SMARTup
FEBRUARY 24, 2018

ICC Towers, Kolkata

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

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Date: February 24th, 2018

Venue: ICC Towers, Kolkata


Timing: 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM

Creating Management Plan


Every business is started with a vision and some measurable goals to understand and achieve the desired results. There are various methodologies to define business and management plans.


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Date: February 24th, 2018

Venue: ICC Towers, Kolkata

Timing: 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Investors Perspective - How to get funding


Funding is the bloodline for any business, especially ideas and early stage startups. The ecosystem has been evolving over the period of time. With the learnings through the ecosystem, investors have also changed the priorities of parameters whether is the potential, market size, profitability, cash flow etc.


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Schedule

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

    09:00 AM - 09:30 AM - Registration

    09:00 AM - 10:30 AM - "Getting your business plan right" - Knowledge Session by Hari Balasubramanian

    10:30 AM - 10:40 AM - Welcome address by Host / Venue Partner ICC - Sujoy

    10:40 AM - 10:50 AM - Opening address by Ecosystem Partner Ekcle - Vikram

    10:50 AM - 11:20 AM - Introduction / Kick start and spirit of SMARTup Ah! Ventures - Mukesh

    11:20 AM - 11:30 AM - TEA / COFFEE BREAK

    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - "Survival Skills for Managing Startups" - Knowledge Session by Leslie D'Gama

    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - "Investor Perspective: What do investors look for" - Interactive Session by Vikram Duggal

    12:30 PM - 01:00 PM - Panel Discussion moderated by Mukesh Malik

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

  • Lunch Ends
  • Afternoon Session: Startup Pitches

    02:00 PM - 04:30 PM - Startup & Investor 1-on-1 meetings

    04:30 PM - 06:00 PM - Startup Pitches 10-12 startups x 7 mins ea.

    06:00 PM - 06:10 PM - Vote of Thanks & Closing ICC - Sujoy

Eminent Attendees

Vikram Duggal
Vikram Duggal
Managing Partner, Ekcle Advisory Services

Vikram Duggal represents US based Founder Institute (Idea-Stage Global Incubation Program) and Unitus Seed...

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Vikram Duggal

Managing Partner, Ekcle Advisory Services

Arijit Bhattacharyya
Arijit Bhattacharyya
Founder & CEO, Virtual Infocom

He is a technologist, founder of an wonderful technology company, non-executive director of others, and a restless entrepreneur with a passion for creating feedback loops....

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Arijit Bhattacharyya

Founder & CEO, Virtual Infocom

Hari Balasubramanian
Hari Balasubramanian
Entrepreneur Investor Advisor Mentor, Mukunda Foods Pvt. Ltd.

Hari is an Investor, advisor and mentor. He provides strategic inputs and directions to entrepreneurs, playing the role of a friend, philosopher and guide. Post his stint as an entrepreneur for over 27 years as founder of Ontrack Systems Limited (www.ontrackindia.com)....

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Hari Balasubramanian

Entrepreneur Investor Advisor Mentor, Mukunda Foods Pvt. Ltd.

Lesli D’Gama
Leslie D'Gama
Independent Learning Consultant at LDG : Learn Develop Grow, Dalhousie Institute

LDG is powered by the versatility of Leslie Francis D'Gama, a Trainer of Master Trainers, developer of training content and a Polymath who stops at nothing to promote a culture of learning...

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Leslie D'Gama

Independent Learning Consultant at LDG : Learn Develop Grow, Dalhousie Institute

Rajesh Singhal
Rajesh Singhal
Asst. Vice President at Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. (Times Group), Brand Capital

Rajesh Singhal is Associate Vice President of Brand Capital. It's a Strategic Investment division of Times of India Group - Largest Media house of the country Brand Capital has invested more than USD 2.5 Billions in more than 1000+ companies across India over last 12 years...

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Rajesh Singhal

Asst. Vice President at Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. (Times Group), Brand Capital

Pankaj Dhanuka
Pankaj Dhanuka
VP Corporate Business Development, Emami Ltd

My objective is to have indepth knowledge and understanding of my field...

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Pankaj Dhanuka

VP Corporate Business Development, Emami Ltd

Sujoy Ghosh
Sujoy Ghosh
Assistant Director & Head, Healthcare, Public sector, IT & Youth Initiatives , ICC

Head - Healthcare, Public Sector, IT & Youth Initiatives...

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Sujoy Ghosh

Assistant Director & Head,Healthcare, Public sector, IT & Youth Initiatives, ICC

Sagar Daryani
Sagar Daryani
CEO, Wow Momo

Having done his schooling from St. James's School, Kolkata & Graduation from St. Xaviers Kolkata,...

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Sagar Daryani

CEO, Wow Momo

Piyush Kankaria
Piyush Kankaria
Co-Founder, The Yellow Straw

Developed a business plan to kick off a chain of juice bars. Currently executing this ...

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Piyush Kankaria

Co-Founder, The Yellow Straw

Rishav Kanoi
Rishav Kanoi
Founder, Teatrove

Rishav Kanoi's love for tea began when he was a teenager. After completing his B.Com from St. Xavier's College ...

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Rishav Kanoi

Founder, Teatrove

Shruti Kanoi
Shruti Kanoi
COO, The Tea Trove

Shruti Kanoi is COO at The Tea Trove...

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Shruti Kanoi

COO, The Tea Trove

Paritosh Srivastava
Paritosh Srivastava
AVP, Venture Catalysts

Paritosh leads the corporate innovation, regional partnerships & deal/startup evaluation at Venture Catalysts...

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Paritosh Srivastava

AVP, Venture Catalysts

Prateek Agrawal
Prateek Agrawal
Director, Ivy Knowledge Services

Entrepreneur & investor with 12 years of entrepreneurship and management consulting experience in the Big 5 firms in the US...

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Prateek Agrawal

Director, Ivy Knowledge Services

Prateek Agrawal
Kamal Agarwala
Founder & CEO, La Exactlly Software Pvt Ltd.

Kamal Agarwala, Founder & CEO of La Exactlly Software Pvt Ltd. and the chairman of NASSCOM National SME Council, started his professional career in 1991 at the age of 19 as an intern in a CA firm...

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Kamal Agarwala

Founder & CEO, La Exactlly Software Pvt Ltd.

Amit Singal
Amit Singal
CEO, Startup Buddy Services

Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the accounting industry...

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Amit Singal

CEO, Startup Buddy Services

Lalit Masta
Lalit Masta
Business Head - ABP Weddings, ABP Pvt Ltd

Lalit Masta is the business head at ABP group. He is responsible for launching the ABP digital matrimony business and scaling it up within a short span of time...

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Lalit Masta

Business Head - ABP Weddings, ABP Pvt Ltd

Aditya Mallik
Aditya Mallik
Founder & CEO, Best First Step Education Pvt Ltd

Founder & CEO of Best First Step Education Pvt Ltd (www.iqst.in), a multiple award-winning, Indo-Swiss, skill development company...

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Aditya Mallik

Founder & CEO, Best First Step Education Pvt Ltd

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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  • Address
    Indian Chamber of Commerce,
    ICC Towers, 4 India Exchange Place,
    Kolkata 700 001
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