Jan 27-28 IIT Kanpur

Startup Master Class

SMC Select Winner

About SMC

Startup Master Class is an initiative of Alumni Association IITK that came into existence 4 years ago at Bangalore. To achieve its mandate of fostering and nurturing budding entrepreneurs, It brings together startups, mentors and investors to build interactions and strengthen the network within the entrepreneurial community.

Startup Master Class Platform is a fully volunteer run, not for profit network of passionate individuals and institutions (alumni of PAN IIT network) combining their skills and resources in support of the activities to promote entrepreneurship.

Startup Enthusiasts



100+ VCs

Through its 8 editions, organised across various cities in India -Bangalore, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, SMC has created an ecosystem for startups to leverage the power of the Alumni - the expertise, mentoring, funding, government and corporate connects - to support their journey.

SMC Central

"An Ode to Origins"

Starting year 2018 we wish to bring this event to our Home-ground, IIT Kanpur with a vision to promote entrepreneurship amongst Student and also help already existing startups/those who wish to startup by leveraging IIT Kanpur's experience in innovation & research and its vast Alumni network.


SMC Select Winners 2018

Congratulations to all the teams!

SMC SELECT : Winners & Top 12
  • Oxen Farm Solutions Pvt Ltd
  • PROSOC Innovators Pvt Ltd
  • Aggois
  • Kritsnam Technologies
  • CampusHaat Solutions Pvt Ltd
  • Bionic Hope Private Limited
  • KrishiHub
  • Greengine Environmental Technologies Pvt Ltd
  • Ignis Careers Private Limited
  • Insomniatec
  • Offgrid Energy Labs Pvt Ltd
  • ConnectedH
SMC SELECT Top 30 including Top12
  • E-Spin Nanotech Pvt Ltd
  • Sustain
  • SolarBlock
  • Healing Accelerated
  • Decentrik Technologies Private Limited
  • InvivoD Solutions Private Limited
  • NaturAlms Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
  • Nocca Robotics Pvt. Ltd.
  • Promorph Solutions Private Limited
  • Taral Engineering Solutions Private Limited
  • Villamart Pvt. Ltd.
  • Aquvio- iMinBit TechIndia Private Limited
  • Invax Global
  • lucid.law
  • Deoria Design
  • Muskan Solid Waste Initiative Private Limited
  • Simplified Logistic Solutions Pvt. Ltd
  • Apcegen



Main Stage

Experience subsequent talks which helps entrepreneurs in early stage to assess growth and scale to IPO stage. Learn from the innovators who have left a mark. The problems that they faced and the way they solved them. Also, understand the intellection of the investor who decides to invest money and resources in a raw idea.

  • Early, Growth and Scale Stages
  • Q&A session for the inquisitive minds
  • Fireside Chat


SMC is introducing a new track to promote Junta to solve real life problems and suggest sustainable solutions, It will be proposed by the business and the government , participate in the real world challenge.

Stay Tuned for more details!


Real life problems startups face - what do you do about IP? How do you create a startup? What do you do with Blockchain?

Wanna know answers to these questions?

Come and hear the experts share their knowledge.

Who can attend?

Any attendee who has registered for the event - you can walk right in the hall.


One-on-ones are one of the most popular attractions at Startup Master Class that allow entrepreneurs in various stages of starting up a new venture to have a 10-15 minute face to face discussion with investors, industry veterans and mentors. SMC Central being organized at IIT Kanpur this time brings an additional opportunity to interact with faculty and researchers at the cutting edge of advanced technologies such as cyber security, micro/nano fabrication, algorithms, image processing, biotech and flexible electronics to name a few. If you would like to brainstorm your business model, revenue model, product pipeline, strategy to enter market, company culture, commercialize academic research, setup a research collaboration and/or gain from the wisdom of eminent folks.


now for One-on-One

Last date for registration: 24 Jan 2018

  • Mentorship
  • Informal Pitch
  • 50+ angels, VCs, faculty, CEOs and government representatives
  • Get 10 min, with atleast 3 member

SMC Select

SMC Select claims the most spectacular moments during the SMC event. We are attracting start-ups with the best business models and innovative solutions with proven traction and a huge potential. We choose the best of these best start-ups to pitch their business ideas in front of renowned investors. We are immensely proud to have our judging panel decked with Accel, Sequoia, Kalaari, Matrix, Helion, Jungle Ventures, IAN, Angel investors, Serial entrepreneurs and HNIs from USA. SMC Select is the platform to give you the right momentum and spring forward.


now for SMC Select

Last date for registration: 22nd January 2018

Top 12 SMC Select start-ups tend to gain major attention through the event. If you are one of the selected start-ups you get to:

  • Pitch your business idea on the main-stage. This will be the first ever pitch session happening in IIT Kanpur campus.
  • Have One-on-One sessions with any SMC Speaker you choose. Brainstorm your business model, revenue model, product pipeline, strategy to enter into a market, company culture and gain from the wisdom of these eminent folks. Know all about One-on-One sessions.
  • IIT Kanpur start-up ecosystem is comprised of investors, mentors, serial entrepreneurs, academics and innovators. You will get to be a part, and connect with this ecosystem
  • You would be automatically analyzed for fitment in SIIC (SIDBI Innovation & Incubation Centre at IIT Kanpur) and INVENT (Social Incubator at IIT Kanpur) for training & incubation.
  • This time we have investors from across the globe joining us for SMC Central. SMC Select will be your spotlight to get visibility among this investor community

Top 30 start-ups would be displaying their posters for demo and promotions in the ' SMC Select top30 zone '. The zone will see a stream of all the event attendees during 2 days of the SMC event.

Start-ups which shined in previous SMC Select:
Sneak-peak into SMC Select


About Startup Mindset & Opportunities

Day 1

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Registration and Networking

09:15 AM - 09:15 AM

Welcome Note

09:35 AM - 10:00 AM

Secrets of Google Maps

10:00 AM - 10:40 PM

Water issues in India: Quantity, Quality, Measurement of impurities, Clean water, Distribution

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Tea Break
11:00 AM -11:05 AM

Welcoming Hon'ble CM of Uttar Pradesh

11:05 AM -11:10 AM

Welcome Address | Director , IIT Kanpur

11:35 AM - 12:00 PM

Presentation on Rural Electrification , Sanitation , Pollution etc.

12:00 PM - 12:02 PM

Vote of Thanks | President Alumni Association

01:30 PM - 02:15 PM Lunch
02:15 PM - 03:00 PM

Talk: Blockchain Technology

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM Break
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Cultural Evening

08:00 PM - 08:45 PM

Special Session: Project ECHO in India

Day 2

08:00 AM - 08:45 AM

SMC Challenge: Agritech

08:45 AM - 09:10 AM

Talk : Rice Husk Incineration Emmissions and Options

09:10 AM - 09:30 AM

Talk: Technology and Innovation

09:30 AM - 09:45 AM

Talk: Social Enterprise

09:45 AM - 10:00 PM

UP IT & Start up Policy

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Tea Break
10:35 AM - 12:30 PM

SMC Select

12:45 PM- 02:00 PM

Closing Keynote : Scaling IT organisations globally

01:45 PM - 02:00 PM

Vote of Thanks

Get Trained

Day 1

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Registration and Networking

02:15 PM - 04:00 Pm

Bode Training Challenge

Identify 4 NextGens as Successors to Baby Boomer Businesses

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Social Enterprise - Skill Development

Day 2

09:10 AM - 10:00 AM

SMC Challenge : Corporate

How to Build Your Own Startup

Day 1

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Registration and Networking

10:00 AM - 10:40 PM

Workshop: Startup Fundamentals

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Tea Break
12:02 PM - 12:30 PM

Workshop: Essentials of Business Plan

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Workshop: Bulletproofing Startups

01:30 PM - 02:15 PM Lunch
02:15 PM - 03:00 PM

Workshop: Pithching it right

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Workshop: Funding and Sustainability

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Panel Discussion :Innovation for Entrpreneurs and University

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Workshop: IP Basic for Innovators and Inventors

Day 2



SMC Team

People who are making this event a success
Pradeep Bhargava
Program Director, SMC
Sunil Gupta
Jai Shankar Sharma
Umesh Joshi
Himesh Mishra
Ajay Trivedi
Lead Sponsorship
Rohit Kakkar
Vinay Garg
Program Manager
Himanshu Singh
Lead Program
Divija Rao
Lead SMC Select
Abhijit Sathe
SMC Select
Hemant Sharma
Lead Challenge
Ankit Surti
Lead One on One
Ramprasad V
Lead - Marketing and Communication
Deeksha Awasthi


Shivam Rastogi
Mayank Chauhan
Mihikaa Jain
Head-Media and Publicity
Shubham Jain
Siddharth Ganeriwala
Gourav Patidar
Akshay Agrawal
Head-Media and Publicity
Kaustubh Mundra
Head - Startup Development
Manasi Tripathi
Anutosh Nimesh

Frequently asked Questions

Book SMC Event Ticket First from here

You can register for SMC Select/One on one session

IIT Kanpur is reachable by Rail, Road and Air. You may choose to:

Take a train to Kanpur Central Railway Station (CNB). There are plenty of conveyance options available from the station to campus. We'll have a bus service at regular intervals (at ₹25) whose schedule will be intimated to you. If you don't want to wait for the next bus, you can take a Vikram or Auto to the campus (costs about ₹20 or ₹200 respectively). Or you can always go for an Ola Cab (at around ₹225-300).

Take a Bus ride to Kanpur. The conveyance from the Kanpur Bus Stand is again through a Vikram or an Auto (costs ₹20 or ₹200 respectively). Alternatively, you can call an Ola (costs around ₹225-300). Your own car is also welcome if you stay nearby!

Fly in to Lucknow International Airport (LKO) and take up a taxi to reach IITK Campus directly (A taxi costs around ₹1,550). Ofcourse, there are other hectic ways as well, but this is the fastest one!

A nominal registration fees will be charged for attending SMC.

Accommodation charges are separate and will have to paid in advance before reaching the IIT Kanpur Campus in order for us to make suitable arrangements. Please note that it is not compulsory to take accommodation inside the IIT Kanpur campus but it is recommended that you do so.

The accommodation would be provided in the student hostels for those with a student pass and in the visitors hostel and other guest rooms for other attendees. It’s inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition to that we have food stalls and canteens serving food round the clock.

No, there are no additional charges apart from the registration fees for attending any of the workshops, talks or other sessions.


Himanshu Singh(+91 776 907 9144)

Mayank Chauhan(+91 808 582 2338)

Vinay Garg (+91 968 622 7021)

Email us at:

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Venue - IIT Kanpur