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.
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.
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.
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.
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-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.
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:
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