About SMC

India has faced unprecedented challenges on various fronts since last year but despite all these odds, our country has emerged as an even stronger nation than before. India has revamped itself with a whole new era of digitization, self- capability and self-sufficiency. This innovative transition marks a new beginning for our country with transformed health, economic and educational structures. IIT Kanpur Alumni Association and Entrepreneurship Cell proudly brings to you the 11th edition of Startup Master Class – “’India 2.0′- Journey Beyond 2020”.

With insightful talks, enthralling discussions and intriguing competitions, SMC ensures a wholesome experience. From inspiring creative ideas to expediting startups, SMC offers countless opportunities to budding entrepreneurs to prove their mettle and pave their way into the entrepreneurial world. 

A glimpse into the event:

Alongside a series of inspiring talks and panel discussions by successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders, a series of discussions with IITK Entrepreneurs called ‘Power 5x’, is introduced to you in the week just before the event. 

Apart from these, the event comprises a business model pitching competition, ‘SMC select’ where startups will get a golden chance to pitch their idea in front of business experts and renowned investors. The participants also get an opportunity to extract funding and incubation opportunities alongside interacting with our eminent panel of speakers, investors and mentors. 

We also bring forth a thought-provoking competition ‘Ideathon’ exclusively for IITK Junta wherein you bring potential ideas to solve existing problems in the campus.   

Whilst ‘Startup Expo’ will provide an audience of renowned Investors, and Entrepreneurial leaders to showcase your startup, ‘SMC One-on-One’ provides the perfect platform to garner mentorship in your entrepreneurial endeavors through an ‘AMA’ one-to-one session with few of the best faces in the Entrepreneurial world.

Unlock your potential and get ready to experience one of the most exhilarating entrepreneurship event of the country!