New Delhi, 16 October 2016 EdgeMakers is the world’s first comprehensive learning system that helps young students become agents of change in society. With a view to introduce this unique learning system, based on the art and science of Innovation and the related discipline of Entrepreneurship, to teachers and students, Edge Makers is all set to host a Panel Discussion. The event will be held on Saturday, October 22 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
EdgeMakers is a San Francisco headquartered company funded by Venture Capitalists, with an aim to bring a fresh perspective to the education system. EdgeMakers’ instructor-led and blended courses teach school and college students to become idea generators and address global challenges with sustainable solutions. The organization empowers young students with the tools, skills and knowledge they need to become Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Leaders.
EdgeMakers offers an interdisciplinary, practice-based and purpose driven, challenge- and project-based learning system currently delivered to students in schools and colleges in the United States of America, Brazil, Colombia and India. The Edge Makers learning system includes modules on Creativity & Innovation, Storytelling & Change Making, Design Thinking, Character & Collaboration and Entrepreneurship. In India, Edge Makers classes are delivered in leading schools across Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Udaipur.
Mr.Ramit Bhatnagar, CEO Edge Makers India said, “This is our first initiative where we are inviting Principals of leading schools, Parents and Students to discuss the changes required in the education system to make India the global hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. We plan to host such discussions across the country to spread awareness amongst stakeholders on the importance of building entrepreneurial capability in students at a young age.
Delegates from leading schools across North India are invited and will exchange their views on ‘Transforming our Education System to create cutting-edge Innovators and Entrepreneurs ‘. The Panelists are Mr. Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda, Member of Parliament LokSabha, Mr. Ashok Pandey, Principal Ahlcon International School & Chairman National Progressive Schools’ Conference, Ms. Revathi Srinivasan, Principal.Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School- Mumbai and Ms. Roopa Purushottaman, Managing Director, Everstone Capital
EdgeMakers is a San Francisco headquartered company backed by Venture Capitalists. EdgeMakers has developed the world’s first comprehensive learning system for Innovation and the related discipline of Entrepreneurship that is implemented at leading schools across the world. The EdgeMakers learning system empowers young students with the tools, skills and knowledge they need to become Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Leaders. The EdgeMakers learning system has been implemented in schools across 4 countries (United States of America, Brazil, Colombia and India).
The Founder of EdgeMakers, John Kao, was a Professor at Harvard Business School. He is a bestselling author of Jamming: The Art and Discipline of Business Creativity and Innovation Nation: How America is Losing Its Innovation Edge, Why it Matters, and What We Can Do to Get it Back.
Ramit Bhatnagar is the Country Head - India. He was previously a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Ramit is the Country Head – India at EdgeMakers, a San Francisco headquartered company backed by Venture Capitalists. EdgeMakers has developed the world’s first comprehensive learning system for Innovation and the related discipline of Entrepreneurship that is implemented at leading schools across India, United States of America, Brazil and Colombia.
Having previously worked as a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company, he has extensive hands-on experience in management and business leadership. Ramit completed his Bacherlor of Commerce (Honors) from the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Delhi University.
Ramit is the Founder of the India operations of EdgeMakers. He has built the business in India from ground up- building the team, redesigning the product for Indian students, getting leading schools to adopt the EdgeMakers learning system.
Ramit is 27 years old and is a strong believer in the oppurtunity India presents for young entreprenurs. He is passionate about developing the entreprenurial ecosystem in India and is an active member of various angel investment forums such as Lets Venture. Ramit was selected as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum. He was the Curator of the New Delhi Hub of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community (a global community of young leaders under the age of 30). He has supported many social impact projects including a fashion charity show organised by students of American Embassy School that was hosted at the Dutch Ambassador’s residence.
Ramit is also an active member of CII Young Indians.
In addition, Ramit mentors students at schools in Delhi & Mumbai on their start-up ideas- helping them structure their business plan and connecting them to relevant industry experts.
Ramit is very passionate about Sports and has been a National Level Table Tennis player. He still plays Table Tennis on weekends and mentors young players.