The AEONIAN Webinar: Exploring Untapped Frontiers, Scaling Success, Securing Funds

India’s National Startup Day, celebrated annually on January 16th, 2024, is a testament to the thriving entrepreneurial spirit in the country. This day not only commemorates the achievements of existing startups but also aims to inspire and guide aspiring entrepreneurs towards building successful, scalable businesses. To mark this occasion, we are delighted to announce a special webinar that brings together industry experts to share insights on crucial aspects of startup success.

Meet our distinguished panel of industry luminaries at the National Startup Day webinar, bringing a wealth of international expertise in Business Consulting, Innovations, Mentoring, Fundraising, and Deep Tech. Gain unparalleled insights and strategies from these global thought leaders as they navigate the realms of entrepreneurial success on a global scale.


  • 4.00 pm – 4.05 pm: Welcome Address
  • 4.05 pm – 4.25 pm: Celebrating India’s Startup Ecosystem: Abhay Tandon, Innovations & Partnership Officer, TVS Motor Company
  • 4.25 pm – 4.45 pm: Global Expansion: ‘The Dubai Advantage’ – Why SMEs and Entrepreneurs are Looking at Expanding Their Operations to the UAE. Neha Thomas, Marketing Head, Creative Zone, Dubai, UAE
  • 4.45 pm – 5.00 pm: Sunil Khosla, Founder / Investor, Unicorn Next
  • 5.00 pm – 5.20 pm: How AI Could Enable Startup Growth. Kanishk Gaur, CEO, Athenian Tech Limited.
  • 5.20 pm – 5.30 pm: Q & A / Closing Note

India’s National Startup Day is not just a celebration but an opportunity for entrepreneurs to gain valuable insights and inspiration. Join us on January 16th, 2024, as we delve into the intricacies of building scalable businesses, securing funding, and exploring untapped markets. Let’s collectively contribute to the growth and success of the vibrant Indian startup ecosystem.

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The AEONIAN 2024

In the dynamic landscape of India’s small business ecosystem, Small Enterprise India has been a guiding force for the past 15 years. Small Enterprise India, the leading knowledge platform for small businesses in the country, has significantly contributed to the growth and success of entrepreneurs. In 2017, they further solidified their commitment to fostering innovation and recognizing outstanding startups by launching The AEONIAN.

The AEONIAN – Nurturing Innovation and Entrepreneurship:

The AEONIAN, an initiative by Aspire AEONIAN LLP, has been a pivotal platform for startups in India. Leveraging the expertise gained through years of supporting small businesses, The AEONIAN was designed to provide comprehensive support, recognition, and funding opportunities for emerging startups.

Key Components of The AEONIAN:

Recognition through Awards:

The flagship event of The AEONIAN is its annual awards ceremony. Since its inception, The AEONIAN Awards have become a benchmark for excellence in the startup ecosystem. These awards acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of top startups across various sectors, highlighting their innovative approaches, sustainable practices, and overall impact on the industry.

Pitch Sessions and Funding Opportunities:

One of the unique aspects of The AEONIAN is its commitment to not only recognising but also catalysing the growth of startups. The platform offers a dedicated Pitch Session, providing startups at different stages with an opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of esteemed investors. This initiative has successfully facilitated funding for numerous startups, contributing to their scalability and success.

Global Investor Engagement:

The AEONIAN has transcended geographical boundaries by attracting investors not only from India but also from countries such as Japan, the USA, the UK, and the Middle East. This global engagement has created a diverse pool of opportunities for Indian startups, exposing them to a wide range of expertise, networks, and funding sources.

Multifaceted Support:

Beyond awards and funding, The AEONIAN offers a holistic approach to supporting startups. This includes a dedicated portal (, a monthly magazine (Small Enterprise), SME conferences, Webinars, MasterClasses and Consulting services. This multifaceted support system ensures that startups receive guidance and resources at every stage of their journey.

The AEONIAN Awards and Pitch Session 2024:

As The AEONIAN gains momentum, the anticipation for its 5th annual startup awards and pitch session in September 2024 is palpable. This event promises to open up even more opportunities for Indian startups, providing them with a platform to showcase their innovations and attract global investments. The continued involvement of investors from diverse regions reflects the international significance and impact of The AEONIAN in shaping the future of entrepreneurship in India.

The AEONIAN Accelerator

In a landmark move that underscores its commitment to catalysing growth and innovation within the Indian startup ecosystem, The AEONIAN is set to announce the launch of its highly anticipated Accelerator Platform. This groundbreaking initiative will be unveiled at the 5th Annual Awards and Pitch session in September 2024, marking a significant milestone in The AEONIAN’s mission to provide comprehensive support to startups at every stage of their journey.

By providing a holistic suite of resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities, The AEONIAN is not merely an awards platform but an ecosystem that empowers startups to thrive. As the Accelerator Platform takes centre stage, it heralds a new era of possibilities for Indian entrepreneurs, reinforcing The AEONIAN’s pivotal role in shaping the future of the startup landscape.

The AEONIAN, born out of Small Enterprise India’s rich experience in supporting small businesses, has become a beacon of success for startups in India. Through its awards, pitch sessions, and global investor engagement, The AEONIAN continues to play a pivotal role in fostering innovation and driving the growth of the Indian startup ecosystem. As it embarks on its 5th annual awards ceremony, The AEONIAN remains dedicated to shaping the future of entrepreneurship and contributing to the success stories of countless startups across the nation.


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