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3D magic

3Dexter puts the fun back in learning for school kids across the country

Photographs by Soumik Kar

NK Shyamsukha has been running over 250 chartered accountancy training institutes across the country called ICA Edu Skills for the past 25 years. It was in the middle of 2016, while attending an education exhibition in Delhi that he came across a very young team of the 3D printing startup, 3Dexter. They were seven co-founders, all 22-year-olds. More than the technology, what captured Shyamsukha’s attention was the energy and the enthusiasm of the youngsters who put in all their efforts to explain the concept of 3D printing to delegates and parents. In September, he invested Rs.1 crore in the startup through EduLift, an initiative that hopes to combine education with technology.