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Startup Master Class is an initiative by alumni association of IIT Kanpur which includes Bangalore chapter affirming to bring true innovators, who will provide deep insights on building a start-up right from scratch and also provide workshop on how to raise angel funding faster. Each startup/participant will get 3 to 5 minutes with atleast 3 VCs, incubators or accelators. We will also provide a platform to startups for pitching in front of a 5 VC panel at once.


1200+
Participants
100+
Delegates
600+
Entrepreneurs
350+
1 on 1 Sessions

Speakers

Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, Government of India

Amitabh Kant

Amitabh is an IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, and is the script writer of PM Modi's flagship program "STARTUP INDIA".

Amitabh Kant

CEO, NITI Aayog, Government of India
Subhash Chandra Khuntia, Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka

Subhash Chandra Khuntia

Mr. Khuntia is a senior IAS officer, who has been recently appointed as the new Chief Secretary to the Government of Karnataka

Subhash Chandra Khuntia

Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka
Praveen Roy, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

Praveen Roy

Praveen is a Scientist 'E' in the National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board of the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.

Praveen Roy

Science & Technology dept, Govt of India
Prashanth Aluru, Partner at Kalaari Capital

Prashanth Aluru

At Kalaari, this IIT-KGP alumnus actively evaluates investment opportunities in the areas of consumer internet & Enterprise Technology.

Prashanth Aluru

Partner at Kalaari Capital
Priyank Kharge, Minister of state for Information Technology and Tourism, Government of Karnataka

Priyank Kharge

Kharge is a politician from the Indian National Congress, and is the youngest minister to be sworn into the Karnataka Cabinet.

Priyank Kharge

Minister of state, Information Technology & Tourism, Govt of Karnataka
T. K. Kurien, CEO, Wipro Technologies

T. K. Kurien

Kurien is a chartered accountant who started the Telecom Internet Service Provider business in Wipro, and is now leading the IT business as its CEO.

T. K. Kurien

CEO, Wipro Technologies
Rahul Narayan, Co-Founder, Team Indus, Axiom Research Labs

Rahul Narayan

Rahul is an IIT Delhi alumnus, who leads the team Indus, an Indian space start-up, which recently won the Google Lunar XPRIZE challenge (featured in "Walk the Talk", NDTV).

Rahul Narayan

Co-founder, Team Indus
Partner, Kalaari Capital

Sumit Jain

IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta alumnus, who currently evaluates investement opportunities in the area of online products and services for Kalaari Capital.

Sumit Jain

Partner, Kalaari Capital
Navneet Kapoor, President & MD, Target India

Navneet Kapoor

Navneet is a IIT Kanpur alumnus, who has been a member of NASSCOM, and is currently heading the Indian chapter of the retailer giant.

Navneet Kapoor

President & MD, Target Corporation, India
Anurag Jain, Co-Founder and COO, KredX

Anurag Jain

IIT Kanpur alumnus who currenly leads KredX, India's first peer-to-peer online invoice discounting platform.

Anurag Jain

Co-Founder and COO, KredX
Atul Jalan, CEO and MD, Manthan Systems

Atul Jalan

CEO & MD at Manthan, which is a leading contender in analytics business solutions. Manthan is Atul's 4th successful venture after MicroTrack, CyberTrek and Net Kraft.

Atul Jalan

CEO and MD, Manthan Systems
Ankur Gupta, Co-Founder, AdWyze

Ankur Gupta

An IIT Kanpur alumnus who has started a company to advise marketers to acquire customers efficiently.

Ankur Gupta

Co-founder, AdWyze
Vivek Pawar, Co-Founder and CEO, Sankalp Semiconductor Pvt. Ltd.

Vivek Pawar

Graduate from IIT Kharagpur with 20+ years of industry experience in various functions, including analog and mixed signal IC design.

Vivek Pawar

Co-Founder and CEO, Sankalp Semiconductor Pvt. Ltd.
Kshitij Saxena, Co-Founder and CEO, Autoninja

Kshitij Saxena

An IIT Kanpur and IIM Bangalore alumnus who has founded Autoninja, which has 180+ auto-dealer clients in less than 2 years!

Kshitij Saxena

Co-Founder and CEO, Autoninja
Venkatraman Srinivasan, Chairman, eMudhra Ltd.

Venkatraman Srinivasan

eMudhra Ltd is a leading Certifying Authority in India and Mauritius for issuance of Digital Signatures.

V. Srinivasan

Chairman, eMudhra Ltd.
Swati Subodh, Co-Founder and Director, 1 Million for 1 Billion (1M1B) Foundation

Swati Subodh

Alumnus of AIIMS (Biotech), Swati currently directs 1M1B Foundation to bring about faster cross-disciplinary solutions for better healthcare delivery.

Swati Subodh

Co-Founder and Director, 1M1B Foundation
Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman, Axilor Ventures and Co-Founder, Infosys

Senapathy Gopalakrishnan

Kris is an IIT Madras alumnus who was one of the seven co-founders of Infosys, the IT giant, and currently chairs Axilor Ventures!

Kris Gopalakrishnan

Chairman, Axilor Ventures
Co-Founder, Infosys
Abishek Lakshminarayan, Director at Catamaran Ventures

Abishek Lakshinarayan

Before Catamaran Ventures, was Board member of Gongko.in, Vyoma Media, Indavest (Co-Founder as well), Informatics India and MD at Surya Infotainment Products.

Abishek Lakshminarayan

Director, Catamaran Ventures
Pankaj Mishra, Co-Founder and Editor-in-chief, FactorDaily

Pankaj Mishra

Pankaj has been in the journalism since 1999, and has worked in places like Economic Times, TechCrunch, The Wall Street Journal etc. before starting his own venture, FactorDaily.

Pankaj Mishra

Co-Founder and Editor-in-chief, FactorDaily
Co-Founder, Treebo Hotels

Sidharth Gupta

An alumnus of IIT Roorkee and IIM Bangalore, Sidharth has started a venture to make stay at budget hotels better.

Sidharth Gupta

Co-Founder, Treebo Hotels
Co-Founder and CEO, Pensaar

Deepa Bachu

Deepa has a 15+ years experience in the IT industry and is currently heading her design strategy and consulting firm.

Deepa Bachu

Co-Founder and CEO, Pensaar
Lalit Mangal, Co-Founder, CommonFloor.com

Lalit Mangal

Lalit is an IIT Roorkee alumnus, who co-founded CommonFloor.com, India's leading property search destination.

Lalit Mangal

Co-Founder, CommonFloor.com
Sumit Jain, Co-Founder and CEO, CommonFloor.com

Sumit Jain

Sumit is an IIT Roorkee alumnus, who co-founded CommonFloor.com, India's Largest apartment portal with the maximum number of listings.

Sumit Jain

Co-Founder and CEO, CommonFloor.com
Tapesh Agarwal, Director and CTO, Meddiff Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Tapesh Kumar Agarwal

Tapesh is currently directing a company which provides technological solutions for problems in medical diagnotics.

Tapesh Agarwal

Director and CTO, Meddiff Technologies
Visiting Professor, Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems, IISc Bangalore

Dr. Vijay Chandru

An alumnus of BITS, UCLA and MIT, Dr. Chandru is an academic turned entrepreneur. His firm, Strand, provides genomic information which enables personalized treatment.

Dr. Vijay Chandru

Co-Founder, Chairman and MD, Strand Life Sciences
Umakant Soni, Director Science, India

Umakant Soni

He is a seasoned executive and serial entrepreneur with deep exposure to innovation ecosystem. He likes to invest in technology, food-tech and entertainment.

Umakant Soni

Founding Partner, pi Ventures
Avnish Sabharwal, MD, Accenture, India

Avnish Sabharwal

Corporate strategist with 20+ years of experience around market development, sales, growth & innovation, digital transformation and leadership development

Avnish Sabharwal

Managing Director, Accenture, India
Nirmal Gadde, Jedi Trooper, Team Indus

Nirmal Gadde

An alumnus of IIT Kharagpur who is currently working on Google Lunar Challenge as a part of Team Indus.

Nirmal Gadde

Jedi Trooper, Team Indus
Chinnu Senthilkumar, Partner and CTO, Exfinity Venture Partners LLP

Chinnu Senthilkumar

Chinnu has led teams at SanDisk & Azure Capital Advisors, and is currently leading Exfinity Venture Partners.

Chinnu Senthilkumar

Partner and CTO, Exfinity Venture Partners LLP
Somnath Meher, Co-founder & CEO at witworks

Somnath Meher

Co-founder & CEO at witworks. a modern-day consumer product company that makes smart devices in the home & lifestyle segment.

Somnath Meher

Co-founder & CEO at Witworks
Faiz Mohammad, AutoTree

C. M. Faiz Mohammad

Autotree, a chain set up to avoid all the running about new car owners go through, by becoming a one-stop destination for everything from an air purifier to an aftermarket exhaust.

Faiz Mohammad

AutoTree
Ashish Agrawal, Vice President, Sequoia Capital

Ashish Agrawal

IIT Kanpur alumnus, part of the technology investment team at Sequoia Capital. Involved with investments in Zomato, Ola Cabs, Oyo Rooms, Grofers, Go-Jek, Helpchat, Faasos etc.

Ashish Agrawal

VP, Sequoia Capital
Sudhir Borgonha, Co-Founder, Ten3T

Sudhir Borgonha

Sudhir has been on the founding team of 3 companies: Angstrom Medica, Triesta Sciences and Translational Medicine, Inc., 2 of which have been acquired.

Sudhir Borgonha

Co-Founder, Ten3T
Shailesh Kumar, VP R&D at SmartVizX

Shailesh Kumar

SmartVizX is the leading VR company of India specialising in the use of VR for several domains like Real Estate, Engineering and Entertainment.

Shailesh Kumar

VP R&D at SmartVizX
Avinash Gautam, CEO, Silvan Innovation Labs Pvt Ltd

Avinash Gautam

IIT Kanpur and IISc Bangalore alumnus, who has 26 years of business and engineering leadership experience in India and US

Avinash Gautam

CEO, Silvan Innovation Labs Pvt Ltd
Rajesh Yabaji, Co-Founder and CEO, BlackBuck

Rajesh Yabaji

IIT Kharagpur alumnus who is trying to redefine the logistics landscape of India, making it reliable and efficient.

Rajesh Yabaji

Co-Founder and CEO, BlackBuck
Prashant Pradhan, Watson Business Leader, IBM Asia Pacific

Prashant Pradhan

IIT Delhi alumnus, Prashant is a senior executive at IBM with experience spanning IBM Global Services and IBM Research.

Prashant Pradhan

IBM Watson Leader for Asia Pacific
Dr. Partha Pratim Talukdar, Professor, IISc Bangalore

Partha Pratim Talukdar

An alumnus of BITS Pilani, Partha is an expert in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing.

Partha Talukdar

Professor, IISc Bangalore
Nishith Rastogi, Founder, Locus.sh

Nishith Rastogi

A young entrepreneur, Founder at Locus.sh.

Nishith Rastogi

Founder, Locus.sh
Manish Singhal, Founding Partner, pi Ventures, Technology Investor in AI

Manish Singhal

Manish is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur, and Pi Ventures will focus on backing products & technology companies in the areas of Applied Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and IoT.

Manish Singhal

Founding Partner, pi Ventures, Technology Investor in AI
Surojit Chatterjee, Angel Investor, Senior Vice President & Head of Product, Flipkart

Manish Singhal

Surojit is a IIT Kharagpur alumnus and is currently the Senior VP and Head of Product in Flipkart.

Surojit Chatterjee

Angel Investor, Senior Vice President & Head of Product, Flipkart
Rutvik Doshi, Director, Inventus Capital Partners

Rutvik Doshi

An IIT Kharagpur alumnus who has been the CEO of Taggle.com and currently is the director of Inventus Capital Partners.

Rutvik Doshi

Director at Inventus Capital Partners

Past Speakers

Subrata Mitra, Partner - Accel Partners

Subrata Mitra

Partner at Accel Partners, India. He is currently on the boards of Perfint, Flipkart, Myntra, and enStage.

Subrata Mitra

Partner - Accel Partners
Saurabh Chandra, Ex secretary - Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion

Saurabh Chandra

Ex secretary - Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). Was actively involved in creating policies for Startup India

Saurabh Chandra

Ex secretary - Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion
Ravi Gururaj - CEO of QikPod

Ravi Gururaj

Ravi Gururaj is Founder/CEO of QikPod where he is building a nationwide network of parcel delivery lockers in partnership with top tier investors and strategic industry partners

Ravi Gururaj

CEO of QikPod
Dhiraj Rajaram, Founder and CEO, Mu Sigma

Dhiraj Rajaram

Founder and CEO of Mu Sigma. An Indian multinational data analytics

Dhiraj Rajaram

Founder and CEO, Mu Sigma

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Program - SMC Startup Select
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Outreach
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Technology
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Program - SMC Startup Select
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Sujit Kumar
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