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.