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

summing up

The last day of Seaside Startup Summit has approached and the startupers were waiting for the names of the winners to be announced It seemed like this was one of the most exciting days in their lives not only because the names of the winners would have been revealed, but also because one of the most life-changing experiences was coming to its end. The day was full of emotions and feelings.
After announcing the names of the winners, the preparatory works for the Closing Ceremony started. H.E. Mr. Armen Martirosyan, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia in the Republic of India, It Secretary of Goa Public Service Commission (GPSC) Ameya Abhyankar arrived to the territory of the Summit and started having conversations with the participants.
The Closing Ceremony, as the whole event itself, was held in a very friendly atmosphere. Everyone had a chance to speak up about their emotions and share stories from their experience during the Summit. The organizers of the event also gave final speeches during the Ceremony. Mr. Hakob Hakobyan, the founder of Seaside Startup Summit and Startup Armenia Foundation wore an Indian national suit as a sign of respect. Volunteers team also prepared a special surprise in a form an Indian dance.
The event ended with victorious moments full of happiness and joy.

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
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
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
Pratik Gauri
Pratik is the co-founder of India Needs You, a leadership movement to create leaders who shall contribute to India’s growth story. He has trained more than 2500 young adults in the past 8 years. Pratik has been recognized as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum and as a Changemaker by Global Action on Poverty. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and a certificate on Strategic Management of Non Profits from Harris School of Public Policy at University of Chicago.
Co-founder of India Needs You
Pinaki Laskar
Pinaki Laskar is a founbder at, which is a state of the art (deep neural network) - AI for self-driving cars, AI for Bank distributed fraud detection system. AI to understand the art of music. AI for brick and mortar, recognition and tracking of the customer behavior in the store. He is also a founder at
Swagat Sarangi
Swagat Sarangi is a co founder at Smytten. Smytten is India's largest premium discovery and trial platform, which helps you to discover Life's Little Luxuries with free trials and curated shopping across categories like Beauty, Skincare, Male Grooming, Food & Beverages, Smart Technology, Premium Services.
Co Founder
Dr. Maninder Singh Khalsa
Dr. Maninder Singh Khalsa is a Management Consultant at ThreeFish Consulting India, which is a People and Organisation Capability Consulting company that focuses on applying behavioral science to help people and organizations operate at their true potential. ThreeFish is also the Master Distributor for Hogan Assessments in India.They serve Hogan's global clients and MNC consulting firms that are Hogan partners.They work closely with Indian companies to integrate Hogan Assessments for leadership assessment and development.
Management Consultant ThreeFish Consulting India
Malik Irfan
Malik Irfan is a founder and director at inQ Innovations, which is first of its kind Startup Global Open Innovation Ecosystem. The company is focusing on harnessing international collaboration through an incubator/accelerator program that fosters innovation across broad & vibrant sectors:
Founder & Director inQ Innovations
Milee Ashwarya
Milee Ashwaraya is a Editorial Director at Penguin Random House, which is the world
Editorial Director Penguin Random House
Greg Acuna
Greg Acuna is a CEO at Earthlings Infotech. Earthlings Infotech is the driving force behind our Planet Earthlings project to create game of social impact. Their first game "Acting Kindly" has got rave reviews and "Acting Kindly Mobile" prototype is now in testing.
Earthlings Infotech
Rakesh Mishra
Rakesh Mishra is a cofounder and Global Chair at IIT Mentors. IIT Mentors is a unique global mentorship program that aims to leverage the powerful network of the IIT alumni across the globe and to become a universal platform of mentoring. With the vision of
Cofounder and Global Chair IIT Mentors
Sarandeep Singh
Sarandeep Singh is the Chairman and CEO of WEE (Women Entrepreneurship and Empowerment) FOUNDATION. An initiative of IIT Delhi, supported by government departments like DST, MIETY etc. WEE Foundation is a pioneer in women entrepreneurship training in India. Sarandeep Singh is a TED and an international Keynote Speaker. He is a Certified International Master Trainer for various behavioral programs, six sigma master black belt and an Executive Coach. He has also spoken at various leadership summits including FICCI, NASSCOM, NHRDN ,CII and Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology. He is a startup consultant and mentors startups from "idea to execution" across various industries.
Chairman & CEO WEE
Rohit Bafna
Rohit Bafna is a Chapter Associate at Mumbai Angels Network. The Mumbai Angels Network is a unique forum where its members may interact and exchange ideas and knowledge. The Mumbai Angels provides a unique platform to start up and very early stage companies by bringing them face to face with successful entrepreneurs, professionals and executives who are interested in and have the funds available to invest in start up companies.
Chapter Associate Mumbai Angels Network
Sameer Sortur
Sameer Sortur is a founder and chief executive officer at SquareCircle Tech. SquareCircle Tech has been formed to help Growth-Stage Tech Companies facing the challenges of Market Entry, Advisory, Investment and Scale. Through a systematic utilisation of digital and physical medium, they are well positioned to provide professional level of Customer Acquisition, New Market Identification and Entry, and enable cross continent business opportunities. Their current vertical focus is on Technology Companies who are looking to expand across the MEA & APAC region. With their global HQ in Dubai, they establish a vital link between the West and East.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer SquareCircle Tech
Vijay Parthasarthy
Vijay Parthasarthy is an IIT Kanpur, IIM Ahmedabad Alumnus with over 35 years Global experience in Corporate Strategy and Brand Building out of which 20 years have been at the CEO level. Vijay has worked with over 75 Brands and 15 Agencies and has the Unique distinction of creating a Startup in an Internationally competitive market and beating all odds to make it a Global Winner in a very short period of time. His experience spans across verticals of FMCG, Consumer Durables/Electronics, OTC Pharma, Telecom, B2B, Building Finishes and Knowledge Management at both User- base and User-Influencer base level.
Founder & CEO InTouch Consulting
Achint Setia
Achint Setia is a head at VOOT OTT subscription business & VStEP (Viacom18 Startup Engagment Program), which is India
Head of VOOT OTT subscription business & VStEP
Mohit Gulati
Mr. Gulati is a Managing General Partner at ITI Growth Opportunities LLP, which focuses on the following sectors: FinTech, SaaS, IoT, e-commerce ancillary solutions. In addition to ITI Growth Opportunities LLP, Mr. Gulati is also a Private Investor at Em & Em Personal Care Pvt. Ltd, which research reinvents itself to create personal care products adapted to suit the diversified desires of men and women in a market undergoing substantial transformations. Mr. Gulati graduated with a Bachelors in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering at Pune.
Managing General Partner ITI Growth Opportunities LLP
Prashant Pansere
Prashant Pansere is a Co-founder at Eagle10 Ventures, which identifies early stage startups, helps them to grow and connect the startups to a angle investors for seed fund. Mr. Pansere has built multiple profitable startups grounds up. He is am expert on bootstrapping, growth hacking, business growth. Established leader with strong hands on Techno Managerial skill sets acquired through leading diverse multicultural teams in area of software development & products deployed globally. Mr. Pansere has been the force behind Startup Leadership Program in India with over 4 years through diverse roles in execution of accelerator program. He has proven track record of growth hacking to accelerate products, find innovative solutions and above all build and lead large teams for product development.
Co-founder Eagle10 Ventures
Rohit Goyal
Mr. Goyal is active in the Venture Capital space for over 7 years & has made multiple investments in past, which includes domestic as well as international deals. He has experience in managing international transactions involving multiple stakeholders & nationalities. He has had entrepreneurial experience in Manufacturing & Technology. He has partnered & set-up companies in & outside India, with people from China, Sri Lanka, UK & Germany. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering & Masters in Management from CASS Business School, City University, London. He is also certified as an Associate Financial Planner (Investment Planning, Tax Planning & Estate Planning, Risk Management & Insurance Planning) by FPSB.
Managing Partner
Windrose Capital
Shivam Ahuja
Shivam is a Blockchain Advisor for and Founder and Executive Chairman at DelhiAngels Investors. In 2012, he joined Micromax Informatics and helped them in Building their Sales channel for Delhi Region. Contributed in Micromax massive growth for Year 2012-2015 and got awarded as "Best Sales Professional" for a quarter in 2014. In 2014, started Community along with his good Friend Shaurya, Director Marketing EDC IIT Delhi. In 2016, they launched together DelhiAngels, and invested $100,000 in one of tech startup through their group of investors.
Founder & Executive Chairman DelhiAngels Investors
Neeraj Singh Rathore
Neeraj Singh Rathore is a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and MBA and PMP & CPISI certified. He has a total of 22+ years of experience and has worked with Infosys, TechM and Convergys. Apart from being a consultant for Startup’s, has been the owner founder for Prometheus Infotech & Sphinx Techpro. Has executed IT projects both nationally and internationally USA, UK, Europe, Thailand, Taiwan. Certified International Business Success Coach and NLP Trainer(European Community for NLP & American Board) .
Author, Business Coach and Motivational Speaker
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.
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