Awards Categories

Entrepreneur India presents the country's most prestigious awards in the Entrepreneur community. The awards aim to recognize and felicitate Achievers, Innovators and Suppliers, who have contributed significantly towards the development of entrepreneurship in India.

Emerging Entrepreneurs of 2017
  • Innovative Start-up of the Year
    A business owner / founder of an organization, who has developed a unique business model and has made remarkable progress in the initial period of starting the business. (Organisation should be between 1 year old and less than 5 years)
  • Tech Start-up of the Year
    Celebrating the best of tech, if you’re disrupting the tech industry in some way .This category is open to all Business enterprises that have been in business five years or less on 31st March 2017 (SaaS / Cloud Big Data / Fintech / Artificial Intelligence / IOT)
  • Home or Craft-based Start-up
    This includes home-based businesses or/and craft-based businesses.
  • Digital / Online Start-up
    This Award will recognise businesses that earn 40% or more of their revenue online. You could be an online retailer or an online game etc
  • Emerging Start-up
    In this category we are looking to recognise business and organisations that are in the very early stages of development. Entry is open to businesses that have been in existence for 18 months or less at the closing date for entries.
  • Mobility Start-up of the year
    In this category we are looking to recognise business and organisations that are in the very early stages of development. Entry is open to businesses that have been in existence for 18 months or less at the closing date for entries.
  • Energy Start-up of the Year
    A business owner / founder of an organization, who has developed a unique new Energy saving/New Energy generation business model and has made remarkable progress in the initial period of starting the business. (Organisation should be between 1 year old and less than 5 years)
  • Logistics /Fulfilment Start-up of the Year
    Smooth production and distribution can mark the difference between success and failure of any Business. The Award will spotlight the supply chains /logisitc/ fulfiment & delivery Startup that have built a business model to make SCM process more effiicent
Established Entrepreneurs of 2017
  • Entrepreneur of the Year (Consumer Business)
    A business owner or founder of an organization offering / retailing consumer products or services to the consumer directly
  • Dynamic Entrepreneur of the Year (Business Transformation)
    A business owner or founder of an organization, who has led the progressive change in adopting an effective business model or set up a new mark in the industry
  • Entrepreneur of the Year (Innovation in Technology)
    A business owner or founder of an organization whose business is into innovation in products or services.
  • Professional Entrepreneur of the Year
    An employee of an organization, who has demonstrated leadership and taken the business growth to a scalable size.
  • Entrepreneur of the Year (Innovation in Financial Services)
    A business owner / founder who is into providing financial and related services
  • Social Entrepreneur of the Year
    Founder/owner of an organization in a business that directly or indirectly creates social awareness / improvement.
  • Creative Entrepreneur of the Year
    Founder/owner of an organization in the business of product design and design services.
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
    A business owner who has achieved significantly in his entrepreneurial venture at a young age (must be 35 years or less of age as on June 30, 2017)
  • Serial Entrepreneur of the Year
    Entrepreneur for creating and demonstrating multiple ventures successfully- from business ideation, implementing it through new venture, creating value for stakeholders, having floated IPO or raised external capital at a later stage ; demonstrating exceptional success and has the will and spirit to do it all again.
  • Student Entrepreneur of the Year
    Did you start writing your business plan alongside that all important essay, whether you’re in school, college or university, if you’ve been juggling your studies with your start-up, why not challenge your inner young-apprentice, and compete to take home the ‘Student Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2017 title.
  • Intrapreneur of the Year
    Are you an inside entrepreneur, or an entrepreneur within a large firm who’s used your trailblazer skills to innovate and lead a new internal enterprise, avoiding common start-up risks? The Intrapreneur of the Year would recognise someone who has been given the authority and support to create or develop a new project and has turned it into a profitable venture for the company.
  • Micro /Small online business Entrepreneur of the year
    This Award will recognise businesses that earn 40% or more of their revenue online. You could be an online retailer or an online game etc
  • Green Entrepreneur of the Year
    This entrepreneur will specialise in environmental industries, clean tech and sustainability. There will be clear evidence of their positive environmental impact and their business’ ability to create positive change and influence thinking.
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
    A business owner who has achieved remarkable success in his entrepreneurial venture
  • Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
    A business owner (woman) who has achieved remarkable success in her entrepreneurial venture
  • Entrepreneur of the Year - Real Estate
    (A business owner / founder who is into Real Estate)
  • Lifetime Achievement
    Applicant / nominee should have had outstanding achievements and should also have contributed significantly towards the socio-economic growth over a period of time.
  • Family Entrepreneur of the Year
    Established entrepreneur from family run business, who has been able to take the business to a scalable height
  • Acharya of the Year / Business Mentor of the Year
    Individual, may or may not have been an entrepreneur, but contributed in significant and visible manner and having played an exceptional role in guiding, leading and influencing a ward's project / business
  • Entrepreneur of the Year in Trading Business
    A business owner or founder of an organization who is into Trading / distribution of product / services in the class of (Franchisee/Distributor/Dealer/Area Developer / Retailer/Wholesaler or C&F /Broker /e-Retailer)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year in Service Business
    The 16 Awards will be given to business owners or founders Of an organization offering Consumer or Business services (BPO / Travel / SCM & Logistics/Cleaning / Financial / Training / SAS& IT services / Security / Recruitment & HR / Money Services / Healthcare / Fitness / Food / Beverage / Education / Health, Beauty & Wellness / Consultant / Printing)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year in Product or Manufacturing Business
    The 12 Awards will be given to business owners or founders in Manufacturing business who have implemented innovative approach toEnsure sustenance and continuous improvement in lean manufacturing process In the below categories (FMCG / Consumer Durables / construction material / technology / Export / Automotive & Ancillary / Healthcare / Engineering / Printing / Plastics & Polymers / Leather Goods / Textile)
  • Most Active Angel Network of India
    An agile angel funding network that is stimulating the growth of start-ups and entrepreneurs in the country.
  • Venture Capitalist of the Year
    Recognizing the most prolific investors who has provided relentless support to the business community in the country.
  • Angel Investor of the Year
    An individual investor who has show great vision in identifying and assisting Start-ups , Entrepreneurs ,SME’s.
  • Investment Banker of the Year
    An investment banker who has done some remarkable work in terms of banking and financial services to entrepreneurs in the country.
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