Catgeories

AWARD CATEGORIES

SYear

STARTUP OF THE YEAR

The startup that has displayed the greatest growth over the last year and has the potential to become a blue-chip corporation.
innova

TOP INNOVATOR

This award will recognize innovations that have the potential to launch a business or give it a big boost. It should be an original idea that is core to the business.
BES

BEST ON CAMPUS

This award will recognize a startup founded by a student while studying, that should now be shaping up as a commercial enterprise.
WMR

WOMAN AHEAD

A startup launched and led by a woman that demonstrates superior performance in its competitive space.
BSR

BOOTSTRAP CHAMP

The startup that has shown great growth without external funding of any sort (excluding family and friends) and has the potential to scale up into a large enterprise.
kidd

COMEBACK KID

This award will be bestowed upon that extraordinary entrepreneur who grew stronger from his or her failure and bounced back with a successful subsequent business.
sac

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

This award seeks to recognize the best startup that offers a product or service as a solution to society’s most pressing problems.
mti

MIDAS TOUCH (BEST INVESTOR)

This one’s reserved for an investor who displayed the best investment acumen over the last year-defined as an exit, early investment in a notable startup, or realization of an earlier investment.

TIMELINE

Phase 1

MARCH  2017

Inviting nominations from the startup community

Phase 2

MAY  2017

Shortlisting of the nominations by ET Editors and Knowledge Partners

Phase 3

JULY  2017

Jury Meet − review of the shortlisted nominations by a closed-door jury, which fill decide the winner for each of the 8 categories

Phase 4

AUGUST  2017

Award Ceremony