Startup Master Class


Launch Your Dreams

May 19th 2018, Mumbai

About SMC

Startup Master Class (SMC) is an initiative by the Alumni Association of IIT Kanpur. SMC is a unique format startup event “for Entrepreneurs, from Entrepreneurs”.

Startup Master Class came into existence 4 years ago with a 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 driven, not for profit with a 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



VC Firms

Through its 9 editions, organised across various cities in India -Bangalore, Pune, Delhi, Kanpur, 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.

Winners of SMC Select Mumbai




SmatSocial is an AI driven social media marketing automation tool for brand awareness and lead generation by saving 70% of the cost and 100 hours per month for the businesses.

First Runner Up


Thanos Technologies Private Limited

Thanos is a drone technology company creating innovative aerial solutions to conventional terrestrial problems.

Second Runner Up



Ignis Careers promotes purposeful learning in schools, through integrated English language and Life Skills programs.

Top 10 SMC Select Startups

Startup Representative
WhistleDrive Rakesh Munnanooru
IndiaBuys Snehith Budime
LeucineTech Vivek Gera
Washapp Vinil Chandra Ranga
Igniscareer Rennis Joseph
Thanos Technologies Private Limited Pradeep Palelli
SmatSocial Santosh Thota
Rightlink Techologies private limited Adityabanda
Feel Good Innovations Pvt ltd Santosh Kumar samala
Weekend Thrill Rupesh Kumar Jha

Note: These are in no particular order