IIT-K’s Start-Up Master class on September 16

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Pune: The Alumni Association IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Kanpur, Pune Chapter, announced the second edition of its Start-up Master Class on September 16 at The Westin Hotel. The Start-Up Master Class will be inaugurated by Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar.

The event is in partnership with the Rotary Club of Khadki and in collaboration with NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) and FundHound. 

Pune: The Alumni Association IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Kanpur, Pune Chapter, announced the second edition of its Start-up Master Class on September 16 at The Westin Hotel. The Start-Up Master Class will be inaugurated by Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar.

The event is in partnership with the Rotary Club of Khadki and in collaboration with NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) and FundHound. 

The event is expected to give arly and mid-stage promising start-ups opportunities to get their ideas incubated and funded by the country’s leading investors.

“Start-up Master Class brings together global thought leaders and speakers from the government, corporates, venture capital/private equity firms, industry associations and entrepreneurs, who share their learnings and success stories with young start-up promoters and academia. So far, nine Start-up Master Classes have been held across cities, including Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi and Pune,” a representative stated.

This year, the Start-up Master Class in Pune will focus on five tracks pertinent to the tech domain, including FinTech, EdTech, HealthTech, IoT (Internet of Things), Social Enterprise as well as a general track.

Speakers include CEO, Unique Identification Authority Of India (UIDAI), Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO, GST Network, Prakash Kumar, Commissioner, Pune Municipal Corporation, Kunal Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Forge Ltd, Baba Kalyani, media mogul Anurag Batra, seasoned entrepreneur Ajeet Khurana, entrepreneur and former principal at Jaarvis Accelerator, Anil Chhikara and Angel investor Aniruddha Malapani. President, Alumni Association IIT Kanpur Pune Chapter, Shailendra Agarwal, said, “Pune is one of India’s fastest emerging start-up destinations. The city is moving towards establishing itself as a global tech startup hub.”

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