Bangalore OCT 21
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
    July 5 - August 17
  • Second Round of Nominations Started
    Closing Date : Aug 5, 2016
  • The Startup50 List announced
    September 16, 2016
  • nominate

    21 Oct 2016

    The Taj West End, Bangalore

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    Registrations: 9.00 AM to 9.45 AM
    Opening Keynote by Madan Padakki, co-founder of Head Held High Services and Senior Advisor, Tata Trusts.
    Meet Krishnan Raman, the founder of Flutura, an IoT startup, who’ll speak about the #First100Days of his startup journey. This JP Nagar-based hidden gem is competing against a global giant, General Electric, in the IoT/Big Data space and WINNING. If you haven’t heard about Flutura, read this: Topic: #First100Days: Key decisions in the first 3 months at Flutura.
    Forus Health’s K. Chandrasekar is working towards a mission of eradicating preventive blindness. Srikanth Narasimhan, Founder & Director, Veda Corp will engage in a fireside chat with one of India's most exciting healthcare entrepreneurs.
    Badri Pillapakkam, Investment Partner at Global Impact Investing Firm, Omidyar Network, will speak on the topic: "A balancing act: a two-pronged approach to investing in firms that deliver both growth & social impact".
    Kae Capital’s Shubhankar recently authored a book – “VCs are from Venus, Entrepreneurs are from Mars”. Join us on Earth at the Startup50 Conference & Awards to listen to four wonderful investors – Amit Patni, Naganand Doraswamy and Ganapathy Venugopal and one super entrepreneur - Arjun Pratap.
    Meet with India's leading entrepreneurs, angel investors and Venture Capitalists, over lunch at Taj West End.
    A 20-minute TED-style talk by Pravin Patil, founder of Starkenn Sports, an entrepreneurial venture in the bicycling space. Patil was President of Hero Cycle, before he decide to take the dive (or should we say, ride) to become an entrepreneur.
    TED style talks by the founders of (AI Powered Chatbot) and (a deep-tech logistics platform)
    Naveen Pishe has been running one of Bangalore's leading suiting destinations for over 20 years. Sumit of CredR wants to revolutionise the way two-wheelers are bought and sold in the country. Join us to listen to two wonderful entrepreneurs.
    A series of 15-minute TED-style talks by the founders of Uniphore and Indix.
    Tea/Coffee Break & Networking
    Registrations for Awards Night
    The awards night will begin with a Special Keynote address by Mr. Ashok Soota, our chief guest. Ashok Soota has been through the scaling up journey 3 times at Wipro, Mindtree and now, Happiest Minds. He'll speak on the topic: "The finer nuances of scaling up right and key business strategies to get from Idea to IPO."
    The founders of 4 Startup50 2016 companies come together for a Panel Discussion on the topic: "Decisions & Dilemmas - the fine art of quick decision making at startups". This panel will be moderated by Srikanth Narasimhan, Founder & Director at Investment Bank, Veda Corp.
    Highlights from
    Startup50 2015
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    In Startup50 2016:For the experience of its management team, for building a hi-tech firm at the intersection of machine learning, sensors, nano-apps and data analytics and for helping solve critical problems for global industrial and oil & gas firms.    Founders: Krishna Raman, Derick Jose, Srikanth Murlidhara  Flutura is a specialized machine Intelligence company focused […]


    In Startup50 2016:For helping both Indian and North American clients build enterprise apps on its platform Founder: Siddhartha Chandurkar  Shephertz, founded in mid 2010 by Siddhartha Chandurkar, runs App42, an array of products to help app developers build their apps with efficiency and agility. The company serves well-known brands including Indigo, Edelweiss, Kotak, Hungama, 99Games […]


    In Startup50 2016: For its A-list clientele including the likes of Unilever, Airtel, Reckitt, Tata  Sky and GSK. The company helps large brands and FMCG companies deal with mom and pop stores across the globe by building software to manage the right assortment across stores and also manage the feet-on-street distribution salesforce efficiently. Founders: Sachin Chabbra, […]