building programs
  • Supported by Google.org, Central Square Foundation and One97 Communications
  • Product adopted by Akshara Foundation and STIR Education
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Multibhashi

  • Chosen among the 10 start-ups to be part of Google's Launchpad India Accelerator Program
  • Developed an AI/ML Automation Engine
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OckyPocky

  • Engaged over 10,000 kids in 3 months with 500,000 attempts at answering interactive questions on the app
  • Raised funding from ah! Ventures in Aug'18
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SarkariPariksha

  • Set up a distribution network of 3,00,000 digitally connected physical centres PAN India, giving access into TIER-I/II/III towns, right up to village level.
  • Pan India network of 1700+ White Label partners, exclusively selling Sarkaripariksha products
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Stones2Milestones

  • Published a report 'Where India Reads' with ACER on the state of English reading proficiency in India's urban private schools
  • Funding from Unreasonable Capital
  • Launched its first direct to consumer product - Freadom App for parents of children learning to read in English
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Program Updates

  • We are now in the final phase for the Cohort of 2018. The Demo Day is scheduled for 14th December, 2018 in Bengaluru wherein all the 8 cohort members will present their Mobile App offerings ‘Calibrated’ with their learnings and inputs from our mentors.
  • The Top 2 performing cohort members will be awarded $30,000 and $20,000 respectively.
  • Keep a track of the cohort’s learning using #GMCCalibrator on Twitter (@GMC_Impact) and LinkedIn.

 

 

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