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India is known for its frugal innovation techniques and solutions, that have long supported in reducing the negative impact of the country’s pressing problems. Also famously termed as “JUGAAD”, frugal innovation has been experienced in various forms and across several states, whose demography and geography are immensely diverse. While the startup ecosystem has thrived in tier-1 cities, it is about time its potential is harnessed in tier-2 and below regions. And to do so it needs to have the element of frugal innovation to penetrate in such regions.
Education has been one of India’s long standing problems, due its to its sheer population size and poor quality K-12 system. While people are able to pick up their mother tongue and other local languages spoken among peers, there is still a huge struggle in gaining access to good quality training and education services for learning English and other prominent languages. In the age of digital economy, access to the internet and ICT devices (mainly smartphones) has ensured that people realise the power of technology to change their lives. However, they also soon realise that by not being well-versed in global languages would make them left behind in this highly competitive world.
So how does one tie-up frugal innovation with technology to solve consumer issues? Are there any techniques and approaches to identify this fusion? How does a diverse state like Rajasthan ensure that each of its citizens have access to such frugally developed solutions to control and reduce the gap? How can current entrepreneurs and new-age startups combine forces to work collaboratively in designing scalable and sustainable frugal innovations for the world? What does it take to make a successful JUGAAD?
With this focused agenda in mind, Startup Grind Jaipur is proud to host Ms. Anuradha Agarwal, CEO & Founder of MultiBhashi, for a focussed session on ‘Empowering India through Frugal Innovation’. This session will educate and inspire Jaipur startups and entrepreneurs through Anuradha’s journey as a technology entrepreneur and how technology, coupled with frugal innovation, can shape startup ideas into solving global problems. Participate in the session to benefit and learn about:
Anuradha Agarwal hails from Jaipur, Rajasthan. She finished her engineering and went on to pursue an MBA in Finance. She was a part of Dexter Capital Advisors before she started helping a few people in her immediate circle with English learning.Read More
Anuradha Agarwal hails from Jaipur, Rajasthan. She finished her engineering and went on to pursue an MBA in Finance. She was a part of Dexter Capital Advisors before she started helping a few people in her immediate circle with English learning. Even before launching Multibhashi app, Anuradha created over 100 animated videos which taught various concepts of English and started posting them on Facebook. She also designed a chatbot for helping people play quizzes on various topics related to English. When Anuradha was searching for online resources to help learners learn English, she realised that there is no single comprehensive solution to learn a language.