The Chamber launched its maiden initiative for Bengaluru and Karnataka based start-ups, with the objective to promote the vibrant business ecosystem of the StateÂ business through advice, business development and funding. This unique initiative received immense support from the Central and State Govt bodies, AGNII, IIM Ahmedabad Alumni Association and others.
The inaugural BCIC Emerging Stars Award, across diverse categories received approximately 180 nominations from Karnataka-based startups incorporated in 2012 or later, with an innovative service or products.
The inaugural Pre Covid, the BCIC Emerging Stars Award gained significant traction and was seen to be widely publicized and had 3 stages of elimination: Nomination round (Jan 27, 2020- Feb 29, 2020 extended to June 5th'2020), Elimination round (July-Aug'2020); Shortlisting Winners (Sept 28th'2020).
The jury was comprised of an eminent and competent panel with Mr. Jairaj, (retired) Additional Chief Secretary to the Govt. of Karnataka as the Chairman of the Jury panel. The other panel members were: Dr. Lakshmi Jagannathan , CEO, DERBI Foundation, Mr. Anant Koppar , Ex-COO, Mphasis, Mentor and Entrepreneur, Mr. Chandu Nair, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist and a visiting faculty to various IIM's, Mr. Ravi Challu, an IIT veteran who runs bulletproof your story and is a MSME and start up mentor. This gave a healthy mix of Incubators, Mentors, Venture Capitalists, Entrepreneurs, Bureaucrats with exposure of various dimensions of business excellence.
Deloitte was the Knowledge Partner and advisor to the process of executing the program.
Emerging Stars Award received support and partnership from the Central and State Govt bodies, AGNII, IIM Ahmedabad Alumni Association and others.
The finals held virtually between 20-22nd Jan were spread across three days of exclusive sessions comprising Panel Discussions, Address by distinguished speakers, eminent Bureaucrats, successful entrepreneurs, Incubators, accomplished corporate professionals and many more. This included session by Chief Guest Justice B.N. Srikrishna , Retd. Supreme Court Judge and author of Data Privacy Law of India
Out of 180 nominations received which met the criteria, our jury selected 19 nominations after stringent scrutiny, 6 awardees.
After exhaustive discussions virtually over 3 days amounting to 15 hours , the jury have finalised the list of 6 winners.
The takeaways for the winners are a cash award and complimentary Start-up-membership of BCIC.
|SenseGiz Technologies Pvt Ltd||Balanced - promising + commercially successful||ET - Cyber security, AI, IOT, Robotics|
|Worxogo Solutions Pvt. Ltd||Balanced - promising + commercially successful||ET - Cyber security, AI, IOT, Robotics|
|K Nomics Techno Solutions Pvt Ltd||Promising, Novel start up||Education & Tech|
|Avaali Solutions Pvt Ltd||Commercially Successful||Enterprise and Office Automation|
|Convergytics||Commercially Successful - Jury's choice||Other- generic and servicess|
|Signzy Technologies Pvt Ltd||Commercially Successful - Jury's choice||ET - Cyber security, AI, IOT, Robotics|
|Aspartika Biotech Private Ltd||Social enterprise in Aggrotech managing states existing resources in silkworm waste||Clean Tech & Energy|
The Awards were followed up a session on the 5th Feb, with the winners and finalists to understand their needs to business success for BCIC to provide all the possible support. This forms the basis of continuous support and developing an ecosystem of start-ups to be nurtured by BCIC network of entrepreneurs and business leaders.
|Recording Link of 3-Day BCIC Emerging Start Award Session held on Jan 20 - 21 - 22, 2021||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBWkTd9a0Mg