GOA, MAR. 6-11, 2018
4164, 13th A Main Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038, IN
India. Goa

Seaside Startup Summit India (SSS India) is a one-of-a-kind non-formal startup event organised in a form of tent camp. SSS India is a perfect platform for startups to connect to investors, pitch and win prizes and investment, learn about the Indian market, find partners and have fun!


SSS India will be held from 6th to 11th of March in India, Goa. Over 150 early stage Startups and over 100 early stage investors from all over the world will take part in the event - making it the bridge between startup ecosystems worldwide. It is expected to host over 200 guests during the event, who will interact with participants and take part in its sessions, startup pitches, workshops, training sessions and the closing ceremony.


India now is the third largest startup ecosystem after the US and the UK with over 4750 tech startups. In 2016 Indian Tech startups attracted $3.8-4 Bln investment with almost half of it went to e-commerce and the rest went to tech startups. A significant trend is the growth of B2B startups (now ~40% of all startups) with major focus on Cloud, Big Data & Analytics, IoT, AI. A major trend we see is startups emerging from smaller Tier II cities.


The biggest impetus for startups is the domestic Indian market. The recent demonetization moved by the government has not only given an impetus to Fintech startups but also pushed the 50m+ SME segment towards a digital way of doing business. India is being viewed as the next lucrative market after China by startups from Europe, US and Asia Pacific.


Lifestyle: During the whole period of the Summit all the participants share common lifestyle while living in tents. By overcoming non-urban problems, they get closer and find new members for their teams.


CoWorking: In the area of the Summit you can find a CoWorking space, where the participants work together and try to cooperate with giving solutions to each other problems.


Matching Sessions: The startups get a chance to have matching sessions with the investors. Based on the interest of the investor they will be suggested to meet the startups and discuss the possibilities of cooperation.


Group Work: All the workshops contain group activities. While doing the assignments proposed by the experts, the participants get a chance to know each other better and at the same time, acquire new skills. This is a part of the team building program designed to help the startups to overcome further hardships.

Workshops: Workshops are part of the educational program. Trainers and professionals invited from different countries hold training sessions and help the startups to better understand where they are, what they need and what they want.


CampFire Talks: It is a non-formal talk held around the campfire within the squad. The speakers are founders of fortunate startups or professionals who want to share their knowledge and success stories with the participants.

Brand Battles: This is a special type of battle organized mainly for those startups which operate within particular field (Tourism, Education, Agriculture, Food and Healthy lifestyle, Healthcare etc.).


Big Battle: This is the battle organized for all the participating startups regardless of the field of their activities. The differentiation is done based on their stages of development. The money prizes for the winners are different based on the decision of the jury.


CampFire Pitch: The activity is designed for Business stage startups, who are looking for possibilities to scale the business and enter new markets. It is a unique chance for the business stage startups to present their pitches to the investors and get funding right at the moment.

Beach time: One of the reasons to organize the Summit close to water basin, is strongly connected to the possibility to organize beach parties and various sport activities, such as volleyball, football, surfing, etc.


Disco: Night discos are inseparable part of daily activities. This is not only a mean of leisure, but also a great tool for socialization.

Anil Chhikara
Anil is a serial entrepreneur and a well-regarded startup mentor in the Indian startup ecosystem. Anil was the anchor judge for Haywards 5000 Haunslay ki Udaan, India's First Startup Reality TV Show and the official startup coach for The Vault Show. Anil has judged over 600 startups in the last 24 months.
The Serial Entrepreneur and Anchor Judge
Hakob Hakobyan
Hakob Hakobyan is a Founder at Startup Armenia Foundation and Seaside Startup Summit. Also, he is a CEO at Renaissance Foundation. Mr. Hakobyan is a result-oriented Director with strong leadership skills in business activation and social developments. Successfully led and managed a number of projects in social, cultural and entrepreneurial fields across Armenia and worldwide.
Founder Startup Armenia Foundation & SSS
Rahul Narvekar
A seasoned startup entrepreneur , having earned his stripes in Mumbai and accumulated a track record in Delhi. He has enormous experience (proven experience with a success record to boot, with global attestations to back it up) with ecommerce out of India, and knows this space from its inception to where it is today.
CEO at Sun and Sands Advisors Co. Ltd.
Vinay Singhal
Vinay Singhal is a Co-Founder and CEO at WittyFeed, an Internet media company and world's second largest viral content company based in Indore, India. The firm describes itself as 'a modern day blogging platform for photo-stories and listicles, the YouTube of the content industry'. WittyFeed is India’s largest viral content company and the world’s second largest in terms of traffic numbers after BuzzFeed. It is among the top 200 websites in the world with 120 million unique visitors to its website every month and more than 420 million monthly page views. It is the first company from India to be among the top 75 and top 25 most-read websites in the US and the UK.
Co-Founder and CEO at WittyFeed
Vikas Bagaria
Vikas Bagaria, a serial entrepreneur and a seasoned business man with more than 20 years of experience in setting up and successfully running businesses from scratch. Beside founded and running PeeSafe - world's highest selling toilet seat sanitizer spray, he helps Indian Defense, Aerospace, Power Transformer and Energy companies in Conditional based monitoring system. He founded his 1st company in VR Forklift in 1997, followed by SRV - a damage prevention and conditional based monitoring business in 2003. The unfortunate incident of Nirbhaya rape case inspired him to start India's 1st online portal on Safety products
Serial Entrepreneur and Founder at PeeSafe
Pranay Gupta
Pranay Gupta is focused on incubating and investing in early stage innovation & technology based startups. Mr. Gupta is providing strategic input, planning, fund-raising, hand-holding and networking support to startups.
Co-founder at 91springboard
Entrepreneur Startup Enthusiast
As a General Partner he of Incubate Fund India Mr. Murakami is in charge of finding, investment, and value-up activities of internet/tech related early stage startups in India. Before starting Incubate Fund India, he has been an Investment Banker focusing on IT / Internet sector venture companies (pre-IPO stage) for 6 years in Tokyo and NY.
General Partner at Incubate Fund India
Suhas Gopinath
Suhas Gopinath, 31, is the Founder & Chairman of Globals Inc, the company he founded when he was 14 and became the world
Founder & Chairman
of Global
Xavier Prabhu
Xavier Prabhu, with over 23 years of industry experience is widely regarded both in India and overseas as among the thought leaders in the larger communication/PR space. He is a sought after speaker having spoken in 14 countries worldwide and within India he does one speaking engagement a month at the minimum on topics ranging from entrepreneurship, success, branding, communication and PR. Last year he turned a TEDx speaker speaking on a new hypothesis he is building and working on right now. A first generation entrepreneur, he built PRHUB from scratch (starting with one computer in his home in 2002) to it being among India's top 18 independent, full services PR firms with offices in Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi and employing close to 60 highly qualified professionals. He turned an entrepreneur in 2017 again with a new venture that is under stealth mode right now. He is currently working on a comprehensive guide to branding and communication for start-ups/new ventures which is due later this year. he plans to turn angel investor, mentor and organic farmer soon.
Founder & Managing Director of PRHUB
Annalie Killian
Ms. Killian is a Co-Founder & Director at inQ and a Managing Director at Crescent Info Soft. Annalie Killian is an internationally experienced transformation strategist who has led insight-driven innovation and organizational change at scale on 3 continents. She has extensive experience in influencing stakeholders and executive leadership in complex global environments, across a range of industry sectors, to shape the future. As Director of Human Networks at Foresight & Culture Advisors, sparks & honey in New York, she is leading the Future of Work practice and scaling global intelligence and creativity through open collaborative communities and distributed trust systems. Previously, as VP Innovation at AMP Limited, she architected the corporate innovation eco-system and founded the Amplify Festival which she grew into Australia
Co-Founder & Director inQ Innovation
Deepak Goel
Deepak Goel is the Founder & CEO of KarmaCircles. Prior to that, he was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Packback (a Chicago-based startup funded by Mark Cuban & other notable angel investors) where he built their product strategy, online marketing strategy and engineering team. Prior to that, he was the Chief Product Officer of IndiaHomes (backed by NEA, Foundation Capital & Helion Ventures) where he built & led product management, marketing and engineering teams. Before that, he was Director of Product Management at (NYSE:QUOT, now called Quotient Technology Inc.) where he created & grew several multi-million dollar products. He has also been a senior executive at Microsoft & Nokia.Deepak Goel is the Founder & CEO of KarmaCircles. Prior to that, he was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Packback (a Chicago-based startup funded by Mark Cuban & other notable angel investors) where he built their product strategy, online marketing strategy and engineering team. Prior to that, he was the Chief Product Officer of IndiaHomes (backed by NEA, Foundation Capital & Helion Ventures) where he built & led product management, marketing and engineering teams. Before that, he was Director of Product Management at (NYSE:QUOT, now called Quotient Technology Inc.) where he created & grew several multi-million dollar products. He has also been a senior executive at Microsoft & Nokia.
Founder of KarmaCircles, Startup Advisor, Inventor, TEDx speaker, Investor
Amit Kumar Mishra
Mr. Amit Kumar Mishra empowers people at the top of the ladder - entrepreneurs, investors, influencers, senior executives and decision makers - to take fact-based decisions and multiply their growth rate. Widely known as "Techenveshi", he has founded Dazeinfo - India's #1 Knowledge & Intelligence Platform - with a vision to disrupt the Tech Media & Research Industry. With data-rich deep-dive analysis of the latest industry developments it helps leaders, entrepreneurs, marketers, strategists, and other business executives take informed decisions.
Founder & CEO, Dazeinfo Media & Research
Gaurav Kachru
Gaurav Kachru is an entrepreneurial growth leader who has led new technology & traditional businesses across countries & industries. Mr. Kachru has led sales, strategy, investments & market entries across Asia as well as led over 19 transactions in inorganic growth space. Prior to the digital ecosystem, he also led businesses for Fortune 100 companies like GE (Sales Director, GE Transportation West Asia) & Manpower Inc ( Regional Director for Asia) managing large regional sales teams & P&Ls across the AP region.
Early Stage Investing, Digital Transformation, eCommerce, Growth Leader
Abhishek Agarwal
Mr. Abhishek Agarwal runs Bold Kiln (solutions for startups) and he is a partner at OperatorVC, a micro-fund investing in early stage companies. Mr. Agarwal has an experience of conducting workshops on startup related topics, entrepreneurship, fundraising, investing, strategy and marketing.
General Partner at OperatorVC, Building Bold Kiln
Yashraj Bhardwaj
Yashraj Bhardwaj is a CEO & Co-founder at Zenith Vipers, which encourages willing students to come up with their ideas and serves for the betterment of the society as the founders don’t want others to face the same problems as they did in their initial phases of research and while they were shaping their dreams. Mr. Bhardwaj is also an Advisor at Seed Capital NEN.
Co-founder at Zenith Vipers & Workolab
Abhay Tandon
Abhay Tandon has developed and nurtured extensive skills in Sales and Business Development operations, across industries like Information Technology, Financial Services, Private Equity and Venture Capital etc. and has catered to clients across 10+ industries. He also has attained skills dealing with Private Equity, Angel Investment Network, Management Consulting, Core IT processes, Human Resources Management, Business Strategy and Project Management.
Startup Mentor and Enthusiast, Program Manager at Target Accelerator
Tripti Shinghal
Chartered Accountant and Post graduate in law with over nine years of progressive experience in profit and non profit organisations both large and SMEs and includes business and financial advisory for various organizations such as PwC, Grant Thornton (GT), World Bank (on behalf of GT) etc comprising handholding and laying procedures for SMEs, due diligence reviews, forensic audits, statutory & internal audits and other business advisory services. Experience includes various multi – national, foreign and domestic clients spread over a range of industries and been involved in a number of cross border transactions, both outbound and inbound, on behalf of strategic and financial investors.
Curator at Rasoi Queen, QueensXI, Womennovator, KGSAdvisors, Incupedia
Varadarajan Krishna
Currently, Varad specializes in Enterprise Innovation Management and Open Innovation in verticals like Healthcare, Energy, Automotive, Aerospace and Public Systems.Has a proven record of successful executive and operational experience in leading public and private companies. Been part of start-up community that had developed products and IP ranging from Embedded Software, BPM, Telecom and Smart Energy Metering.Holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics & Communications Engg and a Post Graduate in Systems Management. He is a part of Advisory Boards of companies in the innovative space and is mentoring few tech start-ups in India and abroad. Varad brings with him good Management skills and demonstrated leadership qualities with which he would like to make a deep impact to the Innovation industry in this part of the world. He currently blogs on Innovation & Research and is actively involved in the Cleantech sector worldwide. Has completed with distinction Technology Entrepreneurship and Startup Boards: Advanced Entrepreneurship of Venture labs, Stanford University. He also completed Leading Innovation -India Program of the Harvard University.
Managing Director at Induct AS India
Dr. Aniruddha Malpani
Dr. Aniruddha Malpani is a Director & Founder at Malpani Ventures, an angel investment firm that provides seed funding to innovative ideas. Dr. Aniruddha Malpani is an IVF specialist with a brilliant career with numerous awards, educational distinctions and prizes. Dr. Malpani completed his postgraduate degree in Gynecology from the University of Bombay in 1986. He received further training in IVF from UCSF, San Francisco, and U.S.A. As a medical student, he studied at Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Yale.
Director & Founder Malpani Ventures
Vishal Nigam is the co-founder/CEO of Blockstein, an end to end blockchain focused company. Blockstein is focused on developing products over Blockchain Technology which includes the Supply Chain, Identify Verification, Document Signing. Vishal is also serving as the Chairman of Indian Blockchain Council. Vishal comes with an extensive background on Blockchain Technology. Vishal is global speaker on blockchain technology. He has been working and designing products which can leverage Blockchain Technology and efficiently solve the problems also at the same time reduces the cost for the companies. Vishal is very well versed with various frameworks which includes Ethereum, Hyper Ledger, Fabric, Iroha, Indy, Chainscript etc. Vishal has trained more than 900+ hours on Blockchain Technology globally to help the audience understand the technology and how to leverage it .
co-founder/CEO of Blockstein
Due to the concept of the Seaside Startup Summit, each event will host about 70% of local and 30% of international startups. All the applied startups will pass the same selection process. However, additional criteria for the international startups will be applied due to the regional particularities and market orientation of the applicants. Members of startups are expected to cover transportation and visa costs for themselves.
What is SSS India?
It’s a tent camp business forum, where the startups, that have passed the selection process will take part in the event. They will attend workshops, meet investors and take part in startup battles.
What will I get?
If you’re a startup you’ll get a chance to get new knowledge, have matching session with investors and win grants. If you’re an investor you’ll meet prospective startups. If you’re a guest you’ll get a chance to closely communicate with Indian startup ecosystem.
Are there any participation fees?
Where will we stay?
In the tents at Goa, India. Tents and sleeping bags are provided by the organizers.
Is the food provided?
Yes, the food is provided to the groups (20-25 people in each). Each group cooks for themselves.
What do I need to bring with me?
Bring what you’ll need for staying 5 days in a tent. You’ll need a laptop to work on your projects.
Is there any age limitation?
No, but if you’re under 18, we’ll need parent’s permission.
Should we stay all 5 days?
Yes, it’s mandatory. Participants can leave the territory only in case of emergencies.
Do you provide visa support?
We can send you an invitation, which you can present to the embassies.
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