It is said that a lot can happen over coffee and exactly happend during the sixth edition of Startup Kickoff, where investors gave their thump-up to some good ideas. There were startups that were solving the tuition problems, whereas others were providing solutions to math problems. But above all, Ashutosh Kumar Burnwal's Buddy4study won the hearts of investors.
"I conducted primary research where around 3000 students were surveyed. The results were eye opener as participants were aware of only 3-5 scholarships out of the thousands avilable. With years of research into scholarship domain, we evolved from a simple scholarship listing website to a complete scholarship ecosystem. With right advisors on board and good team members on execution side, we are continuously innovative scholarship product to solve awareness application issues of students," said Ashutosh Kumar Burnwal, Founder $ CEO, Buddy4study.
Scholarship is a wonderful tool to curtail dropouts and promote merit/talent. Buddy4study is creating a transparent reliable ecosystem to enable anyone to join in their vision.
It is a unique startup for organization who want to run scholarship programs as their CSR, special or branding initative. they are providing end to end solution as per their requirment in transparent and in a cost effective manner.
" With scholarship as an alternative way of funding education to needy and deserving students, I am seeing a big market coming out in this space. The shift has started. Corporate CSR fund and individuals too are creating new scholarships to fund education to students.
We are in process of simplifying complete education funding with the involvement of CSR fund , individuals,institutions and banks. In next 3-4 years,we are focusing on increasing the supply side of scholarships and on boarding lakhs of students on other side,"informed Burnwal.
"Buddy4Study.com wins my attention entirely.I think it's great concept;it's something that was not heard of.He struck the market right when there was something missing in it.He is going to get lot of attention from folks who want CSR initiative,kids,etc.He has pictured it well and i think it is typically a great startup to work with," said Dalal.