Glimpse of the first SMARTup

Posted on November 13, 2017 by ah! Ventures

ah! Ventures had announced a new arm to power the startup ecosystem of the nation. SMARTup, an ah! Ventures and series is projected to act as a knowledge building as well as a networking platform for entrepreneurs of today.

Our aim was to establish such an engaging platform which imbues entrepreneurs with relevant information and expert access on how to go about building and scaling a startup.

Thus SMARTup, a first in this engaging series of events was conducted in the metropolitan city of Mumbai at Fundtonic on 28th October, 2017. More than 150 one-on-one meetings were conducted between entrepreneurs/start ups and investors which resulted in building a good rapport and networking between both verticals.

Around 20 entrepreneurs participated in live pitches with the investors, giving an instant chance to showcase their ideas and thoughts and gaining business opportunities.

Ajeet Khurana, prominent Angel Investor, author & Patron of ‘Ideas That Scale’ accelerator was our star speaker at SMARTup Mumbai. Ajeet was as always at his best, while charmingly captivating the young entrepreneur’s mind with his vision for what awaits them.

Various other coveted speakers from the ecosystem such as Anisha Patnaik, Co-Founder of Lexstart, Kiran Patil, CEO of Growisto and Shrirang Tambe Founder & CEO of ORIGA Leasing were also present at the event who encouraged and conducted knowledge sessions on topics such as, ESOPs, SEO and Practical Mantras for Raising Capital and made the participants feel ready to take on the world of startups.

SMARTup was thus a roaring one-of-a-kind event that made us bridge the gap between the entrepreneurs/startups and the investors. We’re now looking forward to SMARTup Pune, the next SMARTup Mumbai and SMARTup Indore on the 17th December to create more opportunities for entrepreneurs. To register for SMARTup click on: To stay updated about SMARTup and upcoming events of ah! Ventures write to us on: /

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