Startup Grind Chennai Hosts Chitra Ravi (EZ Vidya)


Chitra Ravi, EZ Vidya

She is a first generation entrepreneur, and today runs one of India's leading education research & innovation company with over 130 EZVians (as her employees are called). A management graduate, Chitra has a great passion for education. Chitra deftly combines her skills in conceptualization, storyboarding and instructional design to deliver products and services which are dynamic and on par with any international curriculum standards.

She has widely traveled to the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and South East Asia and has participated in many international training programmes and conventions including the Project Zero conducted by the Harvard University exclusively for educators. She has also presented a programme on effective use of technology in K-12 curriculum for one of the biggest satellite channels in India.

Chitra & EZ Vidya have been awarded the prestigious Economic Times "Game Changer Award".


10:30 Networking and Food
11:30 Fireside Chat
12:30 Networking


Hosted By Sriram Sekhar, Chennai Startup Grind Chapter Director

He found his entrepreneurial calling early in life, and after working with top global and Indian consulting companies & finance houses for several years, he started his own venture  - S.M.A.R.T Advisors, a financial consulting and advisory firm based out of Chennai, India, focused on helping entrepreneurs with business strategies and raising funds. He also recently started South India's first professional dog walking service - though this is still a very nascent concept in India.
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @@SMARTAdvisors

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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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  • V V.

    Hi Sriram, Just wondering if we can change the time of the meetup on that day to afternoon. like mr.margabandhu, many of us are members of both meetups and both are interesting to us, and startup club's regular meeting time is 10.30a.m on saturday

    May 18

    • Sriram

      Hi Voora, Unfortunately, we cannot change it this time but will take note for it next time for sure. Hope to see you at this event - should be very interesting

      May 19

    • V V.

      Sriram, i would have loved to be part of the meet but not making it this time. is it possible to have access to the video of the session? Wish a very successful and pleasant meeting.

      May 24

    • Sriram

      Hi, Hope you will be coming to the event

      May 19

  • SundaraRajan M.

    I plan to attend the other meet at Marriot Courtyard..same time !

    May 8

    • Sriram

      Oh ok, hope you see you here next time!

      May 8

  • Sachin B.

    Can I pay on spot at venue and attend the event ??

    April 15

    • Sriram

      Yes, if you block you spot right now. However, tickets at the door will be Rs 200 vs. Rs. 150 now

      April 16

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