Startup Master Class

September 15, 2018

Startup Master Class

IIT Kanpur

Startup Master Class Pune
By Alumni Association IIT Kanpur and Fundtonic
15th September 2018 The Westin, Pune


Main Hall

8.00 am to 8.55 am

Registration, Checkin, Tea & Networking

9.00 am to 9.15 am

Introduction from Organisers / Co-Organisers

9.15 am to 9.30 am


9.30 am to 10.00 am

Address by chief guest/ keynote speaker

10.00 am to 10.35 am

Keynote Speaker

10.35 am to 11.00 am

Keynote speaker

11.00 am to 11.45 am

To Be Decided

11.45 am to 12.20 pm

Sponsors Presentation

12.20 pm to 1.00 pm

Product Showcase

1.00 pm to 2.30 pm

Networking Lunch

Main Hall 2&3 (500)

2.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Dark side of Being and 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.

3.30 pm to 4.30 pm

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.

4.30 pm to 5.30 pm

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.

5.30 pm to 6.15 pm

Tea Break

6.15 pm to 7:00 pm

Closing Ceremony

2.30pm to 7.30 pm

Main Hall 1 (200) On-on-One/Mentoring

Small Room 1 (60) Investor Pitching

Small Room 2 (40) To Be Decided

Small Room 3 (30) To Be Decided

Classic Rock Coffee Company

7.30 pm onwards

Networking Evening


Startup Master Class (SMC) is a 4 year old initiative of Alumni Association IIT Kanpur and has now become a Pan-IIT event. To achieve its mandate of fostering and nurturing budding entrepreneurs, it brings together startups, mentors and investors to build interactions and strengthen the network within the entrepreneurial community.

11 editions of SMC have been organized across India and this will be the 12th edition being organized in Pune. Pune will be hosting this for the 3rd time. The first two SMC events in Pune have been a big success and have been addressed by Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Mr. Narayan Murthy, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and Baba Kalyani.

In this edition, the event is being organized at The Westin, Pune and will be inaugurated by Minister Suresh Prabhu. There are many other dignitaries and speakers addressing the event gathering and will be announced in due course of time.

It is expected that 800+ participants including 400+ startups, 40+ angel investors & VCs, 40+ speakers & mentors and several startup enthusiasts will attend the event in Pune. A 1 crore fund has been organized for startups to avail.