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Season 2021

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

Categories

Startup of the Year

Description

A startup that inspires the next generation of founders while positively impacting the economy and the world in general. It is a product and/or service which is already a success on the market, disrupting its industry with an innovative approach.

Criteria: The startup must be maximum 5 years of age (calculated from establishment date until public nominations open).

Best Newcomer

Description

A startup with up to 2 years of age with the potential to become Startup of the Year in the future. Its product and/or service is already on the market on a path to disrupt its industry and positively impact the economy and the world.

Criteria: The startup must be maximum 2 years of age (calculated from establishment date until public nominations open).

Founder of the Year

Description

A startup founder or co-founder who has shown strong leadership skills and achieved exceptional business results while being an inspiration to their team and a role model for the next generation of founders.

Criteria: The individual must be a founder or co-founder of a startup that is a maximum of 5 years of age (calculated from establishment date until public nominations open).

VC of the Year

Description

A VC who has created impressive financial results while investing bravely in innovative companies which can positively impact the economy as well as the world, supporting them also with resources other than just financial.

Criteria: The VC must be established in the country it is participating in.

Best Co-working Space

Description

A co-working space that deserves the recognition for its services, support, and resources to fast-growth startups, and for creating a culture and environment that fosters innovation and focuses on positively impacting the world.

Criteria: The co-working space must be established in the country it is participating in.

Best Accelerator/Incubator Program

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.

Criteria: The Accelerator/Incubator Program must be established in the country it is participating in.

People's Choice

Description

A company that got the most accumulated votes throughout the regional round.