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Format

The AEONIAN Awards – 09 December 2021

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The AEONIAN 2021 Virtual Awards

Presented with an Award Trophy and will be eligible for a bouquet of benefits

The day will conclude with the awards night. The best of the startup ecosystem will be awarded in 25 categories segregated into stages – Nascent/Seed, Early/Growth, Expansion and Mezzanine. The nominations will undergo two stages of screening and will be screened and judged by a jury consisting of eminent industry stalwarts, CEOs, startup heroes, angel investors and venture capitalists having a rich experience of the startup ecosystem. Winners will be presented with an Award trophy and will be eligible for a bouquet of benefits

The AEONIAN 2021 Award Segregation Stages

Seed 
STAGE

Product ideation and concept stage.
Prototype may or may not be available.

↠ Seed ↞
Growth
Expansion
Mezzanine

Award Categories

Startup who has bounced back from a failure to launch a successful business.
Innovation is a necessity, it helps us grow, change, and adapt to changing consumer demands and evolving technology advances. This Award recognize new talent in the industry who are disrupting the status quo with new innovative ideas and technologies. Award winners help businesses become more responsive, high performing, and deliver a best-in-class customer experience.
Young founders with successful solutions while creating sustainable jobs through entrepreneurship and are role models inspiring others to start their own businesses.

How it Works

9th December 2021, the event will conclude with the awards night. Startup awards celebrate spirit of achievement and innovation in the startup ecosystem. Startup companies under various categories will be evaluated by distinguished personalities from the startup ecosystem.

The best of the startup ecosystem will be awarded in 25  categories.

 

Why should you participate?

Benefits to companies entering the awards include raised profile, national and local press coverage, and endorsement by the expert judging panel. Winners and finalists will also be provided with a logo to use on marketing literature and letterheads, and a template press release to maximize media coverage.

  • Bring awareness to brand, products and services through exclusive coverage on various platforms and Jio News
  • Enhance corporate reputation and build trust with existing stakeholders
  • Credibility amongst existing customers and general community to the winners and nominees
  • Opportunity to be recognized as a leader in respective category within startup ecosystem
  • Video interviews of all winners will also be displayed on the The AEONIAN Startups Awards website.

Anyone can nominate themselves under predetermined categories based on stages of funding:

  • Nascent / Seed
  • Early / Growth
  • Expansion
  • Mezzanine

Selection Stages

Nomination

  • Any individual, founder or authorized person can nominate their startup under any of the categories provided (a startup can nominate in more than one category)
  • Each startup can nominate themselves based on stage of funding – Nascent/Seed, Early/Growth, Expansion & Mezzanine
  • Startup should be: privately held and incorporation/ foundation date should not be more than 5 years from the date of event and should not have a turnover of more than 25 crores in the last 5 financial years

Pre-Selection

  • 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 category and for each stage of startup

Final Selection

  • Final list of shortlisted startups will be evaluated by the jury consisting of eminent industry stalwarts, CEOs, angel investors, venture capitalists etc. having a wide and rich experience of the startup ecosystem
  • Jury will determine the winner in each category based on details entered in the entry form, additional supporting documentation and other criteria as deemed necessary by the jury using pre-defined criteria

Rewards

  • Winners will be presented with an Award trophy for their achievements and contribution to the startup ecosystem during the grand Awards Night function
  • Awards night event will be streamlined on various platforms and Jio News Video
  • Winners get the opportunity for free publication on Aspire Media Magazine for a period of 3 months
  • Video interviews of all winners will also be displayed on the website.

Documents Required for Award Nomination

The AEONIAN 2021 - Awards Documentation Check List
1 Aadhaar Card*
2 Financial Plan – 5 years
3 Company Registration Certificate
4 Startup India DPIIT Certificate
5 Company Logo
6 Applicant Photo*

Mandatory Documents*

The AEONIAN 2021 Award Nomination Fees

Startup Stage

Nascent / Seed Stage

Product ideation and concept stage.
Prototype may or may not be available

Early Bird (15 Sept – 31 Oct 2021)

1,000/-

 

Regular (01 Nov – 10 Nov 2021)

1,500/-

Startup Stage

Early / Growth Stage

Product has entered the market and modifications are being made based on customer / market feedback

Early Bird (15 Sept – 31 Oct 2021)

1,500/-

 

Regular (01 Nov – 10 Nov 2021)

2,000/-

Startup Stage

Expansion Stage

Company is well established in the market space and there is a rapid growth in revenues.
Potential to scale the business is being tapped into and attempts are being made to increase the customer base substantially.

Early Bird (15 Sept – 31 Oct 2021)

2,000/-

 

Regular (01 Nov – 10 Nov 2021)

2,500/-

Startup Stage

Mezzanine Stage

Product has made it on a commercial basis.
New products / competitor products are being acquired.
Expansion into other markets are being made.

Early Bird (15 Sept – 31 Oct 2021)

2,500/-

 

Regular (01 Nov – 10 Nov 2021)

3,000/-