Education Startups

Education Startups

Workshop Resources

If you attended an Ilm Ideas 2 workshop for startups, here are some of the resources that were used:

Ilm Ideas Design Workshop - Workbook (Draft)

Problem Briefs


Other useful resources:

Data on education and demographics in Pakistan

Pakistan Data Portal

Bringing Education Data in One Place.

The Annual Assessment of Education Report (ASER)

Alif Ailaan

A DFID-funded education advocacy programme.

Provincial Education Department Websites

Elementary and Secondary Education Department

Govt of KP.

School Education and Literacy Department

Govt of Sindh.

Punjab Education Sector Reform Programme, Dept of School Education

Govt of Punjab.

Education Dept

Govt of Baluchistan.


Govt of AJ&K.

National Bureau of Statistics

The Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement site is especially useful.

Education Business/Startup Case Studies

These short case studies describe education businesses that work with the bottom-of-the-pyramid (BoP) – what they do, their business models and lessons learned.

DataWind: Providing affordable tablets, apps and Internet to India’s low-income households

PUPA: Bolstering Early Childhood Development

Database of Output-Based Aid Education Projects (R4D)

Market Research and Business Development

Business plans

Download simple templates from the Prince’s Trust that might help you prepare your business plan.

Business Development Toolkit

Dimagi’s business development toolkit will help your organization quickly build a business development pipeline.

Ed-Tech Handbook

Review the ed-tech handbook by Jessie Arora on how to build an edtech startup.

Other useful links:

Creating willingness to pay

Strategies to cultivate demand among Base of the Pyramid consumers.

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Business Planning Guide for Social Enterprises