Alumni Association IIT Kanpur Pune Chapter present Startup Master Class

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Alumni Association IIT Kanpur Pune Chapter present Startup Master Class

Time: September 16, 2017 from 7:45am to 7:30pm
Location: The Westin Pune
Street: Koregaon Park
City/Town: Pune
Website or Map: http://www.startupmasterclass…
Event Type: startup, event
Organized By: Alumni Association IIT Kanpur Pune Chapter
Latest Activity: Sep 11, 2017

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Event Description

Startup Master Class (SMC), is a professional networking event by Alumni Association IIT Kanpur. Following the lead taken by the Bengaluru chapter of AA IITK, SMC has spread to other locations over time. SMC is targeted towards promoting entrepreneurship in India by creating and fostering an ecosystem for entrepreneurs, mentors and investors alike.

Pune’s first SMC event, in September 2016, saw participation from about 800 delegates, representing more than 350 start-ups, 40 investors (Angels and VCs) in addition to large number of mentors.

This year's edition of SMC is well on the way to become the most important event in Pune.

Like last year, Pune chapters of alumni associations of various IITs, led by AA IIT Kanpur Pune Chapter are organizing SMC. This year's offering is being presented in collaboration with Fundhound and NASSCOM, who are working alongside towards making the event a grand success. Key highlights of the event are.

  • Inauguration by Chief Guest, Mr. Manohar Parrikar, Honourable Chief Minister of Goa
  • Key Note address by member of delegation from Japan
  • Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey (CEO of UIDAI) under whose tenure as the UIDAI head, Aadhaar allocation crossed 100 cr and a new Aadhaar bill was passed; has confirmed to be one of the speakers at the event
  • Mr. Ganesh Natarajan (Chairman 5F world & NASSCOM Foundation), Mr. Pratap Pawar (Chairman & MD Sakal Papers) and Mr. Baba Kalyani (Chairman & MD Bharat Forge) and Mr. Kunal Kumar (Commissioner, Pune Municipal Corporation) are invited to be part of Panel Discussions
  • The event will have Multiple Discussion Tracks that include FinTech, EdTech, Internet of Things, Social Enterprises & HealthTech for which CEOs and Founders of startups, established companies, venture funds, CSR foundations have confirmed participation
  • Altius Ventures, Ankur Capital, Artha India Ventures, Culture, Equanimity, Guild Capital, IvyCap Ventures, Kae Capital, Kalaari Capital, Lead Angels, Matrix Partners, Nirvana Venture Advisors, ORIOS Venture Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, Unicorn India Ventures have confirmed their presence at SMC
  • Hindustan Times have joined us as Print Media Partners

After event Party 19:30 At Classic Rock Coffee Company, Kalyani Nagar (an independent, open informal networking event, paid)

Agenda of the event can be accessed at

Please note that this agenda can be modified at any time by the Startup Master Class organising committee depending on the availability of resources and interest of attendees.

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