By Priyanka Sangani, ET Bureau | Updated: Jan 10, 2017

PUNE: Edtech startup accelerator?Edugild?is collaborating with?JMDedu, China and?Edtech Israel?to help Indian startups expand to these countries. This will also enable startups in China and Israel expand to India.

Edugild is currently looking for companies for its third batch, while strategically designing a program that’s global in nature and collectively embeds edtech startups in the larger ecosystem. The three organisations are also committed to develop a comprehensive and long term edtech development program that will raise business opportunities and funds possibilities for edtech startups.

JMDedu currently serves as a major community platform for industry conversation and collaboration in education technology, Edtech Israel is a global edtech business hub that successfully connects the Israeli Edtech community with international entrepreneurs, investors, business partners and bringing global partners like Edugild to Israel.

“JMDedu is excited to partner with Edugild while continuing to provide innovative opportunities that equip startups with the cross-cultural skills and knowledge essential for success in today’s global landscape,” said Sophie Chen, Partner of JMDedu China. “Beyond providing excellent startup tour programs, we recognize the need to prepare a professional global network in this interdependent edtech world. This is an effort that will have a positive impact for both countries at large.”

Dr Yaki Dayan, founder of Edtech Israel has shared a comprehensive multilevel engagement plan for Edugild’s startups to leverage the Israel market.

Leading up to the partnership, Indian startups will engage with educators, institutions and edtech ecosystem in China and Israel at all levels, facilitated by the respective partners.

Rishi Kapal, CEO, Edugild said that the finer details were being worked out at present and the pilot programme would be launched in the first two quarters of 2017. Set up by the MIT group of Institutes Pune, Edugild is currently incubating its second batch of startups. The first batch included companies like Instafeez, Simulanis, Classboat and Gradopedia.