Instituted to celebrate the finest and bravest who risked everything to launch a new enterprise. Held in Bengaluru each year, the ET Start-Up Awards have completed 4 editions since 2015.
A jury consisting of start-up world influencers meets in Bengaluru to choose winners from a list of high achievers. Names like Ajit Isaac, Debjani Ghosh, Deep Kalra, Manu Kumar Jain, Nandan Nilekani, Rishad Premji, Sachin Bansal and Vijay Shekhar Sharma have been a part of the jury in the past.
Recognitions are spread across 8 categories, namely, Start-Up of the Year, Woman Ahead, Top Innovator, Bootstrap Champ, Midas Touch (Best Investor), Social Enterprise, Best on Campus, and Comeback Kid.
The awards had 350 plus distinguished guests. Some examples across the years are Ravi Shankar Prasad, Piyush Goyal, N.R. Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, Sachin Bansal, Rajan Anandan, Naveen Tewari.