Season 2020

  • Startup of the Year

    Startup of the Year

    Description

    Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, impact, sales, with their product and/or services.

  • Best Newcomer

    Best Newcomer

    Description

    Startup with up to 2 years of age that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with their product/service.

  • Founder of the Year

    Founder of the Year

    Description

    A tech startup founder that has shown notable achievements over the last year in terms of great customer growth and/or sales, funds raised, uniqueness and/or impact of the product/service and leadership.

  • Investor of the Year

    Investor of the Year

    Description

    An individual or company that has displayed the best investment acumen over the last year. This could be for example as an exit, early investment of a notable startup, or realization of an earlier investment.

  • Best Co-working Space

    Best Co-working Space

    Description

    A co-working space/maker space that deserves the recognition for its services, support and resources to fast-growth tech startups, and for creating a culture and environment that fosters innovation.

  • Best Accelerator/Incubator Program

    Best Accelerator/Incubator Program

    Description

    A fixed short-term, cohort-based, mentorship-driven program that helps and empowers entrepreneurs to foster the growth of their innovative companies by providing tools, resources, connections, knowledge and expertise.

  • Ecosystem Hero of the Year

    Ecosystem Hero of the Year

    Description

    An individual known by passion for entrepreneurship and ability as well as willingness to
    help startups and entrepreneurship grow. Key words: Passion, pay-it-forward, ability and willingness to use experience and/or ability to help.

  • Best Virtual Teamwork Solution

    Best Virtual Teamwork Solution

    Description

    A startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with a product or service that solves connectivity between people, companies or teams in a smart, engaging way, with the potential to shape the future of connectivity, especially in times of crisis and social isolation.

  • People's Choice

    People's Choice

    Description

    An Individual or company that got the most accumulated votes through out the national and regional round.

Competition Stakeholders

Country Partners

Ambassadors

  • Ahamed Nishadh

    Ahamed Nishadh

    Sri Lanka

    Project Manager at ICT Agency of Sri Lanka

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  • Ajay Shrestha

    Ajay Shrestha

    Nepal

    Chairman & MD at iCAPITAL

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  • Aloka Gunasekara

    Aloka Gunasekara

    Sri Lanka

    Proram manager at StartupX Foundry

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  • Anil Joshi

    Anil Joshi

    India

    Managing Partner at Unicorn India Ventures

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  • Anushka Wijesinha

    Anushka Wijesinha

    Sri Lanka

    Chief Economist at Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

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  • Apurva Mudgal

    Apurva Mudgal

    India

    VP, Product at Haptik

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  • Ashu Agrawal

    Ashu Agrawal

    India

    Founder Director @ BW Accelerate

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  • Balaji Viswanathan

    Balaji Viswanathan

    India

    VP, Product at Invento Tech

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  • Brijesh Agrawal

    Brijesh Agrawal

    India

    Co-founder & Director at IndiaMART

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  • Chalinda Abeykoon

    Chalinda Abeykoon

    Sri Lanka

    CEO at CrowdIsland

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  • Dr. Ritesh Malik

    Dr. Ritesh Malik

    India

    Angel Investor / Co-Founder @ Innov8

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  • Kranti M

    Kranti M

    India

    Director at UX Design Labs

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  • Kunal Sachdeva

    Kunal Sachdeva

    Germany

    Executive Director at Ernst & Young

  • Manish Singhal

    Manish Singhal

    India

    Angel Investor, pi Ventures

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  • Neha Jain

    Neha Jain

    India

    Co-Founder at Z NationLab

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  • Nidhi Saraf

    Nidhi Saraf

    India

    Founder & CEO at Key Venture

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  • Nitin Sethi

    Nitin Sethi

    India

    VP Product Design & User Experience at Quikr | Former UX Head of Yatra, Naukri

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  • Omar Mansoor Ansari

    Omar Mansoor Ansari

    Afghanistan

    President at TechNation

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  • Pranay Gupta

    Pranay Gupta

    India

    Co-Founder , 91springboard

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  • Rahul Narvekar

    Rahul Narvekar

    India

    Ex-CEO NDTV Indianroots

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  • Shalini Prakash

    Shalini Prakash

    India

    Venture Partner | 500 Startups

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  • Shradha Sharma

    Shradha Sharma

    India

    Founder & CEO at YourStory Media

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  • Sushanto Mitra

    Sushanto Mitra

    India

    Founder & CEO at Lead Angels Network

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  • Tashi Wangdi

    Tashi Wangdi

    Bhutan

    Manager at iHub Bhutan

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  • Varatharaja Kumaraguru

    Varatharaja Kumaraguru

    Sri Lanka

    CEO at Youth Business Sri Lanka

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  • Warda Altaf

    Warda Altaf

    Pakistan

    Assistant Program Manager at TechHub Connect

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  • Zainab Tariq

    Zainab Tariq

    Pakistan

    Manager at Plan9 - Tech Incubator

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Experts

  • Aakarsh Naidiu

    Aakarsh Naidiu

    India

    Ecosystem Representative, NSRCEL - IIMB

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  • Aditya Arora

    Aditya Arora

    India

    CEO at Faad Times

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  • Ahamed Nishadh

    Ahamed Nishadh

    Sri Lanka

    Project Manager - ICT Agency of Sri Lanka

    Linkedin
  • Ajay Shrestha

    Ajay Shrestha

    Nepal

    Chairman & MD at iCAPITAL

    Linkedin
  • Aloka Gunasekara

    Aloka Gunasekara

    Sri Lanka

    Program Manager, StartupX Foundry

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  • Amarnath Sankar

    Amarnath Sankar

    India

    CEO at CAT Entertainments Pvt Ltd & Co-Founder at TastySpots

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  • Anil Chhikara

    Anil Chhikara

    India

    Serial Entrepreneur, Anchor Judge @ India's 1st Startup Reality TV Show

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  • Anushka Wijesinha

    Anushka Wijesinha

    Sri Lanka

    Chief Economist - Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

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  • C K Kumaravel

    C K Kumaravel

    India

    CEO & Co-founder, Naturals Salon & Spa

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  • Chalinda Abeykoon

    Chalinda Abeykoon

    Sri Lanka

    CEO - CROWDISLAND PVT LTD

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  • Dhruv Sehra

    Dhruv Sehra

    India

    Works at Kalaari Capital, Executive Council at Kairos Society India

    Linekdin
  • Dr. Bruno Rondani

    Dr. Bruno Rondani

    Brazil

    Founder and CEO, 100 Open Startups

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  • Gautham Nair

    Gautham Nair

    India

    COO, Startup Village

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  • Kunal Sachdeva

    Kunal Sachdeva

    Germany

    Executive Director, EY

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  • Mohan Ram

    Mohan Ram

    India

    Partnerships Manager - DigitalOcean

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  • Nitish K Agrawal

    Nitish K Agrawal

    India

    Head - Asia Pacific & Japan, Startup Focus Program at SAP

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  • Nurul Hasnat Ove

    Nurul Hasnat Ove

    Bangladesh

    Bangladesh President - LDA Bangladesh

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  • Omar Mansoor Ansari

    Omar Mansoor Ansari

    Afghanistan

    President - TechNation

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  • Prathiba Sastry

    Prathiba Sastry

    India

    Startup Evangelist, iSpirit

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  • Rahat Hossain

    Rahat Hossain

    Bangladesh

    Program Director at CriticaLink

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  • Rakesh Murali

    Rakesh Murali

    India

    Co Founder at Stratonik

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  • Sanjay Enishetty

    Sanjay Enishetty

    India

    MD & CEO - 50k Ventures

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  • Sundar Natarajan

    Sundar Natarajan

    India

    Senior Manager - Quality & Customer Relations at Bangalore International Airport Limited

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  • Tashi Wangdi

    Tashi Wangdi

    Bhutan

    Creative Manager - iHub Bhutan

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  • Varadarajan Krishna

    Varadarajan Krishna

    India

    MD - ASIA & MENA, 100 Open Startups

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  • Varatharaja Kumaraguru

    Varatharaja Kumaraguru

    Sri Lanka

    CEO - Youth Business Sri Lanka

    Angel List
  • Warda Altaf

    Warda Altaf

    Pakistan

    Assistant Program Manager, TechHub Connect

    Linkedin
  • Zainab Tariq

    Zainab Tariq

    Pakistan

    Manager at Plan9 - Tech Incubator

    Linkedin

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  • Adarsh Narahari

    Adarsh Narahari

    India

    Managing Director

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  • Ashish Kashyap

    Ashish Kashyap

    India

    Founder - ibibo (Goibibo.com, redBus.com)

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  • Geetansh Bamania

    Geetansh Bamania

    India

    Founder at Rentomojo

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  • Naveen Asrani

    Naveen Asrani

    India

    Director at Startups,Microsoft Corporation,India

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  • Ravinder Singh

    Ravinder Singh

    India

    Chief Information & Innovation Officer Tata Singapore Airlines.

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  • Swati Bhargava

    Swati Bhargava

    India

    Co-Founder at CashKaro

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