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Our Mission

Great preparation leads to improved execution and true confidence. Confidence leads to success and success is attributed back to preparation.

Has the startup bug bitten you too? Do your dreams look like this- starting a business, growing it for few years and forming a million dollar company?

But you are a little lost about what to do next?

Well Startup Master Class is the answer to all of these questions.

Our main objective is to utilise collective energy of IIT Kanpur alumni in preparing indigenous startups and providing them with tools and connections at an early stage to realise their full potential. We ensure this by arranging a vibrant and informal platform to afresh startups.

Highlighted Event

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 startup right from the scratch and also help you navigate through early days to the listings of IPO.


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

Speakers

Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India

Ramesh Abhishek

Ramesh has been a part of the Government since 1990, previously working in various other departments including Ministry of Food Processing, Department of Justice and the Ministry of Finance.

Ramesh Abhishek

Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, 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
Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary at Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

Ashutosh Sharma

Ashutosh is an IIT Kanpur alumnus who works in one of the most relevant departments for any start-up!

Ashutosh Sharma

Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
Akshay Kothari, Head of Linkedin India

Akshay Kothari

Akshay has founded Pulse news, which has been acquired by Linkedin in 2013. See him talk about his journey in the Fireside chat.

Akshay Kothari

Head, Linkedin India
K. VijayRaghavan, Professor and former Director, The National Centre for Biological Sciences

K. Vijay Raghavan

Dr. Vijay Raghavan is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur and a Fellow of the Royal Society. Professor Vijay has been given the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize and is also a Padma Shri awardee.

Vijay Raghvan

Padma Shri Awardee
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
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
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
Salil Godika, Co-founder, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Happiest Minds Technologies

Salil Godika

An alumnus of IIT Roorkee and Boston University who is currently the chief strategy and marketing officer of the company he founded.

Salil Godika

Co-founder, Happiest Minds Technologies
Tapesh Agarwal, Director and CEO, 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 CEO, Meddiff Technologies Ovt. Ltd.
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

Past Speakers

Aloke Bajpai, Executve chairman,CEO & Co-Founder, ixigo.com

Aloke Bajpai

CEO & Co-Founder at ixigo.com. An IIT Kanpur alumnus and an MBA graduate from INSEAD, Aloke is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to the ixigo team

Aloke Bajpai

CEO & Co-Founder, ixigo.com
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
Shalini Prakash, 500 startups

Shalini Prakash

Previously worked with InMobi, INKTalks etc with different role. Currently part of the investment team at 500 startups

Shalini Prakash

500 startups
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
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

Director Science, India

Schedule


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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

What pioneers and previous attendees have to say about Startup Master Class.
Subrata's Testimonial
Pradeep's Testimonial
Mayank's Testimonial
Abhishek's Testimonial

Past Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Partners

SMC Team

People who are making this event a success


Pradeep Bhargava
Pradeep Bhargava
President, AAIITK BLR
Program Director, SMC
Sunil Gupta
Sunil Gupta
Mentor
Jai Shankar Sharma
Jai Shankar Sharma
Mentor
Umesh Joshi
Umesh Joshi
Lead - Sponsorship

+91 9886756968


Jai Shankar Sharma
Umakant Soni
Mentor
Manvindra Singh
Manvindra Singh
Program
Akash
Akash
Lead - Technology, SMC

+91 9980058981

Shubham Deva
Shubham Deva
Program - SMC Startup Select

+91 8722600400

Kaushalendra Yadav
Kaushalendra Yadav
Lead - Program, SMC

+91 9008255519

Madhumita Agrawal
Madhumita Agrawal
Lead - Sponsorship
Neeraj Kumar
Neeraj Kumar
Harvir Singh
Anjan Dutta
Lead - Content, Execution & Outreach
Divija Rao
Divija Rao
Sponsorship
Abhinava Dinesh
Navneet Kumar
Mentor
Chinmaya Guru
Chinmaya Guru
Marketing and Communication - Designer
Harvir Singh
Harvir Singh
Marketing and Communication
Abhinava Dinesh
Swati Gupta
Program - SMC Startup Select
Chinmaya Guru
Mukesh Chandra Jha
Program - SMC Startup Select
Neelam Dwivedi
Neelam Dwivedi
Nitin Gupta
Shubhendu Panigrahi
Program - SMC Startup Select
Avikalp Gupta
Avikalp Gupta
Technology
Program - SMC Startup Select
Deeksha Awasthi
Deeksha Awasthi
Program - SMC Startup Select
Venue
ADDRESS

Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield,
Plot No 75, 8th Rd, EPIP Zone
Whitefield

Time: 09:00 AM to 6:30 PM