THE ECONOMIC TIMES STARTUP AWARDS
The Economic Times Startup Awards have been instituted to celebrate the finest and bravest who risked everything to launch a new enterprise. It is recognition of the sweat and tears that went into shaping what will drive the nation’s economic engines tomorrow. The awards salute the entrepreneurs and also seek to inspire the dreamers and daredevils in all of us
The Economic Times launched the Startup Awards to further its commitment towards pushing the country’s agenda on entrepreneurship and young leadership. Through the Startup Awards, we strive to engage with startups and investors, identify the deserving startups and celebrate the vaulting ambition and skills of some of India’s best-known entrepreneurs and investors who have built and mentored the country’s fastest-growing startups. We recognize excellence in eight categories Startup of the Year, Woman Ahead, Top Innovator, Bootstrap Champ, Midas Touch (Best Investor), Social Enterprise, Best on Campus and Comeback Kid.
built and mentored the country’s fastest-growing startups. We recognize excellence in eight categories Startup of the Year, Woman Ahead, Top Innovator, Bootstrap Champ, Midas Touch (Best Investor), Social Enterprise, Best on Campus and Comeback Kid.
Zinnov Consulting, a team of passionate consultants, mentors and investors, has provided the first-level support for evaluating startups before the final shortlist is shared with an esteemed jury comprising some of the biggest names in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Bootstrap consultancy, iSpirt, has provided its intellectual capital in evaluating this category of Awards.
STARTUP OF THE YEAR
BEST ON CAMPUS
MIDAS TOUCH (BEST INVESTOR)
Inviting nominations from the startup community
Shortlisting of the nominations by ET Editors and Knowledge Partners
Jury Meet − review of the shortlisted nominations by a closed-door jury, which fill decide the winner for each of the 8 categories