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An Alumni Association of IIT Kanpur initiative - ‘for entrepreneurs, from entrepreneurs’

Startup Enthusiasts



VC Firms

 14 editions organized across various cities of India in last 4 years. Fully volunteer driven, not for profit event is propelled by the passion of alumni of IIT’s, IIM’s and other institutes. Created an eco-system of Investors, Founders, Mentors and Government Agencies.

One on One
Meet Investor / Mentor of your choice for a one on one session
SMC Select
Selected startups pitch to a panel of investors and audience
Knowledge Sharing
Experts share their knowledge interactively
Shri sushil modi

Sh. Sushil Modi
Dy CM Bihar

Amitabh Kant

Mr. Amitabh Kant
ceo NITI Ayog

Prof Manindra Agarwal Speaker

Prof. Manindra Agarwal
IIT Kanpur

Neeraj Gupta

Mr. Neeraj Gupta
Investment Advisor

Ajay Singh

Mr. Ajay Singh
Script Writer

Knowledge Sharing



Eminent speakers and panelists will have interactive discussions on the following topics 

  • Address by Chief Guest (Mr. )
  • My Story (4-5 Founders)
  • Panel Discussions on Cyber Security, Electrical Vehicles, medical devices
  • Reverse Pitch by Investors

One on One Sessions


You can meet investor / mentor of your choice for one one one session. Based on the availability of time, demand and preferences shown by you, one or more sessions may be arranged. Follow up meetings can take place depending upon the mutual interest.

one on one

SMC Select

SMC13 Select

All participating startups submit their decks for shortlisting. Selected Startups get a chance to pitch their idea to a panel of judges (Investors & Founders) in front of the audience. Top three startups are facilitated. Deck of all participating startups are made available to the investors.

Last date for selection is 30th January.


Workshops will be conducted on the following topics in parallel tracks

  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  • Smart Manufacturing & Product Design engineering
  • Agripreneurs : Opportunities & Challanges
  • Growth hacking your entrepreneurial success with right mind set.

Products Show Case

SMC8-Stall Mini


Stall space is provided at the venue for the participants to showcase their products or services. Separate bookings need to be made for the same. You can display a product or service which will be of interest to the audience. To book a stall, click on the icon below.

About SMC

SMC was started in year 2014 as an initiative of Bangalore Chapter of Alumni Association of IIT Kanpur. Over the years, other chapters of AA IITK, alumni of  IIT's, IIM's and other universities joined the journey. It spread to more cities like Pune, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kanpur and Patna. It is a unique event which is run by volunteers on a no profit basis to help the startups realize their dreams.

To know more about past events or get the details of forthcoming events, click below.

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