Emerge50

About NASSCOM

Overview

Celebrate with us the 10th anniversary year of NASSCOM Emerge 50 awards! Emerge 50 is now truly synonymous with high caliber, innovative software product companies helmed by never-say-die entrepreneurs. Emerge 50 has been consistently successful in spotting these emerging companies way before they achieve their pinnacle. Thus, providing greater visibility to the dark horses of the future. The winners are the startups and emerging companies that the world watch out for!

The 2018 edition of the awards is all set to get bigger and bolder. The competition is always getting tougher for India’s Most Innovative Top 50 Emerging Software Product Companies. The product landscape now exceeds the limit of software and finds synergy in hardware and other bodies of science. The jury too is stringent in their desire to recognize products that utilize deep technologies or those that are a results of intensive research. Vertical domain focus is an added advantage.

So tighten your seat belts and get set! NASSCOM’s marathon search for Emerge 50 2018 winners begins now!!

Opportunities Galore!

Who Should Nominate

  • A Registered/Incorporated Indian IT Product Company. OR Companies founded in India, but later moved to a foreign land for business reason and still has majority workforce in India.
  • Nomination should be a Commercialized Product (not an idea/prototype/under development). No POC accounted i.e. Product should have paying customers.
  • Total company revenue not more than INR 100 Crore.

Evaluation Parameters

  • Emphasis on Innovation, Technology, Value Differentiations, Design
  • Understanding of Markets & Target Audience with Focus on Customer Opportunities
  • Co-founders' Credibility, Growth Parameters & Attractiveness to Investors
  • Focus on Industry Specific Products, like FinTech, HealthTech, AgriTech, EduTech, AdTech etc
  • High calibre usage of latest technology, AI/ML, Blockchain, AR/VR/MR, IoT, Bigdata/ analytics

Application Process

Selection Process
1- Nomination Open till 7th July 2018

Nominations are invited in given format

2- Shortlisting 8th July - 20th Aug 2018

A panel of Jury rate shortlisted nominations to select Emerge 50

3- Jury Round 4th - 9th Sep 2018

Initial Shortlisting based on product, Market, vertical, technology adn business excellence

4- Showcase at NPC 2ndNov 2018

Felicitation and showcase at NPC B'lore

  • Applications are invited from Innovative Product companies refer eligibility Criteria above.
  • Companies will be shortlisted based on their Product, Market, Business, Vertical and Technology excellences.
  • The shortlisted companies will present to a select panel of experts from the Industry (Jury) during September first week.
  • Based on Jury rating, Top 50 will be selected as Emerge 50 companies of 2018
  • League of 10 (top 10) of Emerge 50 will be felicitated with awards at NPC 2018, Bangalore
  • All Emerge 50 awardees will be showcased at NPC, covered in media and NASSCOM will do their detailed profiling.

EMERGE 50 in past

Jury in Past
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