Ed-Tech Fellowship, Nas X and Internet Subcultures

Community action and learning adventures on Network Capital this week

Dear community members,

Hope you had a rejuvenating weekend. This is a quick overview of the week gone by on Network Capital. You can get access to all our offerings once you subscribe.

🚀 Launch of the Ed-Tech Fellowship

📅 Upcoming session: Career Principles and EdTech Trends with Lightspeed Ventures Partner Mercedes Bent and Designing Career Transitions with Ishan Gupta

🧑🏻‍🏫 The Launch of Network Capital School & graduation talks of the Network Capital Summer School

🖇️ The Serendipity Tool: Expand your luck-surface area

💌 Newsletters: Immigrant Hustle, Augmented Reality and Future of Healthcare with Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram and Nas X and Internet Subcultures

Ed-Tech Fellowship

Historically education was an amorphous bundle of core skills, soft skills, critical thinking, signaling value and networking (think of school as a place where kids go to socialize. What we are witnessing now is the great unbundling of education where different companies and communities are attempting to capture one part of the bundle. What that means is that education companies these days are fundamentally different than the educational institutions we are all familiar with. 

In this 3 week-long fellowship, we will -

  1. Unpack the trends in the Ed-Tech industry

  2. Learn from insights the best Ed-Tech operators and investors

  3. Help you build your Ed-Tech thesis

In the past, we have hosted people like Ronnie Screwvala (co-founder of UpGrad), Azeez Gupta (co-founder of Rocket Learning), and Mercedes Bent (Partner, Lightspeed Ventures).

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Upcoming Sessions

To kick-off the Ed-Tech Fellowship, we hosting two incredible Ed-Tech leaders on Network Capital this week.

Career Principles and EdTech Trends with Lightspeed Ventures Partner Mercedes Bent

Mercedes’ path to VC is a true convergence of her life experiences — a childhood surrounded by inventors, studies at Harvard and Stanford, finance roles at the Federal Reserve and Goldman, and managing P&L at startups in VR and EdTech, and her long-term goal of empowering communities she cares about. She began her venture capital career at Owl Ventures before joining Lightspeed’s consumer investing team in 2019.

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Designing Career Transitions with Ishan Gupta

Ishan is an entrepreneur, global executive & team builder who loves creating and scaling up businesses. He is driven by the idea of democratising access across various dimensions and has spent all his professional life doing so through his work in the areas of education, finance & information. 

​Ishan is currently the Global Head of Operations at Udacity. Before joining Udacity, Ishan was VP of Services in the e-commerce division of Paytm.

Register for the event

Network Capital School

The Network Capital School designed to help students between the ages 8 to 18 build their category of one.  Before we tell you more about the school, here are the graduating talks for the Network Capital Summer School students.

Our school will complement the ongoing education in schools and focus on 4 key aspects - 

  1. Persuasive writing

  2. Powerful public speaking

  3. Critical thinking

  4. Micro-experiments to figure your purpose in life 

Classes have started and we look forward to the adventure ahead. Enroll nowWant a sneak peak into Network Capital School classes, watch this session with TED Fellow Rumaitha Al Busaidi.

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The Serendipity Tool

Seemingly random encounters and conversations often trigger amazing ideas and discoveries. With the Serendipity Tool, we wanted help members build shared experiences and and relationships.

Sign up for the Serendipity Session for this Saturday at 11:00AM (IST)

Enrol for the Serendipity Tool Session


Nas X and Internet Subcultures

Montero Lamar Hill, also known by his stage name Lil Nas X, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and media personality. He rose to prominence with the release of his country rap single "Old Town Road", which first achieved viral popularity in early 2019 before climbing music charts internationally and becoming diamond certified by November of that same year.

Now, in 2021, he had achieved the unimaginable, a feat only dreamed of by some of his peers who had gone from anonymity to the top of the charts — he made another hit song, and a brazenly gay one at that. He sings well and has strong stage presence but a part of his success comes from intimately understanding internet culture.

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Immigrant Hustle, Augmented Reality and Future of Healthcare with Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram

Nadine Hachach-Haram is a practising surgeon and co-founder of healthtech company Proximie. Having qualified as a surgeon, Nadine saw an opportunity to use emerging technologies to improve access to healthcare by using everyday devices like laptops and smartphones, combined with cutting edge Augmented Reality (AR) software.

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✍🏼 Read our founder Utkarsh Amitabh’s Harvard Business Review articles here Building Your Category of One,Should You Choose Passion Over Paycheck, How to Make Envy Work for You?, andThe Right Way to Make a Big Career Transition

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