With the unprecedented growth in the tech startups in recent times, the Indian startup scene has been magnetic. Edutech Startups are no exception to this wave and the Edutech Startup space has also witnessed growth like never before. Be it providing tutorials, teaching in schools, corporate sector or some informal education section, the tech startups are bringing transformation in all spheres. Today, India the forth highest number of edutech startup. And one such booming startup is Jigsaw Academy.

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Gaurav Vohra and Sarita Digumarti : Founders Jigsaw Academy

Jigsaw Academy, the online school of analytics, based out of Bangalore, has trained over 10,000 students across 30+ countries in the most widely used industry-relevant data analytics tools and techniques. The founders Gaurav Vohra and Sarita Digumarti have over 25 years of combined experience in consulting and analytics across multiple industry verticals in India and the United States.Jigsaw Academy, is an award winning institute that offers courses in Big Data and data analytics at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, as well as specialized courses for specific sectors.

Jigsaw’s vision of offering an industry-relevant curriculum has led to innovative partnerships with leading academic institutions such as SDA Bocconi in Milan, Italy, Great Lakes Institute of Management in Chennai and the IIM in Bangalore. As their award winning courses are well recognized in the industry, today they are the approved analytics training partner for many large organizations, including Accenture, Infosys and Genpact. The global team of Jigsaw is a mix of analytics expert and smart savvy sales, marketing, content creation, support and IT professionals.

Jigsaw is the industry leader in their domain, the USP of Jigsaw is their hands-on virtual lab. available 24/7, that promotes a learning-by-doing teaching methodology. The lab provides access to live data, case studies and latest analytical tools, collated from companies across sectors and across countries.

Jigsaw plans on targeting the foreign markets in future along with building classroom content. They are looking at building a repository of analytics training content with contributions from industry experts from around the world.

There is a Big dearth of trained Data analysts in the industry. Jigsaw is helping bridge that gap by training people with in-demand skills. There is a tremendous need for training in big data because:

  • Volumes of data are growing exponentially and data processing requirements are getting more and more complex and
  • Data scientist profiles require a mix of skills that are hard to find in the current scenario – they need programming skills plus statistics plus business backgrounds.

Big data if used properly has the potential to transform businesses and further provide them with a competitive advantage. In future almost every business professional will need to have some understanding of analytics in order to drive their business, hence, the growth potential is huge for this startup.

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