Sep 15 The Westin, Pune

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Startup Master Class

By Alumni Association IIT Kanpur and Fundtonic

Past Glimpses

Startup Master Class Event 2016

The first event in Pune was organized on 3rd September, 2016. The event saw participation of close to 800 entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts, mentors, investors and speakers. Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy, Mr. Kunal Kumar, Dr. Ganesh Natarajan and Mr. Pratap Pawar graced the event with their presence as chief guest. The event was title sponsored by CISCO and had Digiperfect Tehcnologies, nWorks Technologies, VertBlue, Nandan Buildcon and BlaBlaCar as the platinum sponsors. The event had SIDBI, SIEMENS, C-DAC, 5F World, India Forge and Renishaw as gold sponsors and had Laksh HR and Aeron Systems as session sponsors. As the first event by IIT alumni in Pune, the event helped a number of entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts by giving them opportunity to have face times with several mentors and pitch their ideas to our panel of investors.

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Events

Main Stage

Inauguration, experience sharing and motivational sessions by some of our keynote speakers. The SMC team has invited some of the eminent speakers from industry and veterans whose experiences and knowledge would help give a larger perspective about entrepreneurship to our audience. In the past, the likes of Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, Mr. Narayan Murthy, Mr. Baba Kalyani and Mr. Venkatesh Iyer have addressed the SMC participants.

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Panel Discussions

The team is bringing together eminent panelists to discuss and share their thoughts on 3 topics:

- Dark side of Being an Entrepreneur

A panel of entrepreneurs from varied backgrounds will share the invisible side of entrepreneurship. The session would focus on the less known facets of entrepreneurship ranging from ethical to practical challenges.

- Cross Border Collaboration to create truly global ventures

Our panel of speakers from different countries and with their expertise with entrepreneurial culture will share how entrepreneurship has flourished in their countries and how India could leverage their culture and characteristics to foster its own entrepreneurial culture.

- Key Ingredients of becoming a successful entrepreneur

What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur? Is it right team? right funding? right market? right time? Or is it all? Hear our experienced panelists answer these questions in this session.

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Pitch to Investors

Our panel of esteemed and leading investors will rigorously evaluate the applying startups even before the final event day with an objective to cash-in on the opportunity to fund the winning startups. Startups from any stage can apply but the final judgement rests with our panel of investors and they would rigorously evaluate the startups for their fundamentals, market fit, team and business potential. A 1 crore fund has been arranged for the startups to avail.

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Product Showcase

Have you ever thought what would be the one product that would solve people’s problems and is loved & liked by everyone? Whether the answer is yes or no, you need not worry because the SMC team brings to you showcase of some of the coolest and newest products that would excite you enough to start believing in your dreams of creating some such ones on your own.

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Challenges

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!

One-on-One

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 15 minute face to face discussion with investors, industry veterans and mentors. If you would like to brainstorm your business model, revenue model, product pipeline, strategy to enter market, company culture, and/or gain from the wisdom of eminent folks, this is an opportunity for you.

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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.

Register

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 SMC

Startup Master Class (SMC) is a 4 year old initiative of Alumni Association IIT Kanpur and has now become a Pan-IIT event. 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.

11 editions of SMC have been organized across India and this will be the 12th edition being organized in Pune. Pune will be hosting this for the 3rd time. The first two SMC events in Pune have been a big success and have been addressed by Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Mr. Narayan Murthy, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and Baba Kalyani.

In this edition, the event is being organized at The Westin, Pune and will be inaugurated by Minister Suresh Prabhu. There are many other dignitaries and speakers addressing the event gathering and will be announced in due course of time.

It is expected that 800+ participants including 400+ startups, 40+ angel investors & VCs, 40+ speakers & mentors and several startup enthusiasts will attend the event in Pune. A 1 crore fund has been organized for startups to avail.

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Startup Enthusiasts

200+
Delegates

500+
Startups

100+ VCs

Through its 11 editions, organised across various cities in India -Bangalore, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Kanpur, 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.

Speakers

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Sanjay Govind Dhande
Former Director
IIT Kanpur
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Suresh Prabhu
Minister, Commerce And Industry & Civil Aviation
Government Of India

Investors

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Rohit Ghoyal
Windrose Capital
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Vinit Rai
JM Financials
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Anirudh A Damani
Artha Group
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Rajesh Sehgal
Equanimity investments
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Benaifer Malandkar
Raay Investments
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Gireendra Kasmalkar
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Saurabh Lahoti
Alacrity India
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Ashesh Shah
Transcon Capital
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Anil Joshi
Unicorn Ventures
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Sanjib Jha
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Radesh
Blume
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Axel and Borris
Yess Capital, Germany
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Suhaib Ahmad Al-Khawaldah
AdamTech Incubator, Jordan
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Juergen Hase
CEO, Reliance Unlimit IOT

Event Schedule

Main Hall

8.00 am to 8.55 am Registration, Checkin, Tea & Networking
9.00 am to 9.15 am Introduction from Organisers / Co-Organisers
9.15 am to 9.30 am Inauguration
9.30 am to 10.00 am Address by chief guest/ keynote speaker
10.00 am to 10.35 am Keynote Speaker
10.35 am to 11.00 am Keynote speaker
11.00 am to 11.45 am To Be Decided
11.45 am to 12.20 pm Sponsors Presentation
12.20 pm to 1.00 pm Product Showcase
1.00 pm to 2.30 pm Networking Lunch

Main Hall 2&3 (500)

2.30 pm to 3.30 pm Dark side of Being and Entrepreneur
A panel of entrepreneurs from varied backgrounds will share the invisible side of entrepreneurship. The session would focus on the less known facets of entrepreneurship ranging from ethical to practical challenges."
3.30 pm to 4.30 pm Cross Border Collaboration to create truly global ventures
Our panel of speakers from different countries and with their expertise with entrepreneurial culture will share how entrepreneurship has flourished in their countries and how India could leverage their culture and characteristics to foster its own entrepreneurial culture."
4.30 pm to 5.30 pm Key Ingredients of becoming a successful entrepreneur
What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur? Is it right team? right funding? right market? right time? Or is it all? Hear our experienced panelists answer these questions in this session."
5.30 pm to 6.15 pm Tea Break
6.15 pm to 7:00 pm Closing Ceremony

2.30pm to 7.30 pm Main Hall 1 (200) On-on-One/ Mentoring
Small Room 1 (60) Investor Pitching
Small Room 2 (40) To Be Decided
Small Room 3 (30) To Be Decided

Classic Rock Coffee Company

7.30 pm onwards Networking Evening

Title Sponsor

Organizers

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Outreach Partners

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SMC Team

People who are making this event a success
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Shailendra Agarwal
Program Lead, SMC Pune
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Dr. Narayan Pisharoty
Mentor

Contacts

Shailendra Agarwal(+91 985 005 3022)


Vinod Waykole(+91 992 311 1033)


Meghna Mittal(+91 9099197091)


Email us at:

aaiitkpune@gmail.com

Venue - The Westin Pune