Bangalore OCT 13
Recognizing the
leaders & changemakers
of tomorrow
The Startup50 Conference and Awards was conceptualized with a very specific goal in mind: to recognize and reward entrepreneurs who've scaled up their ventures brilliantly.

The Conference track will revolve around understanding the art and science of building long-term businesses in various sectors - including technology, healthcare, financial services, consumer, retail etc. - through discussions with venture capital investors and entrepreneurs.

The summit will culminate with an awards ceremony to recognize 50 of India's most promising startups.

nominate your startup
Calling startups founded after April 2009 to nominate themselves to The Smart CEO Startup50 Awards. It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the various milestones your venture has crossed to India's leading entrepreneurs, business leaders, VC and PE investors, and professional CEOs. The process and methodology of identifying India's top 50 startups will be fair and transparent, and we'll share the details in this page shortly.
  • Startups contacted for data
    Aug 10 - Aug 30, 2017
  • Jury Meetings
    Sept 5-12, 2017
  • Startup50 List Announced
    Oct 13, 2017
  • nominate

    13 Oct 2017

    The Taj West End, Bangalore

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    Registrations: 9.00 AM to 9.45 AM
    Fireside chat with Mr. Ashok Soota, Chairman, Happiest Minds
    Panel Discussions & TED Style Talks by Multiple Entrepreneurs/Investors
    More TED Style Talks, Panels & Keynotes 2
    Awards Night followed by Dinner & Cocktails, powered by Grover Zampa & Glenfiddich
    Highlights from
    Startup50 2015
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    #13 What I Learnt at Startup50

    Coaches: Nirmala Sankaran (HeyMath), S. Vaitheeswaran (Manipal Education), Shankar Muralidharan (Woxsen School of Business). Education businesses are inherently long-term and the only way to build a brand is to impact the customer positively Education starts paying the investor (learner) only after he or she is done. Secondly, brand name alone is not enough, content and quality […]

    #12 What I Learnt at Startup50

    Coaches: Deepak Nataraj (Aarin Capital), Ganapathy Venugopal (Axilor Ventures), Sashank Rishyasringa (Capital Float), Srikanth Narasimhan (Veda Corp). Stay in touch with prospective investors, even if they don’t fund you immediately It’s not enough for an entrepreneur to have a great idea, but also understand the implications of that idea. Develop a strong understanding of  the customer’s […]