Summary Overview

'An Ode to Origins'
Overview : SMC 9th edition was held at IIT Kanpur Campus, our home grounds, as an ode to origins. It was organised with a vision to promote entrepreneurship among students and already existing startups in IITK eco-system and to inspire the budding entrepreneurs . The chief guest was Mr. Aditya Nath Yogi, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.  After the welcome speech by Mr. Pradeep Bhargava, president of Alumni Association, 5 startups were presented to the audience including CM, who promised to help these startups. Eminent speakers from India and USA shared their knowledge interactively with attendees and workshops were held in parallel tracks. Over 250 delegates attended the session along with overwhelming no of IITK students and Faculty. 

Some Statistics

No. of Enthusiasts participated      : 900

No. of Speakers / Panelists            : 43

No. of Investors Participated          : 12

No. of Workshops Held                   : 8

No. of one-on-one sessions            : 65

No. of Participants in SMC Select   : 42

SMC9 Schedule


SMC9 Speakers
SMC9 Investors
SMC9 Partners
SMC9 Select Winners

Workshops Conducted

Workshop: Startup Fundamentals
Srikant Shastri (Crayon Data)
Workshop: Essentials of Business Plan
Kamalesh Dwivedi (CIO, USA)
Workshop: Bulletproofing Startups
Ravi Challu
Workshop: Pitching it Right
Abhay Tandon (Target)
Workshop: Funding and Sustainability
Vinayak Nath (Venture Catalyst)
Panel Discussion:
Innovation for Entrepreneurs and University
Sandeep Muju (PlutusKuber, USA)
Vishal Mehrotra (TCS, Mumbai)
Workshop: IP Basic for Innovators and Inventors
Anand Dayal
(Koura & Co. Advocates)
Workshop: Drones and Mobility
Brahm Awasthi & Hemant Sharma
SMC9 Team

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