Starkids engages Francorp for its ambitious Pan India Plan

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  • (1888PressRelease) September 22, 2010 - Starkids, a new initiative in series of Apex Knowledge Group based out of Eastern India, known for its qualitative learning and skill enhancement education system has engaged Francorp's strategic expertise to achieve their pan India expansion plans. Francorp is a part of Franchise India Group, which is Asia's largest integrated Franchise and Retail Solutions Company that specializes in providing innovative solutions to its global clientele. As one of the leading franchise management consultancy in India, Francorp has assisted a plethora of brands in their franchise expansion across the country.

    Francorp will work towards building a suitable franchise model and would provide innovative strategic solutions for Starkids, airing their franchise ambition to expand the Starkids Education Centre footprint across all major Indian cities through franchising.

    The institute will provide the optimal learning environment and the right curriculum, to foster all-round development of kids. The Group's Founder, Nirmal Agarwal, is a Stanford University graduate, a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon (International Honor Society in Economics), and holds various qualifications in Finance, Marketing and Human Resource Management. Under his leadership, Starkids has established a leading presence in various individual spheres and is recognized for its high quality service and novel product offerings.

    Commenting on the ambitious growth and expansion plans, Mr. Agarwal said, "Today the non formal education segment in India encompassing verticals like Pre-School, Skill Enhancement, Pre-school Sports, Developmental Sports, etc., have undertaken rapid strides towards organized expansion and is set to challenge the dominance of formal education segment in the coming future. At Starkids, we offer Starkids Enrichment and Development Programs - to inculcate certain critical life-skills and abilities in kids that will benefit them throughout their lives. The Starkids Preschool & Montessori provide a high quality and integrated early education for children between 1.5 to 4.5 years and ensures children are better prepared for admission into primary schools, as well as for lifelong learning. The Teacher Training Academy is a Professional Development Centre, in association with the University of Cambridge International Examinations, UK, and is dedicated to imparting modern teaching methodologies and best practices to teachers and trainers, and to help them attain rewarding teaching careers."

    Commenting upon this association, Mr. Gaurav Marya, Managing Director, Francorp, said, "I'm delighted to work with Starkids, for its expansion program. India is a country fraught with enormous opportunities for education related franchising and the market conditions are ready for significant expansion in the pre-school domain. With a plethora of encouraging socio-economic trends, India is fast becoming a hub for global bigwigs to launch their ambitious business products as well as novel concepts. Starkids is a unique initiative, which not only aims to organize this nascent and unorganized domain, but also aims to uplift the industry benchmarks and standardize the industry practices, through its innovative approach towards early childhood learning. I am confident that this relationship between Francorp and Starkids will generate exciting business opportunities for the potential investors & entrepreneurs."

    Francorp will assist Starkids in establishing feasibility of this concept; propose a sustainable business model for future, positioning, financial assessment of the franchise business, franchisee profiling, identification of potential market and device a comprehensive roll out strategy.

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