SMARTup
October 20, 2018

In5, Dubai

United Arab Emirates

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: October 20th, 2018

Venue: In5, Dubai


Timing: 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM

SMARTup Spirit


Investment is one of the most critical growth driver in early stage ventures. It has been observed that functional champion who have been driving the innovation,


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track5

Date: October 20th, 2018

Venue: In5, Dubai

Timing: 11:30 PM - 12:00 PM

About In5 Incubator


The startups at early stage usually strike success through the natural market and innovation, In addition to that young entrepreneurs with limited exposure


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track3

Date: October 20th, 2018

Venue: In5, Dubai


Timing: 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM

A non-designer's handy guide to evaluating Interfaces


In a time where design is an integral part of most startups, founders and business owners spend a lot of time sharing evaluating designs and sharing feedback with its creators.


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Schedule

October 20th, 2018
  • Main Hall
  • Morning Sessions: Knowledge & 1-on-1 Networking Sessions

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Registration

    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM - SMARTup Spirit

    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - About In5 Incubator

    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Entrepreneurial Journey of Celebrity Chef Manoj Rai

    12:30 PM - 01:00 PM - Doing Business in India - Navigating the Legal Maze

    01:00 PM - 01:30 PM - A non-designer's handy guide to evaluating Interfaces

  • Lunch Begins
  • 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM - LUNCH

  • Lunch Ends
  • Afternoon Session: Startup Pitches

    02:00 PM - 04:30 PM - Startup Investor 1-on-1s

    04:45 PM - 06:00 PM - Startup Pitches

    06:00 PM - Closing

Eminent Attendees

manojrai
Manoj Rai
Head Chef, Gems Education

Chef Manoj has been awarded 2016 CHEF OF THE YEAR recently and also FACE OF THE FUTURE INDIA by hospitality congress India in 2015...

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Manoj Rai

Head Chef, Gems Education

Anisha Patnaik
Anisha Patnaik
Co-Founder, LexStart Consultancy

Anisha is the Co-founder of Lexstart - a web-based platform that provides legal and compliance services ...

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Anisha Patnaik

Co-Founder, LexStart Consultancy

Gaurav Narwekar
Gaurav Narwekar
User Experience Specialist & Certified Usability Analyst, Kalki Media

A certified user experience consultant and strategist with extensive experience in digital design ...

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Gaurav Narwekar

User Experience Specialist & Certified Usability Analyst, Kalki Media

Idriss Al Rifai
Idriss Al Rifai
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fetchr

As Founder and CEO of Fetchr, Idriss Al Rifai leads one of the fastest growing start-ups in the Middle East....

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Idriss Al Rifai

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fetchr

haidersyed
Haider Syed
Head - Business Development, ASA Ventures

Mr. Syed is a vital member of ASA Ventures with his inherent talent for business networking and external relations....

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Haider Syed

Head - Business Development, ASA Ventures

Abhijeet Sinha
Abhijeet Sinha
National Program Director - EODB India, EASE OF DOING BUSINESS Division, ASSAR

Serving as National Program Director of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) Program and Country Director at Advanced Services on Social ...

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Abhijeet Sinha

National Program Director - EODB India, EASE OF DOING BUSINESS Division, ASSAR

Arijit Bhattacharyya
Arijit Bhattacharyya
Founder & CEO, Virtualinfocom

I'm a technologist, founder of an wonderful technology company, non-executive director of others, and a restless entrepreneur with a passion ...

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Arijit Bhattacharyya

Founder & CEO, Virtualinfocom

Dibya Prakash
Dibya Prakash
Founder, ECD Venture

Dibya Prakash is an enterprise strategist, investor, mentor and C-suite startup advisor with more than 15 years of experience ...

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Dibya Prakash

Founder, ECD Venture

Jitender Lahori
Jitender Lahori
Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist

Jitender Lahori is an Entrepreneur and venture capitalist with diverse experience of startup funding...

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Jitender Lahori

Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist

Lucy Chow
Lucy Chow
Director, WAIN

Lucy is focused on the innovation space, both in terms of supporting founders and as an investor ...

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Lucy Chow

Director, WAIN

Arif Saiyad
Arif Saiyad
Chief Executive Officer, ASA Ventures

Mr. Saiyad is the eponymous founder and CEO of ASA Ventures. His foray into entrepreneurship started in his native Portugal in 2003 ...

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Arif Saiyad

Chief Executive Officer, ASA Ventures

Danish Rizvi
Danish Rizvi
Chief Operating Officer, ASA Ventures

Mr. Rizvi is a seasoned senior executive with over 18 years of experience in investment banking, corporate finance, private equity ...

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Danish Rizvi

Chief Operating Officer, ASA Ventures

yusufhatim
Yusuf Hatim
Director, Amnyk Group Inc.

Businessman, Real Estate Investments, ...

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Yusuf Hatim

Director, Amnyk Group Inc.

thomasmathew
Thomas Mathew
Accounting Manager, Leonardo

Startup ecosystem supporter, Chartered Accountant with 25 years experience in various industries ...

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Thomas Mathew

Accounting Manager, Leonardo

Srikant Sinha
Srikant Sinha
Managing Director, Conquer Training & Development Center LLC

Srikant Sinha is Managing Director at Conquer Training ...

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Srikant Sinha

Managing Director, Conquer Training & Development Center LLC

Kamal Kant
Kamal Kant
VP, Network international LLC

Kamal is an experienced business professional with 20 years invested in payments industry performing roles ...

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Kamal Kant

VP, Network international LLC

Sameer Sortur
Sameer Sortur
Founder & CEO, SquareCircle Tech

Sameer is the Founder & CEO of SquareCircle Tech, Chapter President UAE & Middle East for Startup India Foundation ...

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Sameer Sortur

Founder & CEO, SquareCircle Tech

rekhasetpal
Rekha Setpal
Head of Community Services, In5

Rekha Setpal is Head of Community Services, Dubai Internet City, a member of TECOM Group....

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Rekha Setpal

Head of Community Services, In5

hardikamehta
Hardika Apurv Mehta
Partner - Community building (Dubai), ah! Ventures

Hardika has been a co-founder and director of a global Telecom company by the name of Friscon Telecom ...

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Hardika Apurv Mehta

Partner - Community building (Dubai), ah! Ventures

Mukesh Malik
Mukesh Malik
Partner and CEO SMARTup, 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

Partner and CEO SMARTup, 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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