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Season 2020

Startup of the Year

Description

A high growth potential startup not older than 5 (five) years of age founded in the country from where they are participating.

Best Newcomer

Description

A tech startup that is up to two years old that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation, and impact with their product/service.

Founder of the Year

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Founder of a high growth potential startup 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

Description

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

Best Co-working Space

Description

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

Best Accelerator/Incubator Program

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Description

A fixed-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

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

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

Description

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

Regional Winners

Best Accelerator or Incubator Program

Bangladesh

YGAP Bangladesh

YGAP Bangladesh in the largest and only for-profit accelerator company in Bangladesh. Currently we are supporting 85+ enterprises with entrepreneurs aging from 18 to 46 (40% being women), who have impacted more than 450,000 lives in Bangladesh.

Best Coworking Space

Sri Lanka

Hatch Works

Hatch a space for innovation, growth and collaboration, the center of gravity for all thing’s startup, and is the only hub in Sri Lanka providing a 360 degree solution for entrepreneurs to grow.

Best Newcomer

Sri Lanka

Niftron

Niftron is a Blockchain as a Service platform that allows businesses and organizations to integrate blockchain with their products or projects easily and efficiently to improve trust by providing transparency, security and ownership.

Best Virtual Teamwork Solution & People’s Choice

India

Zermelo Technologies

Zermelo Technologies offers a wide range of services including software consulting services, development services and software maintenance services, that deliver real business value,solve problems,join organizations together and enable digital transformation and business change.

Ecosystem Hero of the Year

Sri Lanka

Nevindaree Premarathne

Currently, running the government incubator/accelerator “Spiralation”, Disrupt Asia – Sri Lanka’s Premier Startup Conference and StartupSL initiative – the single largest online platform for technology startups in Sri Lanka.

Founder of the Year

India

Supriya Paul

Josh is an ecosystem which gives youth in India, from low-income households, access to role models through ‘Josh Talks’, equips them with the right skills to succeed in life through ‘Josh Skills’ and stands with them through the entire journey of doing more and being more.

Investor of the Year

Nepal

Team Ventures

Team Ventures is an alternative investment firm with a diversified portfolio in sectors such as merchant banking, food tech, hydropower projects, auto servicing centers, large scale agro warehousing, electric vehicles, real-estate, Nepal stock market, and solar power projects.

Startup of the Year

India

CamCom

CamCom is a future-driven brand offering AI automation for Enterprise Quality Control. We harness computer vision and deep learning to automate quality checks across the product lifecycle using machine-vision cameras and mobile phones

Regional Finalists

AFGHANISTAN NATIONAL FINALISTS
BANGLADESH NATIONAL FINALISTS
BHUTAN NATIONAL FINALISTS
INDIA NATIONAL FINALISTS
MALDIVES NATIONAL FINALISTS
NEPAL NATIONAL FINALISTS
PAKISTAN NATIONAL FINALISTS
SRI LANKA NATIONAL FINALISTS

Competition Stakeholders

Country Partners

10,000 Startups

India

91springboard

India

iHub Bhutan

Bhutan

LDA

Bangladesh

NEN TechHub

Pakistan

NYEF

Nepal

TechNation

Afghanistan

YBSL

Sri Lanka

Ambassadors

Ramesh Gamage

Sri Lanka

Founder & Managing Director - Snap Crowding Sri Lanka

Sagar Ratilal Bavarva

India

Founder / CEO – Inhouse Researcher @ BeesDigitalFarm

Subhash Kakarla

India

CEO - Phoenix Global

Naikbeen Naikpay

Afghanistan

I have a tech consulting firm and co-founded an Incubation and coworking space here in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Pranjit Konch

India

A healthcare professional with over 20 years of experience working at Sales and Marketing

Murad Qasımov

Azerbaijan

MARKETING, FINANCE

Hanna Kirikova

Belarus

PR & Digital Marketing Specialist

Swapnil Srivastav

India

Co-founder and CEO at Smartzwear- India's First Tech-Apparel Company

Abhimanyu Rathore

India

I am an entrepreneur, can't say one typical focus area. I need to oversee all the departments in my startup.

Ratish Narayanan

India

I currently work with Seedstars working with entrepreneurs, founders and startups.

Sanya Ahmed

India

I've started my own company in computing and programming

Doris Clemenz

Austria

Head of Partnerships Asia

Jury Board

James Nakagawa

Japan

Strategy & Biz Dev for Family Investment Offices

Taranjeet Singh

India

Serial Entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the EdTech and AgriTech industries

Claes Radojewski

Sweden

Tech geek with extensive network in the automotive industry - startup & corporate collaboration expert. Currently managing a 40-company portfolio.

Ramesh Gamage

Sri Lanka

CEO at Snap Crowding & Managing Director at The Gifty Lanka. Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of 2 companies, and a strategic partner of renowned companies within the online and offline setup. In addition he is a Software Architect.

Maulik Markan

India

I have experience in Business Strategy and Venture Capital. I have worked at Venture Catalysts and as a startup accelerator program manager at Sfoundation.

Jordan Wahbeh

United States of America

In Venture Capital world, I help startups build, grow, fund raise, scale, & achieve through operations, partnership, fund raising, business development, and team leadership - for USA, MENA, South America, Dubai, European eco-systems.

Mohan Ram

India

Mohan Ram is the Go-To-Market Lead at DigitalOcean for APAC, Easter Europe and MENA regions.

Eddie Arrieta

Colombia

Software Engineering

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