SMARTup
MARCH 24, 2018

Saffron Towers, Ahmedabad

India

What is SMARTup?

SMARTup is a series of round table knowledge sharing and networking events being organized by ah! Ventures & meetingsandoffices.com as part of their endeavour to connect the start up fraternity and create valuable business centric conversations between domain specialists and entrepreneurs.


The focus of these events would be to deal with issues and problems that plague young companies and divert their focus from their core competences and business. Issues such as business planning and strategy development, aligning immediate and long term goals, generating investor interest, scaling a business, managing cash flows, building sticky relationships & customer loyalty, getting paying customers, regulations, compliance, understanding term sheets, understanding how to go about building your tech as a non-techie without a tech co-founder, sales and marketing processes, how to focus on and enhance the logic of business, what is the role of IoT in business, when do you need AI and what does Ai mean beyond chatbots for your business etc. will all be amongst the critical topics that would be covered under the series.


SMARTup is a focused and enriched networking and knowledge sharing experience that will bring tremendous value to entrepreneurs and young businesses. Each SMARTup event shall have limited seating.

Sessions

track3

Date: March 24th, 2018

Venue: Saffron Towers, Ahmedabad


Timing: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Importance of Business Plan


The most important aspect for any Business is to have a blueprint commonly known as a Business Plan. The Business Plan not only has your vision but also states your measurable goals which one needs to achieve with desired results.


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track5

Date: March 24th, 2018

Venue: Saffron Towers, Ahmedabad

Timing: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Future Nxt with Emerging Technology


Technology is becoming the Backbone of today's world! Its precarious for the world to keep pace with the changing Technology scape.


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track3

Date: March 24th, 2018

Venue: Saffron Towers, Ahmedabad


Timing: 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM

Gujarati Entrepreneurship


Fireside Chat with Prominent Gujarati Entrepreneur Shri Pavanbhai Bakeri and Shri UT Rao.


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track5

Date: March 24th, 2018

Venue: Saffron Towers, Ahmedabad

Timing: 02:15 PM to 02:45 PM

The art of Story telling in Entrepreneurship


Story telling is an art that goes beyond facts, an art that can be practiced and improved.


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Schedule

March 24 - Saturday
  • Main Hall
  • Morning Sessions: Knowledge & 1-on-1 Networking Sessions

    09:00 AM - 09:30 AM - Registration

    09:30 AM - 09:40 AM - Welcome address by Host / Venue Partner Start-n-Excel - Himanshu Chudasama

    09:40 AM - 09:50 AM - Opening address by Ecosystem Partner eChai - Jatin Chaudhary

    09:50 AM - 10:00 AM - Introduction / Kick start and spirit of SMARTup ah! Ventures - Mukesh Mallik

    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM - " Importance of Business Plan " - Knowledge Session by Sumit Karanji

    10:45 AM - 11:00 AM - TEA / COFFEE BREAK

    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - "Future Nxt with Emerging Technology" - Knowledge Session by Dhruv Gupta

    11:45 AM - 12:15 PM - "Gujarati Entrepreneurship" - Knowledge Session by {Yet to Confirm}

    12:15 PM - 01:15 PM - Reverse Pitching Hosted by Jatin Chaudhary

  • Lunch Begins
  • 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM - LUNCH

  • Lunch Ends
  • Afternoon Session:

    02:15 PM - 02:45 PM - Main Hall - The art of Story Telling in Entrepreneurship - Knowledge Session by Nisha Khetan & Sangeeta Irani, Cubic Communications

    Startup Pitches

    02:15 PM - 04:30 PM - Startup & Investor 1-on-1 meetings

    04:30 PM - 06:00 PM - Startup Pitches 10 startups x 7 mins each.

    06:00 PM - 06:10 PM - Vote of Thanks & Closing 1-on-1 Meetings - Meenal Sinha

Eminent Attendees

Sumit Karanji
Sumit Karanji
Co-Founder, DSYH

Sumit Karanji, as the CoFounder & COO, leads the Strategy and Operations of DSYH, which is India's 1st Reconciliation As A Service Platform for Sellers on E-Commerce...

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Sumit Karanji

Co-Founder, DSYH

Jatin Chaudhary
Jatin Chaudhary
Co-Founder & Salesman, eChai

Jatin is the Co-Founder & Salesman, eChai Ventures, an offline-online Startup Social Network.
Jatin has conceptualized & hosts - eChai programs across 40+ cities - a pioneering...

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Jatin Chaudhary

Co-Founder & Salesman, eChai

Dhruv Gupta
Dhruv Gupta
Founder, UNWAY Research Private Limited

Dhruv Gupta is a researcher turned entrepreneur. He is a computer scientist by certificate, mathematician by hobby, a design thinker by training and strong believer of empathy driven approach....

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Dhruv Gupta

Founder, UNWAY Research Private Limited

Himanshu Chudasama
Himanshu Chudasama
Founder CEO , Start-n-Excel, StartUp Tech Center

Himanshu is Founder, CEO at Start-n-Excel, a platform that Invests in Emerging Technology StartUps. He is is a Serial Entrepreneur with 25 years of mix experience of Entrepreneurship, Corporate and StartUps...

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Himanshu Chudasama

Founder CEO , Start-n-Excel, StartUp Tech Center

Ravin Sanghavi
Ravin Sanghavi
Ex-Head Coach, Venture Studio

Ravin Sanghavi is ex-Head Coach at Venture Studio, an incubator & accelerator for start-ups, set up by Ahmedabad University (AU) in collaboration with Stanford University-CDR...

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Ravin Sanghavi

Ex-Head Coach, Venture Studio

Ashesh Shah
Ashesh Shah
Partner, Trans-Continental Venture Fund

Mr. Ashesh Shah is a venture capitalist and an investment banker with more than 25 years of experience in India and the USA...

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Ashesh Shah

Partner, Trans-Continental Venture Fund

Nisha Khetan
Nisha Khetan
Partner, Cubic Communication

Nisha Khetan, Partner Cubic Communication, has over 18 years of experience in the field of Public Relations...

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Nisha Khetan

Partner, Cubic Communication

Sangeeta Irani
Sangeeta Irani
Partner, Cubic Communication

Sangeeta Irani, Partner Cubic Communication has over 28 years of experience in the sector. Before starting Cubic has led...

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Sangeeta Irani

Partner, Cubic Communication

Munir Thakor
Munir Thakor
Director, Silicon Computech P Ltd

Munir is co-founder and director of Silicon Computech P. Ltd., company founded in 1993...

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Munir Thakor

Director, Silicon Computech P Ltd

Pavan Bakeri
Pavan Bakeri
M.D., Bakeri Projects Pvt ltd

A Master's graduate in Engineering from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

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Pavan Bakeri

M.D., Bakeri Projects Pvt ltd

Amit Sharma
Amit Sharma
CEO, Claris Capital Limited

Amit is a Mechanical Engineer and an MBA from IIM Lucknow with over two decades of Indian VC and PE experience at Marquee Funds...

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Amit Sharma

CEO, Claris Capital Limited

Piyush Agrawal
Piyush Agrawal
Partner, GAIN Finserve LLP

Piyush is a Chemical Engineer from MSU, Baroda and a MBA in Marketing & Finance from the T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal...

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Piyush Agrawal

Partner, GAIN Finserve LLP

Amit Sharma
Amit Sharma
Senior Associate, GVFL Ltd.

Amit Sharma is part of the Investment team at GVFL. He is involved in deal sourcing & appraisal, negotiation & structuring, investment monitoring, handholding...

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Amit Sharma

Senior Associate, GVFL Ltd.

Mayank Patel
Mayank Patel
Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Advancing and Launching Enterprises

More than seventeen years of experience working in academics and banking & financial services sector. Detailed knowledge of capital markets, commodity markets,...

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Mayank Patel

Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Advancing and Launching Enterprises

Dheeraj Bhojwani
Dheeraj Bhojwani
Executive Director, TiE Ahmedabad

A nonprofit professional with over a decade's experience at senior management level in the private, public and voluntary sectors...

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Dheeraj Bhojwani

Executive Director, TiE Ahmedabad

Sanket Shah
Sanket Shah
Founder, Cognoscent Advisors

Delivering solutions to business complexities of Corporate Finance, Strategic Management and Legal Implications over past 7 years...

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Sanket Shah

Founder, Cognoscent Advisors

Himanshu Dani
Himanshu Dani
MD, Dani enterprise

Himanshu Dani is Managing Director of Dani Enterprise...

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Himanshu Dani

MD, Dani enterprise

Mukesh Malik
Mukesh Malik
CEO projectGK, EIR at ah! ventures

A Business transformation expert and startup evangelist, actively engaged in innovations in BFSI, Retail, Wellness, entertainment and many more industries...

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Mukesh Malik

CEO projectGK, EIR at ah! ventures

Amitabh Sinha
Amitabh Sinha
Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer, meetingsandoffices.com

Cofounder & Chief Strategy Officer, meetingsandoffices.com | Code Breaker, Dcyphr | Ex Chief Executive Officer, SMEConfex | Ex Director, Start-Ups Council of India | Ex Director Finance & Investment, SME Chamber of India...

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Amitabh Sinha

Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer, meetingsandoffices.com

Meenal Sinha
Meenal Sinha
Founder & CEO, meetingsandoffices.com

Meenal started off in the shared workspace industry by building Servcorp – one of India's earliest shared space offerings – into a profitable entity. She has subsequently also consulted extensively on the creation of conventional shared workspaces and the new age co-work...

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Meenal Sinha

Founder & CEO, meetingsandoffices.com

Abhijeet Kumar
Abhijeet Kumar
Co-founder, Pronto Infotech
Co-Founder, ah! Ventures


Working hard paves the way, working smart gets you there
  • Graduate IIT Mumbai (2003 Batch)
  • Analyst with Deloitte for 1.5 years
  • Co-founder, Pronto Infotech (A technology company with about 50 employees and offices in Mumbai & Delhi)

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Abhijeet Kumar

Co-founder, Pronto Infotech
Co-Founder, ah! Ventures

Harshad Lahoti
Harshad Lahoti
Founding Partner & CEO, ah! Ventures

Currently at the helm of four companies in the Financial Services & Consultancy space, creating and growing businesses is not new for Harshad. He made his beginnings as a Management Executive with Larsen & Toubro, where he was assessed to be a high level performer and selected for their esteemed Management Leadership Program...

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Harshad Lahoti

Founding Partner & CEO, ah! Ventures

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Venue

  • Address
    Start-n-Excel,
    10th Floor, Saffron Towers,
    Opp Central Mall, Ambawadi
    Ahmedabad 380 006
  • Email Us
    SMARTup@ahventures.in
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