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FEATURE: BetterU $BTRU.ca Focusing on #India, a High-Growth #Edtech Market, to Drive Large Sales with Strategic Partnerships #Adobe $ADBE

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:25 PM on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

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CONNECTING GLOBAL EDUCATION WITH THE INDIAN MARKETPLACE

WHY BETTERU EDUCATION?

  • The ONLY Global Education Marketplace Serving India
  • betterU Partners With Adobe to Deliver Leading Digital Experience Programs in India
  • Capitalizing On Mobile Payments Structure Others Unable To Provide
  • Unique Ability To Collect From 200 Different Payment Methods in India
  • As A Result, Leading Global Online Education Providers Use BetterU
  • BetterU Receives 20 – 50% Of All Revenues Generated
  • Indian Government Mandate To Educate 500 million by 2022
  • India Expecting To Double Online Education From $20B to $40B
  • Executed MOU with the Telecom Sector Skill Council to jointly support both organizations’ efforts towards the skilling of millions of professionals across India’s Telecom sector

FEATURE: betterU $BTRU.ca Partners With Adobe $ADBE #edtech #Education #India

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:29 PM on Thursday, October 5th, 2017

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CONNECTING GLOBAL EDUCATION WITH THE INDIAN MARKETPLACE

WHY BETTERU EDUCATION?

  • The ONLY Global Education Marketplace Serving India
  • betterU Partners With Adobe to Deliver Leading Digital Experience Programs in India
  • Capitalizing On Mobile Payments Structure Others Unable To Provide
  • Unique Ability To Collect From 200 Different Payment Methods in India
  • As A Result, Leading Global Online Education Providers Use BetterU
  • BetterU Receives 20 – 50% Of All Revenues Generated
  • Indian Government Mandate To Educate 500 million by 2022
  • India Expecting To Double Online Education From $20B to $40B In 2017

betterU $BTRU.ca Partners With Adobe $ADBE to Deliver Leading Digital Experience Programs in India

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:21 AM on Thursday, October 5th, 2017

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  • Entered into an agreement with Adobe to drive and promote Adobe’s self-paced education programs to the India market through betterU’s Global Education Marketplace

OTTAWA, Oct. 05, 2017 — betterU Education Corp. (TSX-V:BTRU) (FRANKFURT:5OGA), (the “Corporation” or “betterU”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Adobe to drive and promote Adobe’s self-paced education programs to the India market through betterU’s Global Education Marketplace.

betterU continues to support India by working together with leading educators from around the world, offering top quality education to advance the skills of the population. “Skilling up millions of people requires a collective collaborative approach that focuses on bringing together all relevant educational services and content partners onto one delivery system. Adobe is yet another great example of leaders working to support India’s educational needs,” said Bradley Loiselle, President and CEO, betterU.

“The Government’s Digital India initiative has bolstered stronger broadband connectivity throughout India, and resulted in significant uplift in the creation of jobs across industries including IT and Telecom, both directly and indirectly. Digital India has also led to an increasing focus on delivering compelling digital experiences, thus adding to the demand for skilled professionals on leading technologies by companies like Adobe. betterU’s programs on Adobe Experience Manager and Adobe Analytics will enable skills development towards the Digital India initiative, and drive wider reach of Adobe’s educational programs across industries such as health, education, IT, agriculture, banking and more,” said Kulmeet Bawa, Managing Director – Adobe South Asia.

betterU is partnering with Adobe to help upskill the next wave of digital talent in the market. Self-paced learning from Adobe Digital Learning Services on Adobe Experience Manager and Adobe Analytics for web experience authors and digital analysts will now be available through betterU’s Global Education Marketplace.  “Adobe Digital Learning Services is engaged with both partners and industry to help people deliver digital experiences through skills and enablement programs. Our partnership with betterU helps us address the skills and talent shortage in the market,” says Kim Peretti, Global Head of Adobe Digital Learning Services.

About Adobe

Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. For more information, visit www.adobe.com.

About betterU

betterU, an online education technology company, aims to provide access to quality education from around the world in order to foster growth and opportunity to those who want to better their lives. The company plans to bridge the prevailing gap in the education and job industry and enhance the lives of its prospective learners by developing an integrated ecosystem. betterU’s offerings can be categorized into four broad functions: to complement school programs with flexible KG-12 programs preparing children for next stage of education, to foster an exceptional educational environment by providing befitting skills that lead to a better career, to bridge the gap between one’s existing education and prospective job requirement by training them and lastly, to connect the end user to various job opportunities.

www.betterU.ca and www.betterU.in

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements and information, which may involve risks and uncertainties. The results or events predicted in these statements may differ materially from actual results or events. Factors that might cause a difference include, but are not limited to, competitive developments, risks associated with betterU’s growth, the state of the financial markets, regulatory risks and other factors. There can be no assurance or guarantees that any statements of forward-looking information contained in this release will prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. These and all subsequent written and oral statements containing forward-looking information are based on the estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, betterU disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Readers should not place undue reliance on any statements of forward-looking information that speak only as of the date of this release. Further information on betterU’s public filings, including their most recent audited consolidated financial statements, are available at www.sedar.com.

For further information, please visit

http://www.betteru.ca/investor-overview/

Investor contact:

Investor Relations
1-613-695-4100 Ext. 233
Email: ir@betteru.ca

HUGE NEWS: betterU Education $BTRU.ca Enters Into a Letter of Intent With HT Overseas Pte. Ltd. for a $10 Million Media Investment

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 1:09 PM on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

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  • Entered into a non-binding letter of intent with HT Overseas Pte. Ltd
  • Up to $10 Million media investment
  • To be utilized over 2 years
  • Will provide betterU’s marketplace with an increased visibility and brand awareness to millions of people across India

OTTAWA, Oct. 03, 2017 — betterU Education Corp. (TSX-V:BTRU) (FRANKFURT:5OGA), (the “Corporation” or “betterU”), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent (“LOI”) with HT Overseas Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of HT Media Limited (“HT”), an Indian media conglomerate. Up to $10 Million media investment will to be utilized over 2 years to provide betterU’s marketplace with an increased visibility and brand awareness to millions of people across India.

In a market as large as India, with over 1.3 billion people, ‘visibility’ can be as important as the products or services being offered. Mass media visibility is critical to building brands, trust, awareness and credibility. The addition of the HT’s media investment, which is strong in the North of India, will increase the support betterU requires to advance its efforts in India. “betterU’s global education partnerships have been growing significantly over the last year and this media deal will help reach many new learners across the country. Visibility across India is critical to our success in generating credibility and learner acquisition. We are excited that HT will be part of helping us achieve success for India,” said Brad Loiselle, President and CEO of betterU.

The proposed media investment will be made in eight (8) equal tranches of CAD $1.25 Million. Each Tranche shall result in HT receiving common shares (the “Shares”) in the capital of betterU from treasury. The Shares shall be issued at a price equal to the volume weighted average price of the Shares on the facilities of the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”), calculated by dividing the total value by the total volume of Shares traded for the thirty (30) days ending on the day which is one trading day prior to the date of issuance, or such higher price as the TSXV may require.

The obligations of HT and betterU to complete the proposed media investment are subject to conditions including, but not limited to: (i) the execution of a definitive agreement; (ii) satisfactory due diligence; (iii) approval from TSXV of the transaction; and (iv) other customary closing conditions.

About HT Media

HT Group has built a Pan India reach via its various print, radio and digital properties. The combined reach is an astonishing ~10% of Indian population. In print alone, HT Group’s Hindustan Times (English medium), Hindustan (Hindi medium), Mint (English Business daily) give a combined readership of over 29.9 million. This readership is multiplied significantly through HT’s radio channels (104 Fever and 107.2 Nasha) which have dedicated audience of over 21.7 million in Delhi, Kolkata, UP, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and the Indo Gangetic belt. This is further complemented by HT’s digital presence including hindustantimes.com, livehindustan.com, livehindustan.com, desimartini.com and shine.com.

Geographically, HT Group has the following reach:

  • In West, HT is able to reach 7 million population in Mumbai through their highly recognised Brands in Print(HT/Mint), Radio(Fever/Nasha) & Digital.
  • In North, HT Media Group is an undisputed leader in Delhi NCR. Print readership of around 4.3 million complemented by leading radio channels such as 104 Fever and 107.2 (giving an additional audience of 8.1 million) makes HT Group a clear leader in the Delhi NCR region.

Hindustan Times is an Indian English-language daily newspaper founded in 1924 and the flagship publication of HT Media. Hindustan Times is one of the largest newspapers in India, by circulation. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations and it has a circulation of 1.16 million copies as of November 2015. HT is one of the top most widely read English newspaper in India. It is popular in North India, with simultaneous editions from New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi and Chandigarh.

About betterU

betterU, a global education marketplace, aims to provide access to quality education from around the world to foster growth and opportunity to those who want to better their lives. The company plans to bridge the prevailing gap in the education and job industry and enhance the lives of its prospective learners by developing an integrated ‘education-to employment’ ecosystem. betterU’s offerings can be categorized into four broad functions: to compliment school programs with flexible KG-12 programs preparing children for next stage of education, to foster an exceptional educational environment by providing befitting skills that lead to a better career, to bridge the gap between one’s existing education and prospective job requirement by training them and lastly, to connect the end user to various job opportunities.

www.betterU.ca and www.betterU.in

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements and information, which may involve risks and uncertainties. The results or events predicted in these statements may differ materially from actual results or events. Factors that might cause a difference include, but are not limited to, competitive developments, risks associated with betterU’s growth, the state of the financial markets, regulatory risks and other factors. There can be no assurance or guarantees that any statements of forward-looking information contained in this release will prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. These and all subsequent written and oral statements containing forward-looking information are based on the estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, betterU disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise. Readers should not place undue reliance on any statements of forward-looking information that speak only as of the date of this release. Further information on betterU’s public filings, including their most recent audited consolidated financial statements, are available at www.sedar.com.

For further information, please visit http://www.betteru.ca/investor-overview/

Investor contact:

Investor Relations
1-613-695-4100 Ext. 233
Email: ir@betteru.ca

Augusta Updates India Trip $AAO.ca

Posted by Er at 9:46 AM on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

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  • Meetings were with some of India’s large oil and gas companies, petrochemical and steel plants.
  • Companies that met with the Corporation requested that FOX-TEK submit multiple quotations
  • Corporation’s Indian representative Aditya International Co. integral to the development in India

Toronto, Ontario–(October 3, 2017) – Augusta Industries Inc. (TSXV: AAO) (the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that its Vice President of Operations, Mr. Thierry Cherpillod, has returned from a two week trip to India where he held several meetings with the Corporation’s Indian representative Aditya International Co. (“Aditya”) and several other companies introduced to the Corporation by Aditya. While in India, a number of meetings had been pre-arranged by our representative. Some of these meetings were with some of India’s large oil and gas companies, petrochemical and steel plants.

The Corporation’s non-intrusive electric field mapping monitoring technology (EFM) and FOX-TEK Canada Inc.’s (“FOX_TEK”) novel leak detection technology were well received by all of the companies that met with Mr. Cherpillod. During the trip, the companies that met with the Corporation requested that FOX-TEK submit a quotation for its EFM monitoring system as well as technical and budgetary quotes for other projects including leak detection for fuel tanks, pipelines and water leak detection.

“We are very pleased with the outcome of the trip and the reception that our technology received,” stated Allen Lone, the President of the Corporation. “Aditya International has demonstrated that it is a reliable partner and has provided and facilitated for meetings with end users and customers throughout India with a keen interest to learn about our technologies, engineering and sales support.”

About Aditya International Co.

Aditya International Co (www.adityainternationalco.com/index.html) was established in 1999 with sole mission of providing research based maintenance and servicing solutions to the industry, Aditya International Co. Operates a number of divisions that are branded uniquely for the most prominent recognition by customers. Aditya Provides MRO solutions to meet the demanding maintenance requirements of the industry. The company’s professionally trained engineers are ready to serve proactively to solve all MRO problems.

About the Corporation:

Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Marcon International Inc. (“Marcon”) and Fox-Tek, the Corporation provides a variety of services and products to a number of clients.

Marcon is an industrial supply contractor servicing the energy sector and a number of US Government entities. Marcon’s principal business is the sale and distribution of industrial parts and equipment.

FOX-TEK provides world leading solutions to various sectors including the oil and gas industry. With non- intrusive technologies including: fiber optic sensors and electric field mapping systems; we are able to accurately measure changes that could negatively impact our client’s operations.

Corporation contact:

Allen Lone, President, CEO, Augusta Industries Inc.
Tel: (905) 275 8111 Ext 226, email: atlone@fox-tek.com

betterU $BTRU.ca New Customers Include 2 BILLION Dollar Companies With ~ 44,000 Employees, Including Government Owned Bank! #India #education

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 1:38 PM on Monday, September 25th, 2017

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betterU is the Online Education Company Dominating India That We’ve Been Banging The Table On.

Press Release Reveals 2 Of The Clients Are BILLION Dollar Clients:

1.  ‘Dimensions Data’ a USD $7.4 Billion IT Services company with offices in 49 countries and over 30,000 employees.

2.  ‘Dena Bank’ a USD $1.7 Billion bank owned by the Government of India with a branch network of 1773 locations and 13,906 employees. 

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betterU Education Corporation $BTRU.ca Secures Multiple Corporate Training Contracts Across Different Industry Sectors

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:51 AM on Monday, September 25th, 2017

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  • Secured 3 additional contracts for employee training across a variety of management, leadership, technology and trade programs
  • ‘Dimensions Data’ a USD $7.4 Billion IT Services company with offices in 49 countries and over 30,000 employees.
  • ‘Dena Bank’ a USD $1.7 Billion bank owned by the Government of India with a branch network of 1773 locations and 13,906 employees.
  • ‘Unibic Foods’ a $13 Million premium cookie manufacturing company is considered one of the fastest growing FMCG Brands with a presence in Australia, NZ and the UK.

OTTAWA, Sept. 25, 2017 – betterU Education Corp. (the “Company” or “betterU”), is pleased to announce that they have secured 3 additional contracts for employee training across a variety of management, leadership, technology and trade programs. The Company is expected to close several additional corporate training partnerships in the upcoming weeks.

betterU’s corporate training team was selected to deliver Instructor-led training (ILT) for:

  • ‘Dimensions Data’ a USD $7.4 Billion IT Services company with offices in 49 countries and over 30,000 employees. betterU’s ILT program will include a Microsoft System Centre Confirmation Manager (SCCM) training program.
  • ‘Dena Bank’ a USD $1.7 Billion bank owned by the Government of India with a branch network of 1773 locations and 13,906 employees. betterU’s ILT program will include soft skill training including time management, communications skills, team building and leadership programs.
  • ‘Unibic Foods’ a $13 Million premium cookie manufacturing company is considered one of the fastest growing FMCG Brands with a presence in Australia, NZ and the UK. betterU’s ILT program will include a Modern Trade Promoters / Merchandisers Best Practices program.

These Corporate wins provide training across Mumbai and Bengaluru and have provided betterU with a gateway for much larger opportunities as well as ongoing repeat business. “Our focus is getting Corporations to see the value proposition across Industry verticals, build their trust and confidence and then open our global offerings to show how we can support the entire needs of their business no matter the type of training they require. This takes time and positive results to continue to drive more opportunities for betterU and our content partnerships and it is one of our top priorities”, said Sameer Vatsa, India’s Country Head of betterU Education Corporation.

betterU’s corporate development team has begun to gain traction across India’s corporate training industry due to its ability to quickly adapt to the needs of the corporation. The team has spent the last several months working to understand each corporation’s requirements and developing a customized plan to meet their needs.

Skills development is a critical part of any corporate environment and with advancing technology and globalization corporations must continually work to ensure their employees receive upgrading skills to stay competitive and innovative. betterU has built a corporate learning ecosystem that provides access to thousands of skills development programs from some of the world’s leading educators. Today’s corporate HR departments must source, negotiate and validate multiple training partners to support their wide range of training across their many verticals of operations. By leveraging the breadth and depth of programs available through betterU, corporations can offer innovative, leading programs across all their needs including for soft skills, leadership, management, IT / Technology, office and more. As a master training partner, betterU can collaborate with an organization to assemble a full service self-paced, Instructor-led and/or blended national programs that can support the requirements of an entire organization.

About betterU

betterU, a global education marketplace, aims to provide access to quality education from around the world to foster growth and opportunity to those who want to better their lives. The company plans to bridge the prevailing gap in the education and job industry and enhance the lives of its prospective learners by developing an integrated ‘education-to employment’ ecosystem. betterU’s offerings can be categorized into four broad functions: to compliment school programs with flexible KG-12 programs preparing children for next stage of education, to foster an exceptional educational environment by providing befitting skills that lead to a better career, to bridge the gap between one’s existing education and prospective job requirement by training them and lastly, to connect the end user to various job opportunities.

www.betterU.ca and www.betterU.in

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements and information, which may involve risks and uncertainties. The results or events predicted in these statements may differ materially from actual results or events. Factors that might cause a difference include, but are not limited to, competitive developments, risks associated with betterU’s growth, the state of the financial markets, regulatory risks and other factors. There can be no assurance or guarantees that any statements of forward-looking information contained in this release will prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. These and all subsequent written and oral statements containing forward-looking information are based on the estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, betterU disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise. Readers should not place undue reliance on any statements of forward-looking information that speak only as of the date of this release. Further information on betterU’s public filings, including their most recent audited consolidated financial statements, are available at www.sedar.com.

For further information, please visit  http://www.betteru.ca/investor-overview/

Investor contact:

Investor Relations
1-613-695-4100 Ext. 233
Email: ir@betteru.ca

betterU Education Corp. $BTRU.ca – How To Monetize A Developing Country

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 1:11 PM on Thursday, September 21st, 2017
betterU Education Corp. is a global education marketplace that provides access to quality education from the top educators into emerging markets such as India.
To date, the company has enlisted over 10,000 programs from over 50 institutions and 8 countries. betterU has also announced several global strategic partnerships that have gone unnoticed by the general public, with each deal having the potential to generate enormous value for its shareholders.

Current Price: C$0.42
Shares Outstanding: 51.8 million
Market Capitalization: C$21.8 million

Currently focused on the hundreds of millions of potential customers in India, betterU aims to equalize education around the world by providing accessibility, choice, and affordability, all within an ‘Amazon’ like platform providing opportunities to those who want to better their lives. The company’s vision is to provide a better education, which can lead to a better job and ultimately create a better life by bridging the gap between education and the job industry.

betterU was founded in early 2013, and it took over 4 years to put the foundation in place, including global leadership, localized teams, international partnerships, mass marketing, support technologies and infrastructure to operate in India.

It took more than 2 years to establish the company’s operating entity within India including incorporating, banking and an ability to collect payments in local currency. 98% of the country’s population of over 1.3 billion do not have credit cards to enable them to purchase international education. India is considered a closed currency market, and the only way to transact is to be established as an Indian entity, which has been for many foreigners too lengthy of a process to set-up.

This was one among many significant barriers to entries that make it extremely difficult for other educators to do business in India. betterU has the first mover advantage, and is the only global education marketplace established for emerging markets.

The business model is simple, betterU provides mass marketing across India, collecting all registrations payments, user data and then connects the learner seamlessly into a content partner’s learning environment. betterU holds back 20% to 50% of revenues collected as their fee depending on the partner’s brand and offering that is available. betterU has over 10,000 courses in its arsenal, provided by reputable institutions such as edx’s Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Udemy, Pluralsight, Skillsoft and more.

(Sample of content partners, Source: betterU)

Education In India – Big Business

There is no denying India is a large market. Ever since Jim O’Neill, the global economist at Goldman Sachs, coined the phrase ‘BRIC’ in the early 2000s, India has proven to be a financial juggernaut on the world stage. The country is singled out due to its young population, healthy savings and investment rates, and its increasing integration into the global economy. In fact, for the first time, India was the first on the World Bank’s growth look in 2015-2016.By extension, the education sector provides massive opportunity, with almost 30% of the population between the ages 0-14, and 260 million students enrolled in more than 1.5 million schools. Over 34 million students are enrolled in ~50,000 colleges and institutions for higher education, making it the largest vertical in the world. The education sector is currently valued at $98 billion, and is expected to climb to $144 billion by 2020.

Intuitively, the online education market will be growing just as fast. In a recent study released by KPMG, the sector is currently valued at $250 million, and is expected to reach ~$2 billion by 2021. This growth will be primary fueled by paid users, which is expected to grow from current 1.6 million users to 9.5 million in 2021. The largest segment of online education is re-skilling and certification, currently valued at $93 million, and expected to grow to $463 million by 2021.

Strategic Partnership With The Largest National Media Company

betterU’s head office is located in Ottawa, Canada, but it also has local offices in Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. One of the key shareholders in its Indian entity, Skillsdox India Private Ltd., owned 50% by betterU and 50% by Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd. (the Times Group), the largest media company in India.

betterU and the Times Group have entered into an investment and marketing agreement, where the Times Group will make an in-kind investment of ~$30 million into Skillsdox India. The Times Group will provide media-based marketing that will cover 80% of India. This partnership provides betterU with immense exposure and penetration for education in India.

Last month, the company launched a visibility campaign, and saw 14,000 visitors with a bounce rate of 29% versus the average of 50%. Last year numbers saw a 3% conversion to registrations, 40% of whom ended up buying. The company’s social media followers grew from ~20,000 over the last year to now over 130,000 in just the last 6 weeks.

The company has only used $1 million of the in-kind investment, and is now building out a digital campaign to fully utilize the marketing partnership. Once this campaign is fully active, it will provide a significant pipeline of learners to the platform.

Strategic Partnership With The Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC)

Prime Minister Modi has a vision to skill 500 million people by 2022. Thus, many global educators are clamoring for a spot at the table, however, most simply do not have the infrastructure to do so. betterU’s unique approach of pre- and post assessments to determine the ideal learning path has given the company an incredible edge in dealing with a variety of learners and scenarios.

In November 2016, betterU held its first Skills Leadership Summit in Delhi that included many industry, academia and government leaders. A panelist, the CEO of TSSC, Lieutenant-General Kochhar outlined the importance of skills development and the required collaboration between industry and educators.

betterU fostered this relationship, and after 10 months of discussions, an MOU was executed with the TSSC to jointly support the skilling of millions of workers in the telecom sector. The two organizations will combine efforts to support multiple initiatives, including the development of country-wide learning centres; the development and acquisition of localized educational programs; development of rural area mobility learning; and the further advancement of a customized skilling platform.

The TSSC expects the need to skill over 8.8 million people in the telecom sector by 2022, and will do so by utilizing the portfolio of courses available through betterU’s global education marketplace. This will be an incredible collaboration once formalized, and will provide a robust and steady stream of revenue for betterU.

Strategic Partnership With NASSCOM/IT-ITes SSC

Similar to the TSSC MOU, betterU have begun formal discussions and due diligence with NASSCOM/IT-ITes SSC for the purpose of skilling millions of professionals across the IT sector. In show of support for betterU and Canada’s commitment to bilateral trade, Brian Parrott, Minister Commercial and Senior Trade Commission Services from the Canadian embassy, was also present at the meeting.Robust Pipeline

Speaking with management, there is a variety of opportunities in the pipeline at various stages of development. Each has the potential to either bolster revenues or provide game changing cash flow to the table.betterU is on the cusp of consummating a partnership with one of the largest technology companies in the market, which will allow this company to establish itself in India with a strategic partner who can collect its revenue. This can lead the way to a larger, more formal agreements down the line.

betterU’s most recent partnership is with the Central Bank of India to provide instructor led leadership training in Mumbai for all their Assistant General Managers. The company is currently expecting feedback on the training results, and looking forward to continue building its relationship.

Proven Management Team – Brad Loiselle

Brad Loiselle, President, CEO, Founder, is a serially successful entrepreneur, with an exit in the online education space already.He was the founder of Canada’s largest supplier of licensed paper goods, EasyWrapLines, which manufactured and distributed licensed paper goods products (gift bags, wrapping paper, etc.) for entertainment companies such as Disney, Marvel, Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, and Fox Entertainment, just to name a few.

After this venture, Brad was in China and saw the struggles of education up close. He thought that technology was the perfect way to organize the space, and realized no one was offering content to the online masses. He created his own methodology, built the platform, and hit the conference circuit to get the word out.

His company, iPal (Interactive Professional Applied Learning), provided a full development solution to online education. His focus was to create a company that would eventually bring quality education to the mass population of the emerging markets.

iPal developed courses for employees at companies such as BMW, Scotia Bank, IATA, Service Canada College, and Knightsbridge. In fact, it was Knightsbridge that eventually acquired iPal in July 2011, using the methodology to build courses across North America.

Brad saw the potential of what online learning could bring to the developing world, and built betterU to service this lucrative space. Brad has a significant equity position in betterU and has entered into a volunteering pooling agreement to restrict his shares for sale on the exchange, and maintains the burning desire to build a leading company to eventually sell off to a major tech company.

The online education space is a hot sector. Some notable acquisitions include Tutor.com acquiring IAC for an estimated $40 million; Pearson Education buying a controlling stake in TutorVista for $127 million. Chan-Zuckerberg, Sequoia and others have -backed Byju for over $125M; Chegg acquiring InstaEDU for $30 million; and Linkedin acquiring Lynda.com for $1.5 billion.

Moving Forward

At a $20 million market cap, betterU is undervalued.It appears there is a lot of interest on the investment front, and we believe Brad will be able to secure a significant investment in the next six months.

The company will experience rapid organic growth through its partnership with The Times Group, with each partnership in the pipeline offering significant leaps in valuation once solidified.

Brad is a proven company maker, and it also helps he already has a significant exit in the online education space. This will be his third home run, and at current prices the perfect entry into this company.

betterU Education Corporation $BTRU.ca Launches a Corporate Training Program With the ‘Central Bank of India’

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:12 AM on Monday, September 18th, 2017

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  • Launched their corporate training initiatives to support employee training across the variety of industries, jobs and categories to support corporate India
  • Selected by the Central Bank of India to provide instructor led leadership training in Mumbai for all their Assistant General Managers
  • Training program completed with high reviews from the bank and their positive feedback will help advance betterU’s efforts across the country

OTTAWA, Sept. 18, 2017 — betterU Education Corp. (the “Corporation” or “betterU”), is pleased to announce that they have launched their corporate training initiatives to support employee training across the variety of industries, jobs and categories to support corporate India.

betterU’s corporate training was selected by the Central Bank of India to provide instructor led leadership training in Mumbai for all their Assistant General Managers. The training program completed with high reviews from the bank and their positive feedback will help advance betterU’s efforts across the country. “It was a great privilege to have been selected by the Central Bank of India and we are excited about the results of the training and their positive feedback about the quality of our work.  We are looking forward to our going work with the bank as we continue to build our relationship,” said Sameer Vatsa, Country Head of India for betterU Education Corp.

Skills development is a critical part of any corporate environment and with advancing technology and globalization corporations must continually work to ensure their employees receive upgrading skills to stay competitive and innovative. betterU has built a corporate learning ecosystem that provides access to thousands of skills development programs from some of the world’s leading educators. Today’s corporate HR departments must source, negotiate and validate multiple training partners to support their wide range of training across their many verticals of operations. By leveraging the breadth and depth of programs available through betterU, corporations can offer innovative, leading programs across all their needs including for soft skills, leadership, management, IT / Technology, office and more. As a master training partner, betterU can collaborate with an organization to assemble a full service self-paced, Instructor-led and/or blended national programs that can support the requirements of an entire organization.

About betterU

betterU, a global education marketplace, aims to provide access to quality education from around the world to foster growth and opportunity to those who want to better their lives. The company plans to bridge the prevailing gap in the education and job industry and enhance the lives of its prospective learners by developing an integrated ‘education-to employment’ ecosystem. betterU’s offerings can be categorized into four broad functions: to compliment school programs with flexible KG-12 programs preparing children for next stage of education, to foster an exceptional educational environment by providing befitting skills that lead to a better career, to bridge the gap between one’s existing education and prospective job requirement by training them and lastly, to connect the end user to various job opportunities.

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This press release may contain forward-looking statements and information, which may involve risks and uncertainties. The results or events predicted in these statements may differ materially from actual results or events. Factors that might cause a difference include, but are not limited to, competitive developments, risks associated with betterU’s growth, the state of the financial markets, regulatory risks and other factors. There can be no assurance or guarantees that any statements of forward-looking information contained in this release will prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. These and all subsequent written and oral statements containing forward-looking information are based on the estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, betterU disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise. Readers should not place undue reliance on any statements of forward-looking information that speak only as of the date of this release. Further information on betterU’s public filings, including their most recent audited consolidated financial statements, are available at www.sedar.com.

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Investor contact:

Investor Relations
1-613-695-4100 Ext. 233
Email: ir@betteru.ca

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