Welcome to The AEONIAN 2017 - a premier Startup event that will be organized by Aspire Media, the publishers of the leading SME portal Small Enterprise India and the Magazine. Small Enterprise India was launched in July 2010. We regularly conduct multi-city roadshows helping SMEs to streamline their existing businesses and recognizing for their achievements through our Awards program SEBA 2016, which was covered by NDTV and later telecasted as 30 mins episode few times.
'The AEONIAN 2017' - an annual startup summit that recognizes and rewards the startup community in India. The Aeonian will be a 2-day event aiming at bringing all stakeholders of the startup ecosystem, all under one roof. From investors to companies, from seed funded to IPO startups, from students to startup founders, they will all be present across the 5 major categories of sub-events. The AEONIAN 2017 will be a combination of Startup Expo, Pitch, Conference & Awards in association with Deloitte India and NDTV and various media partners, StartUp ecosystem partners, Angel Investors, VCs, Incubators, and accelerators. The event will be held at WTC, Mumbai on 09 - 10th November 2017, Mumbai.
The Aeonian 2017 is a premier annual startup summit that recognizes and rewards the startup community in India. The Aeonian 2017 will be a two-day event aiming at bringing all stakeholders of the startup ecosystem, under one roof. From investors to companies, from seed funded to IPO startups, from students to startup founders, they will all be present across the 4 categories of events –
Expo & Spotlight
Conference & Networking
Whether the idea to join is to gain a better insight to the Indian startup scene or it is to find the right startup to invest in, whether it is to network with potential investors or it is to find the latest technology or products, Aeonian 2017 satisfies to every need. All this while also celebrating the successes and dwelling over the failures of the startup world
The entries will be pre-screened on the basis of their eligibility & segregation based on their stages of funding i.e. Seed, Series A, Series B and Series C+. 40 shortlisted teams will be allowed to pitch in front of the jury & potential investors. The time slot will be 5 minutes for presentation followed by 2 minutes for Q&A.
Any individual, founder or authorized person can nominate their startup under any of the specific funding stages provided
Each startup can nominate themselves based on the stage of funding – Nascent/Seed, Early/Growth (Series A), Expansion (Series B) & Mezzanine stage (Series C).
A robust framework for pre-screening / evaluation parameters for startups will be used for initial shortlisting
A team of experts will evaluate and shortlist the nominees by scoring the startup on a defined set of parameters for each stage of startup
Selected finalists will be informed a weeks before the event and they will have to confirm their participation.
The groups have been classified and defined as follows based on the funding requirements:
SEED FUNDING Early stage funding is given to a startup that will be utilized to conduct market surveys, create the viable product and initial establishment of the company. Investments are usually around $500k - $2 Million and investors include Angels and early stage VCs.
SERIES A FUNDING Funds the product development process and optimizing the customer acquisition process. Companies begin a steady source of income. Typical funding round sees an investment of $3- $15 Million.
SERIES B FUNDING Investments typically are in the range of $15-$60 Million. Normally funding would be utilized for expansion in terms of expansive hires, expansion into different market segments or experimentation with different revenue streams.
SERIES C+ FUNDING Funding to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. It is all utilized for growth and pre- IPO dress up of the company or for acquisitions. VCs and PEs are the usual investors at this stage.
Early Stage Venture Capitalist at VilCap Investments
Founder & CEO at FormulateIP
Founder & CEO Utilis Capital
Angel Investor, Entrepreneur, Investment Banker
MAHAVIR PRATAP SHARMA
Chairman and Co-founder at RAIN
Co-Founder ah! Ventures
Cofounder & Executive at Innovation and Incubation Centre, PDPU, Ahmedabad, Gujarat,
Executive Director - MyCFO & Chair - Fintech SIG at TiE Mumbai.
Trust Adviser | Deal Maker | Global Business Development | Networking Expert Aegis Limited