The Banyan Tree School

  • San Jose, USA
  • Education

1st of its kind, launching & merging Mindfulness & Academics at grassroots level in K-12 Education

Proof of Concept

Startup Video


New Product Release

Launching Grade 1-6 Aug 2017




Team Summary

Overall, team has over 155 years of rich, diverse experience, in multiple disciplines, much needed for a K-12 venture. Geetha Arakeri, 20yrs of broad extensive experience, small businesses & Instrumental in co-founding non-profit org for providing resources for children. Mahesh Nihalani, multiple award recipient, 40 yrs of Community Leadership. Nita Kumar, 20 yrs of exp, lead educationalist, an expert in K-12, US & architect. Mona Vijaykar, 35 yrs of experience, Founder & Director of many children's value-based programs. Vanitha Samala, 20 yrs of experience, senior scientist in Biochemistry, recipient of Senior Post doctoral fellowship from American Cancer society, Art of Living & IAHV instructor. Martin Blank, 16 yrs of experience, Founder of many Music Programs & Initiatives, IAHV Instructor. Avni Bid, 5 yrs of experience, photography & children's programs


Founding Team

Current - Founder & CEO View LinkedIn profile for more details


Peacock Institute of Education, Inc. (PIE, Inc.) (2008 - present)
Business Development PIE, Inc.

Santasa Consulting (2011 - 2012)
Test Management

Motorola Mobile Devices (2000 - 2005)
Remote Management, Vendor Management, Test Management


University of California, Santa Cruz
Project Manager Certification (PMP Syllabus) • 2011 - 2014

Bangalore University
Bachelor of Electical/Electronics Engineering

Courses while working

Product/Service Summary

PIE, Inc. launches 'Next Generation' K-12 Private, brick 'n mortar, profit, School in 2017, Bay Area, US. Well-balanced, value-based Holistic & Creative, Global Education model thro' ancient, mindful practices & modern educational techniques using hands-on workshops. Curriculum Dev stage. Funds needed from Angel Investors between USD 250K-10.5Mn

Product/Service Descriptions