Latest Events

Mentor Series: Organisation Development

A full day workshop on various aspects of Organization Development was delivered by Mr. Saurabh Mittal. He shared insights on topics like building organization culture, team building, self & team motivation, leadership and coaching on 20th November 2017.
Mr. Saurabh Mittal is Senior Advisor @ IIT Mandi Catalyst. He is heading Leadership Development and coaching at Fractal Analytics. He has extensive global experience over two decades of working with senior executives in defining strategy, providing thought leadership, creating new business solutions and leading large multicultural, cross-functional teams to implement improved business processes in global businesses.
Showcase at IITF 2017, Delhi

Two of Catalyst’s teams, Team MedSamaan & Team 4 Play are showcasing at India International Trade Fair, Delhi from Nov 14 – Nov 27. It is a great opportunity for startups to connect with investors/entrepreneurs and also to get marketing support.
TEDx Dharamshala

IIT Mandi Catalyst attended TEDx Dharmshala on 12th Nov,2017 at Dharamshala.Two of our teams showcased at the event.
Mr. Saurabh Mittal - Senior Advisor @ IIT Mandi Catalyst was one of the speakers at TEDx Dharamshala.He spoke on Re-Imagining Entrepreneurship.Saurabh is Head of Leadership Development and coaching at Fractal Analytics. He has extensive global experience over two decades of working with senior executives in defining strategy, providing thought leadership, creating new business solutions and leading large multicultural, cross-functional teams to implement improved business processes in global businesses.
Mentor Series: Patents & IP

Catalyst Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights, Patents, Trademarks and Innovation Life-cycle Management by Sneha Kanitkar, Patent Attorney A full day workshop on various aspects of intellectual property rights covering areas such as Patent, Trademarks, Copyrights, Designs, Geographical Indicators etc was organized by IIT Mandi catalyst on 10th November 2017 by Ms. Sneha Kanitkar.
Mentor Series: Startup Legal

Catalyst Keynote Session on Setting-up a Company by Mr. Aditya Shamlal, Partner, Gamechanger Law Advisor, on 26th October 2017at IIT Mandi. A chance to learn about incorporating a company, technology contracts, corporate contracts and fundraising transactions. Good opportunity for Faculty Members and Research Scholars to understand the legal process of starting their own company, commercializing technologies and corporate engagement.
Aditya is a partner at Gamechanger Law Advisor. Aditya has advised multiple start-ups and SMEs on their fund raising transactions, commercial transactions and contracts, incorporation, terms of service, privacy policy, employment agreements, exchange management related requirements and much more. Aditya is also legal advisor to IIT Mandi Catalyst and its incubate companies.
Mentor Series: Product Design

Catalyst Keynote Session on Product Design by Mr. Aakash Kumar, Associate Director, Make My Trip was organized at IIT Mandi on 14th October,2017. Audience members had a chance to learn about the Product Design profession and interact with an industry leader with strong experience designing some of the most successful web products in India.
Mentor Series: MVB Boot Camp methodology

A two-day workshop on MVB Boot Camp methodologyby Mr. Vishwanathan S, Co – founder & VP, FORGE Innovation Accelerator was organized at IIT Mandi on 4th& 5thOctober, 2017.In this two days workshop he shared the rationale behind the MVB framework. Startup teams went through the MVB Boot Camp methodology and refined their value propositions and business models.

Past Events

Himalayan Startup Trek, July 8-9th

IIT Mandi Catalyst will host the first edition of 'Himalayan Startup Trek' on July 8-9, 2017. Catalyst invites early stage startups with technology based business ideas from Pan-Himalayan region to attend the event. This event will feature a two day boot camp at IIT Mandi Campus which will also include a pitching competition winners of which will be offered a place in incubation/exploration program at Catalyst.
The Brouchure
Tedx IIT Mandi - Event date:14th May

Mr. Sachin Gupta, CEO and Co-founder-HackerEarth spoke on the starting up in college- "What, When and how".This was followed by a talk on likelihood of impending war in this changing world by Maj. Gen. G.D Bakshi,retired army officer and editor in chief DSA magazine. Then a minimal talk by Mr.Chirag and Sahil, founders of "The Minimalist" and finally the event culminated by an encapsulating talk on "Hero's journey" by Mr. Devanshu, a filmmaker, and National Award winner.
Catalyst Mentor Series

Speakers: Mr. Shashank Randev, Director of Z Nation Lab and Venture Partner at Zsolt Capital Venue: South Campus, IIT Mandi Event date: 13th and 14th May. Mr. Shashank mentored the teams on how to approach seed investment, how to refine business plan for a new start up. He also gave tips on how to proceed with big corporate players in the market that make a difference.

Dr.Amarjeet Singh, CTO and Co-founder Zenatix Delivered an engaging session with the Faculty members and also organized a mentoring session with supported start up teams.
Catalyst Launch

IIT Mandi Catalyst was launched as the first DST sanctioned incubator in Himachal Pradesh in May 2016 in presence of Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, IIT Madras.