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Marathwada Scale-up
Accelerator Program

About The Program

Get industry insights, learn how to make a viable business model and pitch to an international investor.

This program will kickoff MAGIC, Ycenter and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Innovation and Incubation Center’s Startup Incubation initiative by giving participating startups and entrepreneurs a chance to learn how to build a viable business model for their products / services in a hands-on workshop, receive validation from renowned entrepreneurs and pitch to an international investor.

Key program highlights:

  • Learn how Machine Learning & AI can enable high-growth startups
  • Validate your ideas and learn how to build a viable business model
  • Understand product-market fit and test viability
  • Pitch to an international investor and receive feedback
  • Get inspired by personal growth stories of established entrepreneurs
  • Network with potential partners and mentors in the Marathwada region
  • Know more about upcoming programs and incubation opportunities

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Marathwada Scale-up Accelerator Program

Date: 15th June, 2018
Venue: DDUKK University Campus Auditorium, BAMU, Aurangabad

Registration Fees: Rs. 1000 per individual
(All access pass. GST extra as per government norms.)

Program Structure

The program will cover talks by industry experts, a hands-on workshop on business model design and pitch sessions with potential investors.

Time Event Host
10:00 – 10:30am Introduction to Scaleup Program by MAGIC Ashish Garde & Prasad Kokil, Directors CMIA
10:30 – 11:30am Program Inauguration Prof. B.A. Chopade, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor
11:30 – 12:30pm Opening Keynote Address Milind Kank, Director Yeshshree Press Comps Pvt. Ltd.
12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch Break --
1:30 – 2:15pm Talk: Technology As An Enabler For Higher Growth Startups (Machine Learning & AI) Vikramank Singh, AI Researcher
2:15 – 4:15pm Startup Innovation Model Workshop Rohaan Goswami, COO Ycenter
4:15 – 4:30pm Break --
4:30 – 5:30pm Pitch Session Sandeep Sehgal
5:30 – 6:30pm Closing Keynote Address Sandeep Sehgal, Founder CEO Global Scaleup & Amar Phatak, Director I-invent Labs

Additional Benefits For Participants

As part of our commitment towards creating a global ecosystem of entrepreneurs, innovators and change-makers, all participants will receive continued mentorship for their projects by our global leadership team beyond the workshop.

Who is this for?

  • Students, young professionals and entrepreneurs with startups ideas at any level - idea stage, prototype phase or launch ready.
  • No prior experience required.
  • All learning and working materials will be provided.

Meet The Speakers

Insights and mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs in the field.

Vikramank Singh

Vikramank Singh​ is an AI Researcher with about 5 years of experience in the field of Artificial Intelligence and has for companies like Facebook Research, DRDO Ministry of Defence, Govt of India. He has been a TEDx Speaker and a keynote speaker at several international and national conferences. He recently spoke at the International Deep Learning Summit at Singapore. He will soon be joining the University of California Berkeley's SETI Research (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) and help them in improving their technology to find aliens.

Milind Kank

Milind Kank is Managing Director at Yeshshree Press Comps Pvt. Ltd. He is a serial entrepreneur and mentor. Yeshshree - a company with a present turnover of more than 300 crores had a humble beginning. Established in year 1997, Yeshshree Press Comps Pvt. Ltd started supplying auto parts to the world leaders in automobile industry in India. Names like Bajaj, Piaggio and Bosch have been their esteemed clients for more than fifteen years. Currently Yeshshree Press Comps Pvt. Ltd. has 6 state of the art high-tech manufacturing plants across Maharashtra State.

Dr. Amar Phatak

Dr. Amar Phatak is Managing Partner at AMP Engineering Design Ventures LLP. He is an accomplished engineer with a passion for new technologies in mechanical engineering especially in Automobile, Agricultural, Rapid Prototyping and in disruptive innovations. He has a Doctorate from IIT, Bombay and has secured a first class with distinction. He is also a Technical Director in I-Invent Labs Pvt Ltd, Aurangabad, Maharashtra and has previously worked with Mahindra & Mahindra (MES), Pune, as a deputy manager and Siemens PLM Software, Pune, as Sr. Software Developer. At a young age of 37 years he has many publications to his credit and has published more than 25 technical papers till date. He also has two US copyrights. Some of his notable achievements also include publication of Engineering Books published with Wiley Publication, which has international circulation.

Rohaan Goswami

Rohaan Goswami is the COO and Director of Product Design at Ycenter India. He leads the engineering and design teams in their mission to create a global experiential learning platform. He is in charge of conceptualizing and implementing creative features and go-to-market strategies for Ycenter's worldwide expansion programs, specifically in Asia and the Middle East. When not solving challenges at Ycenter, he works as the Creative Director at ProjectOne, a non-profit media collective that he founded in 2016. He travels across India documenting and researching on its various sub-cultures, and also conducts workshops on Design Thinking, Storytelling and Social Innovation across universities in India. In November 2017, Rohaan was invited as a delegate from India to the United Nations Development Program - Misk Global Forum in Riyadh to brainstorm with young leaders, creators and thinkers from around the world for ways to meet “The Challenge of Change”. He believes that the shortest distance between two people is a story, and that the world can be brought closer together through efficient storytelling mediums and experiential education.

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