Experts Session with Akshay Chaturvedi and Utkarsh Lokesh for Acceleration Program, Powered by Numa


"The age of disruption is now over, and it is all about collaboration for startups."

On March 25th, we invited Akshay Chaturvedi, Co-Founder & CEO at Leverage Edu, and Utkarsh Lokesh, Co-Founder & CEO at EdTechReview for Expert Session, at our Gurugram campus, to share their tryst with the education technology field with our startups for Acceleration Program who are operating in the same domain.

The speakers extended insights about the education ecosystem and shared their prediction on what to expect a few years down the line so that the startups can strategize their contingency plans accordingly. The session enlightened our teams on the technology front, and how right collaborations can open great avenues for the companies.

"Since both the speakers were from the EdTech background so are our startups, we saw a lot of synergies forming in the room. The experts were able to share a lot of pertinent information with our portfolio startups and were able to address many dilemmas that the teams had particular to operating in this domain. It was great to be a part of such an interactive session," exclaimed our CEO, Divvya Guptaa, summing up the event. 

About Akshay Chaturvedi 

Akshay is the creator and driving force behind one of India’s fastest growing startups LeverageEdu, that connects students with experts through Artificial Intelligence and enables them with assistance in career, college applications, and first job preparation. As Leverage’s founder and CEO, Akshay leads a team spread across 3 cities right now, slated to grow up to 10 cities by the end of this year.

Founded out of a top business school's dorm room in 2015 and incubated in Tim Draper's DraperU, LeverageEdu began operations in April 2017 and in a very short timeframe has started to evolve as a global leader in virtual admissions and career guidance, providing an end-to-end solution for students.

About Utkarsh Lokesh

Utkarsh is a digital media and EdTech entrepreneur running EdTechReview - a premier media platform and community for education stakeholders, to find useful news, information, and resources on educational technology. The platform has a niche subscriber base of 80,000+ and an annual readership of 2.5M+ from over 200 countries and territories across the globe.

Utkarsh has pushed EdTechReview to evolve from a blog to a global community and media platform for thousands of education stakeholders from different parts of the world. He has directed day-to-day news coverage and built the editorial staff for the niche educational technology community. He leads EdTechReview’s strategy and his evolved sense of education community are core to the company’s operations and future growth.

Himanshu Bhalla