Monday, May 20, 2019

startup master class IIT K workshop

Greetings from the SMC team!!

We are happy to invite you to join us in our IIT Kanpur Alumni led
Flagship event Startup master Class |  Build Innovate Grow which is
non-commercial volunteer-driven initiative.

SMC Mumbai on 25th MAY 2019

Mumbai has been the finance capital of India and has been forefront in the
entrepreneurship domain. The city shall march towards one of its biggest
conclaves celebrating the entrepreneurial ecosystem created by IITK alumni
from around the world and startups in Maharashtra and surrounding areas.
It shall help us bring key areas of Startup India and Make in India alive
among the young aspiring entrepreneurs of Maharashtra.

In our XVII edition of SMC, we are focusing on startups from Fintech and
Media tech.

This event will allow us to bring forth expertise & approaches for
execution in the following key areas

How the Maharashtra government is helping the startup ecosystem
Fintech Industry
Media Technology
Fascinating stories of different successful entrepreneurs
The 17th Edition of SMC would witness participation from
Alumni and Experts as speakers and participants
Entrepreneurs, Startups, Incubates
Mentors, Investors, Incubators, Accelerators
State and central govt members

Following are the tracks of the event:

Main stage –with Captivating sessions by VCs and Entrepreneurs

Workshops – to bring the Energy, Tools, and Knowledge to this audience

Challenges – These are proposed by businesses and the government, inviting
entrepreneurs to participate in a real-world challenge

SMC Select – A platform for Startups to Pitch their idea/product to
various VCs / Investors. Top 10 teams shall be filtered and pitch from a
list of potential 150 companies.

1 - 1 with mentors – which was the hallmark of the previous event and we
had more than 250 One on One sessions between mentors and budding

Book your Ticket at and
apply for SMC SELECT

Look forward to you joining us on 25th May at 8 am onwards.

Best Regards,
Vikram Arora


M: +91 9354717301

Mandi and The Leanest Start Up @ NITIE

Maha Mandi @ NITIE : The Leanest Start Up

1.'Heroic Enterpreneurs / People make Great Enterprises' theory is Popular myth 

There are no Great people.. Great enterprises are built by people like you and me . These people have simple ideas,, started as they were, and what they have, It is test, retest, add on, grow,  iterations, how fast one can learn, how fast you set to learn . Pivot that matters..

Unit of progress in Mandi is different from  established management system... efficiently producing things  Vs. fast learning,  how fast one validating the learning 

All big things are made up of small / tiny things  

Learn .. Experiment ... Survive... Pivot...


There VISIONs ! It is invented ! Unearthed ! one more myth  ! 

Roots of lean start up... Validate the Learning 

Built, Measure, and Learn .. 
Do Opposite what u planned.. Learn, Measure, and Built 

- Through failing, learning is validated, taken to succeed ! 

Big Picture... ( V + S = Big picture ! 

Vision of Mandi .. Big picture of Mandi..( V + S )

Having Mandi...... 

Strategy is subject to change,
Strategy changes more often than Vision.. Vision never changes .

Define.. Startup ..

What is Mandi ? 

Mandi is startup is a setup, consciously designed + with a objective to make students to confront uncertainities and having outcomes either failures / successes but surely not FATAL ( allow to sustain / live / escape and continue ).....

Current academic learning is not  designed on this philosophy. 

Designed on  

- 100 % Certainties 
- No Success and No failure
- No outcomes .. ( Fatal and No fatal ) 
- High Dependencies . Everything is taught, Dependence on others for day to day survival
Success + Learning (Cannot be Fatal.. )

Success + No Learning (Cannot be Fatal..)
Failure + Learning  + ( Fatal.. and Finished
Failure + No Learning + ( Fatal and Finished )
Failure + Huge Learning ( Overcome FATALITY.. and Not got Finished and Survived for next rounds  ) .. Mandi is this form..